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What should be done about cheap brakes parts?
September 26, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Industry experts are unanimous on the importance of using quality parts on critical safety systems.

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MEMA to livestream right to repair discussion
September 25, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) will livestream a webcast tomorrow about issues surrounding vehicle data and the right to repair. The webinar, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Sept. 26, is designed to raise awareness about vehicle

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NRS Brakes adds to its line of galvanized brake pads
September 25, 2019 by Allan Janssen

NRS Brakes has added 57 new SKUs to its North American-made galvanized brake pad line-up, with coverage for an additional 1,600 vehicle applications. The offering covers vehicles including Honda, BMW, Ford, GMC Trucks, Nissan, and more. NRS Brakes include ground-breaking

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BBB Industries releases seven new training videos
September 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

BBB Industries has opened a new section in its digital training portal specifically for Electronic Power Assisted Steering (EPAS). The new section on BBB’s website consists of seven EPAS training videos providing instruction on system diagnostics, tools needed for a

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Stats show vehicle surge on U.S. roads
September 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Despite the recent downturn in new car and light truck sales, the number of light vehicles in operation (VIO) in the U.S. is undergoing “a historic surge,” according to data analysts at Lang Marketing Resources. VIO dropped for six years

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Greenwood’s Garage: Four corners of success
September 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Want to propel your business to the next level? In his latest video, Bob Greenwood identifies four corners for business growth. “Communication is becoming more and more important because jobbers and shop owners have become less united in their attitudes

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New A.R. tool coming to AAPEX
September 23, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Motor Information Systems will demonstrate an augmented reality (AR) application for vehicle maintenance and repair. The system, called Augmentor will allow show attendees to complete a 21-point inspection on a 3-D Ford F-150 truck, through an entirely virtual experience while

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AAPEX summit to address consolidation
September 23, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The training arm of the Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo (AAPEX) will tackle the hot topic of consolidation in the automotive service world at this year’s show. AAPEXedu will feature a Service Professionals Summit dubbed “Aftermarket 2030: Consolidation Trends, Opportunities and

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Category Focus: Electronic Tools
September 23, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Recently released products in the electronic tool space include a software update for OTC’s Encore and Evolve professional diagnostic tools, added coverage for agriculture and off-road vehicles from Bosch diagnostics, a new diagnostic tool from Snap-on Tools of Canada, and

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Lexus earns most J.D. Power Resale Value Awards
September 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Carmakers with the most models with category-leading resale value belong to Lexus, Honda, Toyota, and Porsche, according to J.D. Power. Lexus earned six model-level awards in this year’s J.D. Power Resale Value assessment. Its models – Lexus CT, Lexus RC,

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RepairPal claims to be biggest auto service network in U.S.
September 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

RepairPal says the signing of its 2,500th auto repair shop confirms its place as the largest provider of repair services in the United States. The company says its unique model for helping motorists find high-quality vehicle care has earned the

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EYE SPY: One shop’s never-ending battle against poor DIY repairs
September 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

One of our frequent Eye Spy contributors is Doug Gritner, owner of Doug’s Repair. He’s got a great little business in Alexis Creek, B.C. but, unfortunately, he often finds himself “fixing junk.” And sometimes his customers take a stab at