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Category Focus: Suspension parts
October 2, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Recently released products in the undercar and suspension space include: – new Mercedes suspension from KW; – Rear Air Springs for the 2010-2018 Lexus GX 460 from Arnott; – XL Wide Universal Crossmembers from American Powertrain ; and – Magnetic

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Kukui webinar examines how you charge for your services
October 1, 2019 by Allan Janssen

About half of the independent shop owners on a recent webinar hosted by Kukui felt they could charge as much as or more than new-car dealerships do for their services. The webinar, designed to look at how shop labour charges

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AAPEX to feature ‘Ted Talk’ style presentations
October 1, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Industry experts and technical trainers will offer quick learning presentations on new products, technologies, and trends on the “Let’s Tech” stage at AAPEX 2019, The presentations will be modeled after the popular TED Talks, with Let’s Tech speakers delivering short,

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Akebono touts expanded product line in new campaign
October 1, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Akebono Brake Corporation has kicked off a new campaign to bring awareness to its expanded product line. “The Hardware You Need, With the Brakes You Trust” campaign includes print and digital advertisements, literature, give-aways, and a new dedicated landing page

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Nissan recalls 1.36 million vehicles over camera problems
September 30, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Nissan is recalling 1.36 million vehicles worldwide over noncompliant rear visibility camera display systems. Canadian cars are on the recall list, as are vehicles in South Korea and Israel, but the vast majority of the recalled vehicles (1.23 million of

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Canada light vehicle sales see ‘hint of growth’
September 30, 2019 by Allan Janssen

DesRosiers Automotive Consultants reported “a hint of growth” in Canadian light-vehicle sales, after over a year of consecutive decreases. August new light vehicle sales have been estimated to have risen by about 0.6%. Provincial performance was split, with sales increases

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U.S. associations partner on public education campaign
September 27, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) have announced a strategic partnership to educate and activate the industry and consumers in the fight for access to, and control of, vehicle data through a consumer education campaign

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Former Uni-Select Manitoba exec dies at age 65
September 27, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Neil Herbert Creek: Sept. 6, 1954 – Sept. 22, 2019 Former Uni-Select executive Neil Creek, known to some as “Speedy,” passed away Sept. 22 at the age of 65. The well-known aftermarketer, an active volunteer with Automotive Industries Association of

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TPMS Tools offered as prize for creative videos
September 27, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Schools in Canada and across North America are invited to submit a video to ATEQ TPMS Tools showing why they would benefit from receiving a free sensor activation and programming tool. It is the second year the Livonia, Mich.-based company

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How you should view disruptive technology
September 27, 2019 by Allan Janssen

In this, the final article in a seven-part series sponsored by Chevron, reporter Jacob Stoller looks at how shop owners should view the disruptive technology on the horizon of the automotive industry. The short answer is it’s not all that bad! By Jacob Stoller

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AIA to host webinar on emerging technologies
September 26, 2019 by Allan Janssen

How will emerging automotive technologies impact small- and medium-sized aftermarket businesses? The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) will host a webinar on Oct. 23 to find out. The free 60-minute webinar will feature Roger Francis, director of energy, environment

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VDO offers battery cooling fans for popular hybrids
September 26, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  Continental says its new OE-quality VDO Hybrid Battery Cooling Fans will allow you to save your customers money. Previously available only an OE dealer item, Continental gives you the first aftermarket fan available for exact replacement on popular applications