On Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 AARO held a meeting with the MTO in St. Thomas, ON.
In attendance was Bob Ward, AARO Vice President & Owner of Auto Guys (St. Thomas), Diane Freeman, AARO Executive Director, Allan Janssen, Editor CARS […]
The Ministry of Environment has asked for input on the proposed changes below to the Drive Clean program.
We are asking all AARO members who are Drive Clean Facilities to send a letter to […]
Congratulations to AARO Board members who are recipients of this year’s CAA Top Shop Award Winners!
Gold – Cochrane Automotive, Etobicoke, ON
Silver – The Autoguys, St. Thomas, ON
Bronze – Corporate Auto Works, Burlington, ON
Notice of Meeting:
AARO’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Friday, October 21, 2016
Holiday Inn Oakville Centre
Dear Shop Owners & Techncians,
Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario (AARO) is lobbying the Provincial government for Biennial (every two years) safeties on Light Duty Passenger Vehicles and Light trucks.
We have enclosed a petition for All Shop Owners, Technicians and the […]
IMPORTANT MESSAGE TIME SENSITIVE – APPLY NO LATER THAN JULY 29, 2016 TO PARTICIPATE
CVOR and MVIS program services will soon be online
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) will be implementing an online public service that will allow clients to access their […]
The Motor Vehicle Inspection Station (MVIS) program oversees the inspection of vehicles at approved facilities and the issuing of safety standards certificates, structural inspection certificates and annual and semi-annual inspection certificates and stickers. The program ensures that vehicles meet a […]
When AARO was asked to organize the MVIS information sessions across the province, neither the MTO or AARO had any idea of how big of an undertaking this was going to be. “With over 13,000 MVIS Stations we knew it […]
Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) General Meeting June 14, 2016
The Membership of the Ontario College of Trades is invited to attend the Annual Meeting of Members on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 9 a.m. All members who wish to attend […]
February 26, 2016 – The Ontario Budget was announced yesterday and AARO members who are Drive Clean facilities should be aware the $30 fee for Drive Clean tests will be eliminated in 2017-2018, but not the tests themselves. The Drive […]
AARO announces the MVIS (Motor Vehicle Inspection Stations) Information night schedules for the months of March, April, May and June. Please click on the links below to see the Calendars.
MVIS Information Night Schedule – March 2016
MVIS Information Night Schedule – […]
A Dynamic 3 day workshop for Service Advisors, Owners/Managers with Kelly Bennett
March 8th, 9th and 10th from 10am – 6pm each day
Just like technicians who obtain newer and better tools and update their skills through training, service advisors need new […]
Increase Your Sales and Profits!
Wednesday, Feb 17th from 1:00pm – 4:30pm or 6:00pm – 9:30pm
An average shop is seeing only 45% – 50% of the sales, gross profit and net profit they could from their business. Many shop owners work […]
AARO’s shops continue to benefit with their membership!
We are starting off this year with a busy schedule for 2016. AARO is staying current with changes to safety inspections, MOL blitzes, health & safety, developing and implementing programs specifically designed to […]
A Dynamic new 3 Day workshop for Shop Owners & Managers
Take your business to the next level in 2016, February 2, 3 & 4!
We are in business to fix vehicles – Profitability however requires 4 additional skills: Management, Marketing, Selling […]