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Call for entries: 2014 Tire Review Top Shop Awards opens
(January 06, 2014) -- The entry period for the 2014 Tire Review Top Shop Awards presented by Ammco/Coats has opened, and will run through June 6, 2014. Now in its eighth year, the industry-leading Top Shop Awards program seeks to honour the “best of the best” independent ...more

New record for Canadian new car sales in 2013
(January 06, 2014) -- It took more than a decade but finally the previous high of 2002 has been eclipsed. According to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, 2013 marked a new record for Canadian new car sales, as consumers purchased 1,743,112 new light vehicles in 2013. ...more

AAM appoints four new officers
(January 03, 2014) -- American Axle and Manufacturing has announces new officer appointments in its global and North American segments: ...more

AAPA announces two new members
(January 02, 2014) -- The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance has added MotorPro (Motorpro S A de C V) of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, México, and Western Automotive Warehouse Distributors, Inc. (WAWD) of Denver, CO as new members of their group, effective January 1, 2014. Both ...more

Eye Spy: Suburban surprise
(January 01, 2014) -- The owner of a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban, and a long-time customer of La Glace Auto Repair in La Glace, Alta. came in last week when his truck was making a loud noise underneath. ...more

AAM debuts disconnecting all-wheel drive technology on the 2014 Jeep Cherokee
(December 31, 2013) -- American Axle and Manufacturing (AAM) has introduced the automotive industry's first disconnecting all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. “EcoTrac” is a feature on the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee. ...more

Global auto sales expected to continue growth into 2014
(December 31, 2013) -- According to the latest Scotiabank Global Auto Report, the cyclical recovery in auto sales that began in 2009 remains intact with purchases advancing in every region, except Europe, over the past year. ...more

Dayco releases 3D training videos for serpentine and timing belt replacement
(December 30, 2013) -- Users of the Dayco VIN-scanning smartphone app can now utilize Dayco’s innovative AR (Augmented Reality) Training. This new training was created to help provide awareness about serpentine belt and timing belt replacement jobs and is accessible throug ...more

Eye Spy: Washer fluid fix
(December 29, 2013) -- This BMW came into B&M Collision Zone in Mississauga, Ontario for an oil change and inspection. When the team tried to fill up the washer fluid, they came across this new style of tank! ...more

SKF training trucks visit over 100,000 technicians in North America
(December 27, 2013) -- SKF’s popular training trucks have now interacted with more than 100,000 professional technicians across North America. SKF launched its training truck program in 2010 to create a one-on-one educational experience with automotive and heavy-duty techn ...more

Gates prepares for 2014 Great Northern Ride
(December 24, 2013) -- The 14th annual Brantford Rotary Club snowmobile trip, sponsored by Gates will be held February 23-28, 2014. “The Great Northern Ride” will raise money for the Lansdowne Children’s Centre Foundation and will start from Sudbury and head to Timmins, He ...more

AMVOQ launches Certified Pre-Owned program for independent dealers
(December 23, 2013) -- The Used Car Dealer Association of Quebec (AMVOQ) has introduced the first Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle program for independent dealers. The program will launch in March of 2014, making AMVOQ the first organization in Canada to offer this type o ...more

ASA annual business meeting to be held after Vision Expo 2014
(December 20, 2013) -- The Automotive Service Association (ASA) will hold its annual business meeting March 6 at The Sheraton Overland Park in Overland Park, Kan. This year’s meeting will coincide with the Vision Expo, an annual education and trade show event hosted by ASA ...more

What was your favourite CT cover?
(December 19, 2013) -- We want your help to identify the most popular cover we've run since our artists have started capturing the repair and service industry on canvas. In March 2014, 10 years after starting Canadian Technician magazine, we'll be publishing our 100th issu ...more

AAPA golf tournament raises $55,000 for University of the Aftermarket
(December 19, 2013) -- This year’s Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance annual golf tournament raised over $55,000 for the University of the Aftermarket Foundation. At the recommendation of the Alliance's Channel Partner Advisory Council (CPAC), the tournament, held at Turnberr ...more

Snap-on’s 2014 calendar now available
(December 18, 2013) -- Snap-on’s Snap-Shots calendar has been released for 2014 and four Canadian customers have their vehicles included. The calendar includes classic and custom vehicles from Snap-on customers around the world. To obtain a copy or submit your own vehicle ...more

Alliance names Federal-Mogul channel partner of the year
(December 18, 2013) -- Federal-Mogul’s Vehicle Components segment was selected as 2013 Channel Partner of the Year by shareholders of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (the Alliance), one of the world’s largest vehicle parts distribution and marketing networks. ...more

Tenneco uploads new training and product videos to Youtube
(December 17, 2013) -- Tenneco has added new technical training and product videos to the “TennecoInc” aftermarket channel on YouTube that is reaching thousands of automotive professionals and consumers. The channel provides convenient and free a ...more

Read our December issue yet?
(December 12, 2013) -- You can read Canadian Technician on your computer or mobile device. It's available now. ...more

Rislone wins PTEN Innovation Award in chemicals category
(December 12, 2013) -- Rislone’s Gasoline Fuel System Treatment won the 2013 Professional Tool & Equipment News Innovation Award in the chemicals category at this year’s Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas. ...more

Mitchell 1 updates diagnostic software programs for Class 4-8 trucks
(December 11, 2013) -- Mitchell 1 has completed updates to its suite of Web-based software programs for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, providing diagnostic, repair and labor time information for the model year 2013. The,, Repair-Connect ...more

Toll free number now available for registering new tires
(December 11, 2013) -- CIMS, a privately held U.S. company that manages the registration of North American purchased tires, has recently added a toll free number to assist consumers in the tire registration process. ...more

SKF releases eight new Youtube training videos
(December 10, 2013) -- SKF has added eight short automotive training videos to its YouTube channel, providing technicians with easily accessible and quick online training for wheel end bearings and seals. All eight videos in the playlist make up a complete training course ...more

Moog names 2013 NASCAR “Problem Solver of the Year”
(December 10, 2013) -- Federal-Mogul Corporation presented the $100,000 Moog Steering and Suspension “Problem Solver of the Year” Award to Matt Borland, crew chief for Ryan Newman and the Moog-equipped No. 39 Quicken Loans Chevrolet SS, during the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brother ...more

Continental’s Redi-Sensor videos receive Automotive Communications Award
(December 09, 2013) -- Continental Commercial Vehicles and Aftermarket, supplier of OE-engineered automotive replacement parts, was presented with an award for excellence at the annual Automotive Communications Awards during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) ...more

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