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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

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BuyBrakes.com adds PowerStop to its site
June 20, 2022 by Adam Malik

Customers can now find added PowerStop performance upgrade brake kits and calipers at BuyBrakes.com. PowerStop’s lineup includes brake parts to cover needs from heavy-duty trucks that tow to daily drivers. “As someone who empowers our customers to do their own

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Redi-Sensor gets new packaging
June 20, 2022 by Adam Malik

Continental has introduced a new packaging design for its next generation of REDI-Sensor Multi-Application TPMS Sensors. The branding update coincides with the launch of Continental’s next generation of TPMS sensors. The new packaging has an easy-to-read product identification promoting REDI-Sensor’s

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Autel moves into EV chargers
June 20, 2022 by Adam Malik

Autel has released the MaxiCharger Home and Commercial Level 2 AC chargers. These are available in 40 amp and 50 amp flexible charging configurations and are compatible with all plug-in electric vehicles. The 40 amp chargers are available as either

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Another record year for specialty-equipment sales
June 17, 2022 by Adam Malik

The specialty-equipment market saw sales surge once again en route to another record-setting year. Sales of specialty-equipment parts in 2021 reached US$50.9 billion — up more than 6 per cent (US$47.9 billion) from the year before, according to the Specialty

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Don’t be afraid to sell to the customer
June 16, 2022 by Adam Malik

When calling the customer to let them know about the cost to repair their vehicle, do you sound scared and unsure, and essentially ask if it’s OK with them that the job will cost so much money? Stop that, said

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Canadian aftermarket sales keep growing
June 15, 2022 by Adam Malik

The entire automotive industry is seeing record retail sales and the aftermarket is no exception. Data from DesRosiers Automotive Consultants show the first quarter of this year was very good to the bottom lines of the entire industry. DesRosiers reported