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Pandemic brings financial concerns: survey
March 30, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Three out of four Canadians say they’re feeling financial stress as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. A study by financial technology company Borrowell found that 74% of those surveyed reported feeling some degree of stress brought on by the

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New date announced for Congress of Auto Repair and Service
March 30, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Texas-based Automotive Service Association (ASA) is banking that the coronavirus pandemic will have subsided enough by late August to allow its Congress of Auto Repair & Service (CARS) to proceed. The new date for the training event Aug. 24

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Getting paid: Do your customers know how to eTransfer money?
March 27, 2020 by Allan Janssen

With the coronavirus in full transmission mode, many shops are trying to minimize face time with their customers. This can complicate payments. It’s simple enough if they’re paying with a credit card. That payment can be processed over the phone.

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Automotive companies step up to assist health workers
March 27, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Manufacturers in the automotive industry are stepping up to assist medical workers and first responders during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Many automakers have offered to help supply the medical community with needed equipment and supplies. Ventilators and N95 masks are at

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What working from home looks like, Alliance-style
March 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

    The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance – known simply as the Alliance – is showing the world what “working from home” really means. The company says it has committed to being a resource to its shareholders during the Covid-19

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Suplex signs North American agent
March 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Suplex GmbH Germany — a manufacturer of aftermarket coil springs, leaf springs, racing springs and complete chassis suspensions — has assigned New Jersey-based Partslink LLC as its representatives for the North American market. In a media release, Suplex said it is confident that

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New website promotes Shad’s R&R golf tournament
March 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Shad’s R&R, the aftermarket golf tournament that has raised over $5.2 million for muscular dystrophy research, now has a web page to help spread its message and raise donations. The beautifully designed website, www.shadsrr.ca, features a wealth of information about

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Category Focus: Engine parts
March 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Throttle Body Assembly Dorman has released new Throttle Body Assemblies for Buick 2004, Cadillac 2006-03, Chevrolet 2007-03, GMC 2007-03, Hummer 2007-03. Available as a complete unit, this direct replacement electronic throttle body includes the gasket, idle air control motor and throttle

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Prioritize emergency vehicles during pandemic, AIA advises
March 25, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto repair shops that choose to remain open in provinces where other ‘non-essential’ services must close, should limited their work to emergency vehicles and those owned by essential service providers like first responders and medical personnel. That’s the recommendation of

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New Brunswick, P.E.I. deem auto repair essential
March 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island have both identified identified automotive repair shops and gas stations as essential services during the current coronavirus outbreak. In New Brunswick, Premier Blaine Higgs has invoked the province’s Emergency Measures Act, giving the government broad

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Quebec list of essential services includes vehicle repair
March 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The provincial government in Quebec has deemed service and repairs on emergency vehicles to be essential services. The list of essential services includes the “mechanical repair of motor vehicles, trucks and specialized equipment for industries deemed essential and roadside assistance.”

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EYE SPY Filter Fumbles
March 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

An assortment of filter fumbles from our growing collection of EyeSpy photos.