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Gilbert family expands and rebrands in B.C.
April 2, 2019 by Adam Malik

British Columbia’s jobber community in the Okanogan Valley looks a little different. The Gilbert family has acquired a pair of locations in the region from West-Can Auto Parts. That takes them to three auto parts stores and two industrial locations.

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Mister Transmission honours long-serving franchisees and technicians
April 2, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Mister Transmission held its annual general meeting in Toronto this weekend. More than 100 Mister Transmission franchisees and their employees attended the full-day event, representing about 45 stores from across Canada.  The event feature awards, supplier presentations, and plenty of

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New shareholder joins Alliance
April 1, 2019 by Adam Malik

IWI Motor Parts has joined The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance as its newest shareholder. The Iowa-based parts distributor is a second-generation family-owned business that opened in 1962. The company started in a family station wagon that travelled to local gas

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CATEGORY FOCUS: Tool Storage
April 1, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Welcome to AutoService World’s Category Focus, looking at recent announcements from automotive aftermarket tool makers, parts manufacturers and distributors.

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Big turn out for Alain Cote 25th anniversary trade show in Quebec City
March 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

About 1,300 customers were expected at the 25th anniversary trade show of Pieces D’Auto Alain Cote Inc. The NAPA affiliate, with four stores (in L’Ancienne-Lerette, Saint-Marc-des-Carrieres, Levis, and Saint-Raymond) pulled all the stops to make for an exciting event. More

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FCA to cut Windsor plants shift; 1,500 jobs to be cut
March 29, 2019 by The Canadian Press

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles says it plans to cut the third shift at its Windsor, Ont., assembly plant later this year at a cost of about 1,500 jobs. The move to end the shift starting Sept. 30 is to “better align

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APC makes changes to sales division
March 29, 2019 by Adam Malik

A number of changes have been made at APC Automotive Technologies, including in its Canadian market. The changes represent an opportunity to enhance its overall organization and the impact of the company’s national sales force, APC said in an announcement.

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Centric Parts launches promo for techs
March 29, 2019 by Adam Malik

Centric Parts wants technicians to try its premium brake pads for free as part of its latest promotion. Techs can get first-hand experience with Centric’s next generation PQ Pro brake pads starting April 1 when the company’s ‘Experience the Best’

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Lyft enters repair shop business
March 28, 2019 by Adam Malik

The aftermarket is now facing competition from Lyft. The ride-sharing company recently opened its first auto repair shop in San Francisco with plans to expand to major cities across the United States later this year hinted at plans to do

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Brake Parts Inc. names new vice president
March 28, 2019 by Adam Malik

Darwin Moen has been named vice president of sales, OE and OES at Brake Parts Inc. Moen most recently served as vice president of sales for Remy Power Products North America. He was responsible for sales strategy and operations, program

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Global Brake Safety Council heralds safety-related catalogue update
March 28, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Global Brake Safety Council (GBSC) is calling a recent update to the Friction Materials Standards Institute (FSMI) catalogue a “remarkable improvement in the advancement of brake pad safety for consumers.” The update acknowledges the fact that certain vehicle applications

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We’re looking for the 2019 Shop of the Year
March 28, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The search is on for the SHOP OF THE YEAR for 2019. We want to see what you’ve been up to in the last 12 months!