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Estimating labour time on heavy duty engines just got a little easier
August 1, 2019 by Renee Montague

Motor Information Systems has enhanced their estimated work times for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The data is mapped to nine-digit Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards (VMRS), and adheres to the Auto Care Association’s Aftermarket Catalogue Exchange Standard (ACES), including the Product

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Is the symbolism of owning your own car becoming outdated?
August 1, 2019 by Adam Malik

  By Adam Malik By 2025, nearly half of car owners will be ready to throw away their car keys. The thought that some people might not want to have a vehicle of their own is a shocking one –particularly

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Raybestos adds new technician portal to website
July 31, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Raybestos has enhanced its website with the addition of the Brake Solutions & Training Online Portal (STOP) for professional repair technicians, according to Kristin Grons, marketing manager for Brake Parts Inc LLC (BPI). The password-protected site offers visitors instant access

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Groupe Touchette opens new warehouse in Cambridge
July 31, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Groupe Touchette, the largest Canadian-owned tire distributor with more than 30 warehouses across Canada, has opened a new distribution centre in Cambridge, Ont. The new distribution centre is ready to serve more than 15 cities in southwestern Ontario, including London,

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Women’s Leadership Conference wants you to “rev up” your leadership
July 31, 2019 by Renee Montague

AIA Canada and Auto Care Women’s Leadership Summer Conference is scheduled for Aug. 7 – 8 in at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center and will include two keynote speakers, Judi Holler and Melissa Marshall. Judi Holler, author, speaker,

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COMMENTARY: Coffee and Conversation
July 31, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The title of ‘Shop of the Year’ is not simply a merit badge for long-time service.

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EPA report heralds benefits of new clean diesel
July 30, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is heralding the clean air benefits and fuel savings of updating that country’s fleet of diesel-powered engines since 2008. According to a recently released report, some 67,300 older diesel-powered engines have been upgraded or

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CRP wins Business Innovation award at ReMaTec show
July 30, 2019 by Allan Janssen

CRP Industries has earned the prestigious Best Reman Business Innovation Award at the ReMaTec trade show, held in Amsterdam in June. The award, which was given during the Remanufacturer of the Year Awards in June 2019, recognizes CRP Industries for

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Five tips to providing a five-star experience
July 30, 2019 by Allan Janssen

All it really requires is emotional intelligence and some common sense about what customers crave.

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Chevron Knowledge Centre: When cars start phoning the shops themselves
July 30, 2019 by Jacob Stoller

The connected vehicle that can initiate a service call from the road is now a reality, but barriers must be overcome before independent shops can get into the game.

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KYB relaunches “Feeling is Believing” promo
July 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

KYB’s popular “Feeling is Believing” consumer rebate promotion is back, running through to the end of September. The promotion offers motorists a rebate up to $100 when they choose to maintain their vehicle with KYB products. For 2019, KYB is

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Category Focus: Engine Parts
July 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Recently released products in the automotive engine parts space include variable valve timing chain kits from Cloyes, a rear differential cover from Dorman, spark plug wire and boots sleeves from DEI, and a new piston kit from Mahle. Welcome to