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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

Permatex introduces new corporate logo
(February 04, 2014) -- Chemicals company reveals new design in the same well-known corporate colors of blue and orange, to serve both corporate and product needs. ...more

Alberta continues to lead Canada with record-breaking new car sales
(February 03, 2014) -- According to the latest global auto report by Scotiabank economists, the Prairie Provinces will continue to drive Canadian auto sales to record highs in 2014. Canadian passenger vehicle sales climbed 4% last year to a record 1.74 million units. Weste ...more

Tire shop and trucking company found guilty in heavy-duty technician’s death
(February 02, 2014) -- A Yukon judge has found a tire shop, a trucking company, and a trucking company supervisor guilty in connection with the 2011 death of a technician. ...more

DesRosiers predicts new car sales trends for 2014
(January 31, 2014) -- Provincial sales in 2013 provide a number of insights into what might happen to the market this year, according to the most recent market snapshot by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. Last year Ontario and Quebec, Canada’s largest regional markets, ...more

Automotive Lift Institute launches web-based training course
(January 30, 2014) -- The convenient new online version of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Lifting It Right vehicle lift safety training course is now live. The course is produced by ALI and hosted by racing legends Richard and Kyle Petty. ALI partnered with dealer se ...more

SKF Vehicle Service Market appoints new president of North American business unit
(January 29, 2014) -- SKF has named Tom O’Brien as president of SKF Vehicle Service Market (VSM), North America business unit. O’Brien previously served as the interim president for SKF VSM, North America following the passing of Mike McGrath in October. He also has serve ...more

Prolonged 'Right to Repair' debate in U.S. concludes with national agreement
(January 28, 2014) -- Several key automotive associations which represent the majority of automakers and parts distributors in the U.S. have come to an agreement that will bring an end to the ongoing “Right to repair” debate. ...more

AAEC launches “Vehicle Integrity Manager”
(January 28, 2014) -- Bob Greenwood, president and CEO of the Automotive Aftermarket E-Learning Centre has released a new vehicle inspection and complete vehicle management system for auto care service shops. ...more

Mohawk Lift launches auto lift blog site
(January 27, 2014) -- Mohawk Lifts has introduced new blog site that will cover auto lift news, garage equipment reviews, vehicle lift safety, common auto lift questions and more. ...more

Innova Electronics expands social media program
(January 24, 2014) -- The new Innova Expert Diagnostics Facebook page features the company’s news and product information, helpful tips, special promotional contests and other information for auto care professionals. Followers on Twitter and YouTube will be kept up-to-dat ...more

Carquest Auto Part announces “Ten to Win” sweepstakes grand prize winner
(January 23, 2014) -- Sammy Guinn of Guinn’s Tire and Auto in Marietta, GA. is the winner of a fully restored 1965 Ford Mustang, the grand prize in Carquest's "Ten to Win" sweepstakes. ...more

Matco Tools raises over $400,000 for breast cancer awareness
(January 22, 2014) -- Since the start of its “Tools for the Cause” campaign in 2012, Matco Tools and Susan G. Komen have raised more than $436,596.39 for breast cancer awareness through the sales of special edition pink products. The two companies met recently to celebrat ...more

SmartChoice Mobile app wins Frost & Sullivan leadership award
(January 21, 2014) -- Federal-Mogul’s free “SmartChoice Mobile” app for automotive service providers has been selected for the Frost & Sullivan North American Customer Value Leadership Award. The Frost & Sullivan award is presented annually to a company that has demonstra ...more

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