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Auto Parts Headquarters CEO named leader of the year
November 19, 2019 by Allan Janssen

John Bartlett, executive chairman and CEO at Automotive Parts Headquarters, has been named the 2019 Automotive Leader of the Year. The award is perceived as the industry’s highest honour. “I am extremely honored and humbled by this award,” Bartlett said.

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Robert Clark named to Aftermarket Hall of Fame
November 19, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Retired Aisin Group executive Robert Clark has been inducted into the 2019 Import Vehicle Community Hall of Fame. Clark, a senior aftermarket advisor for Aisin since his retirement in June, has served the company in a number of positions including

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Commentary: Invisible cars just asking for an accident!
November 19, 2019 by Les Dobos

People who drive in twilight or during inclement weather without turning on their lights are endangering themselves and everyone they pass.

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Centric Parts wins product award for rotors
November 18, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Centric Parts, a division of APC Automotive Technologies, earned the prestigious 2019 Best New Product Line award from the Import Vehicle Community for its new GCX Application-Specific Disc Brake Rotor Line. The award was presented at the 2019 Automotive Aftermarket

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Winter tire use rising dramatically: study
November 18, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A new survey shows that winter tire use in Canada has risen sharply over the past five years, but driver education about safety benefits remains essential to wintertime road safety. The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada’s 2019 Canadian Consumer

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APD successfully relaunches fall trade show
November 18, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Automotive Parts Distributors (APD) held its first trade show since 2013 at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon on the weekend. The APD Fall Trade Show was deemed a great success, drawing attendees from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan… and some from Quebec too.

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ATEQ offers free tire depth gauge with software update
November 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Livonia, Mich.-based ATEQ TPMS Tools, is offering a free Tire Tread Depth Gauge (retail value $299) with the purchase of a two-year VT56 software update. The offer is part of Q4 promotion for Canadian and American customers. The Tire Tread

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Bosch tools certified to access FCA secure gateway module
November 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Bosch says its aftermarket diagnostic scan tools are now certified by FCA U.S. to access the Secure Gateway Module (SGW) on many 2018 and newer FCA vehicles. The SGW unlock feature for its lineup of ADS 325 and ADS 625

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Schrader launches new training academy and eTraining courses
November 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Schrader TPMS Solutions has launched a new training brand – Schrader Academy – part of an E-Training course initiative. Schrader Academy is the new brand for all of Schrader’s TPMS training materials, and training initiatives. The brand intends to create

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Ontario colleges to increase partnerships with private trainers
November 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Ontario government says its new policy on college partnerships will strengthen the province’s workforce. The policy, which expands partnership agreements between Ontario’s colleges and private trainers, is designed to produce a more highly qualified workforce, Ontario’s colleges said today.

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Uni-Select set to launch new auto repair banner program
November 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Bumper to Bumper Auto Service is designed to promote customer loyalty, and let service providers to stand out in their communities.

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Dorman to launch new training program
November 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Mike Kealey, executive vice president, commercial for Dorman Products, announced an ambitious new program to offer hands-on training to the aftermarket. The company will continue to offer online training, but is augmenting it with in-class training that will discuss real