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CRP names industry veteran as director of engineering
July 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

CRP Industries has appointed automotive industry veteran, PT Muldoon, as the company’s director of engineering. Muldoon will be responsible for all engineering activities and initiatives in the development of new automotive opportunities with OEMs and tier-one suppliers, as well as

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Best practice: Touching base with your customer
July 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Touching base with your customer from time to time is a healthy exercise.

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TIA opens registration for Global Tire Expo
July 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Registration has opened for the Tire Industry Association’s (TIA) annual Global Tire Expo (GTE) to be held concurrent with the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Show. TIA will hold all but one of its pre-show events at The Cosmpolitan on

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Manheim Auctions reveals new car disinfecting service
July 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Manheim Canada, a business of Cox Automotive Canada and a leading provider of vehicle remarketing services, has introduced the Manheim Vehicle Disinfection Service. Available at all Manheim Auctions across the country, the Manheim Vehicle Disinfection Service will effectively reduce

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Mahle releases new vehicle sanitizing unit
July 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Mahle Aftermarket has added a new product for the hygienic sanitization of passenger cars, buses, and commercial vehicles to its service unit range. The new OzonePRO is likely to be of particular interest to car rental companies and logistics service

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Code-clearing: Finding the solution in the small print
July 6, 2020 by Jordan Coseni

By Jordan Coseni There’s a reason a lot of technicians dread having to diagnose emissions-related failures on light duty diesel trucks and vans. These vehicles can send confusing signals, and codes can be difficult to clear. Over the past year

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Transportation and warehousing sector down 23.1% in April: StatsCan
July 6, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Statistics Canada is reporting that real gross domestic product in Canada dropped 11.6% in April, following a 7.5% decline in March. April marked the first full month of measures put in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. The transportation

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Manufacturing PMI hits four-month high in June
July 6, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Business expectations continue to rise from the lows recorded in April 2020. The latest data in IHS Markit Canada’s Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index provided signs of a turnaround in momentum across the Canadian manufacturing sector. The seasonally adjusted PMI

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AAPEX ‘Canada Night’ canceled over travel uncertainty, health concerns
July 6, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada has canceled its annual Canada Night reception held during the Automotive Aftermarket Parts Exposition in Las Vegas. The event was to have taken place Nov. 3. AIA’s Canada Night Committee cited uncertainty around cross-border travel

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New podcast episode: Brian Wheeler on the value of keeping up with new technology
July 6, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Brian Wheeler is vice president of business development and marketing for Fort Smith, Arkansas-based Cloyes. A supplier of timing drive system kits and components, Cloyes really has to stay on top of new-vehicle trends and technology. We thought I’d

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NRS adds new brake pads for Acura RLX
July 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

NRS Brakes​ now offers the latest in brake pads specifically designed for the ​2020 Acura RLX​, including the popular hybrid model. Despite the growing popularity of hybrids, many manufacturers have been slow to adapt products for regenerative braking. NRS Brakes,

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Cloyes expands its catalogue with 76 new part numbers
July 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

During the first half of 2020, Cloyes has added product line coverage for more than 23 million vehicles-in-operation (VIO) in North America. The growth in VIO coverage is due to the addition of 76 timing drive system kit and component