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AARO elects new board of directors
September 21, 2018 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario (AARO) has welcomed three new members to its board of directors. Darryl Croft of OK Tire and Auto Services in Etobicoke, Mark Lemay of Auto Aide Technical Services in Barrie, and Jamal Mumin of

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The young and the licenced
September 14, 2018 by Adam Malik

Millennials with driver’s licences want to keep driving despite the popularity of autonomous vehicles. However, younger generations don’t feel the same way

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Uber to open engineering hub in Toronto
September 14, 2018 by Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press

Uber Technologies Inc. is building a roadmap to become more than a ride-hailing app and it’s chief executive is indicating Toronto will figure into that transition. Dara Khosrowshahi hinted at global plans for bus and train services, the expansion of

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University of Alberta gets connected vehicle funding
July 4, 2018 by Adam Malik

Half-a-million dollars is going to the University of Alberta to help Canadian cities prepare for connected and autonomous vehicles. The funding will be going towards a “project to pilot the enhanced privacy of connected vehicle communications,” the federal government said

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Volvo, Amazon launch in-car delivery
May 11, 2018 by Danielle Oswald

Volvo has partnered with Amazon to bring in-car delivery of packages to customers throughout the United States. The service is available across 37 cities in the U.S. with more locations to come over time. It’s a part of Volvo’s in-car

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Spectra Premium partners with APC Series
May 4, 2018 by Adam Malik

It has been announced that Spectra Premium will be joining APC Series as their official temperature control provider for the series. Spectra Premium will also be the official sponsor for Delaware Speedway’s Canada weekend event. The event is on June

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Castrol highest bidder for hood, money donated to Humboldt
April 20, 2018 by Adam Malik

Canadian race car driver DJ Kennington recently paid tribute to the victims of the Humboldt bus crash tragedy. He raced at the NASCAR’s Bristol Motor Speedway with the team logo emblazoned on his hood. The St. Thomas, Ont. native told

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EPA to ease back emissions standards
April 3, 2018 by The Associated Press

Environmental regulators announced on Monday they will ease emissions standards for cars and trucks, saying that a timeline put in place by President Barack Obama was not appropriate and set standards “too high.”  The Environmental Protection Agency said it completed

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Calgary Tech is Mazda Canada’s top gun
April 2, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Brian Easthope of Stoney Trail Mazda is this year’s winner of the Canadian MazTech Service Skills Competition in Toronto.

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ACE conference to feature futurist speaker
March 28, 2018 by Danielle Oswald

Canada Automotive Conference for Executives is coming back to Toronto April 25-26. The event will bring together industry leaders to discuss ever-changing global automotive developments while exploring practical solutions to ensure that the Canadian aftermarket is able to make sound

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Lindertech Training Event hitting the prairies
March 8, 2018 by Danielle Oswald

The Spring 2018 Lindertech Training Event is coming to Saskatoon and Edmonton over the next month. Shop owners, service advisors, and technicians can take in advanced business and technical training during both events.  Both will have similar courses, though the Saskatoon event – from March 20-24 – will

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The Parts Alliance announces new branch openings
February 27, 2018 by Adam Malik

Uni-Select Inc. has announced that The Parts Alliance has opened two new branches in the United Kingdom. The two new branches were introduced in February. One of the stores opened in Croydon under the GSF brand for customers in the