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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

Anco launches new NHL “Clear shot challenge” promotion
(December 06, 2013) -- Anco, the official wiper blade of the National Hockey League, has introduced a new consumer promotion that will award $50 gift cards to fans who create and share photos that best demonstrate their passion for professional hockey. ...more

Maha Canada installs safety test lane at Toronto Canadian Tire store
(December 05, 2013) -- Maha Canada has installed its first safety test lane in Canada. The Canadian Tire store on Yonge and Steeles street in Toronto is the first garage in Canada to test its customer's vehicles for side slip (wheel alignment), shock absorbers, brakes and ...more

Sixth consecutive record month for Canadian new car sales
(December 04, 2013) -- The automotive industry in Canada has seen its sixth consecutive monthly record. Sales of 133,860 units were up 6.5 percent from 2012, and 3,761 units above the previous record November (130,099 units) set in 2001. ...more

Mister Transmission International purchased by Responsive Brands Inc.
(December 03, 2013) -- Mister Transmission, Canada’s largest chain of transmission and driveline repair shops, has officially been sold to Responsive Brands Inc. ...more

Vast Auto recruits new business development manager for Ottawa region
(December 03, 2013) -- Vast Auto Distribution has hired Jeff Landriault as the new business development manager for the Ottawa Region and surrounding areas. ...more

KYB's e-learning newsletter wins Automotive Communications Award
(December 03, 2013) -- KYB Americas Corp. has received an Automotive Communications Award (ACA) for business-to-business communications excellence at the 2013 Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo in Las Vegas. ...more

Vast Auto will open distribution centre in London, Ont.
(December 02, 2013) -- Vast Auto Distribution has announced the opening of a new distribution centre in London, Ontario bringing the total count to 5. The target opening date is March 2014. ...more

Affinia Group CEO to resign in spring 2014
(December 02, 2013) -- Affinia Group CEO Terry McCormack has announced his plans to step down from his position on March 31, 2014 after more than 40 years of leadership in the automotive aftermarket. ...more

Redline Detection unveils Redline Tech Academy and the Redline Rock Star Performance Award
(November 28, 2013) -- Redline Detection, an industry leader in OEM-approved automotive diagnostic leak detection equipment, has unveiled a three-pronged technical education platform called “Redline Technical Academy,” which is designed to educate technicians, recognize ex ...more

Mahle Clevite creates new equipment division
(November 27, 2013) -- At a news conference at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, Mahle Clevite outlined future plans for its new division specializing in the tool and equipment segment. Max Dull, who was recently named manager of the new divisi ...more

TRW launches premium chassis program at AAPEX
(November 26, 2013) -- The initial offering of 2,600 part numbers covers more than 94 percent of the North American market demand. By the end of 2013, the program will have grown to more than 3,000 parts representing 96 percent coverage. Complementing TRW’s range of premiu ...more

Identifix launches new corporate website
(November 22, 2013) -- The new was redesigned with both prospective and existing customers in mind. Potential subscribers are able to get a clear understanding about the products and services Identifix offers in a structured, easily navigable and concise mann ...more

Emico unveils new logo
(November 21, 2013) -- Emico, manufacturer of automotive catalytic converters for aftermarket applications, down pipes and exhaust system components, has unveiled a revamped logo in the wake of its sale to Advanced Clean Air Technologies Global (ACAT). ...more

Dayco wins trio of awards at AAPEX 2013
(November 20, 2013) -- Dayco wins Automotive Communications Awards for flyer, use of QR codes and publication to non-English speaking audiences. ...more

Jeff Guempel named automotive aftermarket sales director for SKF, USA
(November 20, 2013) -- SKF has named Jeff Guempel automotive aftermarket director of sales for the SKF Vehicle Service Market, USA. He will serve as the sales leader for SKF’s independent US automotive team. As automotive aftermarket director of sales, Guempel will work cl ...more

Rob Phillips named president and COO of Phillips Industries
(November 19, 2013) -- Phillips Industries, manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake interface equipment for commercial vehicles, has appointed Rob Phillips as its new president and COO. He is the fourth generation Phillips family member to lead the company, succe ...more

Mahle Clevite launches product training for Victor Reinz gaskets
(November 19, 2013) -- Mahle Clevite has announced a partnership with eXperticity to provide product training for its Victor Reinz gasket product line. The product training offers counterpersons, salespersons, and other important employees of warehouse distributors and ret ...more

Waterloo man wins 2013 Ford Mustang Convertible
(November 18, 2013) -- Car giveaway is culmination of Mister Transmission’s 50th anniversary contest. ...more

Quebec to honour three industry leaders
(November 18, 2013) -- John Del Vasto, André Touchette, and Louis Héroux to be feted at annual Automotive Industry Recognition Gala in Montreal. ...more

Veyance Technologies improves aftermarket promotional program for 2014
(November 18, 2013) -- Veyance Technologies, manufacturer of Goodyear Engineered Products has announced enhancements for 2014 to its automotive aftermarket promotional program, now in its third consecutive year. The 2014 program stresses the importance of complete vehicle ...more

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