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NRS Brakes adds brake pads for Tesla Model Y
June 11, 2021 by Christine Hogg

NRS Brakes recently expanded its line of premium brake pads for the fully electric Tesla Model Y. With galvanized brake pads designed exclusively for electric vehicles, NRS Brakes offers the efficiency, versatility and reliability Tesla drivers have come to expect.

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John Bean introduces new Tru-Point app for enhanced augmented reality experience
June 11, 2021 by Christine Hogg

The new John Bean Tru-Point Augmented Reality (AR) Experience app lets shop owners and service technicians explore the new Tru-Point advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) calibration tool in a whole new way. Using both 3D functionality and augmented reality via

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How to start your own in-house valet service
June 10, 2021 by Christine Hogg

This story first appeared in the April/May issue of CARS magazine. To access the digital magazine, click here.  Three Canadian shop owners offer insight on launching a pick-up/drop-off service amidst a global pandemic With COVID-19 still keeping the majority of

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At school and at work, are auto technicians getting the training they deserve?
June 10, 2021 by Christine Hogg

This story first appeared in the April/May issue of CARS magazine. Click here to access the digital magazine. Recently, the Government of Ontario announced that it is investing $47 million in 2021 and 2022 to hire more apprentices, improve their quality of

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YPA Spotlight: Brad Irving
June 9, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Young Professionals in the Aftermarket (YPA) is an organization with a mission to act as the voice and the resource for the young professionals in the automotive industry. To further its mandate of ensuring the future growth and prosperity of

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Goodyear completes acquisition of Cooper
June 9, 2021 by Christine Hogg

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Nasdaq: GT) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, finalizing the merger agreement made public on February 22.  The combination unites two leading tire companies with complementary

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Uni-Select appoints new CEO
June 9, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Uni-Select Inc. has appointed Brian McManus as CEO and Executive Chair of the Board, following the announcement that Brent Windom has decided to retire from his position of president and CEO, effective June 30, 2021. “Given Brent’s decision, the Board

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Total U.S. automotive aftermarket sales forecasted to increase 11.2% in 2021
June 8, 2021 by Christine Hogg

The automotive aftermarket proved its resiliency once again with a stronger than expected performance in 2020, despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, and is anticipated to recover robustly in 2021. Total United States light duty automotive aftermarket sales are forecasted to

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GreenCore & Loop Energy partner to build hydrogen powered EV stations
June 8, 2021 by Christine Hogg

GreenCore and Loop Energy have partnered to develop and build hydrogen powered EV charging stations. The parties anticipate the first pilot installation to be completed within calendar year of 2021 with more than 1,500 EV charging and hydrogen refueling stations

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Shop of the Week: Anderson Automotive
June 8, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Shop of the Week is a weekly column devoted to showcasing the efforts of automotive shops and their teams across Canada. Want your shop to have a turn in the spotlight? Send an email to christine@turnkey.media! Name: David Anderson Shop

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Solera aquires Omnitracs, DealerSocket & eDriving
June 7, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Solera Holdings, Inc. has completed its acquisitions of Omnitracs, DealerSocket and eDriving. Omnitracs is a leading fleet management platform, DealerSocket is a best-in-class SaaS provider to the automotive industry and eDriving is the digital driver risk management partner for many

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Infomedia acquires e-commerce platform SimplePart
June 7, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Infomedia Ltd., a SaaS platform provider in parts, service and data insights solutions to the global automotive industry, has completed the acquisition of US-based e-commerce platform SimplePart. SimplePart designs, implements and manages consumer-facing e-commerce programs in the US and Canada