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GM turns to AI to speed up vehicle inspections
July 6, 2022 by Adam Malik

General Motors is investing in artificial intelligence to inspect vehicles. Israeli startup UVeye announced GM’s venture capital arm, GM Ventures, is making a “strategic investment” in the company “to help fund the development and commercialization of the company’s vehicle inspection

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How many travel plans still include cars this summer
July 6, 2022 by Adam Malik

Canadians plan to travel and hitting the road in their vehicle will be a big part of that, according to recent surveys. However, inflation is playing a role in travel plans. One survey released by Rakuten found that 54 per

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Stop negotiating prices, coach urges
July 5, 2022 by Adam Malik

Shops have to stop allowing customers to haggle over prices when coming in for service and repairs, says a shop coach. The price of a job should never waver — the price is the price is the price, said Cecil

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Right to repair decision delayed again
July 5, 2022 by Adam Malik

A much-anticipated court decision that is expected to have significant implications for automotive right to repair efforts has been delayed yet again. District Judge Douglas Woodlock was expected to deliver a long-awaited verdict on a lawsuit from automakers lawsuit challenging

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New pliers wrench from Knipex
July 4, 2022 by Adam Malik

Knipex Tools has introduced its Pliers Wrench XS (86 04 100). It is a compact tool at only 4 inches and a jaw capacity of three-quarters inches. Designed with smooth jaws that will not mar surfaces, the tool work with

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How to set up a proper inspection process
June 30, 2022 by Adam Malik

Does this happen in your shop: Five different technicians do an inspection five different ways? Shops need to have a uniform process for doing vehicle inspections. This way, every tech goes through the process in the same way. Lead technicians

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EV cost concerns down, interest up
June 30, 2022 by Adam Malik

As concerns around the costs of electric vehicles subsidies, interest in these vehicles is going up, according to a recent report. In 2021, 66 per cent of Canadians said they worry about upfront EV pricing — in 2022, that number

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Is the aftermarket still recession resilient?
June 29, 2022 by Adam Malik

The belief that the automotive aftermarket can withstand recessions and economic challenges faced by the average consumer may be out of date, according to a new report. The aftermarket has the reputation of being ‘recession resilient’ — when the economy

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Study raises red flags over green ambitions
June 29, 2022 by Adam Malik

Will supply chain challenges hold back automakers from EV plans? A new report warns that they will need to plan carefully

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Mister Transmission opens new Halifax location
June 28, 2022 by Adam Malik

Mister Transmission celebrated the grand opening of a new building for its Halifax location. Held on June 11, the company opened the door to a brand new store at 1109 St. Margarets Bay Road in Beechville. The previous location was

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More people than ever committed to buying an EV
June 28, 2022 by Adam Malik

Consumers are driving less but vehicle ownership is still important to them. But the type of vehicle they want is starting to see significant shifts. Business advisory firm EY reported that its latest Mobility Consumer Index has found 52 per

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S.U.R.&R. adds new fuel line replacements
June 27, 2022 by Adam Malik

Quick-Fit Flexible Fuel Line Sets for replacement of damaged fuel lines in popular Chevrolet and GMC trucks are now available from S.U.R.&R., the vehicle fluid line repair division of Husky Corporation. The ready-to-install lines work for professional mechanics and do-it-yourself