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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


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


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