CAA says one-third of Canadians text while at red lights

Nearly one-third of Canadians have sent a text while stopped at a red light, according to a recent poll conducted by CAA.

Ottawa, Ontario — January 3, 2017 — Ever sent a text while stopped at a red light? You’re not alone. According to a poll released by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA), 33 percent of Canadians admit that they’ve engaged in this behaviour. It may seem harmless, but CAA says there is evidence that your mind […]

SATA Canada officially launched

Left: John Turner and Yunus Tak of SATA Canada with some of the company's equipment. Right: A view of part of the new Canadian headquarters for the company.

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — January 3, 2017 — SATA Canada is now officially open for business. Products from the well-known spray gun manufacturer have long been available in this country, but the opening of SATA Canada marks a new era in how the company will service its products for Canadian customers.  “One of […]

Was investing in aluminum repair worthwhile?

The majority of respondents to our survey indicated they had both purchased equipment and received training for aluminum repair.

By Mike Davey Peterborough, Ontario — January 3, 2017 — Aluminum is hardly a new material, but it jumped to the forefront of repairer consciousness with the introduction of the aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 in 2015. It seemed as if almost every body shop was investing heavily in aluminum repair equipment and training. Collision Repair magazine […]

Denise Caspersen, Jose Jacob join Collision Diagnostic Services

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Plano, Texas — January 3, 2017 — CDS has announced the addition of Denise Caspersen and Jose Jacob to the positions of Project Manager and Sr. Recruiter respectively. CDS produces the AsTech scanning diagnostic device. Caspersen, formerly with National Autobody Parts Warehouse and the Automotive Service Association (ASA), has extensive experience working on automotive industry […]