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Canadian Automotive Aftermarket Association Embarks on New Plan
October 3, 2002 by Auto Service World

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada has initiated a new strategic plan which could significantly change the makeup of Canada’s national automotive aftermarket association.“The aftermarket industry has grown from a cottage industry to a mature industry,” says AIA Chairman Sean

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U.S. News: Safety Body to Begin New Rollover Testing
October 2, 2002 by Auto Service World

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has devised two new tests to determine the propensity of a vehicle to roll over, but it doesn’t know what to do with them.The issue for NHTSA is that it is unsure

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Montreal Area Initiative to End Street Racing Adds Second Night
October 1, 2002 by Auto Service World

The BFGoodrich Tires Challenge has become so popular with greater Montreal speed buffs that the Autodrome St-Eustache is adding a second evening of drag racing each week. The events will now take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays in order to

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U.S. News: NAPA Launches Internet Ordering for Trade Customers
October 1, 2002 by Auto Service World

NAPA Auto Parts has announced the introduction of an Internet-based ordering system for trade customers.Called NAPA PROLink, the system brings greater economy and efficiency to wholesale customers ordering NAPA parts, accessories, tools and equipment, according to the company. NAPA wholesale

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Yokohama joins Bridgestone/ Continental Runflat Collaboration
September 30, 2002 by Auto Service World

Bridgestone Corporation, the parent company of Bridgestone/Firestone Americas Holding, Inc. (BFAH), has announced that it and Continental AG, based in Hanover, Germany, have agreed to welcome Tokyo-based Yokohama Rubber Company Ltd., into their collaboration on "Support Ring" run flat tire

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Canadian Tire To Grow PartSource, Launch New Retail Concept in 2003
September 30, 2002 by Auto Service World

As part of its strategic plan update, Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited says it will add 20 new format stores to its Canadian Tire chain in 2003, launch a new retail concept store, and add as many as 10 new PartSource

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Today is the Last Day To Register For ASE Fall Tests
September 27, 2002 by Auto Service World

Today, September 27, is the deadline for automotive professionals to register for the Fall round of Certification Testing conducted by the Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).Thousands of Canadian automotive professionals carry the ASE badge, a North America-wide standard of

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Minivan and Honda Expected to Lead Car Sales Into 2003
September 27, 2002 by Auto Service World

Led by the Chrysler Minivan and the Honda Civic, vehicle sales in Canada are expected to continue to build on this year’s advance in 2003, climbing to a new high of 1.66 million units.This forecast total, up from 1.65 million

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Aftermarket Web Challenge Finalists Announced
September 26, 2002 by Auto Service World

The Motor Equipment Manufcturers Association Information Services Council (MIS Council) has announced the finalists for the 2002 Aftermarket Web Challenge (AWC). The three finalists, Dana Corporation, Indian Head Industries and Robert Bosch Corporation, were selected by the Council’s Board of

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One Day Left To Register For ASE Tests
September 26, 2002 by Auto Service World

There is only one day left for automotive professionals to register for the Fall round of Certification Testing conducted by the Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).ASE Certification, a North America-wide standard of professional certifications for those the automotive business,

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U.S. News: AutoZone Reports Strong Rise in Earnings
September 25, 2002 by Auto Service World

Giant U.S. auto parts retailer AutoZone, Inc., today reported a substantial rise in fourth quarter and yearly earnings. AutoZone reported earnings per share of $1.73, a 62% increase from earnings per share of $1.07 before restructuring and impairment charges in

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Canadian Automobile Association Launches Ontario Used Battery Drive
September 25, 2002 by Auto Service World

The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) is asking Ontarians to search their garages and storage places for discarded, toxic, lead- acid batteries. CAA clubs in Ontario are holding the second Great Battery Roundup, in which people are encouraged to drop-off their