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Canadians tap brakes on vehicle usage
February 23, 2024 by Adam Malik

Vehicle kilometres travelled by Canadians have fallen back to Earth and substantially subsided, according to new data from AIA Canada. The Vehicle travel trends in Canada: Q1 2020 to Q4 2023 report shows that Canadians eagerly got behind the wheel

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Industry leading thoughts in latest issue of Jobber News
February 23, 2024 by Adam Malik

The latest issue of Jobber News features insights from top leaders in the Canadian automotive aftermarket. The cover feature includes 10 industry leaders sharing their thoughts on the current state of the auto care sector, centring on the challenges, opportunities

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From the Magazine: Introducing this year’s Executive Outlook
February 23, 2024 by Adam Malik

Challenges facing the broader economy point to opportunities in the aftermarket. But leading industry experts highlight the challenges that lie within

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Toronto auto show puts EVs front and centre
February 22, 2024 by Adam Malik

It was all about electric vehicles at the Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto this year. While past shows have had dedicated areas for EVs and automakers have displayed models with the technology, they were now front and centre throughout the

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Small biz likes credit unions over big banks: Survey
February 22, 2024 by Adam Malik

Canadian small businesses continue to be more satisfied with credit unions than with the Big Five banks in terms of overall service quality. The findings come from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), which released the third and final

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How the aftermarket is treating Amazon
February 21, 2024 by Adam Malik

If customers want to do their shopping on Amazon, then that’s where the automotive aftermarket needs to be, a panel discussion suggested. David Seewack, CEO and founder at FinditParts, said Amazon is where his company needs presence because that’s where

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The roadside safety risk EVs pose
February 21, 2024 by Adam Malik

Recent crash tests conducted by the University of Nebraska have highlighted a significant safety concern: Electric vehicles, which are typically heavier than their gasoline counterparts, are capable of crashing through steel highway guardrails not designed to withstand their extra force.

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Why average age will keep going up
February 20, 2024 by Adam Malik

While the automotive aftermarket will see a growing number of older vehicles in need of servicing, the overall lifespan of vehicles hasn’t been significantly altered following the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic, one expert suggested. Furthermore, noted Todd Campau, aftermarket

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How much car ownership costs these days
February 20, 2024 by Adam Malik

Owning a car in Canada has become significantly more expensive thanks to the surging cost of living and climbing interest rates, putting additional financial pressure on Canadian families. The average monthly cost of car ownership reached $1,387, or $16,644 annually,

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BBB Industries makes leadership changes
February 19, 2024 by Adam Malik

Leadership changes have been announced by BBB Industries John Boyer has been named president of BBB’s undercar division, bringing over 30 years of extensive experience in automotive parts manufacturing and distribution. Boyer, who has been with BBB since 2015, previously

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Transit names three to management team
February 19, 2024 by Adam Malik

Auto parts warehouse Transit announced three additions to its leadership team. Isabelle Labrie is the new vice president of organizational excellence. With he company since 1997, she will oversee continuous process improvement. “We’ve been relying on Isabelle’s insights for over

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Rethinking your website as tech giants eye the aftermarket
February 16, 2024 by Adam Malik

As tech giants try to move in on traditional aftermarket space, an industry observer pointed out that it’s harder for outsiders to learn this industry than it is for the aftermarket to learn theirs. With that in mind, if you