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Hankook expands partnership with Hockey Canada
November 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Hankook Tire Canada has expanded its partnership with Hockey Canada. The tire company remains the Official Tire of Hockey Canada until 2024 Through the partnership, Hankook Tire Canada will support Hockey Canada’s efforts to engage fans and grow the game, participate

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The true cost of renting
November 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Long-term uncertainty dogs some shop owners because they don’t own their building or the land it sits on.

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AAPEX Day 1 – Welcome to Las Vegas!
November 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

AAPEX starts with Auto Care Association reception Hundreds turned out for the kick-off reception at the Automotive Aftermarket Parts Exhibition, held at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas. The annual show is part of Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week, a

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Maxxeon makes Growth 500 List
November 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Canadian Business and Maclean’s have ranked Maxxeon number 62 on their annual Growth 500, a ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Produced by Canadian Business and Maclean’s, the Growth 500 ranks Canadian businesses on five-year revenue growth. Growth 500 winners are

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ATEQ names global aftermarket manager
November 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Livonia, Mich.-based ATEQ TPMS Tools has named Muca its global aftermarket TPMS manager. Muca will be responsible for leading the aftermarket TPMS team for all markets worldwide with a focus on developing a global sales strategy to foster partner and

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ACDelco announces fall ‘Brakeathon’ promotion
November 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

ACDelco announces its November Brakeathon promotion, focusing on Professional Calipers ACDelco is running a new promotion for all Canadian repair facilities focused on ACDelco Professional Calipers. By registering and participating, qualifying Canadian repair facilities can earn a limited edition ACDelco

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COMMENTARY: How should OCOT money be spent?
November 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

For the repair sector in Ontario, the closing of the college of trades is a huge opportunity!

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Bob Rose, former Fenco national sales manager, dies at 75
November 2, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Robert (Bob) Rose, a well-known figure in the Canadian automotive aftermarket, passed away on Oct. 29  at the age of 75 surrounded by his family. The former national sales manager for Toronto-based Fenco Automotive, spent 45 years with the company. He

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Fiat-Chrysler to join forces with PSA to create 4th largest carmaker
November 1, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group (formerly Peugeot Citroën Moteurs) plan to join forces through a 50-50 share swap to create the world’s fourth-largest automaker. FCA and PSA announced yesterday that they aimed to reach a binding deal to create

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ASA hires new director for member services
November 1, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Blair Calvo has joined the Automotive Service Association as its new director of membership. Calvo will be responsible for overseeing member services, including addressing the needs of current members and leading efforts to recruit new members. She comes to ASA

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AASA to host summit on pricing strategies
November 1, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) will host a virtual summit on the concept of Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) on Nov. 19. The summit will feature information to inform a choice about the implementation of a MAP pricing strategy. Summit

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Repair shops and consumers eligible for KYB rebates
November 1, 2019 by Allan Janssen

KYB’s “Truck Months” promotion has returned for winter. Running November and December, “Truck Months” offers rewards to both service providers and consumers who install KYB shocks, struts or assemblies on trucks, and SUVs. Restoring designed vehicle control, or adding increased