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Purolator launches a new and refreshed website
December 18, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Purolator has launched an updated website to support its quest for innovation and commitment to delivering advanced solutions for rapidly changing engine and oil technologies. The website, www.pureoil.com, has been redesigned to showcase the company’s renewed promise: “Nothing Gets By

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AAPEX show celebrates strong aftermarket growth
November 26, 2015 by Allan Janssen

With vehicle sales up and more miles being driven, continued growth is predicted for next year.

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WORLDPAC Fantastic Voyage V Cruise sails the Hawaiian Islands
November 26, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Over 1400 WORLDPAC customers and VIP guests joined an elite group of suppliers and the WORLDPAC sales and management team for eight days of relaxation, adventure and business meetings aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America. Destination highlights include Honolulu, Maui,

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TRAC releases first Winter Tire Report
November 24, 2015 by CARS Magazine

New shipment data from the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) suggests tire retailers are gearing up for increased consumer demand for winter tires. These shipment increases are due in part to measures by government, industry and stakeholders to

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Auto service apprentices slump
November 23, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Statistics Canada figures show significant drop in 2013, down about 5% from 2010.

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ACDelco launches new online training courses
October 21, 2015 by CARS Magazine

ACDelco has released 3 new TechTube online courses this month that cover MIG Aluminum setup, MIG Aluminum weld and MIG Aluminum Destructive Testing. ACDelco’s online training resource provides Professional Service Centre and Automotive Care Expert program members access to hundreds

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Vast-Auto Distribution announces new Ottawa distribution center
October 6, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Vast-Auto Distribution has announced the opening of its seventh distribution center in Ottawa, Ontario. The official opening date is scheduled for early December. “We are very excited about servicing parts stores in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec from this new

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NASTF adds heavy truck service information to its OEM Service Website
October 1, 2015 by CARS Magazine

The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) will add heavy truck service information to the wealth of OEM service information it makes available to the independent aftermarket. A memorandum of understanding was recently announced between truck manufacturers and a bevy

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ACDelco launches additional online training courses
September 30, 2015 by CARS Magazine

ACDelco has released 3 new TechTube video courses covering MIG Steel setup, MIG Steel weld and MIG Steel destructive testing. ACDelco’s online training resource provides Professional Service Centre and Automotive Care Expert program members access to hundreds of online courses

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Government of Canada expands collaborative work with the U.S. EPA
September 28, 2015 by CARS Magazine

On September 22, 2015, the Government of Canada opened an investigation into Volkswagen’s alleged use of defeat devices to circumvent emissions regulations. Following this, Environment Canada has issued the following update on the issue: The Government of Canada has a

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VDO blower motors for HVAC systems
September 28, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket will now offer a line of VDO blower motors for direct replacement on modern utility vans. The VDO HVAC system blower motors line offers model coverage for Chevrolet City Express, Dodge / Mercedes Sprinter, Ford

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Canadian sales for August 2015
September 24, 2015 by CARS Magazine

DesRosiers has released its latest monthly sales report. Alberta’s declines continue at a double digit pace with the province now running close to 18,000 units behind 2014 levels, while Ontario reported a gain exceeding 24,000 units YoY at the end of