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June new car sales stats resemble recession
July 20, 2022 by Adam Malik

Sales of new vehicles in June were once again weak compared to previous years. Numbers are down so much that they’re being compared to those of the Great Recession that hit almost 15 years ago. June 2022 sales sat at

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Where customers say you can improve
July 19, 2022 by Adam Malik

It’s no secret that the automotive aftermarket’s reputation with consumers isn’t the best that it should be. But a new survey reveals what shops can do to improve relationships with customers. At the top of the list were “more detailed

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Groupe Touchette to acquire National Tire Distributors
July 19, 2022 by Adam Malik

American Tire Distributors’ Canadian subsidiary is set to be acquired by Groupe Touchette. The two sides announced the agreement on July 13 where Groupe Touchette will take over National Tire Distributors. This, the company said in an announcement, “will significantly

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From the Magazine: More torque, more problems
July 19, 2022 by Adam Malik

The greater torque generated by EVs means ride control parts deteriorate faster than an ICE vehicle. That means more repair opportunities. We explore the area in our June issue

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Continental partnering with Tree Canada
July 18, 2022 by Adam Malik

Continental Tire Canada is partnering with Tree Canada where it will host a tree planting event to advance clean, sustainable and carbon neutral efforts. Through Tree Canada’s Partners in Planting program, Continental will invest in a program to support the

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New stick light from Milwaukee
July 18, 2022 by Adam Malik

The RedLithium USB Stick light with magnet from Milwaukee Tool effectively replaces alkaline and low-capacity flashlights. It provides heavy-duty equipment mechanics, automotive mechanics and technicians with a premium lighting solution for general task and inspection work. It offers utility lighting

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PartSource opens first B.C. store
July 15, 2022 by Adam Malik

The opening of the Pitt Meadows PartSource marks the first wholesale auto parts store in British Columbia. The company marked the grand opening on June 15 at its location at 19055 Airport Way in Pitt Meadows, B.C., less than 40

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Interest rates hike reflects ‘unusual’ circumstances
July 15, 2022 by Adam Malik

The Bank of Canada raised its interest rate by a full percentage point. That’s the biggest single increase since August 1998. It’s part of a strategy to bring inflation down to its target of 2 per cent after reaching a

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Auto Value hosts promotional tour in Orlando
July 15, 2022 by Adam Malik

Auto Value welcomed shop owners and their families to Orlando as part of its latest promotional trip. Under the theme of “Bringing Back the Magic,” the trip was part of its 2021 fall promotion where entries were gained to be

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How are you delighting your customers?
July 14, 2022 by Adam Malik

Delighters are necessary for just about any business. But after a while, they become expectations and it’s your job to keep things fresh

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Aspiring techs in Vancouver will learn on an FCEV
July 14, 2022 by Adam Malik

Students part of the automotive service technician program at Vancouver Community College will soon be learning the ins and outs of a fuel cell electric vehicle. The school announced, through an agreement with Toyota Canada, that it has received a

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From the Magazine: Finding Success
July 14, 2022 by Adam Malik

For our June issue, we surveyed jobbers to get their views on how shops run their business. They see opportunities for success, starting with building knowledge