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Monroe’s Shocktober promotion returns
September 7, 2015 by CARS Magazine

The Monroe “Shocktober” promotion is here for September and October, enabling consumers to get four qualifying Monroe or Rancho shocks or struts for the price of three at a participating vehicle service provider or parts store. “Shocktober is a fun

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STAYING TRIM
September 3, 2015 by Jeff Taylor

Understanding how the vehicle is controlling fuel is the first step in diagnosing a fuel trim issue.

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts introduces #PartsMatter Auto Safety Campaign
September 3, 2015 by CARS Magazine

#PartsMatter, an auto safety campaign for consumers and professional technicians throughout the U.S. and Canada, is offering weekly cash prizes to winners who share photos and/or videos documenting a part failure on any passenger vehicle. Designed to communicate the importance

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BFGoodrich introduces new extended warranty
September 3, 2015 by CARS Magazine

BFGoodrich Commercial Truck Tires is introducing an extended warranty for its commercial truck tires and casings, effective on claims filed on or after Sept. 1, 2015. Reflecting the brand’s proven performance, the warranty coverage against defects in workmanship and materials

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Tesla Model S P85D ranked best performing car by Consumer Reports
September 2, 2015 by CARS Magazine

The Tesla Model S has ranked the best-performing new car in Consumer Reports’ history. The Palo Alto auto maker’s Model S P85D acquitted itself so well that it broke CR’s testing scale, forcing the publication to recalibrate its future testing

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Uni-Select Announces the Acquisition of Duncan Auto Parts Ltd.
September 2, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Uni-Select Inc. has completed the acquisition, through one of its subsidiaries, of the assets of Duncan Auto Parts Ltd. This acquisition expands Uni-Select’s reach in Pacific Canada. Duncan Auto Parts Ltd., a long-term customer of Uni-Select, has been a well-reputed

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BY THE NUMBERS: Vehicle production and more…
September 1, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Our monthly pictogram helps put the Canadian automotive aftermarket into perspective.   4%: Percentage of customers that schedule their automotive repair and service appointments online. Gen Y customers book online at a slightly higher rate (6%), while Boomers are less likely

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TIA announces 2015 Hall of Fame recipients
September 1, 2015 by CARS Magazine

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced the names of the 2015 Hall of Fame recipients, including Canadian Paul Hyatt. This year’s honorees are Ross Fischer, the late owner of McCord Auto Supply; Herman “Hy” Freeman, technical services and training manager

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Toyota to buy 13 million air-bag inflators
August 31, 2015 by Allan Janssen

In a bid to reduce its risk from potentially lethal air-bag inflators supplied by Takata Corp., Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to buy air-bag inflators from parts maker Nippon Kayaku Co. The Japanese carmaker has asked the second-tier supplier to

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$65K for 65 years! Dennis DesRosiers celebrates his 65th birthday
August 31, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Andrew King from DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC) has made the following announcement regarding one of Canada’s leading automotive analysts, Dennis DesRosiers, and his 65th birthday: Hello, this is Andrew King, Dennis DesRosiers’ partner at DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC). You may

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Mister Transmission partners with Vast-Auto for expansion into Quebec
August 28, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Mister Transmission is launching an expansion into the Quebec market with plans to open 20 new locations in the next several years. This growth initiative begins with a long-term development agreement with MMO Group, Vast-Auto Distribution’s auto care franchising division

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IT’S YOUR TURN: Talk about a dream job!
August 27, 2015 by Tom Hines

Some of us complain about work… but we really ought to look around and see just what we have.