Auto Service World
Feature   December 1, 2010   by Auto Service World

January 2010

Vehicles Need $200 More Work Per Visit, Says “Most Important Study to Date”

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada’s Aftermarket Demand Study says consumers are chronically under-maintaining their vehicles. The study, “Hidden Potential Unmasked,” was officially released at a press conference during the Las Vegas AAPEX show. Association president Marc Brazeau called the study “the most important study to date” for the association.

Half-Century of Safety Improvements Revealed in Crash Test

Results were like “night and day” in a 65-kph offset crash demonstration between a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air and a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu.

Also: Auto-Camping Acquires N&D Automotive; AutoZone Registers Strong First Quarter Results; Canadian Tire Signs Agreement with Costar; Vast- Auto Announces Second Ontario Distribution Centre Opening in 2010; Uni-Select Atlantic Tops $25,000 for Canadian Cancer Society; Beck/ Arnley Announces New North American Sales Organization.