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New ACDelco promotion runs through the end of May
April 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

ACDelco has launched a new chassis and bearings promotion for Canadian auto repair facilities. The promotion, dubbed “Around the Wheel in 60 Days!” focuses on ACDelco Professional and Advantage Chassis parts and Advantage and OE Bearings. By registering and participating,

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CATEGORY FOCUS: Air Conditioning System
April 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Welcome to AutoService World’s Category Focus, looking at recent announcements from automotive aftermarket tool makers, parts manufacturers and distributors.

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New Product: ATE Original Brake Pads from Continental
April 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Continental’s ATE Original Brake Pads meet original equipment specifications. Formulated to OE friction specifications and quality-built and tested to meet or exceed OE standards, ATE Original Disc Brake Pads deliver maximum braking power instantly without fade, squeal, or judder. They

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OCOT eliminates most fees, reduces the rest… and stops collecting
April 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Ontario College of Trades fee for automotive service technicians is cut in half, and collections are suspended until new rates can be implemented.

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Being a professional: New season of Greenwood’s Garage kicks off
April 16, 2019 by Adam Malik

Think you know all there is to know about the automotive repair and service world? Bob Greenwood would argue that’s a dangerous position to take in the modern automotive aftermarket. Know-it-alls are people who have stopped learning. These days you

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Former Volkswagen CEO charged with fraud in Germany
April 16, 2019 by David McHugh, The Associated Press

German prosecutors charged former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others with fraud in the emissions cheating scandal that has helped turn many Europeans against diesel engines and accelerated the push toward electric cars. Prosecutors said Monday that Winterkorn knew

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Mahle moving Service Solutions production
April 16, 2019 by Adam Malik

In an effort to spur development of next-gen repair shops and diagnostic equipment, Mahle Service Solutions is partnering with the company’s Engine Components business and moving production from York, Pa., to a shared facility in St. Johns, Mich. Mahle said

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Mazda 3s recalled due to failing wipers
April 15, 2019 by Adam Malik

Mazda is recalling more than 200,000 Mazda 3 compact cars in the U.S. and Canada because the windshield wipers can fail. The company says in documents posted Saturday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the recall covers cars

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Ford recalls pickups to fix engine heater cables … again
April 15, 2019 by The Canadian Press

Ford is recalling 327,000 F-Series pickup trucks in North America for a second time to fix problems with engine block heater cables that can cause fires. In December the company recalled 874,000 trucks because water and contaminants can get into

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Tariff waffling hurting suppliers, Vision Conference hears
April 12, 2019 by Adam Malik

End the guessing game and bring back certainty, panel says

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B.C. wants zero emission cars, trucks by 2040
April 12, 2019 by The Canadian Press

All light-duty cars and trucks sold in British Columbia would have to be zero-emission by 2040 under legislation tabled recently. Energy Minister Michelle Mungall says the Zero Emission Vehicles Act aims to fight climate change by phasing out gas-powered vehicles.

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Denso pumping more money into electrification
April 11, 2019 by Adam Malik

Denso is making an aggressive push towards the development and production of electrified automotive products, systems and technologies. The mobility supplier announced an investment of US$1.6 billion over the next three years to boost its performance in the space as