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New Icahn program launched to aid aspiring technicians
February 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

U.S.-based automotive parts and service provider Icahn Automotive is encouraging more Americans to pursue viable careers in the skilled trades. In an ambitious response to a growing labour shortage, the owner of Pep Boys, AAMCO, and Precision Tune Auto Care,

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AAA: Cold weather can cut electric car range over 40 per cent
February 20, 2019 by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Cold temperatures can sap electric car batteries, temporarily reducing their range by more than 40 per cent when interior heaters are used, a new study found. The study of five electric vehicles by the American Automobile Association also found that

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MEMA picks Long to lead through change
February 20, 2019 by Adam Malik

Bill Long will leave the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association to head up its parent organization. The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association has picked long as its president and chief executive officer effective immediately. He replaces Steve Handschuh, who retired in

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Auto Show highlights technology
February 20, 2019 by Adam Malik

The Canadian International Auto Show is on in Toronto. Car makers are doing their best to woo shoppers by boasted the amount of technology available in their vehicles. Telematics is a big seller from a variety of companies, giving drivers

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Monroe adds to Quick-Strut
February 19, 2019 by Adam Malik

Tenneco added 17 part numbers to its Monroe Quick-Strut line plus another 17 to its premium ride control units. The Quick-Strut additions cover covering 2.8 million late-model passenger vehicles, while the new premium shock absorbers and conversion kits to the

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EYE SPY: Tethered connection
February 19, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Seen anything crazy in the bay lately? Send us a photo and we’ll add it to our EyeSpy collection.

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Raybestos updates website to showcase product families
February 19, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Raybestos has updated its www.raybestos.com website to reflect its recent “Big Brake Thru” product line realignment. According to Kristin Grons, marketing manager for Brake Parts Inc (BPI), the updated website now features a “Product Families” tab that takes visitors to

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KYB Americas expands customer support department
February 19, 2019 by Allan Janssen

KYB Americas has expanded its customer support department Jim Thomas has been promoted to the role of customer support manager. Thomas was hired as a customer support representative in 2014 and moved up quickly to customer support supervisor. He has

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ZF names new head of aftermarket for U.S. and Canada
February 18, 2019 by Allan Janssen

ZF Aftermarket announces Mark Cali as Head of Independent Aftermarket for United States & Canada.

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CATEGORY FOCUS: Brakes
February 18, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Recently released part numbers and products in the brake category include pads from Bosch, an air-brake line release tool from OTC, increased caliper coverage from Raybestos, and new pads and rotors from Continental’s ATE line. Welcome to AutoService World’s Category

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Ontario announces $40M for Ontario auto sector plan
February 15, 2019 by By Allison Jones, The Canadian Press

Ontario is putting $40 million over three years into a new plan for the auto sector, including funding for innovation and training. The money is part of a 10-year plan for strengthening the auto sector’s competitiveness, which comes as General

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Ford recalls pickups over downshifting problem
February 15, 2019 by The Associated Press

Ford is recalling nearly 1.5 million pickup trucks in North America because the transmissions can suddenly downshift into first gear. The recall covers F-150 trucks from the 2011 through 2013 model years with six-speed automatic transmissions. It includes about 221,000