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Dealership service departments still lag behind independent shops: J.D. Power
September 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Canadian dealerships are lagging aftermarket facilities in capturing market-share in the automotive repair and service industry, estimated to generate $10 billion annually. According to the latest J.D. Power 2019 Canada Customer Service Index Long-Term Study, independent shops do a better

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Messe Frankfurt to organise Festival of Motoring
September 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Messe Frankfurt and trade publisher Crain Communications are joining forces to launch Festival of Motoring USA. The event will have with static and interactive content from mainstream, exotic, classic cars, and off-road vehicles. Festival of Motoring USA will be held

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Registration opens for MACS 2020
September 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Registration is now open for the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) 40th anniversary training event and trade show. The MACS ACcess show will be held Feb. 19-22, 2020 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. Attendees

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Global Brake Safety Council seeks nominations for key position
September 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Scott Lambert’s term as chairman of the Global Brake Safety Council (GBSC) ends at the end of this week. Nominations are now being accepted to fill the position. “Scott has set the course for the GBSC to be a true

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Arizona teaching inmates how to repair vehicles
September 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A fleet of vehicles owned and operated by the Arizona Dept. of Corrections is now being maintained by female inmates, as the state seeks to give criminals a chance to learn a marketable new skill: auto repair. The women, most

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CATEGORY FOCUS: Ignition and starting
September 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Recently released products in the ignition and starting space include spark plug boots from Design Engineering; a new line of automotive sensors from NTK; a new performance products catalogue from E3; and new alternators and starters from Robert Bosch. Welcome

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‘Installation’ video wins $5000 from Cardone
September 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Cardone has awarded $5,000 to a freelance videographer from Henrico, Virginia for a video he produced featuring the installation of an under-the-hood or under-the-car part. It was the culmination of Cardone’s “installation video competition,” which attracted a great number of

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CAF to spearhead national strategy for women in trades
September 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) says it will develop a National Strategy for Women in Trades by 2020. The forum has announced that a task force of its members from across the country will oversee the development of a strategy,

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AAPEX 2019 to host ADAS forum
September 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo (AAPEX) will host a three-hour Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Forum to prepare auto repair shops for the opportunities and challenges of servicing modern vehicles. The Forum will take place on Thursday, Nov. 7, in

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COMMENTARY: Texting to success
September 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Shops need to ride the wave of change if they’re going to keep up with their customers’ preferences.

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ATEQ appoints new sales manager
September 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

ATEQ TPMS Tools has appointed Dennis Flanery as its new sales manager. Flanery’s new responsibilities include managing TPMS sales, accounts, support and training as well as attending trade shows in the United States. He will work closely with the TPMS

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Groupe Del Vasto raises $41,000 for charity
September 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Nearly 170 golfers helped raise $40,100 for charity at Groupe Del Vasto’s Annual Golf Tournament on Aug. 21. The funds, raised through registrations, a silent auction, and generous sponsorships from automotive suppliers, will be donated to charitable organizations, including the