Canadian sales of new cars and trucks hits record high

Ottawa, Ontario — January 6, 2014 — The Canadian retail automotive market posted a new record in 2013, with 1.74 million new cars sold in Canada last year. This is only the second time the retail market has surpassed 1.7 million units in Canada, and breaks the old record set in 2002. The 2013 record […]

Calgary shop employee charged with fraud

Calgary, Alberta — January 6, 2014 — An employee of a Calgary collision repair facility has been charged with fraud after a Calgary Police Service (CPS) investigation. According to an official statement, the CPS Auto Theft Unit was approached in late 2012 by members of the public who reported they had been solicited by an […]

New MW-200 Mobile Wheel Lift from Rotary Lift

      Madison, Indiana — January 6, 2014 — Rotary Lift says its new MW-200 Mobile Wheel Lift provides collision repair shops with a tool that reduces the risk of employee injury during the wheel removal and reinstallation processes, while simultaneously increasing productivity. “Back injuries account for one in five workplace injuries or illnesses,” […]

Shop Photo Tour: Assured Automotive South Barrie

By Mike Davey Barrie, Ontario — January 6, 2014 — Assured Automotive South Barrie recently welcomed us for a tour of the facility at 72 Caplan Avenue in Barrie, Ont. Managed by Alec Smales, Assured Automotive South Barrie is a 40,000 sq. ft. facility employing a staff of 40.    The facility has created numerous […]

State Farm and I-CAR partner on welding initiative

Hoffman Estates, Illinois — January 6, 2014 — State Farm is teaming with I-CAR and exclusively inviting all of its Select Service repairers to participate in I-CAR’s Welding Training & Certification program throughout 2014.  The program offers Select Service businesses the opportunity to easily register for welding training directly through a provided link on their […]

Candid Camera, Partners in Crime lead off MP’s top five frauds of 2013

Winnipeg, Manitoba — January 6, 2014 Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has released its annual list of Top Five Frauds, highlighted by the use of a video camera on a locomotive which conclusively proved the identity of the driver of a car which crashed into the train. Fraudulent and suspicious claims are handled by MPI’s Special […]