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In Memoriam: Bob Raff, 82
December 3, 2018 by Adam Malik

The automotive aftermarket is mourning the loss of industry stalwart Bob Raff. He died Nov. 27 at the age of 82. Raff was instrumental in creating the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, which operates the Auto Value brand in Canada, as

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New oil from Shell Lubricants
December 3, 2018 by Adam Malik

A new full synthetic engine oil for pickup trucks and SUVs has been introduced by Shell Lubricants. Shell Rotella Gas Truck oil is designed for protecting towing and hauling vehicles and comes in three viscosity grades: 0W-20, 5W-20 and 5W-30

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Students get glimpse of aftermarket
November 30, 2018 by Adam Malik

The next generation of automotive aftermarket employees got a glimpse into the world of the industry at Student Aftermarket Day, hosted by the Automotive Industries of Canada and the Aftermarket Business School at Georgian College in Barrie, Ont. Students got

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Dynomax releases stainless steel muffler kit
November 30, 2018 by Adam Malik

Jeep enthusiasts can now get a new stainless steel muffler elimination kit from DynoMax Performance Exhaust. It allows for high ground clearance – ideal for lifted Jeep Wrangler JLs. The new muffler elimination pipe helps to provide unrestricted exhaust flow

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Airtex-ASC names new director
November 29, 2018 by Adam Malik

Micah Miller is the new director, supply chain, sales, operation planning at Airtex-ASC. He will be in charge of developing recommendations for the sales and operations planning process regarding production and inventory plans. Miller will also have accountability for optimizing

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New short-arm kits from Rancho
November 29, 2018 by Adam Malik

Rancho has announced the release of two new off-road specific, precision engineered Rancho Crawler short-arm suspension systems for the Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited Rubicon and Unlimited non-Rubicon models. The new short-arm 3.5-in. suspension system for Wrangler JL Unlimited Rubicons (Part

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GM transformation makes it the latest auto giant to pivot towards technology
November 28, 2018 by Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press

When General Motors Canada workers in Oshawa put down their tools and headed home Monday morning after being told their plant will shut down next year, the automaker billed the closure and impending layoffs as part of a transformation towards

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Nearly 800 new parts added by AP Emissions
November 28, 2018 by Adam Malik

AP Emissions has expanded its exhaust and catalytic converter program to the tune of 765 new SKUs since the beginning of the year. The new additions boost application coverage by more than 50 million vehicles. Andy McIntosh, president of AP

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Charting the path forward: New episode of Greenwood’s Garage
November 27, 2018 by Adam Malik

Doing things the old-fashioned way doesn’t work when today’s vehicles look nothing like they did just a few years ago. That means creating a plan that allows your business to diversify. “Diversification can provide stability to the volume of business

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Raybestos realigns product offerings
November 27, 2018 by Adam Malik

Raybestos said they listened they listened to their customer when realigning its products into three distinct lines. The new categories – Element3, R-Line and Specialty – give straightforward and easier to manage inventory, fewer comebacks thanks to clear product families

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GM job cuts, closures not a symptom of Trump’s trade agenda, analysts say
November 27, 2018 by By James McCarten, The Canadian Press

Donald Trump’s tariff battles with Canada, Mexico, China and Europe have inflated the cost of steel, making it more expensive to build cars in North America, but General Motors’ decision to close factories and lay off thousands of people is

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‘It’s bad:’ Oshawa digests ‘devastating’ GM plant closure
November 27, 2018 by Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

Shell-shocked GM workers streamed into the rain and chill wind after their union sent them home on Monday amid word that their plant would be closing by the end of 2019, dealing a blow to a city and region once