Parts Problem: ARA condemns Subaru positions on recycled parts

Manassas, Virginia– Two position papers on the use of aftermarket substitute parts written by Subaru have received the condemnation of the Auto Recycler’s Association. In its Use of Aftermarket Substitute Parts on Subaru Vehicles, the OEM says it “does not support the use of parts that have been removed, salvaged or recycled from an existing […]

Dealer’s Choice: Ontario, Quebec Dealerships reopen to economic uncertainty

Toronto, Ontario — Auto dealerships in Ontario and most of Quebec have reopened for the first time since social distancing measure were introduced in March. Provincial officials in Quebec have delayed the reopening of facilities in Montreal until May 18. Despite reopening, dealerships continue to face challenges resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. Vehicle sales in […]

Digital Integration: Mitchell update unites scanning and OEM procedures

San Diego, California — Mitchell has announced it has integrated its diagnostics and scanning tool, Mitchell Diagnostics, and OEM procedural database, Mitchell Tech Advisor. “[The new] solution integrates Mitchell’s diagnostic system with OEM repair procedures to streamline vehicle repair workflows,” the company wrote in promotional material. “For the first time, technicians using Mitchell’s scan tools […]

Online Buyers: Firm says spike in parts sales pre-dates social isolation

Toronto, Ontario — Does the increasing willingness of consumers to buy auto parts online predate social isolation policies, as a new report has found? An Ohio-based digital marketing company specializing in the automotive sector says online auto parts sales were up by 42 percent in the first full week of May, compared to the first […]