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ZF unveils new brake pad line
November 15, 2021 by Adam Malik

TRW Electric Blue is the name of the new brake pad line for electric and hybrid vehicles from ZF Aftermarket. The pad line is sustainable and commits to protecting the environment while meeting consumer needs. It reduces noise and vibration

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New face for Uni-Select’s Canadian team
November 12, 2021 by Adam Malik

Scott Tucker has been named general manager of the paint, body and equipment (PBE) group for Uni-Select’s Canadian Automotive Group. Emilie Gaudet, president and chief operating officer of the Canadian Automotive Group, made the announcement Nov. 11. “Scott has a

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Advice on when to increase prices
November 12, 2021 by Adam Malik

Change in costs and change in competitor pricing are the two signals that automotive aftermarket companies should adjust their pricing, according to an expert. While some companies may review their pricing structures once a year, that may not be feasible

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New name for The Parts Alliance
November 12, 2021 by Adam Malik

The Parts Alliance has rebranded to GSF Car Parts, Uni-Select announced this week. The business unit operates in the United Kingdom and Ireland and all 170 stores will be brought under the single company name. The business has traded locally

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ASW Conversations: Extending services beyond your shop’s four walls
November 11, 2021 by Adam Malik

Auto Service World — ASW Conversations: Extending services beyond your shop’s four walls On the latest episode of ASW Conversations, our host and publisher Peter Bulmer speaks with Shiva Bhardwaj, founder and chief executive officer of Pitstop, a Toronto-based mobility

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Why it takes more than money to attract good talent
November 11, 2021 by Adam Malik

Increasing wages might have been a way to attract talent, but it’s a less effective strategy these days, according to an industry leader. Automotive aftermarket companies may turn to staffing agencies to find them the talent they need. But are

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EV components will grow but don’t write off ICE just yet: Report
November 10, 2021 by Adam Malik

Companies supplying components for electric vehicles are poised for growth. But those that aren’t will not necessarily be in decline, however. At least, not yet. Suppliers making products that support propulsion using an internal combustion engine (ICE), are either stagnant

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The challenges of controlling prices online
November 10, 2021 by Adam Malik

Have you ever searched for a product online and seen five different prices for the same item? Automotive aftermarket products aren’t exempt from this and it’s creating a challenge for suppliers to ensure their products are being priced correctly. Neury

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Aftermarket welcomed back in Vegas
November 9, 2021 by Adam Malik

It was almost just like old times. After two years apart, much of the automotive aftermarket reunited in Las Vegas to take part in AAPEX and the SEMA Show. For many, it was their first trade event since the global

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Why repair needs are only going to grow
November 9, 2021 by Adam Malik

As more technology is added to vehicles, the more likely owners of those vehicles will be visiting an automotive repair and service shop for help, according to an analytics company leader. Renee Stephens, vice president of We Predict, a predictive

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A look at current attitudes towards driving
November 5, 2021 by Adam Malik

It appears that the pandemic has vastly changed how people will be using their vehicles. Data from a recent study of Ontario drivers suggests that some people aren’t commuting to the office nearly as much as they used to. Furthermore,

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Dim economic outlook thanks to supply chain issues
November 5, 2021 by Adam Malik

No rosy picture is being painted about the future of Canada’s economy. Supply chain challenges have dimmed economic prospects, according to RSM Canada. The business consulting firm issued its quarterly report on the country’s economic situation and how it impacts