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Lund Reiterates Its Desire to Unload Two Business Units
March 28, 2002 by Auto Service World

Lund International Holdings, Inc., best known for its truck accessory offerings, has announced that it still intends to sell the Smittybilt and Trailmaster units.The company originally announced its intentions on October 2, 2001 to divest its steel tubular and suspension

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Shell Oil Acquires Pennzoil-Quaker State
March 26, 2002 by Auto Service World

Shell Oil Company, a wholly-owned member of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group, and Pennzoil-Quaker State Company today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Shell Oil Company will acquire Pennzoil-Quaker State Company for an estimated $1.8 billion

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Understanding Race Crashes Takes Leap Forward
March 25, 2002 by Auto Service World

The 2002 Championship Auto Racing Team (CART) FedEx Championship Series is underway and so is the beginning of a new safety research program conducted by Delphi, Ford and CART to help bring higher levels of safety to the sport of

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Livingrooms on Wheels Rule, says website
March 25, 2002 by Auto Service World

Web information source Edmunds.com has issued its list of the new cars and trucks with the most driver and front-passenger space. The winners were selected based on the average of the head room, hip room and leg room in each

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B.C. Firm To Supply BMW with Hydrogen Hardware
March 22, 2002 by Auto Service World

Westport Innovations Inc. of Vancouver, B.C., has announced that it has signed a collaborative agreement with BMW AG of Munich, Germany to support BMW’s hydrogen vehicle engine development program. Under the agreement, Westport will provide fuel injection hardware and engineering

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Tim Hortons Menu To Be Offered At Esso Outlets
March 22, 2002 by Auto Service World

Imperial Oil Limited and Tim Hortons are expected to announce a deal today that will have the donut chain’s full menu offered at selected Esso outlets.The 10-year alliance is being hailed by Imperial Oil Limited as a move that "could

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Leading Automotive Research Firm Expands to Canada
March 21, 2002 by Auto Service World

Motoresearch Inc., one of the largest custom automotive consumer research companies in the world, today announced its expansion into Canada with the launch of a new Canadian division, Motoresearch Canada. While already active in the United States and Mexico, as

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Federal-Mogul Integrates Heavy-Duty Engine Parts Lines
March 21, 2002 by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul has announced that its FP Diesel line will more than double its offering with the integration of the Selaed Power heavy-duty line.FP Diesel products are used in medium- and heavy-duty trucks, agricultural, construction and mining equipment and marine applications.The

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Canadian Tire Opens Quebec Auto Parts Distribution Facility
March 19, 2002 by Auto Service World

Canadian Tire has opened a new 106,000-square-foot distribution facility in Kirkland, Que. to serve 133 stores in Qubec and the Maritimes with auto parts and accessories shipments. The facility which will serve 56 stores in Montreal area alone, was officially

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Goodyear Selects Finalists in Truck Hero Awards
March 19, 2002 by Auto Service World

Five professional truck drivers who risked their own lives to help others have been selected as finalists for the 2001 Goodyear North America Highway Hero Award.The award recognizes acts of heroism by truckers in the course of their travels on

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Supreme Court of Canada Ruling May Mean Millions in Refunded Auto Deductibles
March 18, 2002 by Auto Service World

Consumers who had their cars written off, but paid the deductible on their policy, may be in for a refund.Lawyers in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver have filed a number of lawsuits against car insurance companies in courts in Ontario and

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Tenneco Automotive Offers Consumer Rebate On Mufflers
March 15, 2002 by Auto Service World

Tenneco Automotive has announced the launch of a consumer rebate program on its line of Quiet Flow mufflers.The Walker Quiet-Flow ‘Cash-In2’ program is in effect from now through May 15, 2002. Consumers who purchase a Quiet-Flow muffler from a participating