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Deadline for automotive scholarships via UAF is fast approaching
March 11, 2021 by Christine Hogg

The deadline to apply for a series of automotive scholarships funded by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation and partner organizations is fast approaching. Applicants are reminded to apply no later than Mar. 31, 2021. Nearly 500 scholarships for the

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ATEQ releases update on live sensor platform
March 11, 2021 by Christine Hogg

ATEQ TPMS Tools has issued a detailed update on the all-new live sensor platform for ATEQ tool users and ATEQ sensor partners. Since the launch of live sensor in November 2020, ATEQ has performed more than 100 updates across the

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Bestbuy appoints new BDM for Quebec region
March 11, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Bestbuy Distributors has appointed Richard Bureau as its new business development manager for the Québec region. Bureau is based in Drummondville, Québec, and has been in the role since Mar. 8. Bureau reports directly to Andy Murphy, vice-president of sales

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Why understanding the consumer convenience revolution is critical to the aftermarket’s global recovery
March 10, 2021 by Christine Hogg

This article first appeared in the January/February issue of Jobber News. It has been updated to reflect current global COVID-19 statistics. To access the digital issue, click here. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the automotive aftermarket was deemed

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Meyer Distributing Canada opens second location
March 10, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Meyer Distributing Canada, Inc,. has opened a second location in London, Ont. The company’s other location is in Milton, Ont. “We look forward to another year of servicing our ever-expanding customer base in Canada,” said John Thompson, general manager of

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Women in Automotive & eMentorConnect announce partnership
March 9, 2021 by Christine Hogg

eMentorConnect has partnered with Women in Automotive Network. The company’s mentoring software will power Woman in Automotive’s goal to promote women leaders within the auto industry. “Women in Automotive is an exceptional organization to bring under the eMentorConnect umbrella as

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Shop of the Week: Frank Motors Inc.
March 9, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Shop of the Week is a weekly column devoted to showcasing the efforts of automotive shops and their teams across Canada. Want your shop to have a turn in the spotlight? Send an email to christine@turnkey.media! Name: Milan Paskas Shop

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Finalists selected for AASA’s Channel Excellence Award presented by Epicor
March 8, 2021 by Christine Hogg

The Selection Committee chose two collaborative aftermarket projects as finalists for the third annual AASA Channel Excellence Award presented by Epicor Software. This prestigious industry honor will be awarded during the AASA Vision Conference on Mar. 18. The conference will

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Snap-on acquires Dealer-FX Group
March 8, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Snap-on Incorporated has acquired Dealer-FX Group, Inc., based in Markham, Ontario, for approximately $200 million in cash. Dealer-FX is a developer, marketer, and provider of service operations software solutions for automotive original equipment manufacturer customers and their dealers. Dealer-FX specializes

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Ontario government investing $47M towards hiring new apprentices
March 8, 2021 by Christine Hogg

The Ontario government is investing $47 million in 2021-22 to hire more apprentices, improve the quality of training and help them complete their training and certification through the new Achievement Incentive Program and the expanded Apprenticeship Capital Grant. These programs are designed to support those who train apprentices, such as businesses,

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Standard Motor Products, Inc. named 2020 Supplier of the Year by O’Reilly Auto Parts
March 4, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Standard Motor Products, Inc. was named the 2020 Supplier of the Year by O’Reilly Auto Parts, an award it also received in 2018. Standard Motor Products was presented with the award during O’Reilly Auto Parts’ Annual Leadership Conference. The company’s

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ASW Conversations: Solera exec pinpoints the AI-based repair & claims processing revolution
March 4, 2021 by Christine Hogg

The automotive aftermarket continues to see a steady shift towards a digital revolution, as far as the repairs side goes. A few weeks ago, Solera Holdings, Inc. launched Guided Image Capture (GIC), a customizable Qapter module part of Solera’s end-to-end