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Special Wheel-Off Presentation Session

Please join the Central-Eastern Fleet Safety Council for a special 2017 session. Meet our chapter executive and members, and hear about some of the exciting sessions and programs we are planning for the coming year that will keep you engaged […]

Diane.Freeman | March 30, 2017


Spring 2017 – 4 Day Lindertech Technical Training Event


Lindertech is recognized as an INDUSTRY LEADER in high quality current advanced automotive training. It’s the “REAL WORLD” training technicians need to repair today’s complex vehicles.

2 Days Weds\Thurs. April 19 & 20 2017 8:00am – 4:30pm – Cochrane Shop
Instructor: […]

Diane.Freeman | March 21, 2017


Garage partly liable for “brain injury” to 15-year-old

We all do it. We put keys in the vehicle without locking the vehicle or thinking someone may steal the vehicle. Well, it happened to a garage in Bruce County.

Now the garage owner is partly liable for a “catastrophic brain […]

Diane.Freeman | March 14, 2017


Province to shut down Ontario Tire Stewardship by 2018

The move by Environment Minister Glen Murray comes after a Star investigation revealed suspicious money transfers, allegations of fraud and wasteful executive spending at the agency, which collects “eco-fees” paid by Ontario drivers.

Ontario’s environment minister is closing the province’s troubled […]

Diane.Freeman | March 9, 2017


Ontario College of Trades asks for industry feedback on Compliance and Enforcement Policy and AARO delivers

AARO attended a meeting in London as well as the stakeholders meeting held at the Ontario College of Trades offices in Toronto.

The Compliance and Enforcement committee held regional consultations to hear input and feedback from the public, members, […]

Diane.Freeman | March 3, 2017


MTO Survey on MVIS

Dear AARO members:

As part of our continuing efforts to keep you updated on the changes with the MVIS program, we ask you to take a short survey on the newly launched online ordering of your […]

Diane.Freeman | March 2, 2017


Ford Announcement

Ford Motor Company Selling Parts under their new Omnicraft line for Non-Ford Vehicles in the U.S.

Ford wants to give you a reason to get your car fixed at a Ford dealer — even if it’s […]

Diane.Freeman | January 25, 2017




Dear AARO Members

For the past few weeks there have been discussions that the Federal Government is considering adding Health & Dental benefits to the list of taxable items for individuals. This would result in a […]

Diane.Freeman | January 24, 2017


Ontario’s Commercial Vehicle Operator Registration program

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 or contact us at 1-800-387-7736 extension 6300.

Please watch the following video for […]

Diane.Freeman | January 3, 2017


Congratulations to Eccles Auto Service

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 […]

Diane.Freeman | November 29, 2016


AARO 2016-2017 Board of Directors

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 […]

Diane.Freeman | November 9, 2016



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


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