Road Test Ready: Ontario resumes in-vehicle passenger road testing

Toronto, Ontario — For the Ontarians who have been waiting for an in-vehicle driver’s test since April 3, when the province put in-person testing on hold, the wait is finally over.   On Monday, June 14, 2021, Ontario resumed in-vehicle passenger road tests at DriveTest centres across the province. “As more people get vaccinated and COVID-19 […]

Canadian Cars Wanted: More Canadian used vehicles going to U.S. amid shortages

Toronto, Ontario — Since early April, U.S. car dealers have been buying used cars from Canada to combat microchip shortages. However, over the last few months, the U.S. has been gobbling up even more of Canada’s inventory, according to new data from J.D. Power and ALS. “Everything seems to be in high demand,” Jonathan Banks, […]

What’s Your Emergency: Motorists in Montreal must call 911 for a tow

Montreal, Quebec — 911 dispatchers in Montreal are about to get a lot busier. Montreal Police announced on Monday that motorists who’s vehicles are blocking traffic on Montreal Island streets, due to mechanical issues or a collision, must call 911 to contact a tow truck. The policy follows a 2017 city inspector general’s report on […]

Mobile Merger: asTech Acquires Mobile Tech RX

Toronto, Ontario — asTech announced Tuesday the acquisition of Mobile Tech RX.  Mobile Tech RX is an automotive and collision reconditioning application with over 4,000 companies and approximately 6,000 active users that enables technicians to estimate, invoice, manage teams and collision workflow, process repair orders and capture data on the go through their mobile devices.  Mobile […]

See You on the Strip: 10th Annual MSO Symposium will be in-person, in Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada — The Automotive Service Association is excited to announce that they are hosting their 10th annual MSO Symposium this year in-person.  COVID-19 prevented the MSO Symposium from having its regularly scheduled live event in 2020, so it was held in a virtual format. Ray Fisher, the president and executive director of the […]