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APEX Auto joins Bestbuy as a full member shareholder
March 17, 2021 by Christine Hogg

APEX Auto has joined Bestbuy as a full member shareholder. Mike Kadykalo, the founding owner of APEX Auto, is a lifelong Durham resident who has been a fixture in the local automotive industry for more than 50 years. It is

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Standard Motor Products names new VP of distribution
March 17, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Standard Motor Products, Inc. has named Duane Burns as its vice president of distribution. In his new role, Burns directs all aspects of logistics for the company’s distribution centres in the United States. “To maintain our marketing-leading position as a

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Continental now offering exclusive range of genuine OEM ATE electronic brake calipers
March 16, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Continental now offers an exclusive range of genuine OEM ATE electronic brake calipers for easy replacement on popular Audi and Volkswagen models from 2016 through 2020. The new OEM disc brake calipers are pre-assembled with the electronic parking brake and

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EV Battery Tech launches the IoniX Pro Smart Charger
March 16, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Extreme Vehicle Battery Technologies Corp. has officially launched of its previously unveiled IoniX Pro EV Smart Charger Series (the “EV Smart Charger“). With the EV market projected to grow almost five times over the next six years, it is necessary

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Shop of the Week: Smokey’s Auto Service Inc.
March 16, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Shop of the Week is a weekly column devoted to showcasing the efforts of automotive shops and their teams across Canada. Want your shop to have a turn in the spotlight? Send an email to christine@turnkey.media! Name: Darrin Howitt Shop

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Bolt On positions company for growth with restructured management team
March 15, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Bolt On Technology has restructured its management team to maintain its leadership role in the industry and position the 11-year-old company for aggressive growth in 2021 and beyond. The changes are designed to make the company more nimble in a fast-changing

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Transit appoints new regional manager for Ontario & Western Canada
March 12, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Transit has appointed Paul Bradley as its new regional manager for Ontario and Western Canada, effective Mar. 15. “I am excited to work with a company that is thriving because of its continued growth, expansion and customer values. I look

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The Claims Bridge International hosting upcoming webinar
March 12, 2021 by Christine Hogg

The Claims Bridge International (TCBI) will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, March 30, at 2 pm CDT, “Bringing AI and New Technology to the Claims and Vehicle Repair Processes.” The one-hour free webinar will be moderated by Stephen Applebaum,

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Deadline for automotive scholarships via UAF is fast approaching
March 11, 2021 by Christine Hogg

The deadline to apply for a series of automotive scholarships funded by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation and partner organizations is fast approaching. Applicants are reminded to apply no later than Mar. 31, 2021. Nearly 500 scholarships for the

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ATEQ releases update on live sensor platform
March 11, 2021 by Christine Hogg

ATEQ TPMS Tools has issued a detailed update on the all-new live sensor platform for ATEQ tool users and ATEQ sensor partners. Since the launch of live sensor in November 2020, ATEQ has performed more than 100 updates across the

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Bestbuy appoints new BDM for Quebec region
March 11, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Bestbuy Distributors has appointed Richard Bureau as its new business development manager for the Québec region. Bureau is based in Drummondville, Québec, and has been in the role since Mar. 8. Bureau reports directly to Andy Murphy, vice-president of sales

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Why understanding the consumer convenience revolution is critical to the aftermarket’s global recovery
March 10, 2021 by Christine Hogg

This article first appeared in the January/February issue of Jobber News. It has been updated to reflect current global COVID-19 statistics. To access the digital issue, click here. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the automotive aftermarket was deemed