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Three Canadians among Akebono’s AAPEX guessing game
December 9, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Akebono put visitors to the annual Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo to the test last month. As part of the company’s “The Hardware You Need, with the Brakes You Trust” theme, visitors to their booth were invited to guess the total

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Canada unlikely to hit 2 million new vehicles sold this year
December 9, 2019 by Allan Janssen

DesRosiers Automotive Consultants is reporting that the decline in new Canadian vehicle sales, observed through much of this year, paused in November. The chances of hitting two million vehicles sold in 2019 is now unlikely. Following October’s stable sales performance,

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Product Focus: What’s new in Brakes
December 9, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  Late-model brakes Bosch has introduced new aftermarket automotive parts for more than 4.5 million vehicles in operation in North America. The new replacement brake pads, engine management parts and spark plugs offer coverage for select BMW, Fiat, Ford and

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Speedy Auto Service Guelph welcomes new owners
December 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Tom and Sharon Hammond are the new owners of Speedy Auto Service Guelph – a business celebrating its 45th year in operation. A technician for over 14 years, Tom said he’s proud to own such a long-standing, local business. “I

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Shell retains global leadership for 13th consecutive year
December 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Market analyst Kline & Company has once again named Shell as the leading global supplier of finished lubricants. It is the 13th consecutive year that Shell has topped the Kline Global Lubricants Industry: Market Analysis and Assessment. The 2019 report

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VDO offers direct replacement for Mercedes electric water pump
December 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The VDO Electric Water Pump for Mercedes Benz models is identical in fit, form, and function to the OE part, ensuring that installation and performance is hassle-free. The part is the genuine OEM part and a direct replacement for the

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Final Auto Value prize draw coming up Dec. 16
December 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The final winner’s in Auto Value’s Big Race Weekend Sweepstakes will be drawn Dec. 16. Auto Value will send 15 grand-prize winners and their guests on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May 2020. The “weekend to remember”

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New Kukui service creates professional videos for shop
December 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Kukui has launched a new video service that allows shops to showcase their premises, people, and professionalism to prospective customers. The new package provides repair shops with professional videos that will engage new customers, as well as attract new employees

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Retiring Bruce Eccles featured in ACDelco profile
December 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Since 1983, Bruce Eccles has kept his home town of Dundas, Ont. moving. This year, after 36 years of building a thriving business, with two fully functioning shops and a busy warehouse, the outspoken and beloved shop owner is calling

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Paid Taking Brake Safety to the Next Level
December 5, 2019 by Nucap

Everything in your brake system is galvanized – so why not the brake pads?

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FCC to vote on expanding use of 5.9GHz spectrum
December 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced it will vote on Dec. 12 on a proposal to split the 5.9 GHz spectrum between automotive safety use and Wi-Fi use. FCC chairman Ajit Pai said a lot of people are wondering

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IBC releases 2019’s top 10 Stolen Vehicles list
December 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Thieves love the Ford 350 Super Duty pickup truck! It tops the Insurance Bureau of Canada’s list of the most popular stolen vehicles in 2019. In fact, broken out by model years, it takes 7 of the 10 spots, including the