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Fountain Tire to honour community stars
February 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A new partnership between Fountain Tire, the Western Hockey League (WHL) and the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) will honour 60 Canadians for their contributions to their communities. The Fountain Tire 3 Stars program will recognize local ‘stars’ who go above

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VW, Ford team up on pickups, explore deal on electrics
January 17, 2019 by David McHugh And Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Volkswagen and Ford are forming a global alliance to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups together while exploring broader co-operation on future battery-powered and autonomous vehicles and services. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim Hackett said that the

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Lordco goes big in Port Coquitlam
January 14, 2019 by Adam Malik

New location boasts more than 31,000 square feet of space

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Seaforth Automotive joins Ideal Supply family
January 3, 2019 by Adam Malik

Ideal Supply has bought fellow NAPA jobber Seaforth Automotive and Industrial Supply. The deal was made in mid-December but announced just after the new year. Seaforth is a NAPA Auto Parts Associate and has been owned by the Wilbee family

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Norway sees boom in electric cars, fueled by the government
December 21, 2018 by Mark Lewis, The Associated Press

A silent revolution has transformed driving in Norway. Eerily quiet vehicles are ubiquitous on the fjord-side roads and mountain passes of this wealthy European nation of 5.3 million. Some 30 per cent of all new cars sport plug-in cables rather

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Auto industry looks to future beyond car ownership
December 21, 2018 by Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press

Car sharing, subscriptions considered the next big things

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‘They’re coming:’ Flying cars on the horizon
December 19, 2018 by Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press

The flying cars depicted in science fiction classics such as “Blade Runner” and “The Fifth Element” have long been seen as flights of fancy, but their arrival is closer than you think. At least a dozen companies are prototyping or

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No shortage of talent!
December 7, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Our Canadian Technician of the Year judges faced a difficult choice, with 30 nominations coming in from all over Canada. Here are the finalists.

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U.S.-type crash not likely to happen here
December 4, 2018 by Adam Malik

It’s unlikely Canada will see anything similar to the housing bubble and subsequent crash that plagued the United States 10 years ago. Research from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada – the national body for the industry – found that

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VW wants to storm car market with cheaper electric model
November 23, 2018 by David McHugh, The Associated Press

Volkswagen intends to invest 44 billion euros (US$50 billion) in the electric and autonomous car technologies expected to reshape the industry – and said it would make battery-powered vehicles more accessible to mass-market auto buyers by selling its new I.D.

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Genuine Parts Company makes deals in UK
October 11, 2018 by Adam Malik

Two automotive companies have been acquired by the Alliance Automotive Group, the Genuine Parts Company’s distribution arm based in London. One of the companies, Platinum International Group Limited, is a value-added battery distributor in the automotive, industrial, marine and leisure

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OMVIC chief touring Ontario to meet with dealerships
September 21, 2018 by Allan Janssen

The head of Ontario’s automotive regulating group is going on the road to meet industry players, share idea, and answer questions. John Carmichael, CEO and registrar for the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) and a few of his key