As of January 1st, 2017, all tow truck operators are required to register in Ontario’s Commercial Vehicle Operator Registration program. For more information, visit our website at Ontario.ca/CVOR or contact us at 1-800-387-7736 extension 6300.
Please watch the following video for […]
Congratulations to Eccles Auto Service for 2016 Business Appreciation Award in the City of Hamilton.
The city of Hamilton bestowed the honour of nominating Eccles Auto Service Inc for a 2016 Business appreciation award. The Award was presented to […]
AARO held it’s 77th Annual General Meeting in Oakville, ON on October 21, 2016. The activities and accomplishments of the association for the past year were many, from developing and implementing new programs to working with the Ministry of Transportation […]
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 […]