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Ride control coverage
October 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Monroe has introduced 22 new part numbers that will enable automotive service providers to address a combined total of nearly 2.5 million additional vehicle repair opportunities. The new Monroe products are available immediately through leading parts providers across North America.

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National Pronto Association names new president
October 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Robert Roos has been named president of National Pronto Association, following the departure of Bill Maggs. Roos, who had been the organization’s vice president of sales and marketing, began his automotive career in 1983 and has held a variety of

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Bosch, Castrol team up on shop program in U.S. and China
October 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The automotive aftermarket division of Robert Bosch GmbH and Castrol have announced a partnership to open 25 co-branded repair shops in the U.S., and another 25 in China. The pilot phase started in Orlando, Fla., and Suzhou, China this month.

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CAF aims to turn labour shortage talk into action
October 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

It’s time to turn talk into action when it comes to attracting more skilled trade workers in Canada, Canadian Apprenticeship Forum says.

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What AIA wants federal candidates to know about the aftermarket
October 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The automotive aftermarket is facing disruptions that threaten to hamstring the $21.6 billion industry. That is one of the key messages the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada has for the federal parties competing to lead the nation. In advance

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NGK launches ‘Bundle Up’ promotion
October 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

NGK has launched its fall promotion for jobbers and counterpeople. The national promotion runs until the end of November. This year’s theme is “Bundle Up” and features 310 prizes to be drawn. All jobbers need to do is sell NGK/NTK

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‘Repair It Right’ issues rallying cry for industry unity
October 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Organizers and supporters of the new “Repair It Right” program issued a rallying cry for industry unity on Tuesday night. About 35 people – representing provincial and national associations, parts distributors, manufacturers, repair chains, and industry trade publications – were asked

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Shell video puts oil to the test
October 9, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The second episode in Shell Rotella’s Gas Truck Torture Test series has been uploaded to the Fast Lane Truck channel on YouTube. The new video is set in the intense, blistering heat of the Moab Desert where the 2019 Ram

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Cloyes to present during PERA webinar
October 9, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Senior members of the Cloyes technical team will present a primer on timing drive systems during an Oct. 16 webinar hosted by the Production Engine Remanufacturers Association. Cloyes vice president of engineering Jason Thompson and Cloye’s technical support manager Cody

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Distribution Stox expands into Ontario
October 9, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Distribution Stox has acquired Provincial Tire Distributors, an Ontario-based company in business for more than 30 years. The acquisition is being described as “a major step forward” for the Quebec-based tire distributor, adding a new province to its distribution network.

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Volvo, Geely intend to merge engine operations
October 8, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Volvo Cars and Geely intend to merge their existing combustion engine operations into a stand-alone business in order to establish a new global supplier that will seek to develop next generation combustion engines and hybrid powertrains. The proposed new business

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Continental acquires CRP’s belt business
October 8, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Continental has acquired the assets and business of CRP Industries’ Continental-related belt and belt kits program. As a result, the technology company has brought all of its Continental-branded aftermarket belt products under its North American business. The acquisition specifically comprises