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Tension Builds as Goodyear Canada Launches Communication Effort
February 25, 2003 by Auto Service World

Goodyear Canada’s Engineered Products Division–specifically the Canadian team of people dedicated to automotive and truck aftermarket products including belts, belt tensioners, hose and air springs–today announced the launch of a full-scale marketing communications initiative for Canadian installers, distributors and consumers.“Goodyear

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Federal-Mogul Canada Settles in to New Location
February 24, 2003 by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul Canada has announced that it has completed its move to a new location.The new Canadian Regional Distribution Center and Sales Office is an 85,000-square-foot facility and is in reasonably close proximity to its former location in Concord, Ont.Located at

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Solid Job Growth Projected For Canada
February 24, 2003 by Auto Service World

Canadian employers are anticipating the strongest second quarter hiring climate in two years.That is the finding of the latest Employment Outlook Survey just released by Manpower. According to the survey of employer intentions for the April-June period, 31 per cent

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Hydraulic Hybrid Truck Drive Launched; Improves Economy, Power
February 20, 2003 by Auto Service World

Permo-Drive Technologies has developed a compact version of its recently introduced hybrid hydraulic drive system that promises to improve the fuel-economy of medium-duty commercial vehicles by 30 percent or more. The new design is 300 pounds lighter and significantly smaller

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U.S. News: Exide and Parts Plus to Supply Goodyear Service Centers
February 19, 2003 by Auto Service World

Exide Technologies, through an alliance with Parts Plus stores will begin supplying batteries to Goodyear Service Centers in the U.S. Exide is a global leader in stored electrical- energy solutions. Parts Plus is one of the largest automotive aftermarket program

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GM, Ford Officially Sign Agreement To Develop All-New Front-Wheel-Drive Transmission
February 19, 2003 by Auto Service World

Ford Motor Company and General Motors Corp., the world’s two largest automakers, today announced they have signed an agreement to develop a high-volume, front-wheel-drive, 6-speed automatic transmission with improved fuel economy. The two companies announced a preliminary agreement in October

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Delphi Strikes Deal with Canadian Battery Distributor
February 18, 2003 by Auto Service World

Delphi Product & Service Solutions, part of Delphi Corporation, and Magnacharge Battery Company, a subsidiary of Battery & Wireless Solutions Inc. of Delta, British Columbia, have announced a strategic agreement establishing Magnacharge as one of Delphi’s key battery specialists in

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Americans Are Lazy Lovers, Says Recent Report
February 18, 2003 by Auto Service World

According to a recent report, our friends to the south aren’t as in love with their cars as we are led to believe. Yes they do love them, but they don’t work as hard at it as they should.Americans love

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Canadian Tire to Purchase 2.9 Million Company Shares
February 14, 2003 by Auto Service World

Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited today announced that it intends to purchase as many as 2.9 million outstanding shares of the company next week.The company says that this is a normal course issuer bid and that, from February 19, 2003 to

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General Motors Combines Allison Transmission Division With GM Powertrain
February 13, 2003 by Auto Service World

General Motors announced today that Allison Transmission Division is being combined with GM Powertrain effective immediately. In making the announcement, GM Chairman John F. Smith Jr. pointed out this is an internal GM reporting structure change that should not have

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Federal-Mogul Financial Results Show Progress
February 13, 2003 by Auto Service World

Saying that a slight drop in aftermarket sales is less important than gains in market share, Federal-Mogul Corporation today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2002. Reporting in U.S. dollars, fourth quarter 2002 sales

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CASCAR Returns to Streets of Toronto, Vancouver
February 12, 2003 by Auto Service World

CASCAR has announced its 2003 Super Series race schedule, including races at the 2003 Molson Indy events in Toronto and Vancouver.In announcing its schedule, CASCAR also announced the signing of a two-year agreement with Molson Sports and Entertainment that will