CIAS names the best new auto tech of 2016

The Rear Camera Mirror on the Chevy Bolt made the Canadian International AutoShow’s list of best new tech introduced in 2016. The feature is also available on the Cadillac CT6.

Toronto, Ontario — January 2, 2017 — The Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS) has compiled a list of some of the most notable car tech of 2016, including new tech from VW that allows you to control various systems with the wave of a hand, Acura’s advanced cockpit technology and headlights that use actual computer controlled […]

GS27 launches new Ultra Protectant

The new Ultra Protectant from GS27.

Chicago, Illinois — January 2, 2017 — GS27 has announced a new addition to its line of interior automotive cleaning products. According to the company, the new Ultra Protectant is designed to easily recondition all plastic interiors. “GS27 Ultra Protectant is formulated to easily recondition all plastic interiors on a vehicle,” said Claire Andrieu, Communication […]

Fix Auto Chilliwack donates refurbished car to single mother

Megan Voth and her daughter have received a refurbished vehicle, thanks to the efforts of Fix Auto Chilliwack and other local businesses.

By Barett Poley Chilliwack, British Columbia — January 2, 2017 — A single mother and her family are going to find it a little easier to get around, thanks to the donation of a newly refurbished car by Fix Auto Chilliwack. In addition to being a single mom, Megan Voth is also the caregiver for […]

Manitoba’s top frauds include a wannabe Manitoban and a staged collision

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Winnipeg, Manitoba — January 1, 2017 — Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has unveiled its annual list of the top fraud investigations of 2016. This year’s list includes a staged collision, a perjuring pedestrian and a ‘luxury’ Porsche that wasn’t so luxurious after all. Smile! You’re on camera A pedestrian said he was hit by a […]

IBIS Report: France has ‘no significant, true independents’

France's industry is well consolidated, with 7,500 collision repair facilities serving a population of 66 million.

By Barett Poley Peterborough, Ontario — January 1, 2017 — In France, the pressures of being a smaller country that is part of a larger union weigh heavily on the collision repair industry. Consolidation within the country has led to tougher times than usual for collision repair shops. The International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) draws […]