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Chrysler leads new car sales in February 2014
(March 04, 2014) -- February saw a continuation of the long cold winter seen in most of Canada and also a continuation of the “steady as she goes” nature of the total automotive market. According to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, vehicle sales in February 2014 hit 1 ...more

Anco wipers spring rebates now available
(March 03, 2014) -- Anco, the Official Wiper Blade of the National Hockey League, is celebrating the upcoming NHL playoffs by offering consumer mail-in rebates of up to $15 per pair of qualifying premium Anco wipers purchased between March 1 and April 30, 2014. ...more

Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper give away 2014 Corvette Stingray at Daytona 500
(February 28, 2014) -- The Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper parts stores' “Drive To Daytona” sweepstakes brought over 100 winners to the 56th running of the historic Daytona 500 race. The sweepstakes is the largest of its kind in aftermarket history. ...more

Bestbuy makes annual gift to Family Heart Centre
(February 27, 2014) -- Cheque for $35,000 goes to facility at the Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto. Donation brings the cumulative total raised by Bestbuy shareholders since 1986 to $680,000. ...more

iATN upgrades Student Membership program
(February 27, 2014) -- The International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN) is now offering a new program that allows automotive instructors to activate iATN’s premium access membership features for their school’s current students and automotive instructors. ...more

Registration now open for Ontario Automotive Service Providers Forum
(February 26, 2014) -- The Ontario Automotive Service Providers Forum is taking place March 26 at the International Centre in Toronto. AIA Canada says the event is an opportunity to hear from industry leaders who will provide "game changing" information and advice to help ...more

NACE/CARS event set for July 28- August 2 in Detroit
(February 25, 2014) -- The two biggest changes to NACE/CARS 2014 include the new location in Detroit and the new summer dates, July 28-August 2. The anticipated growth or “renaissance” of the event coincides with the renaissance and revitalization of Detroit. “The Motor Ci ...more

Wagner brake pad spring rebates now available
(February 24, 2014) -- Consumers can qualify for mail-in rebates of up to $30 by selecting Wagner ThermoQuiet brake pads this spring. Wagner Brake products are engineered and manufactured by Federal-Mogul Corporation, a global leader in automotive friction for vehicle manu ...more

SKF awards EKH & Associates 2013 Manufacturer’s Rep of the Year
(February 24, 2014) -- SKF has recognized EKH & Associates as one of its 2013 Manufacturer’s Representative of the Year for achieving exceptional sales growth and customer service. EKH and Associates effectively increased sales by 56.23 percent in 2013 and added two new di ...more

Tenneco’s Rancho brand partners with the Off-Road Business Association
(February 21, 2014) -- Rancho, supplier of performance and off-road parts, is now a sponsor of the Off-Road Business Association, Inc. (ORBA). ORBA is a national non-profit trade association of motorized off-road related businesses that formed to promote and preserve off-r ...more

Christian Opfer wins 2014 Redline Rock Star Performance Award
(February 20, 2014) -- Christian Opfer of SK Motorsport was selected by the Redline Technical Advisory Board as the winner and received $2,500 in cash and prizes from Redline Detection. ...more

Industry mourns loss of Ed Coates, co-founder of Lordco Auto Parts
(February 18, 2014) -- Today people are "remembering an icon" in the Canadian automotive aftermarket, says AIA president Marc Brazeau. ...more

Canadians among Champion's Search for Champions
(February 18, 2014) -- Racers from Manitoba and Ontario are among the 15 finalists in Champion Spark Plug’s $125,000 “Search for a Champion” racing sponsorship contest. Each finalist will receive a $5,000 Champion sponsorship for the 2014 racing season and advance to the $ ...more

Uni-Select acquires Metro Paint Supplies Group
(February 18, 2014) -- Uni-Select has announced its subsidiary FinishMaster, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Metro Paint Supplies Group, which includes the assets of Metro Paint Supplies, Inc., Midwest Refinishings Supply, Inc. and Automotive Coatings & Equipment LLC ...more

OTC hosting free webinar on scan tools
(February 18, 2014) -- OTC will host a free webinar for North America on Thursday, February 27 at 7 p.m. EST to answer questions and help technicians decide what level of scan tool is best for them. ...more

Lista consolidates business with Stanley Industrial & Automotive LLC
(February 17, 2014) -- Lista, manufacturer of automotive storage solutions, has kicked off the New Year by unveiling its new logo and announcing that it is now part of Stanley Industrial & Automotive’s storage and workspace systems business unit. Stanley Industrial & Autom ...more

Eye Spy: Rejected repairs
(February 14, 2014) -- When the owner of this 1999 Ford Explorer pulled into a Blaskin & Lane Tire Centre in Calgary, all he wanted was a wheel alignment. ...more

Eye Spy: Backwards lug nuts
(February 14, 2014) -- Installing your own winter tires seems pretty straightforward. Or so one would think! This Toyota Echo was brought into Columbia Auto Service in Waterloo when the customer had enough with shaking he was experiencing while driving. ...more

ALI certifies its 100th lift inspector
(February 13, 2014) -- Nicholas Lewandowski of Allied, Inc. in Ann Arbor, Mich., is the 100th lift inspector to complete ALI's Lift Inspector Certification Program. More than 650 additional candidates, representing 417 companies across the United States and Canada, are enr ...more

Uni-Select offers aftermarket telematics solution to its banner shops
(February 11, 2014) -- Uni-Select Inc. has introduced a telematics solution, powered by Delphi Automotive PLC, for all the 5,000 aftermarket repair shops within its network in Canada and the United States. ...more

Mitchell 1 adds ‘Get2Know’ Training Center to website
(February 07, 2014) -- Mitchell 1 has added a new product training section to its website, The Get2Know Training Center is a centralized portal that provides access to support and training resources to help service professionals master Mitchell 1 solutio ...more

New product installation videos available from Cardone
(February 06, 2014) -- Cardone has developed two new short ProTech videos to complement its new line of money-saving Oil Rail Repair kits and EGR Valves. The videos provide technicians with important tips to consider when installing these new products and can be found at C ...more

January new car sales up 0.3 percent
(February 05, 2014) -- January is historically a troubling month for vehicle sales and not necessarily just because of the weather. According to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, the primary problem with January sales numbers lies with year-end numbers in the previous mon ...more

Safety administration in U.S. proposes mandatory V2V technology
(February 05, 2014) -- The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will begin taking steps toward a proposed mandate that will require new vehicles to contain vehicle-to-vehicle technology (V2V). NHTSA says this technology will improve safety by allowin ...more

Hankook Tire Canada names new president
(February 04, 2014) -- Sean Yang, who replaces Ken Cho as head of company's Canadian operations, says the Canadian market is very important to Hankook and he's excited to work closely with the team towards achieving goals for the coming year. ...more

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