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Penray earns Federated Auto Part’s “Approved supplier” distinction
(November 06, 2013) -- Penray has been awarded approved supplier status for their full line of products and installer kits for Federated Auto Parts. ...more

Worldpac launches premium aftermarket chassis parts program
(November 05, 2013) -- Worldpac has introduced a new premium chassis program for TRW’s North American Aftermarket division. Intended for the independent repair facility, the ride control program offers discerning professional service centers a wide range of high quality ch ...more

New regional manager of commercial aftermarket at Timken
(November 05, 2013) -- Mark D. Ritucci has been appointed of to the position of regional manager for the Timken Company’s commercial vehicle aftermarket sales division. Timken will be responsible for the eastern U.S. and Canada. ...more

Wagner Lighting offers $10 rebates to remind consumers of safety and visibility
(November 04, 2013) -- Federal-Mogul’s Wagner Lighting brand reminds consumers that driving without properly functioning headlamps can be extremely dangerous, and that several innovative, technologically advanced replacement headlamp technologies can help significantly enh ...more

Anco wiper promotion offers rebates up to $10
(November 04, 2013) -- From November 1 through December 31, 2013, consumers who purchase any pair of premium Anco Contour, Profile or Transform wipers from a participating dealer can qualify for a $10 mail-in rebate, while a $5 rebate is available on each pair of Anco Aero ...more

Canadian new car sales strong in September and October
(November 01, 2013) -- In September the strength of the light vehicle markets in the Western provinces softened for the first time in recent months - although some of the weaker percentage increases were because of very strong comparables. Absolute sales levels were still ...more

"Search for a Champion” contest now accepting video entries
(November 01, 2013) -- Federal-Mogul’s “Search for a Champion” competition will award 15 racing sponsorships worth $5,000 and one grand-prize sponsorship of $50,000. ...more

Date set for 2014 Ontario Automotive Service Providers Forum
(October 31, 2013) -- AIA Canada is set to host next year’s Ontario Automotive Service Providers Forum on March 26, 2014 at the International Centre in Toronto. The topic of the forum is “Game Changers” and presenters will discuss: ...more

Mahle Clevite to launch “Smart Part(ner)” campaign at 2013 AAPEX show
(October 30, 2013) -- Mahle Clevite has created a “Smart part(ner)” campaign, focused on the highlights and added benefits technicians receive when selecting a Mahle part. The campaign also promotes the partnership established with distributors when they choose Mahle Clev ...more

Wells Vehicle Electronics expands Wisconsin manufacturing pant
(October 30, 2013) -- Wells Vehicle Electronics recently expanded its manufacturing plant in Wisconsin. The company also relocated its corporate office. The building project, which broke ground in September 2012, increased Wells’ manufacturing space by nearly 40 percent a ...more

Hankook Tire Canada surveys Canadian drivers
(October 29, 2013) -- Hankook Tire Canada’s now annual survey of drivers from coast to coast provides insight into the driving habits (both good and bad) of Canadians and aims to provide valuable information to keep families safe on the roads each season. This year’s surv ...more

“Drive to Daytona” sweepstakes sending techs to Budweiser Speedweek 2014
(October 28, 2013) -- Each month from September through November 2013, Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper stores are awarding eight qualifying technicians an all-inclusive trip for two to a full weekend of racing action at Daytona International Speedway. Winners will attend ...more

Max Dull to lead Mahle Clevite’s RTI division
(October 25, 2013) -- Mahle Clevite Inc. has appointed Max Dull as general manager for its new division specializing in the tool and equipment segment. A well-respected aftermarket leader with more than 30 years of industry experience, Dull will report directly to Mahle C ...more

Penray broadens management team
(October 24, 2013) -- Penray has announced the formation of a new management team that promises to grow sales of the company’s chemical additives and functional fluids. ...more

Cardone seeking feedback from shop owners and managers
(October 23, 2013) -- In a series of Tech Council groups throughout the U.S., Cardone hopes to establish direct, unfiltered feedback from automotive service dealers. The Tech Council teams hold meetings throughout the year and consist of a diverse cross-section of shop ow ...more

Canadian drivers are more image conscious than global average
(October 22, 2013) -- Still think Canucks are the most modest people around? Think again. An international study of more than 10,000 drivers from 10 countries for the classified website Kijiji places more Canadian drivers in the category of "Image Seekers" than any of the ...more

Ford Canada pulls filter ads in Quebec
(October 22, 2013) -- In early March 2013, AIA Canada’s Quebec Division was made aware that Ford Canada was distributing flyers to its light duty truck owners in Quebec that advertised its oil filters and stated that «Si vous ne choisissez pas un filtre Ford, vous n'avez ...more

MyPlaceForParts VIN Scan App available for Apple AND Android
(October 21, 2013) -- Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper Parts Stores have added a vehicle identification number (VIN) barcode scanning app for mobile devices to help professional technicians find and acquire repair parts faster and more efficiently. The app offers seamless ...more

OMVIC reports increase in fraudulent luxuary vehicle online listings
(October 18, 2013) -- The Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) is warning vehicle-buyers to be vigilant for illegal online sellers and fake out-of-province sellers offering high-end cars, SUVs and trucks. ...more

ContiTech accessory drive system poster available
(October 18, 2013) -- CRP Automotive has developed a special ContiTech accessory drive system service poster, which is part of an overall support program for its ContiTech serpentine belts and accessory drive Kits. The poster is designed to promote awareness and educate c ...more

Fountain Tire CEO rescued from Alberta wilderness
(October 17, 2013) -- In a unique fundraising effort, Brent Hesje, CEO of Fountain Tire and three other prominent Alberta-based CEO’s were airlifted into Alberta’s rugged Kananaskis Country for a CEO Rescue in the Rockies for STARS challenge. Equipped with only a smart ph ...more

Wagner offering $10 rebate with premium headlight capsules
(October 17, 2013) -- Vehicle owners can qualify for a $10 rebate with the purchase of any pair of Wagner BriteLite, TruView Plus or NightDefense premium headlamp capsules. The promotion begins October 1 with the start of National Headlamp Month and continues through Nove ...more

KYB expands Indiana manufacturing facility
(October 17, 2013) -- KYB Americas Corp., a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest manufacturers of shocks, struts and hydraulic components has announced the expansion of the KYB manufacturing facility in Franklin, Indiana. ...more

Advance Auto Parts acquires General Parts International for $2.04 billion
(October 16, 2013) -- The privately held distributor operating the Carquest and WORLDPAC brands has been acquired by Advanced Auto Parts Inc., creating the largest North American retailer of aftermarket parts. ...more

Registration open for AIA YES management workshop in Barrie, Ont.
(October 16, 2013) -- AIA Canada’s Young Executive Society is holding its annual management workshop at the Horseshoe Resort in Barrie, Ont. on November 20. The workshop will be led by Calyx Consulting president Kelly Burnett, an expert on presentation and communication s ...more

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