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ASA annual business meeting while be virtual
September 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Due to COVID-19, the Automotive Service Association’s Annual Business Meeting is going virtual. Originally scheduled for May and rescheduled for August, ASA’s ABM is now scheduled to be held online – for members only – on Oct. 9. “Due to

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Category Focus: Shop Equipment
September 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Recent announcements in the shop equipment space from automotive aftermarket tool makers, parts manufacturers, and distributors.

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California to phase out gas-powered vehicles by 2035
September 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

California will phase out gasoline-powered cars over the next decade and a half, with the stated goal of allowing only the sale of zero-emission vehicles by the year 2035. The state’s governor, Gavin Newsom, signed an executive order last week,

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Podcast: David Tobin on reducing unnecessary returns
September 28, 2020 by Allan Janssen

 Auto Service World · 028 David Tobin on the industry-wide problem of warranty abuse       Thousands of times every working day technicians across North America return perfectly good parts as defective. Whether for reasons of confusion, expediency,

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North American legislators lagging on vehicle data: AIA president
September 25, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The president of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) says international governments are moving faster toward securing aftermarket access to vehicle data and OE service information. Jean-Francois Champagne told a webinar audience yesterday that Europeans and Pacific rim governments

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Fix Auto opens new facility in Truro
September 25, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Fix Auto Truro, located in the Salmon River community of Truro in central Nova Scotia, is the newest member of the Fix Auto network. The new collision repair centre is run by Kevin Burgess. “We are confident of building a

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Bestbuy wraps up Buy & Sell meetings
September 25, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Bestbuy Distributors concluded its virtual Buy & Sell meetings yesterday, having arranged some 1,945 one-on-one sessions over the course of the web event. Typically, the Buy & Sell takes place over a three-day period that includes meetings and social networking

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Mitchell 1 offers free webinar series on consumer perceptions
September 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Shop owners and managers are invited to join Mitchell 1 and Elite for a free webinar series to learn first-hand what consumers think about the auto repair experience. The complimentary three-part online event will take place Oct. 6, 13 and

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YourMechanic to service Motus clients in U.S. and Canada
September 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

YourMechanic, a mobile automotive maintenance and repair service provider with technicians across the U.S. and Canada, is partnering with Motus, a reimbursement solutions company for businesses with mobile-enabled workforces. With the launch of this partnership, YourMechanic’s mobile services are now

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‘Mixed and unstable’ new vehicle sales in August: DesRosiers
September 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC) estimates 165,837 new light vehicle sold in Canada during the month of August. It was a month, says DAC managing partner Andrew King, that saw “mixed and unstable provincial performance across the country.” The same could

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COMMENTARY: Capturing the sale
September 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A new report examining the wholesale market for OE parts reveals some basic truths.

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Eye Spy: More adventures with animals
September 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Be prepared for anything… because you never know what you’ll find when you raise the hood on a vehicle!