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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

Registration open for ETI’s annual conference in Sonoma Valley, California
(January 20, 2014) -- The Equipment and Tool Institute’s annual Tooltech conference will be held April 28 to May 1 in Sonoma Valley, California. ...more

TDAC national convention set for Sept 18-20 in Niagara Falls, Ont.
(January 17, 2014) -- The Tire Dealers Association of Canada has begun planning its national trade show and convention. This year the event is set for September 18-20 at the new Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ont. ...more

SKF North America appoints new manager of product and catalog data
(January 16, 2014) -- SKF has appointed Ron Haimbaugh to the position of manager of product and catalog data, North America SKF Vehicle Service Market (VSM). Haimbaugh will be responsible for developing and distributing product and catalog data for the SKF VSM automotive ...more

SMP adds new video to TechSmart series on Youtube
(January 15, 2014) -- Standard Motor Products has released a new TechSmart Tech Session video featuring TechSmart import solutions. The latest video in the Tech Sessions series highlights TechSmart’s all-new, not remanufactured, electronic throttle bodies for Nissan and I ...more

Monroe offers “Quick Rewards” promotion to technicians
(January 13, 2014) -- The Monroe Quick-Strut “Quick Rewards” promotion awards technicians a $30 reward cheque for each pair of qualifying Monroe Quick-Strut replacement assemblies installed. The “Quick Rewards” scorecard promotion from the Monroe shocks and struts brand i ...more

Dayco wins AAPA’s 2013 Outstanding Manpower Support Award
(January 10, 2014) -- Dayco Products has received the 2013 Outstanding Manpower Support Award from the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance. Dayco representatives were presented with the award during the presentation of the Annual Supplier Awards in Aventura, Fla. Dayco receiv ...more

Mahle Clevite Inc. renamed Mahle Aftermarket Inc.
(January 09, 2014) -- Mahle Clevite Inc. has transitioned its company name to Mahle Aftermarket Inc. The changeover to the company’s name, effective January 1, 2014, serves a dual purpose: to bring Mahle in line with all of the Mahle Global Aftermarket divisions, and to h ...more

Loyalty program designed to drive ride control, emission-related sales
(January 09, 2014) -- The 2014 Expert Plus service dealer loyalty program from Tenneco now includes a marketing and promotional package. ...more

Toyota and BMW lead in sales per dealer franchise
(January 09, 2014) -- A recent analysis by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants shows that Toyota and BMW topped the industry in sales per dealer franchise in 2013. ...more

Champion looking for your votes
(January 08, 2014) -- Vote for your favourite video and you earn a free sweepstakes entry in Federal-Mogul’s $125,000 ‘Search for a Champion’ racing sponsorship contest. ...more

Federal-Mogul signs definitive agreement to purchase portion of Honeywell Friction
(January 07, 2014) -- Federal-Mogul's European subsidiaries have entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire certain business assets of the Honeywell automotive and industrial brake friction business including two recently established manufacturing facilities ...more

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