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NUMBERS: Recalls, V2X technology, and unhappy workers
October 28, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Stats that put the North American automotive aftermarket into perspective

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New light vehicle sales down 3.7% in September
October 25, 2019 by Allan Janssen

DesRosiers Automotive Consulting is reporting another soft month for new car sales in Canada. Total new light vehicle sales decreased 3.7% in September 2019, compared to September 2018. Units sold fell from 172,974 in September 2018 to 166,488 units sold

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‘Visualizer’ shows vehicle enhancements before they’re installed
October 25, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Keystone Automotive Operations has added a custom vehicle “visualizer” into its popular web portal, eKeystone.com Described as “the perfect complimentary sales tool for jobbers, dealerships, and accessory manufacturers,” Interactive Garage allows them to demonstrate to their customers exactly how selected

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Gem-Car opens new headquarters and training centre
October 25, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Gem-Car has officially opened its new Montreal headquarters and training center. At a gala event last night, attended by industry leaders, suppliers, and Gem-Car customers, company president Mathieu Brunel thanked the industry for its support. “This is all about us

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Future success hinges on tools and training: AIA
October 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Analyst from Conference Board of Canada offers view on coming technology and how it may disrupt or enhance the auto service and repair industry.

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Fountain Tire reorganizes, creates three new senior roles
October 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Fountain Tire has reorganized its leadership team, creating three new roles that support the company’s strategic plan and core purpose of “Helping people get there – safely, sustainably and successfully.” “A key part of our strategic planning was to define

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Continental plant in Quebec earns major certification
October 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Continental’s industrial hose plant in Granby, Que. has received a major sanitary standards certification from the independent U.S. organization 3-A SSI for a selected range of food and beverage hoses. The 3-A SSI is an independent, non-profit organization that leads

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Ontario college unveils program to tackle skills shortage
October 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Sheridan College’s Continuing and Professional Studies division has partnered with power transmission leaders to offer an intensive 16-week, Industrial Distribution Program (IDP) focused on the distribution of bearings, power transmission products, and other industrial parts. The program comprises eight weeks

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Epicor launches mobile eStore for repair shops
October 23, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Epicor has introduced a feature-rich eStore solution that will enable automotive service professionals to use their mobile devices to look up, price, and order parts from the more than 20,000 wholesalers connected to the Epicor Parts Network (EPN). The new,

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Cloyes’ regains control of Paris, Ark., manufacturing plant
October 23, 2019 by Allan Janssen

After opening its Paris, Ark., manufacturing plant in 1963, Cloyes Gear and Products announced it has successfully regained ownership of the manufacturing operation from American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM). AAM held ownership of the plant following its 2017 acquisition of

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WORK CULTURE: Engaged and committed
October 23, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Focusing on people and creating a purpose is central to thriving workplace culture.

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Commentary: Standing in the Gap
October 22, 2019 by Allan Janssen

How technicians will become even more important in the coming knowledge economy.