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New air suspension compressor from Arnott
March 15, 2019 by Adam Malik

Arnot has introduced an aftermarket air suspension compressor for the 2004-2010 Infiniti QX56 and 2004-2015 Nissan Armada. The new compressor is Arnott’s first aftermarket replacement air suspension product for Infiniti and Nissan applications. The compressor fits the 2004-2010 Infiniti QX56 (JA60

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New Pentosin kits for Euro vehicles
March 15, 2019 by Adam Malik

CRP automotive has announced a new kit for European vehicles. Pentosin’s Transmission Fluid Service Kits help improve the lifespan and performance of the transmissions on BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover and Rolls Royce models. The kits were designed to simplify transmission

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Honda makes more air bag recalls
March 14, 2019 by Adam Malik

Honda is recalling about 1.2 million vehicles in North and Central America because their Takata air bag inflators can explode and send shrapnel into the passenger compartment. The recall affects 83,977 vehicles in Canada and includes many Honda and Acura

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Raybestos expands performance rotor coverage
March 14, 2019 by Adam Malik

Raybestos has expanded its specialty line of performance rotors by adding 60 new part numbers. The rotors are made with application-specific enhanced iron, which suppresses noise and keeps brakes running cool, quiet and vibration free. They feature black fusion coated

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ZF Aftermarket adapts [pro]Tech Workshop Service for North America
March 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

ZF Aftermarket has adapted its [pro]Tech Workshop Service concept for a North American audience. Independent shops in Europe have had access to the program, which “caters to the everyday needs of technicians” since 2012. According to ZF, the online system

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Akebono expands Pro-Act and Euro offerings
March 13, 2019 by Adam Malik

Akebono Brake Corporation announced four new Pro-Act and two new Euro disc brake pad kits. All four of the Pro-Act kits include premium stainless hardware while both of the Euro kits include required electronic wear sensor. The announcement expands the

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Elgin Industries celebrates 100th anniversary
March 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Engine and chassis components manufacturer Elgin Industries is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.  The company was founded in 1919 by Martin Skok, an apprentice mechanic who traveled alone to the U.S. from his native Czechoslovakia at the age of nine.  Over the decades,

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Alfa Romeo recall targets cruise control that can go haywire
March 11, 2019 by Adam Malik

Fiat Chrysler is warning owners of more than 60,000 Alfa Romeo cars and SUVs worldwide not to use the adaptive cruise control because it might not stop working even when a driver taps the brakes. The recall covers certain Giulia

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CATEGORY FOCUS: News from the Wheel & Tire front
March 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Recently released part numbers and products in the wheel and tire category include an online information system for wheel alignments from Hunter Engineering, a hand-held scanner that reads tire treads from Atlas Automotive, a drive-on tread evaluation system from Rotary,

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Who should be the 2019 Jobber of the Year?
March 8, 2019 by Adam Malik

It’s time once again to recognize the best of the Canadian automotive aftermarket with the Jobber of the Year Award. If you know a top-notch jobber who deserves recognition, nominate them today for this prestigious honour. Remember, we’re looking for

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Optimism for today, questions for tomorrow
March 8, 2019 by Geoff Kirbyson

A stormy aftermarket forecast can be avoided with the right planning. Industry experts weigh in on how the industry can set itself up for success

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MACS board of directors chooses new officers for 2019
March 8, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide has a new set of officers, elected at the society’s recent Training Event and Trade Show in Anaheim, Calif. Andy Fiffick of Rad Air Complete Car Care in Cleveland, Ohio, will serve as