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News Release:
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 […]

Diane.Freeman | October 17, 2016



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 […]

Diane.Freeman | September 30, 2016


CAA Top Shop Award Winners

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

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Diane.Freeman | September 29, 2016


Notice of Meeting: AARO’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Notice of Meeting:

AARO’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Friday, October 21, 2016
Holiday Inn Oakville Centre

Diane.Freeman | September 20, 2016


Important information for Shop Owners and Technicians

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 […]

Diane.Freeman | July 27, 2016




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 […]

Diane.Freeman | July 19, 2016


MVIS Information, Inspection Forms & Video Presentation

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 […]

Diane.Freeman | June 10, 2016


MVIS Information Sessions with MTO and AARO Highly Successful

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 […]

Diane.Freeman | May 3, 2016


Attention: AARO Members -Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) General Meeting

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 […]

Diane.Freeman | March 2, 2016


Provincial Government to eliminate $30 fee for Drive Clean

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 […]

Diane.Freeman | February 26, 2016


MVIS Information Night Schedules

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 – […]

Luanne.Fedosoff | February 25, 2016


Good to Great Service Advisor Training

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 […]

Bev Muldoon | February 18, 2016


Tune-Up Your Profits

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 […]

Luanne.Fedosoff | February 8, 2016


AARO January 2016 Newsletter

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 […]

Diane.Freeman | January 25, 2016


Manage 4 Success!

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 […]

Luanne.Fedosoff | January 18, 2016


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