Manheim UVVI: used vehicle prices slumps after hurricaines pass

Jonathon Smoke of Cox Automotive. He joined the company as chief economist in April 2017.

Atlanta, Georgia — January 10, 2018 — Used vehicles prices have softened in the wake fierce hurricane season. The Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index—which accounts for wholesale pieces adjusted for mix, mileage and season—came to a reading of 132.0 last December. While a 5.6 pointover last year, is also marks the lowest levels seen since […]

Canada: cooling on cars, picking up on pickups

While car shares are the lowest total in over fifty years, sales of light-trucks are record-breaking.

By CRM staff Richmond Hill, Ontario — January 10, 2018 — While sales of cars slipped in Canada last year, it was a record-breaking year for vehicle sales overall, thanks to the number of light trucks bought by Canadians, according to a report released by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. With Canadians buying more than two million […]

Western Paint & Equipment saddles up and moves north

An external shot of Western Paint & Equipment's new location, set to open January 29.

By Gideon Scanlon Edmonton, Alberta — January 10, 2018 — After 19 years hidden behind car dealerships on Stony Creek Road, the crew at Edmonton-based refinisher Western Paint & Equipment will be moseying on over to a new building later this month. “We are all very excited,” says manager Gerard Gannon. “We had outgrown the […]

SATA counterfeit guns busted in China

Counterfeit SATA spray guns were recently discovered in a successful copycat raid, leading to several arrests and seizure of the fake products.

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — January 10, 2018 — In an effort to protect customers from under or non-performing SATA spray gun copies, SATA has remained active in catching counterfeit products, an issue that occurs globally. Recently, police held a successful raid against a number of copycats producing fake spray guns in China. Several […]

Car-Part.com receives Collision Industry Electronic Commerce company of the year 2017 award

(From left) Mitchell International Chair of CIECA, Phil Martinez; Car-Part.com CEO, Jeff Schroder and CIECA Executive Director, Fred Iantorno.

By Erin McLaughlin Toronto, Ontario — January 10, 2017 — The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) Board of Trustees recently presented the 2017 company of the year award to Car-part.com. The association chose Car-Part.com for its dedication to leadership and contributions to the industry. Car-Part.com CEO, Jeff Schroder commented, “CIECA is at the centre […]