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Hyundai, Kia issue recall as fire risk spreads
March 7, 2019 by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Hyundai and Kia have added more than a half-million vehicles to 3 1/2-year string of U.S. recalls for engine failures and fires. Three recalls released Thursday by the government add new problems and vehicles to the Korean automakers’ list of

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Napa Autopro brings back scholarship program
March 7, 2019 by Adam Malik

The third edition of the Napa Autopro Scholarship program is underway. A call for nominations was put out to schools across Quebec with automotive mechanical training courses. This year 20 scholarships of $1,000 each will be offered. The scholarship is

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Arnott announces new parts for Jaguar, Mercedes
March 7, 2019 by Adam Malik

Air suspension maker Arnott recently released a pair of new replacement parts for the aftermarket. Now available are rear air suspension replacement struts for 2011-2018 Jaguar XJs. It works with both standard or long wheel base and rear or all

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APD takes tour of Italy
March 6, 2019 by Adam Malik

Edmonton-based Automotive Parts Distributors wrapped up a 10-day trip to Italy as part of its incentive travel program. The trip combined historic and iconic cities with stops along the scenic countryside. The 40-client group make visits to the Ferrari Museum

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GMB expands product availability
March 6, 2019 by Adam Malik

Parts maker GMB has made its timing belt tensioners and idler pulleys accessible to everyone. The company has been selling tensioners to original equipment manufacturers since 2001, covering an estimated 90 per cent of vehicles in operation. Now it has added the

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KYB relaunches Feeling is Believing promo
March 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

KYB is again running its popular consumer rebate promotion, “Feeling is Believing.” The promotion runs through April, allowing consumers to earn up to $100, and providing both service professionals and parts professionals another great reason to recommend KYB this spring.

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Ontario wants biz input on gender wage gap law
March 5, 2019 by By Allison Jones, The Canadian Press

Ontario is gathering feedback on legislation aimed at eliminating the gender wage gap, including asking businesses how onerous pay transparency reporting would be. The Progressive Conservative government paused implementation last year of a law from the previous Liberal government that

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Lumileds names Jonathan Rich new CEO
March 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Lumileds has announced the appointment of Dr. Jonathan Rich as its new chief executive officer. Rich most recently served as chairman and CEO of Berry Global Inc., a Fortune 500 specialty materials and consumer packaging company. Rich succeeds Mark Adams,

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Fitment data compiled for difficult tire and wheels
March 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Hunter Engineering has released data illustrating difficult tire and wheel fitment trends. This data shows a significant shift in growth of difficult tire and wheel assembly fitments throughout the last 15-20 years. Low-profile (45 series or lower), run-flat, large diameter

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XRF Chassis appoints Glen Roy as Canadian VP sales
March 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Glen Roy has been hired by XRF Chassis to serve as vice president of sales for XRF Chassis Canada. Based out of the company’s Canadian headquarters in Toronto, he will be responsible for leading the Canadian XRF sales team, developing

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Trico acquires Fram Group; analysts see risks in deal
March 4, 2019 by Adam Malik

Fram’s filters and Autolite spark plugs brands included in deal reported to be worth US$310 million

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CATEGORY FOCUS: New Suspension & Chassis products
March 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Recently released part numbers and products in the chassis and suspension category include Mercedes shocks and struts from Arnott Industries, ZF suspension components from TRW, control arms, tie rod ends, and ball joints from Mevotech, and the promise of a