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Auto trade a solid bet for skilled workers, says CTC exec
(March 26, 2014) -- Canadian Tire vice president Jim McCown offers a North American view on attracting skilled workers to repair industry at AIA Canada’s annual Young Executive Society conference. ...more

Telematics is ‘game-changer’ new Delphi boss says
(March 25, 2014) -- Philippe Desnos, who replaced Lucia Veiga Moretti as president of DPSS earlier this year, says repair facilities will need to be able to connect remotely with their customers’ vehicles in order to compete in the future. ...more

Catalys Lubricants launches in British Columbia
(March 24, 2014) -- Catalys Lubricant, a Chevron branded manufacturer, has entered the Western Canadian industrial lubricants sector. Catalys Lubricants is a subsidiary of Groupe Crevier, an industry leader in Eastern Canada for over 70 years. As the Western Canadian di ...more

AIA Canada hosting Women’s Leadership Conference on June 18
(March 21, 2014) -- AIA Canada’s Inaugural Women’s Leadership Conference will be all about celebrating visionary women and their remarkable leadership in nontraditional female careers. ...more

Penray names The Reese Company “Rep Agency of the Year”
(March 20, 2014) -- Penray has presented its first-ever Rep Agency of the Year Award to The Reese Company of Loves Park, IL. The award was presented for The Reese Company’s exceptional service and success in marketing Penray’s PowerFleet products for heavy-duty and flee ...more

GT Radial offers $50 seasonal rebates for performance and light truck tires
(March 19, 2014) -- Beginning March 15th through July 31st, consumers who purchase a set of GT Radial Champiro HPY ultra-high performance tires or GT Radial Adventuro AT3 tires for light trucks and SUVs, from authorized GT Radial Canadian dealers, will receive a $50 Vis ...more

Veedol lubricants returns to Canadian market
(March 18, 2014) -- Automobile Solutions Americas Inc. (ASA) has entered into a licensing agreement with Veedol International Limited (VIL), giving ASA the rights to manufacture and sell the entire line of Veedol branded automotive products across Canada and Mexico. ...more

Dayco’s annual NCAA “Pick A-W” contest is now underway
(March 18, 2014) -- Dayco Products has opened registration for the 6th Annual Pick-A-W men’s college basketball contest. The NCAA tournament selection committee has filled in the bracket last night for the annual tournament. ...more

Matco Tools raises over $400,000 to beat breast cancer
(March 17, 2014) -- Sale of special pink tools in 2012 and 2013 netted $436,596.39 for the Susan G. Komen association for breast cancer research and awareness. ...more

ASA and auto makers to hold OEM Tech and Innovation Expo during ASRW
(March 17, 2014) -- Automotive Service Association and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers team up to offer new event during Automotive Repair and Service Week 2014. ...more

Veedol returns to the Canadian market
(March 15, 2014) -- Grant Brothers Sales to represent historic lubricants brand as it makes its way back to Canadian store shelves and repair bays. ...more

New ProDemand video posted on Mitchell 1’s website
(March 14, 2014) -- Mitchell 1 has released a new ProDemand video to the homepage of its website that highlights the many benefits of using the ProDemand repair, diagnostic and maintenance information program, including how the SureTrack feature adds to the power of Pro ...more

AIA Canada's YES Conference registration now open
(March 13, 2014) -- Registration is now open for AIA Canada’s Young Executive Society (YES) conference. This year’s meeting will be held on March 25 at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites in Mississauga, Ont. ...more

Gary Kennon promoted to executive vice president of Dover Engineered Systems
(March 12, 2014) -- Gary Kennon, president of Vehicle Service Group (VSG), has been promoted to executive vice president of the Dover Engineered Systems Group (DES) as part of a business restructuring. In his new role, Kennon will have oversight for five Dover operating ...more

Textar and Worldpac award partner shops with Porsche-themed getaway
(March 11, 2014) -- Textar brake pads and Worldpac’s customer incentive contest awarded over 40 specialty import service centres with a three-day trip to Raleigh, N.C. Deemed the “Ultimate Car Enthusiast Experience of a Lifetime,” the trip included a special viewing of ...more

Dynomax creates performance muffler sound app
(March 07, 2014) -- DynoMax Performance Exhaust has launched its new “Mobile Sound Lab” app, designed to help consumers shopping for a performance muffler to experience each muffler’s unique sound. ...more

Trico wipers launches seasonal marketing campaign
(March 07, 2014) -- Trico Products, manufacturer of wiper blades, is encouraging drivers to practice regular vehicle maintenance with the Trico “Change Your Clocks, Change Your Blades” campaign. ...more

Bosch offers online training to BCS participants
(March 06, 2014) -- Bosch technical training programs are now available to Bosch Car Service participants via an online/WebEx format that brings the most current diagnostic and parts information right to the desktop in the shop. The visual information is delivered via c ...more

Hankook Tire spring promotion will offer up to $70 in rebates
(March 05, 2014) -- Hankook Tire Canada is gearing up for its spring “Great Save” rebate program. The limited-time manufacturer’s rebate program will offer to consumers a maximum incentive of up to $70 – an increase in savings over the previous year. ...more

Live broadcast of Vision expo panel discussions available online
(March 04, 2014) -- The International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN) and the Automotive Service Association (ASA)-Midwest have teamed up to live broadcast the Educator Think Tank Panel Discussion taking place on Friday, March 7, at 4 p.m., CST, during the Vision ...more

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

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