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MACS postpones 2021 tradeshow over COVID-19 concerns
December 21, 2020 by Christine Hogg

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide is postponing its 2021 Training Event and Trade Show. Originally scheduled between Feb. 3-6 in Orlando, FL, MACS says it will be offering online training programs

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Why measuring your client relationships matters
December 21, 2020 by Bob Greenwood

The role of the service advisor is changing. Are you keeping up with best practices? The most successful shops in our industry understand that to successfully grow a profitable business, they must closely measure the relationships of those they choose

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Bestbuy announces 2019 Vendor Awards
December 21, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Bestbuy Distributors Limited recently held a virtual presentation to hand out their 2019 Vendor of the Year and four supplier Awards of Excellence to recipients on Dec. 18, 2020. “These accolades are designed to officially celebrate our vendor community who

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Leddertech expands collab with Renesas on automotive ADAS reference platform
December 18, 2020 by Christine Hogg

LeddarTech, a global leader in Level 1-5 advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving (AD) sensing technology, has announced a strengthened collaboration with Renesas by joining the R-Car Consortium, and with a new collaboration on the development and promotion

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AIA Canada names winners of High Fives for Kids Foundation Recognition Awards
December 18, 2020 by Christine Hogg

AIA Canada has announced the winners of the 2020 High Fives for Kids Foundation 2020 Awards. The AIA High Fives for Kids Foundation Recognition Awards are given out to a member company and AIA Canada Division that demonstrated an exceptional

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Technology has changed the aftermarket, but can today’s techs keep up?
December 18, 2020 by Allan Haberman

For more than one hundred years, it’s been up to automotive service technicians to keep up with motor technology. Today, in the age of advanced driver assist systems and automated vehicles, that imperative is more important than ever before. It’s

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Here’s why product knowledge training is crucial to employee success
December 18, 2020 by Susan Hitchon

Training, training, training! We all talk about it, and we all say we have a training plan that provides our employees with all the training they need to do their jobs safely and efficiently. It’s a necessary cost of doing

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Shop of the Year: Meet Erin Vaughan, of Kinetic Auto Service
December 17, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Ten years ago, Erin Vaughan was working for a shop when suddenly, it went bankrupt. Not wanting to be out of a job, Vaughan and another employee went out on a limb, and decided to open a shop of their

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Bosch expert weighs in on why shop owners should invest in EV charging stations
December 17, 2020 by Christine Hogg

With electric vehicle adoption on the rise, experts at Bosch Aftermarket say that electric vehicle chargers are one of the top technologies shop owners should be investing in now to stay competitive. In fact, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF),

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ASE extends certifications with Dec. 31 expiry
December 17, 2020 by Christine Hogg

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is extending certifications for those service professionals with certifications expiring on Dec. 31, 2020. Those with automobile certifications (A1-A9) can get a one-time, one-year extension of their unexpired credentials by subscribing now

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Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) reelects Jeff Kritzer chairman of board
December 16, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Jeff Kritzer of BendPak (Santa Paula, California) was elected to a second one-year term as chairman of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Board of Directors at the organization’s annual meeting on Dec. 1. ALI is celebrating 75 years of dedication

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Dana adds new synthetic gear lubricant
December 16, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Dana Incorporated has introduced Spicer XFE 75W-85 synthetic gear lubricant for commercial vehicles. This new fuel-efficient lubricant provides ultimate protection, performs well in extreme temperatures, and extends the drain interval for medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks up to 500,000 miles. “Spicer