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Electric vehicle expert to headline AIA training event
March 27, 2019 by Allan Janssen

EV guru Craig Van Batenburg will be the feature speaker at the Automotive Industries Association of Canada’s “Vehicle Programming Today!” series of events. The Ontario event will take place April 10 at the Electric Vehicle Centre in North York, Ont.

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Finalists named for Channel Excellence Award
March 27, 2019 by Adam Malik

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association will be crowning the first winner of a new award next week. Three finalists have been chosen for the AASA’s Channel Excellence Award, which recognizes collaboration and innovation in the aftermarket. The award, sponsored by

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Using social media to attract talent
March 27, 2019 by Adam Malik

McDonald’s is taking on a new route to attract employees. The aftermarket could take a few notes on drumming up interest among young people. The fast-food restaurant chain is accepting applications via Snapchat during a one-day virtual hiring event on

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BOOK REVIEW: Fly Free by Mister Transmission’s Randy Moore
March 26, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Self-help book offers nuggets of wisdom, drawn from a career of reading trends, anticipating change, and growing a business.

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NAPA picks Grote as top supplier
March 26, 2019 by Adam Malik

Grote Canada is now a three-time winner of NAPA’s top supplier recognition. UAP announced that Grote was the unanimous pick among NAPA’s regions across the country to win the 2018 Supplier Excellence Award. The supplier of lighting, accessories and innovative

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SMP takes top honour from The Group
March 26, 2019 by Adam Malik

The Automotive Parts Services Group took some time to recognize supplier partners with a special awards ceremony recently. Held in conjunction with member meeting from March 12-15 at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., The Group

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ALI makes Lifting It Right training available through subscription
March 26, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) is making its popular “Lift It Right” safety course available online, with a subscription model that allows everyone in the shop to get training as often as needed throughout the year. Standard pricing for the

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CATEGORY FOCUS: Transmissions
March 25, 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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Coates foundation donates to local high school
March 25, 2019 by Adam Malik

An high school automotive program with poor tools and a broken hoist isn’t able to do much for its students. But thanks to the Ed Coates Memorial Foundation, Pitt Meadows Secondary School – less than 15 minutes west of Maple

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EyeSpy: Visiting the lumber yard for vehicle repairs
March 25, 2019 by Adam Malik

Wood has served many purposes over the years – building homes to live in, furniture to relax on or touching after tempting fate. It was not meant for automotive repair. At least, not in the last 100 years or so.

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Uni-Select installs new board member, leader for Parts Alliance
March 22, 2019 by Adam Malik

Changes are happening at Uni-Select as the company has added a new member to it board of directors, while naming a new head in its U.K. business. Pierre Raymond is the newest member of the board and Neil Croxson will

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Report calls for increase in electric buses
March 22, 2019 by The Canadian Press

A new report by a green energy think-tank calls for increased investment in electric buses to both reduce emissions and boost Canada’s growing manufacturing base of the vehicles. The report by Clean Energy Canada says that while Canada is a