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CAF Report: Fewer students starting, completing apprenticeships
June 25, 2019 by Renee Montague

Fewer students are starting apprenticeship programs, complicating the challenge of finding skilled trade workers as  Canada’s retirement rates accelerates. That’s the conclusion of a new report conducted by Prism Economics and Analysis, commissioned by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF). The 2019

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Don’t believe the hype. Young people still value vehicle ownership
June 25, 2019 by Renee Montague

Auto analyst John McElroy says predictions about the end of personal vehicle ownership are overblown. Speaking at the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA) conference in Windsor,  McElroy said car ownership will continue to be attractive to young people for as

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Brake Rotors
June 25, 2019 by Renee Montague

Continental’s new ATE Two-Piece Mercedes-Benz Disc Brake Rotors for direct OE replacement on the AMG C43, E43, CLS, GLC, and other high-performance models. The two-Piece rotors meet OE specifications in fit, form, and function, and ECE Regulation 90, required for

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Monaco Group golf event raises money for Montreal area charities
June 25, 2019 by Renee Montague

The Monaco Group Classic raised $380,000 at their 28th annual golf fundraiser held June 10. The golf outing was held at Le Balainvillier Golf Club north of Montreal with a total of 180 guests participating. The funds raised went to

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Transport Canada to review GM brake issues
June 25, 2019 by Renee Montague

Following the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s probe in November, Transport Canada has opened a probe into braking issues in nearly 250,000 General Motors full-size pickups and SUVs. Transport Canada’s probe covers 249,700 2015 through 2017 model year

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Shop plans a smashing event to raise funds for a good cause
June 24, 2019 by Renee Montague

Want to raise money for a good cause, but think a car wash is too boring? You could take a page from Dundas shop owner Bruce Eccles’ playbook. He and his team are inviting customers to pay $5 to smash

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Eccles Cash for Smash
June 24, 2019 by Renee Montague

If you want to raise money for a good cause, and think a car wash is too boring, you could take a page from Dundas shop owner Bruce Eccles’ playbook. He and his team invite you to destroy a car,

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Mitchell1 Shop Management Workshop
June 24, 2019 by Renee Montague

Mitchell 1 will hold this year’s second Shop Management Workshop Sept. 19-21 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. The workshop is for auto shop management software users who want to learn more advanced capabilities, shortcuts and new features

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Exide welcomes new executive vice president, COO
June 24, 2019 by Renee Montague

Michael Judd has been appointed executive vice president and chief operations officer for Exide Technologies. He’ll lead the global manufacturing operations for Exide from the company’s headquarters in Milton, Ga. “We are excited to have Mike join our leadership team,”

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Tire changer
June 24, 2019 by Renee Montague

Two new Hofmann tire changers feature smartSpeed technology that automatically select the optimal speed and torque on the tire changer with a single pedal position maximizing shop productivity without damaging tires or wheels. Hofmann monty 3550 – specifically designed to

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Aftermarket professionals get tech primer, career advice
June 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Well-known technology commentator Michael Hainsworth offered his taken on the advent of 5G networks in North America. Speaking at a Young Professionals in the Aftermarket (YPA) event at the Royal Woodbine Golf Club last week, Hainsworth offered a primer on

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Avoiding Phone Fails
June 22, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen Despite advances in communication technology, the telephone isn’t going away anytime soon, says customer service trainer Nancy Friedman. The guest speaker on a recent webinar hosted by software company Kukui, Friedman says shops need to know how