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Groupe Touchette grows again in east
June 23, 2017 by Adam Malik

Groupe Touchette has announced the opening of its 30th tire distribution centre in the Atlantic Region, opening up shop in Halifax this time. This new distribution centre, Groupe said in a press release, will serve the Atlantic car dealers and

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CANUSA wins Federated award
June 16, 2017 by Adam Malik

London Ont.’s CANUSA was one of three award winners recently honoured by Federated Auto Parts. CANUSA was selected as the Federated Co-Man Member of the Year. Luke Ramsay and John Jones accepted the award, given to a member that has

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Bumper to Bumper unveils flagship store
June 5, 2017 by Adam Malik

Bumper to Bumper has unveiled the largest store across its chain in London, Ont. The doors officially open to the public of its flagship store this week and an official grand opening is planned for September, but a select group

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Industry mourns aftermarket veteran Dave Pratt
May 1, 2017 by Allan Janssen

In the industry for over 40 years, he worked at Fenwick Automotive, Replacement Parts Depot Limited, and Champion Spark Plugs.

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Re-configuring driverless interiors
April 13, 2017 by Adam Malik

One research group expects shared driverless vehicles will be in full swing by 2030. And based on what we’ve seen, the cars are pretty bland. From the outside, anyway. But the interior? Expect a complete transformation, says the ABI Research

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Think more about connecting with customers
April 5, 2017 by Adam Malik

If you’re not thinking about your customers and connecting with them, failure will constantly cast a shadow over your business. That was much of the message from the keynote speaker of a recent event hosted by the Young Executive Society

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Mazda Canada names top tech
March 27, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Marcin Malocha, a technician at Westowne Mazda in Toronto’s west end, wins the title of Canada’s top Mazda Master Technician for 2017.

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Magna prototype sheds subframe pounds
March 17, 2017 by Adam Malik

Don’t tell Magna how much weight you’ve lost so far as part of your New Year’s resolution. It may pale in comparison to what the automotive supplier is planning to do as it as it looks to shed weight from

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Feds invest in charging infrastructure
March 8, 2017 by Adam Malik

Ottawa has announced a $7 million investment in electric vehicle infrastructure. Quebec company AddEnergie is getting the funds to develop advanced electric vehicle charging stations across Canada. The announcement was made by Catherine McKenna, minister of environment and climate change,

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TIA announces first ATS training tour date
January 9, 2017 by CARS Magazine

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced the date for its first Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Advanced Instructor class for the 2017 ATS Training Tour. It will be held January 31 – February 3 in Dallas, TX. Registration information can

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FinishMaster Opens First Location In Portland, Oregon
January 6, 2017 by Steve Pawlett

FinishMaster, Inc., a subsidiary of Uni-Select Inc. announced today it has opened its first location, a greenfield branch, in Portland, Oregon. The Portland opening is the most recent development in FinishMaster’s plan for strategic expansion in the Northwest. It follows

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New Car Manufacturing Standard Raises The Bar On Quality
December 9, 2016 by Anne-Marie Pizzitelli, BSI Group Canada

In recent months, when talking about the automobile industry a lot of the focus has been on driverless cars and what they offer for consumers.  Less heralded, but likely to have a significant impact over the next decade, is the