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MAC Tools hosts most successful expo to date
June 25, 2021 by Christine Hogg

After a long year of virtual conferences and tradeshows, the 30th annual MAC Tools Tool Fair took place at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida from June 3 to 5. The most recent in-person Tool Fair was held in February

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Bolt On hires new sales director & marketing director
June 23, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Bolt On Technology has tapped two seasoned veterans to head up its sales and marketing operations. Thomas Ripple has assumed the role of Sales Director. Ripple has 26 years of experience in software and software as a service (SaaS). Expert

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By 2025, 1 in 5 cars will offer one or more Level 2 autonomous driving features
June 23, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis of the global autonomous driving industry finds that original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and value chain partners are streamlining their strategies, capital investments, and product roadmap to develop and deploy region- and segment-specific partial and highly

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AAPEX 2021 announces CEOs to participate in Keynote Buyer Panel
June 23, 2021 by Christine Hogg

AAPEX 2021 has assembled a Keynote Buyer Panel of well-known industry CEOs for an engaging discussion on key topics facing the automotive aftermarket industry. The panel discussion will take place during the Keynote Session at this year’s in-person event, Tuesday,

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Solera’s AudaVIN service now covers 80% of vehicles in the U.S.
June 22, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Solera Holdings Inc. has added Toyota and Lexus makes and models to its VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) service, AudaVIN. With this addition, AudaVIN now covers more than 80 per cent of vehicles in the United States.   AudaVIN is an automated

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Uni-Select names Emilie Gaudet as President & COO of CAG
June 22, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Uni-Select Inc. has appointed Emilie Gaudet to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Automotive Group, effective July 1, 2021. In the last few years at Uni-Select, Gaudet has held multiple roles such as Chief Financial Officer at

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Shop of the Week: In-Tune Auto
June 22, 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! Your name: Rob Engelage

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B.C. is bringing back mandatory trades certification
June 21, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Currently the only province not requiring individuals to be certified, British Columbia is reintroducing a mandatory certification for tradespeople in order to “support higher paying and more stable jobs for workers,” CBC News reports. The previous mandatory certification program was

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AIA Canada postpones 2021 Quebec Grand Forum
June 21, 2021 by Christine Hogg

The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada has postponed the 2021 Quebec Grand Forum, initially scheduled for December 8, 2021, until March 17, 2022, due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 restrictions and concerns for the health and safety of

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New global luxury car parts store launches online
June 21, 2021 by Christine Hogg

European Autospares FZC has launched a luxury auto parts online store, with delivery being offered to more than 70 countries worldwide. European Autospares caters to different luxury brands including: Bentley Maserati Porsche Ferrari Lamborghini Rolls Royce Land Rover Mercedes Audi

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Getting to know the Alliance’s Canadian members: Groupe Del Vasto
June 18, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Officially incorporated in 2000, the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance now has six members in Canada, 13 in Latin America, and 24 in the United States. Composed of a network of independent warehouse distributors, it is the premier aftermarket distribution and

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ASW Conversations: ShopPros on business planning & why you shouldn’t count on “Plan B”
June 18, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Auto Service World · ASW Conversations: ShopPros on business planning & why shop owners can’t count on “Plan B” On the latest episode of ASW Conversations, our host and publisher, Peter Bulmer, sits down with Jack Chapman, Lead Coach/Sales/Success Developer,