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DesRosier reports September vehicle sales slip 3.7%
October 7, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Hopes for recovering light-passenger vehicle sales in Canada during the second half of 2019 dimmed when September numbers were reported, says DesRosiers Automotive Consulting. In its most recent e-Newsetter, DesRosiers says despite healthy numbers in August, any sales surge that

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Brian Maxwell joins LTA Manufacturing
October 7, 2019 by Allan Janssen

LTA Manufacturing has named Brian Maxwell northeast regional sales manager for the company’s ATC Truck Covers, Jason Truck Caps, Ranch Fiberglass, and LoadMaster Cargo Management product lines. He’ll be responsible for business development, market growth, dealer relationships, and strategic initiatives

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Epicor to offer free tech consultations at AAPEX
October 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Epicor’s technology experts are now scheduling appointments with parts suppliers, wholesalers, and service providers at the 2019 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas this fall. The global provider of industry-specific enterprise software says the free consultations are designed

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Auto Value winners set to enjoy the Ozarks this weekend
October 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Top winners in Auto Value’s Ultimate Outdoor Adventure technician sweepstakes are now in Branson, Mo., Nearly 50 guests will enjoy five days of rest and relaxation, outdoor exploration and golf in the Missouri Ozark Mountains, and around Table Rock Lake.

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Women in skilled trades gather for parade, rally, conference
October 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Nearly 2500 tradeswomen from the U.S. and Canada are expected to attend the Ninth Annual Tradeswomen Build Nations Conference, which starts today in Minneapolis, Minn. The event, hosted by North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), will feature a parade and

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GALLERY: APC holds 11th annual trade show in London, Ont.
October 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Automotive Parts Centres (APC) held its 11th annual  Automotive Trade Show at the Metroland Media Agriplex in the Western Fair District of London, Ont. Shop owners and technicians from all over the province converged on the hall to visit almost 100

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Details of new motor oil specifications released
October 3, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Details have been released about the much-speculated API GF-6 specification for motor oils. Starting May 1, 2020, oil manufacturers will be required to move fluids to the new API GF-6 specification. With the new GF-6 specification comes a brand-new set

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AMI names three new trustees
October 3, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) has added three new members to its board of trustees. Michael Brewster of Gil’s Garage in Burnt Hills, N.Y; Jim Silverman of the Automotive Training Institute in Linthicum, Md.; and Mary Steele of ASA Florida

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Cardone launches technical video competition
October 3, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Cardone Industries is challenging automotive technicians to share their installation videos for a chance to win $5,000. The latest edition of Cardone’s popular video competition is now underway. Based on the success of the first three contests, Cardone has renewed

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Uni-Select, Fix Auto complete ProColor sale
October 2, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Uni-Select Inc. has completed its sale of the ProColor banner program to Fix Auto. “Since Uni-Select launched the ProColor banner in Québec in 2001, the network grew from 28 to 172 collision repair shops,” said Brent Windom, president and CEO

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ACDelco launches new ‘Brakeathon’ promotion
October 2, 2019 by Allan Janssen

ACDelco is running a new promotion for all Canadian repair facilities focused on the sale and installation of ACDelco Professional and Advantage drums and rotors. The “Brakeathon” promotion runs through the month of October. By registering and participating, qualifying Canadian

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Point S Canada, Unimax celebrates 40 years
October 2, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  More than 300 retailers and suppliers attended Point S Canada/Unimax Tire’s 40th anniversary celebration in Lisbon, Portugal, Sept. 12-15. It was the company’s biggest annual convention ever. A number of special activities and upscale dinners were organized to offer