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News, views, features and commentary about the automotive repair and service industry in Canada.

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News, views, features and commentary about the automotive repair and service industry in Canada.

    020-Bill Hanvey on what to expect at AAPEX this year

    020-Bill Hanvey on what to expect at AAPEX this year

    Bill Hanvey and his team at the Auto Care Association face a huge challenge in mounting the giant Automotive Aftermarket Parts Exposition in Las Vegas this fall. With Covid-19 still in the air, the show is going to look a lot different than it normally does. Bill walks us through what to expect when we arrive for what is often described as Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week.

    • 10 min
    019 Ray Proulx on how you can help High Fives for Kids

    019 Ray Proulx on how you can help High Fives for Kids

    Ray Proulx is chairman of the High Five for Kids Foundation, a charitable arm of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada. During Covid-19, High Fives has more causes to support and fewer sources of revenue. We called to find out how aftermarket companies can help make a difference for food banks, children's charities, and scholarships across Canada.

    • 9 min
    018 Todd Hack on how 2020 could shape up for the aftermarket

    018 Todd Hack on how 2020 could shape up for the aftermarket

    Todd Hack is executive vice president of sales and marketing for Mevotech, the Toronto-based manufacturer of aftermarket chassis components. With more than 30 years of experience at all levels of the aftermarket, he’s in a unique position to see how the threat of Covid-19 has impacted the industry – from fellow manufacturers… to warehouse-distributors… to his end-customers at auto repair and service shops throughout the continent. We asked what he expects to see for the balance of this year.

    • 10 min
    017 Jeremy O'Neal on the most important hour of the day

    017 Jeremy O'Neal on the most important hour of the day

    Jeremy O'Neal gets to work early every day, to clear his head, get inspired, and get all his ducks in a row. The manager of Freedom Auto Repair in Hesperia, Calif., and president of automotive management training firm AdvisorFix, he calls it The Golden Hour of Power. We called him to find out what makes it so powerful.

    • 10 min
    016 Brian Wheeler on keeping up with technology

    016 Brian Wheeler on keeping up with technology

    Brian Wheeler is vice president of business development and marketing for Fort Smith, Arkansas-based Cloyes. A supplier of timing drive system kits and components, Cloyes really has to stay on top of new-vehicle trends and technology. We thought I’d ask Brian what’s coming down the O.E. track, and why technicians should be paying attention.

    • 9 min
    015 Daren Hodgson on why he's still not open for business

    015 Daren Hodgson on why he's still not open for business

    Daren Hodgson, owner of Atelier D.H. Tech Pro in Ste-Marthe, Que., has remained closed to thwart the spread of coronavirus... even though he's legally allowed to open. Closing the shop indefinitely was a scary proposition for him, but not nearly as scary as the prospect of infecting his family. He's waiting until it's truly safe to return to work. We asked him for an update on how it's going.

    • 6 min

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