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Miller CAT expands catalytic converter theft deterrent
June 27, 2022 by Adam Malik

Catalytic converter developer and manufacturer Miller CAT is offering more options of anti-theft devices for a wider range of vehicles to guard against theft of the key vehicle part. Cat Shield is a specially designed, stainless steel or aluminum cover

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Clubsport kit for road-legal sports cars
June 27, 2022 by Adam Malik

KW Automotive has released its four-way adjustable KW V5 Clubsport Kit for Mercedes-AMG GT-R. it includes the KW Solid Piston Technology for road-legal track cars. The entire suspension design with aluminum unibal top mounts, racing springs and four-way adjustable dampers

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New colour matching camera, software
June 27, 2022 by Adam Malik

PPG has introduced PPG VisualizID advanced 3D visualization software and the PPG DigiMatch digital colour camera for body shops. These are the latest tools of PPG’s Linq end-to-end digital solution. Using this, refinishing customers can streamline the repair process by

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Shad’s returns to the links
June 24, 2022 by Adam Malik

An annual highlight on the automotive aftermarket calendar returned in fine form and bigger than ever. Shad’s R&R, the aftermarket’s annual charity golf tournament, teed off once again on June 21 after a two-year hiatus forced by the COVID-19 pandemic

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Ontario aftermarket pros gather to learn about EVs
June 23, 2022 by Adam Malik

Demand for electrification, especially in fleets, is growing. So the Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario gathered shop and other aftermarket leaders together to learn more about the area and how to support customers. The day featured speakers from charging equipment

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Is the rise over for used car prices?
June 23, 2022 by Adam Malik

For the moment, it appears used vehicle prices have hit their peak and just might be receding. After a decrease in Canadian Black Book’s Used Vehicle Retention Index for April, May’s index shows a flattening of the curve. The index

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EV purchases pick up steam
June 22, 2022 by Adam Malik

The first quarter of 2022 saw electric vehicle adoption by consumers pick up speed. IHS Markit reported that 8.3 per cent of new vehicle registrations in Canada — about one in 12 — were zero-emission vehicles (ZEV), which includes battery-electric

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How big pent-up demand is for new vehicles
June 22, 2022 by Adam Malik

New car dealers are seeing high levels of demand for vehicles and one industry analyst believes it could take years to satisfy consumers. The Haig Group released its report on the first quarter of 2022, tracking trends in auto retail

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This may be a key advantage for the aftermarket over dealers
June 21, 2022 by Adam Malik

A recent study out of the United States found that vehicle owners find it easier to do business with an aftermarket service facility compared to a franchised new-vehicle dealer for some types of service. The J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Aftermarket

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Canadian less interested in EVs than Americans
June 21, 2022 by Adam Malik

Canadian consumers lag their American counterparts when it comes to considering an electric vehicle the next time they’re shopping for a new car. J.D. Power Canada’s inaugural Electric Vehicle Consideration (EVC) Study found that less than half (47 per cent)

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Highlights of the Alliance’s summer meeting
June 20, 2022 by Adam Malik

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance wrapped up its summer shareholder meeting last week with what is hoped to be the last one that takes place virtually. More than 500 shareholders and channel partners attended the early June event. Three evening

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ADPS names new U.K. director
June 20, 2022 by Adam Malik

Advantage Parts Solutions announced Mark Willis as its U.K. commercial director. He will work closely with the region’s senior leadership team, including David Shepherd, the company’s non-executive director, Darren Clark, U.K. managing director, and Bob Kirstiuk, CEO and co-founder, to