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U.S. sees record electric vehicle registrations

Electric vehicle (EV) registrations in the US in 2020 reached record market share of 1.8%, demonstrating increased consumer interest for electric vehicles, according to new analysis from IHS Markit. December 2020 also represented the highest monthly share for EV new...

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PPG: The world’s got the blues

Blue hues continue to grow in popularity, according to the PPG 2020 automotive colour popularity report. The optimistic colour climbed to 9% of global colour share – an increase from 2019, but white colours are still number one. The trend reinforces PPG’s 2019...

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Store design and COVID

Store design and COVID

Despite the effects that the pandemic has had on many aftermarket operations, a recent survey by NPD showed that do-it-yourself business is up markedly. This bodes well for shops with retail showrooms, but store design can have a real impact on performance. However,...

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CRA Standard Rate on 2021 auto expenses largely unchanged

The Department of Finance Canada announced the CRA Standard Rate automobile income tax deduction limits and expense benefit rates that will apply in 2021, but with one proposed shift to address COVID-19 impact. Most of the limits and rates that applied in...

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2020 High Fives for Kids Foundation Recognition Awards

The AIA High Fives for Kids Foundation Recognition Awards are given out to a member company and AIA Canada Division that demonstrated an exceptional commitment to fulfilling the Foundation’s mission of bringing positive change and improvements to the quality of life...

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NPW acquires Engine & Performance Warehouse

Miami-based NPW Companies is pleased to announce it has acquired Denver-based Engine & Performance Warehouse, Inc. Nearly 50 years old, EPWI is the largest U.S. engine parts specialty warehouse distribution company. The two companies signed the deal on Dec. 4. NPW...

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Virtual AAPEX Experience delivered for aftermarket

Virtual AAPEX Experience delivered for aftermarket

The Virtual AAPEX Experience aftermarket event delivered more than 4,000 buyers to exhibiting companies while provided training, insights and connections to prepare shop owners, service advisors and technicians for the road ahead. The experience included weekly...

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“Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.” comes to Canada

“Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.” comes to Canada

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada has officially signed on to the “Your Car. Your Data Your Choice.” aftermarket initiative, bringing the cornerstone consumer awareness program to Canada. “Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.” is an Auto Care...

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