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NRS adds new brake pads for Acura RLX
July 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

NRS Brakes​ now offers the latest in brake pads specifically designed for the ​2020 Acura RLX​, including the popular hybrid model. Despite the growing popularity of hybrids, many manufacturers have been slow to adapt products for regenerative braking. NRS Brakes,

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Cloyes expands its catalogue with 76 new part numbers
July 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

During the first half of 2020, Cloyes has added product line coverage for more than 23 million vehicles-in-operation (VIO) in North America. The growth in VIO coverage is due to the addition of 76 timing drive system kit and component

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Alliance partners with Excel Sales Consulting
July 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance has partnered with Excel Sales Consulting to expand offerings on Alliance University, the group’s internal training platform. The partnership will assist store teams in consistently delivering on Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper’s motto: “Service

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Schrader announces winners of shop stool giveaway
July 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

TPMS manufacturer Schrader has announced the winners of the company’s Schrader Academy Shop Stool Giveaway contest. The giveaway allowed five random participants that scored above 80% on all five modules of Schrader’s TPMS e-Training Course the chance to win one

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June vehicle sales a big improvement over April and May
July 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Some 155,439 light vehicles sold in Canada in the month of June was “another big step forward on the climb out of the abyss,” according to analysts at DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. Although new light vehicle sales were down 16.2%

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GPC divests itself of business products company
July 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Genuine Parts Company (GPC) has completed the sale of S.P. Richards Company, a business products wholesaler that distributes more than 98,000 products to 9,000 resellers and distributors throughout the United States from a network of 44 locations. S.P. Richards’ core U.S.

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Wifi update for TPMS tool
July 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  ATEQ TPMS Tools has announced that its ATEQ VT56 will now have the feature to update via wifi. The wifi feature allows ATEQ TPMS tools to remain future proof in an ever-changing automotive aftermarket industry. The wifi update feature

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Shock absorber mount
July 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

When a shock absorber mount breaks or corrodes on a Jeep, you’re often stuck replacing the entire axle assembly. This Dorman OE FIX shock mount allows direct replacement of only the failed front position shock absorber mount. Cost-effective repair. This

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Brake line expansion
July 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Raybestos has further expanded its R-Line brake pad offering with the addition of new part numbers for older vehicle models, according to Kristin Grons, marketing manager for Brake Parts Inc LLC (BPI). “The Raybestos R-Line now has nearly 1,000

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Brake pads
July 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Three new brake pad SKUs were added to the Bosch QuietCast Brake Pad product line. The new part numbers cover more than 646,000 late-model Asian and domestic vehicles in operation (VIO) in the U.S. and Canada, including the 2018 Buick

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Fountain Tire thanks truckers with Class-8 sized drive through
July 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A one-of-a-kind coffee shop popped up at Edmonton’s Rosenau Transport in late June. The Truck-Thru – created by Fountain Tire to show appreciation for the transportation industry’s dedication throughout the Covid-19 crisis – is a drive-through specially designed for tractor

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Supply chain harder hit, but more optimistic: AIA analysis
July 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Deeper analysis into the second business conditions survey conducted by the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) suggest the automotive aftermarket supply chain has been harder hit by the coronavirus pandemic, but remains more optimistic than the mechanical repair sector.