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Raptor success is uniting Canada, says team partner Castrol
June 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Castrol’s partnership with the Toronto Raptors is certainly paying off this year, as Canada’s only NBA team heads to Game 6 of the finals. Wakefield Canada, manufacturer and marketer of Castrol products in Canada, said it is thrilled with the

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ASA to award Top-10 member websites
June 11, 2019 by Renee Montague

What is the first impression your customers get when they walk through your ‘digital door’? The Automotive Service Association is inviting member shops to show off their online facilities in its annual Top-10 Website Awards. The association, through its official publication,

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Akebono expands Pro-ACT, Performance, and Euro brake pad lines
June 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Akebono Brake Corporation has expanded its Pro-ACT, Akebono Performance, and Euro disc brake pad offerings, adding seven part numbers and coverage for almost one million vehicles on North American roads. Five parts include premium stainless hardware, and five parts include

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SkillsCanada winners to compete in Russia
June 11, 2019 by Renee Montague

Approximately 7,500 secondary and post-secondary students visited the 25th Skills Canada National Competition at the Halifax Exhibition Centre May 28 – 29 to compete and awarded medals  in 44 skill areas representing six skilled trade and technology sectors. Post-secondary winners

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MEMA applauds suspension of threatened Mexico tariffs
June 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association has heralded U.S President Donald Trump’s decision not to impose tariffs on all goods coming from Mexico into the United States. “We are pleased that he heard the motor vehicle parts supplier industry, which

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API releases identifying symbols for new motor oil standards
June 10, 2019 by Renee Montague

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has announced the approval of improved performance standards for engine oils intended to provide greater protection and fuel efficiency for today’s gasoline-engine-powered cars and trucks. Two of the new standards, ILSAC GF-6A and GF-6B, are

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Craig Essex, Queens University alumnus, joins Point S Canada
June 10, 2019 by Renee Montague

Point S Canada and Unimax Tire have appointed Craig Essex as its new director of development for Canada. Essex, a graduate from Queens University, has years of managerial experience at a tire production company. He brings new approaches to strategic

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EYE SPY: A box full of clamps… and it still wasn’t enough!
June 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

It took a box full of clamp – 15 in total – to secure the exhaust pipe on this mid 90s Chevrolet pickup. This picture was sent in a while ago by Mike Devries of VIP Autopro on Wharncliffe Road

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Pennzoil videos celebrate loud music and louder engines
June 7, 2019 by Renee Montague

The latest in Pennzoil’s “Garage Sessions” series of videos that examines the connection between music and automobiles has now been released. The new video features Atlanta-based rock and roll band Blackberry Smoke. In the video for their song “Run Away

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OUTATIME? National paper profiles Canadian shop specializing in DeLoreans
June 7, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Scratching your head at the crazy vehicles that limp into your shop? Imagine specializing in one of the most finicky defunct sports cars of all time. That’s where Justin Sookraj, owner of Wells Auto in Milton, Ont. finds himself! His

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Trade uncertainty is hurting business: MEMA VP
June 7, 2019 by Renee Montague

U.S. president Donald Trump’s repeated threats of new and increasing tariffs are hurting industry, a leading aftermarket executive says. Ann Wilson, senior vice president of government affairs for the Motor & Equipment Manufacturing Association (MEMA) told attendees at a Council

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KYB launches online training hub
June 6, 2019 by Renee Montague

Suspension manufacturer KYB has launched an online portal called the Training Hub to provide technical and sales training support for parts and service professionals. The two new modules in the training hub were added to the extensive Knowledge Centre already