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Volvo informs owners about risk of engine fires
July 29, 2019 by Renee Montague

Volvo will be contacting over 507,000 Volvo owners letting them know their vehicles is being recalled due to a risk of engine fire. No injuries nor accidents have been linked to the fault yet, but Volvo said its own investigations

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What is Ontario’s worst (and best) city for driving?
July 29, 2019 by Renee Montague

What is Ontario’s worst and best city for avoiding tickets and collisions? You would be surprised. Orangeville, Bradford and Woodstock, Sault Ste Marie, and Brantford ranked the top five worst cities for tickets and accidents, while North York, Toronto and

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June light vehicle sales down 21.3% compared to last June: DesRosiers
July 26, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Canadian passenger car sales decreased 21.3% in June and 15.1% in the first half of 2019, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. Much of the volume lost in the first half came from the compact car segment, down over 25,000 units

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ZF Aftermarket is turning your pictures into art
July 26, 2019 by Renee Montague

ZF Aftermarket is accepting pictures of automotive aftermarket professionals using ZF branded products to be included in a mosaic photo wall and to win prizes. ZF Aftermarket will showcase the mosaic photo wall comprised of hundreds of photos at the

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Shell launches premium oils for gas-fueled trucks in Canada
July 25, 2019 by Allan Janssen

As sponsors of the Professional Bull Riders circuit in Canada (PBR), Shell Lubricants Canada could not have chosen a better venue than this month’s Calgary Stampede to launch its new line of premium oil for gas-engine light trucks. “We’re here

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Castrol signs new deal with Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières
July 25, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Castrol will be the official and exclusive lubricant of Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (GP3R). The new partnership, announced this week, will be effective for the GP3R’s 2019 NASCAR and road course weekend, Aug. 9 to 11. Castrol Canada has

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Mitchell 1 names outstanding auto tech student at Calgary conference
July 25, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Jackson Dietrich from St. Charles, Ill., was named the 2019 Mitchell 1 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student during the 46th annual North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) conference in Calgary, Alta. Each year, Mitchell 1 recognizes one U.S. or Canadian

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U.S. capitol has highest check-engine repair bills, study finds
July 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

For the second consecutive year, the District of Columbia had the highest check-engine repair bills in the U.S. in 2018, according to a report from diagnostics data company CarMD Corporation. The company’s latest state ranking of check engine light-related car

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Mevotech expands sales team
July 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Canadian chassis manufacturer Mevotech has expanded its sales leadership team with the addition of Russ Eggert as director of sales, reporting directly to executive VP of sales and marketing Todd Hack. Eggert is an accomplished sales executive with 20 years of

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Our 2019 Jobber of the Year: It’s all about the customer
July 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Mississauga West branch of Motorcade Industries works from a formula that starts in the company’s head office in North York, Ont.: Take care of the customer!

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Distribution Stox acquires additional distribution activities
July 23, 2019 by Renee Montague

Distribution Stox has acquired the distribution activities of Distribution C.P.P (Centre du Pneu Patry) located in Drummondville, Que. Distribution C.P.P mainly distributes tires for automobiles and SUVs in Drummondville and Victoriaville. According to Bruno Leclair, president and CEO of Boucherville,

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Greenwood: Making your investments pay off
July 23, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Jobbers have a lot of work to do in building and rebuilding their business and the relationships that go with it.