SEMA Spectacular: A series of unmissable events

Las Vegas, Nevada — Excitement is running high for the many members of Canada’s collision community heading down to Las Vegas for the SEMA Show. When the doors open, more than 100,000 guests will surge into the convention centre and anyone caught without a plan will spend the next three days trapped in a fleshy […]

Editor’s Log: A pain in the ADAS

Toronto, Ontario — Last week, Reuters released a story that provided a flawed look at the conflict over ADAS between OEMs and aftermarket part makers. While the piece was most reflective of the American auto sector, it was picked up around the world. If the results of Collision Repair’s post-election survey are any guide, it […]

Certification Station: Certified Collision Care to manage Honda and Acura ProFirst program in Canada

Markham, Ontario ⁠—  As of Oct. 31, Honda Canada has selected Certified Collision Care, the Canadian division of Assured Performance Network, as its exclusive strategic partner to administer and manage the Honda and Acura ProFirst collision repair facility program.  The Certified Collision Care program will identify, certify, and promote dealership and independent facilities as collision […]

Success Dawns: AIA Canada’s Student Aftermarket Day

Barrie, Ontario — Automotive students, listen up–AIA Canada’s Student Aftermarket day, which is sure to be a day chock-full of learning and networking opportunities, is right around the corner. Organized by the AIA Young Professionals in the Aftermarket, the one-day conference will be held on Nov. 19 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the […]

SEM-thing Special: SEM’s 2K Urethane Chip Guard 

Designed to replicate OE textured chip guards on lower vehicle panels, SEM Products’ new 2K Urethane Chip Guard is said to deliver extensive texture variation with two-component technology to ensure maximum durability for impact and chemical resistance. SEM’s new solution aims to reduce repair time, increase repair durability and deliver factory matched texture. Two-component systems […]

AV Report ⁠— November 1, 2019

Go, Go, Gadget The City of Toronto’s Automated Vehicles Tactical Plan, which was unveiled Oct. 17 and sets plans to have the city AV-ready by 2022, has been green-lit by the Toronto city council. The tactical plan was presented to city council officials in Toronto, Ont. on Oct. 29. It outlines a three-year readiness schedule, […]