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AAPEX to host weekly webinars in October
October 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

AAPEX will host weekly webinars in October to provide the latest trends, market intelligence and global perspectives on the future of the automotive aftermarket and strategies for growth. The free webinars, which complement the Virtual AAPEX Experience Nov. 3 –

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Despite Covid surge, vehicle sales rise in September
October 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Covid-19 cases may have started to rise worryingly toward the end of September but it didn’t slow down the automotive market for the month. Sales of new light vehicles for September were estimated by DAC to be up 2.4%

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‘Sharp and accelerated improvement’ for Canadian manufacturing: survey
October 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

September data signalled a sharp and accelerated improvement in overall operating conditions across the Canadian manufacturing sector. A robust rise in new work helped to boost output levels further and stimulate job creation. As a result, panel members reported a

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Free download! Wallpaper calendar now available from Turnkey
October 1, 2020 by Baxter Hall

Turnkey Media Solutions — publishers of CARS magazine and Jobber News — is making exclusive auto-related wallpaper calendars available for free download. A new image will be available at the beginning of each month. Stop missing appointments!  Get your Turnkey

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What are customers NOT telling you about their car care experience?
October 1, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Mitchell 1 is teaming up with shop management consultancy Elite to learn what customers really think about the auto repair experience. They are holding a free webinar series that examines what customers want to say about the experience, but usually

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ScotiaBank, Cox, IHS revise light vehicle sales forecast for 2020
October 1, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Analysts at ScotiaBank have adjusted their forecast for light vehicle sales in Canada. In light of the impact of Covid-19, the research arm of the Canadian bank predicts light vehicle sales will hit 1.6 million units for 2020. That would

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Novus Glass opens new location in Ontario
October 1, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Novus Glass Sarnia is the newest location for Fix Network Ontario. Daryll O’Keefe, regional vice president for Fix Network Ontario, said the new facility showcases owner operator Shelby Armstrong’s strong knowledge of complex auto glass repair and his ambition to

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People & Places: Corporate moves in September 2020
September 30, 2020 by Allan Janssen

We recap some of the personnel announcements we heard about this past month.

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NRS introduces replacement brake pads for Acura
September 30, 2020 by Allan Janssen

NRS Brakes now offers brake pads specifically designed for the 2020 Acura RLX, including the popular hybrid model. Designed specifically for regenerative braking applications, the new pads are engineered to account for reduced moisture dissipation and increased corrosion risk typical

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Clear signs of recovery: Uni-Select business update
September 30, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Uni-Select Inc. says key metrics in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. are showing clear signs of recovery after a difficult second quarter this year. The company’s latest business update, covering July and August, show traffic levels in Canada are

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Fountain Tire opens DC in northern Alberta
September 30, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Fountain Tire opened the doors of a new distribution centre this month in the Acheson Industrial Area west of Edmonton, Alta. The company says the facility adds significant storage, work space and staging capacity to its operations in Western Canada,

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Canadian tipping point for EV adoption: gas at $2.45 a liter
September 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A new report from Deloitte suggests more than 50% of Canadians will embrace electric vehicles if gasoline prices rise above $2.45 a liter. The North American edition of its Global Automotive Consumer Study offers a wealth of insights about Canadian,