Genuine Use: OEM parts utilization is higher in EV repair claims, says Mitchell report

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Mitchell shared its second-quarter insights for Canadian and U.S. EV repair claims last week, where it said electric vehicles use OEM parts in repairs far more than ICE vehicles. According to Mitchell’s data, 90.75 percent of parts used in EV repair claims are OEM; for ICE repair claims, 66.5 percent of parts […]

It runs in the family

By Allison Rogers The noble success of Pierre Robitaille Both of Pierre and Sylvie’s sons work at Recycleur Duvernay: Samuel works as a parts seller and director of sales, while Nicholas runs the backyard business. When Pierre Robitaille looks at Recycleur Duvernay, he can’t help but feel swells of pride looking back on the familial […]

Auto recycler ordered to pay large fine

November 22, 2018 — The town of Halton Hills, just outside Milton Ontario, has a very unique environmental study regulation, one that has been recently uncovered by Robert Bray, owner of Bray Auto Truck Recycling Inc. The auto recycler has been operating his business without a licence from the municipality for the past 12 years. […]

Palladium metal prices predicted to fall

December 7, 2018 — At one point, palladium, was the most expensive and precious metal but the times have changed. Palladium is an industrial metal commonly used as a component in autocatalytic converters in gasoline powered engines. According to a U.K research firm, they said they can see palladium prices falling to $1,000 an ounce by […]

Automotive Recyclers of Canada leaves NATA

The Automotive Recyclers of Canada will no longer be a part of the National Automotive Trades Association, according to the organizations executive director Steve Fletcher. “We’re out,” Fletcher said, following a public meeting organized by the Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario (AARO) in August. “I can confirm that.” Fletcher explained that a lack of activity […]

Maritime Auto Parts turns 85

Maritime Auto Parts in the earlier days of its operations.

Lower Debert, Nova Scotia — January 3, 2018 — Maritime Auto Parts recently celebrated its 85th anniversary, and with all those years under its belt, the auto recycler and parts supplier has become an irreplaceable member of its community, according to the business. “Many generations know about our business—parents, grandparents, we’ve served them all,” commented Andrew […]