Michael Macaluso to head CARSTAR US and CANADA

Michael Macaluso has been appointed to the position of President for CARSTAR North America.

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — February 29, 2016 — The merger of CARSTAR’s Canadian and US branches has accelerated. CARSTAR Canada President Michael Macaluso will also head up CARSTAR US on a six-month trial basis. According to a report on Repairer Driven News, an executive at Driven Brands expects that Macaluso will continue to […]

Astro Pneumatic launches new socket set for wheel mounting

Astro Pneumatic's new eight piece Torque Limiting Extension And Protective Impact Socket Combo Set.

El Monte, California — February 29, 2016 — Astro Pneumatic has announced the launch of its new 78818 eight piece Torque Limiting Extension And Protective Impact Socket Combo Set. The new set includes common torque limits and socket sizes for wheel mounting. The lug nut sockets include protective sleeves and inserts to prevent wheel damage, […]

In Memoriam: Carmen Demarte

Carmen Demarte of icoat passed away recently at his home.

Cambridge, Ontario — February 29. 2016 — It is with deep regret that we must report the passing of Carmen Demarte. Many in the Canadian repair industry knew Demarte from his work with icoat. “The icoat family grieves at the loss of this tremendous friend and mentor,” says Wayne Brayd of icoat. “Carm will be missed […]

CARSTAR Southbank launches mobile glass service

CARSTAR Southbank Glass is now offering mobile glass repair services in Ottawa.

Hamilton, Ontario — February 29, 2016 — CARSTAR’s glass service is going mobile in Ottawa with the addition of CARSTAR Southbank Glass. The new glass facility is located within the Southbank Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership at 1255 Johnston Road. The facility offers glass services both on location and via a mobile unit. In addition, […]

New book exposes car security vulnerabilities

The Car Hacker's Handbook is published by No Starch Press.

San Francisco, California — February 29, 2016 — Car hacking has frequently made headlines in the last few years. This is a growing concern for anyone in the automotive industry, especially as automotive computers proliferate. Making matters worse, these computers are increasingly connected through the “Internet of Things.” A new book examines these vulnerabilities and […]