Collision with Fate: Why the auto aftermarket is vulnerable to systems collapse

Toronto, Ontario — This week, Collision Repair celebrated the 95th anniversary of Regina Auto Body. At the time of its founding, auto repairing—like automobiles themselves—was a relatively new concept. Obviously, it isn’t anymore. Today, even the longest-serving members of our community have careers that stretch through less than a third of the span of Canada’s […]

Site Search: Ontario launches first-ever job site challenge for new auto plant

Woodstock, Ontario — On Nov. 28, the Ontario government announced a job site challenge to identify construction-ready sites where automakers or manufacturers could invest in Ontario by building a large plant, creating a wealth of both direct and supply-chain jobs for the province. Prabmeet Sarkaria, associate minister of small business and red tape reduction; Vic […]

Cue the Blue: PPG unveils 2019 automotive colour trends

Toronto, Ontario — Earlier this week, PPG unveiled its 2019 automotive colour trends, revealing a rise in the popularity of blue vehicles in North America.  Blue was the most popular automotive colour this year⁠—next to neutral shades like black, white, silver and gray⁠—with 10 percent of this year’s automotive builds sporting a version of the […]

Season’s Greetings: Repairers ring in the holidays with light displays

Bradford, Ontario — Christmas just around the corner, Assured Bradford has been getting into the spirit⁠⁠—the facility helped spread holiday cheer this week as it illuminated its Christmas lights display for the whole community to enjoy. Along with Santa’s helpers and some local volunteers, the staff at the Assured Bradford facility in Bradford, Ont. decorated […]

EV/AV Report ⁠— November 29, 2019

Safety System Skeptics Nearly half of Canadian drivers believe advanced vehicle safety technologies pose a risk to overall road safety, according to a recent study published by Desjardins Insurance. The study explored what Canadians really think about advancing vehicle technology⁠— specifically, their opinions on the usefulness of advanced safety systems such as automatic braking, lane-departure […]

Collision Repair’s Industry Insider: Mark Puente of Premiere Services

Toronto, Ontario — On this week’s episode of Industry Insider, we get Mark Puente, the CEO of Premiere Services, on the line. Puente shares with us the details of Premiere Services’ Certified Radio Program—an initiative in partnership with LKQ set to debut in Canada next year—and how it can counteract issues of cybersecurity in the […]