Technology driving up repair costs, according to Mitchell’s Industry Trends Report

Mitchell International has released its latest report.

San Diego, California — December 12, 2017 — The adoption of technology on newly-designed vehicles is having a “pronounced impact” on their repair costs, according to one of the highlighted studies in the latest Industry Trends Report (ITR) from Mitchell International for the fourth quarter of 2017.  Technology such as parking assist sensors, wave radar […]

Survey Says: Environmentally friendly products important, but affordability is key

Collision Repair magazine asked repairers how important it is to have environmentally friendly suppliers.

By Tom Davis Toronto, Ontario — December 12, 2017 — AkzoNobel recently opened what it claims to be the “world’s most sustainable” paint factory in Ashington, UK, earlier this year. The company says the plant will cut emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by recycling all its water and 90 percent of the solvents used […]

Rondex donates hundreds of toys to Ronald McDonald House

The annual Christmas party gathered more than 200 toys for the charity, as well as the $1,000 dollars raised from its silent auction.

By Tom Davis Hamilton, Ontario — December 12, 2017 — Rondex Hamilton held its annual Christmas Party and Customer Appreciation Night, donating hundreds of toys to the Ronald McDonald House charity. “We had a great turn out this year, and it took us two van loads to take all of the donated toys down to […]

Chief’s aluminium structural holding package approved by Ford

The Chief rigid pad mounts spread pressure out over a larger area of the passenger compartment, reducing the chance of causing additional damage during the repair.

By CRM Staff Madison, Indiana — December 12, 2017 — Chief Automotive’s new Ford Aluminum Truck and SUV Structural Holding Package has been approved for use by Ford when repairing collision damage to the all-new Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs. An expansion of Chief’s current F-150 Holding Kit, the package includes more than 50 […]