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Ideal Supply has new general sales manager
October 8, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Mike Smith has been appointed to the role of general sales manager for Listowel, Ont.-based parts distributor Ideal Supply. Company president Tim MacDonald made the announcement, saying Smith will manage the strategic direction of Ideal’s three sales divisions – electrical,

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Mevotech to host suspension webinar Oct. 28
October 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Canadian chassis manufacturer Mevotech is offering a free webinar looking at the overlooked impacts on aged, overloaded, and modified suspensions. The webinar will be held at 1 p.m. EDT on Oct. 28. The company says aged, overloaded and modified suspensions

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Turo, AVEQ partner to make EVs more popular in Quebec
October 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Peer-to-peer car sharing platform Turo Canada has launched a partnership with Quebec Electric Vehicle Association (AVEQ) to promote further EV adoption in the province. AVEQ members that register on Turo as hosts will be eligible to receive $250 when they

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Confidentiality in the workplace
October 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Five unwritten rules of customer confidentiality. Ignore them at your peril!

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By the Numbers: Vehicle platforms and battery power
October 6, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Statistics that put the North American automotive aftermarket into perspective.

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CAF launches national strategy for women in trades
October 6, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) has published a first-of-its-kind national strategy for Supporting Women in Trades (SWiT). Built on action items identified by a 2019 task force, it establishes a national target to increase participation and retention of women in

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Quaker State GF-6 compliant motor oils now available
October 6, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Quaker State has announced that a number of motor oils within its product portfolio now meet the new ILSAC GF-6 specifications. ILSAC GF-6 is the name of the next-generation of standards set by the International Lubricants Standardization and Approval Committee

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Job opportunity for Alberta technicians
October 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Looking for full-time employment with time to enjoy the mountains? Canadian Tire Canmore is seeking successful candidates to fill the following positions in busy automotive service centre: Experienced Tire and Lube Technicians Red Seal Automotive Technician or 4th year apprentice Candidates

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BorgWarner completes acquisition of Delphi Technologies
October 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

BorgWarner Inc. has completed its acquisition of Delphi Technologies – a move that is expected to strengthen BorgWarner’s electronics and power electronics products, capabilities, and scale. The announcement follows approval by Delphi Technologies’ shareholders, receipt of required regulatory approvals, the

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What do you think of mandatory shop certification? A shop owner weighs in
October 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto Service World · 029 Bob Ward on the idea of mandatory certification of repair shops   The Automotive Industries Association of Canada is talking to the Ontario legislators about requiring collision shops to seek government certification in order to

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Auto Value sweeps Auto Care Association’s ACE Awards
October 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto Value companies were named the 2020 winners in all three categories of the U.S.-based Auto Care Association’s Career and Education (ACE) award. During the association’s virtual Fall Leadership Days, Auto Value was recognized with the award for large businesses.

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Ontario vehicle dealers not optimistic about long-term
October 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A recent survey by the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry council (OMVIC) finds that dealer principals and vehicle salespeople are leery of the long-term economic outlook for the province, given ongoing pandemic restrictions. The survey, the council’s second since the outbreak