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SEMA sues U.S. government over Replica Car Law
October 21, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has filed a petition in federal appellate court to require the government to allow replica car manufacturers to immediately begin production. Under a 2015 law—the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act)—low volume

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Greenwood’s Garage: How can you tell if you’re headed for trouble?
October 21, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Are you in management trouble? In his latest video, Bob Greenwood reveals 12 signs that a shop is headed for trouble. This is a path you don’t want to be on! Once you know where you’re going wrong, you have

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ShopPros to offer service advisor training course
October 18, 2019 by Allan Janssen

ShopPros will offer its AdvisorPro 16 Service Advisor Training course. The live virtual training event launches in November. ShopPros says implementation of the key lessons in the program is guaranteed to increase sales and generate happier customers with a focus on

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Penticton team to compete at SEMA “Battle of the Builders”
October 18, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The team at Penticton’s Throttle Thrashers are heading to SEMA to show off their tricked out 2013 Scion FR-S in the annual Battle of the Builders competition. Chelsie Lesnoski, and her business partners Reb Lesnoski and Cole Marten, spent a

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Hyundai to invest $35 billion in auto tech – including flying cars
October 18, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Hyundai Motor Group said it plans to invest 41 trillion won ($34.65 billion) in mobility technology and strategic investments by 2025, as South Korea’s top automaker accelerates its attempts to catch up in the self-driving car race. The plan, which

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Auto Value advisory group holds strategy session
October 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Auto Value’s Service Center Advisory Council toured the Valvoline headquarters and R&D labs in Lexington, Ky. as part of its semi-annual four-day meeting earlier this month. The eight-man council, representing shops from across the U.S. and Canada, joined the Alliance’s

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PCL USA launches new electronic tire inflator
October 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  PCL USA has launched the new Accura MK4 Digital Tire Inflator Gauge, designed for indoor and outdoor applications for the North American market. Joining PCL’s lineup of MK4 products, the Accura MK4 is an upgraded version of the company’s

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AAPEX to host virtual challenge
October 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Attendees at the Automotive Aftermarket Pars Exhibition (AAPEX) 2019 are invited to virtually install parts on a vehicle and compete for the best time during a Virtual Vehicle Challenge. Daily winners with the fastest time will receive free AAPEX 2020 registration

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MEMA joins call for speedy passage of USMCA
October 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) joined over 400 other organizations and businesses in signing a letter to the U.S. Congress urging an autumn passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The National Association of Manufacturers delivered the letter

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Volvo Cars announces plans to radically reduce carbon emissions
October 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Volvo Cars has launched one of the most ambitious plans in the automotive industry, aiming to reduce its lifecycle carbon footprint per car by 40 per cent between 2018 and 2025. Announced this morning, it is the first tangible step

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Pennzoil says three Platinum oils ready for GF-6
October 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Pennzoil says it has completed the relevant testing protocols for the new ILSAC GF-6 oil standard. The company anticipates three of its Platinum oil products, in a wide range of viscosities, will meet the standard, which is set to launch

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AAPEX scavenger hunt worth $5,000
October 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The AASA’s Know Your Parts booth at the Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo (AAPEX) will feature a scavenger hunt designed to be both fun and educational for automotive service technicians. Techs who visit the booth, as well as participating supplier booths,