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Some strategies for uncertain supplier times
September 24, 2021 by Adam Malik

Flexibility, realistic timelines and booking early are some of the strategies automotive aftermarket suppliers can utilize to take on freight challenges, according to an expert. Brandon Kraal, senior vice president of international at eShipping, a logistics and transportation management company,

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Weekly webinars scheduled head of AAPEX
September 24, 2021 by Adam Malik

Want a tune-up on professional development before heading to AAPEX? Show organizers are set to run weekly webinars to get you ready heading into Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week. Every Tuesday at 11 a.m. Eastern, free hour-long webinars will be hosted

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Grant Brothers add new sales VP
September 24, 2021 by Adam Malik

Brett Shepherd has joined Grant Brokers Sales Ltd. as its vice president of sales in its retail division. He has 15 years of experience working with major retailers across both Canada and the United States. His experience lies primarily in

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ASW Conversations: How shop business has changed
September 23, 2021 by Adam Malik

Auto Service World · ASW Conversations: How shop business has changed On the latest episode of ASW Conversations, our host and publisher Peter Bulmer speaks with J.D. Ney, the Canadian automotive practice lead at J.D. Power. A recent study from

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New welding program for collision repair
September 23, 2021 by Adam Malik

A new training and welding qualification program for the automotive collision repair sector is now available from the CWB Group. The program was created in response to industry feedback. The CWB Automotive Repair Technician Welding Program is designed to provide

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Free vehicle electrification webinar
September 23, 2021 by Adam Malik

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is hosting a free webinar for service technicians today on vehicle electrification. On Sept. 23 at 4 p.m., the webinar entitles “Vehicle Electrification: Transitioning to Alternating Current Systems” will be hosted by

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New owner, name for Spectra Premium
September 22, 2021 by Adam Malik

About 18 months after announcing financial restructuring, Spectra Premium Industries announced that it has been acquired and will undergo a name change. Turnspire Capital Partners, a New York-based private investment firm, has acquired the auto parts manufacturer. It will now

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Supplier conference will require vaccination proof
September 22, 2021 by Adam Malik

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association announced that its annual technology conference will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. The updated health and safety measures will be in place for the AASA Technology Conference, set to run Oct.

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Where independent shops rank in satisfaction
September 21, 2021 by Adam Malik

Satisfaction overall in having vehicles serviced remains unchanged as independent shops had a strong showing in a recent study. Satisfaction with non-dealers averages a score of 796 out of 1,000 on the J.D. Power 2021 Canada Customer Service Index—Long-Term (CSI-LT)

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Wurth opens first retail store in Canada
September 21, 2021 by Adam Malik

Wurth Canada celebrated the opening of its first retail location in Canada last week. At a celebration that included music, food – including handmade pretzels – and special guests, the company officially opened the doors to the store in Vaughan,

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Mister Transmission hosts charity golf tournament
September 21, 2021 by Adam Malik

Franchise owners, store support staff and special guests took part in the 2021 Mister Transmission Charity Golf Tournament recently. After the 52 golfers wrapped up their 18 holes at the Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ontario, a dinner was

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New series of hose reels from Graco
September 20, 2021 by Adam Malik

Smoother releases and consistent recoiling are some of the features of a new series of hose reels from Graco. The company announced the launch of the LDX, SDX and XDX series of hose reels to handle all common fluids. The