Scoring an ASE: Industry figures loom large in U.S. certification board

Leesburg, Virginia –- January 31, 2020 -– On Thursday, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), a U.S. professional association, announced its 2020 board of directors–one with significant represantation from the American collision repair industry. As an independent third party, ASE upholds and promotes high standards of service and repair through the assessment, certification […]

CCIF Catch-Up: Check out the full event briefing

Toronto, Ontario — January 31, 2019 –– On Thursday, more than 200 industry figures made their way to Mississauga’s International Centre to participate in the 21st annual Canadian Collision Industry Forum in Toronto. On January 30, celebrations got off to a start with an afternoon workshop by Steve Trapp, the North America Services Manager for […]

Mayhem in Montreal: Canada’s next-gen super car to be revealed at Montreal Auto Show

Toronto, Ontario — January 31, 2020 — Collision repairers eager to get insights into future of automobiles may want to check out the Canadian International Auto Show in Montreal. The event, which runs from February 14 to 23, 2020, will host the unveiling of a Canadian-made supercar, the  cB7R from Felino, an independent manufacturer of […]

AV/EV Report — January 31, 2020

Toronto, Ontario — January 31, 2020–   Elephants in the room Electric vehicle battery fires could require firefighters to use almost 10,000 litres of water to quench, a senior New Brunswick firefighter has said. To put that into perspective, 10,000 litres would fill a cube measuring 2.1 m on each side. It would weigh as […]

Solid Strategy: B.C. Gov announces fairness officer to save ICBC

B.C.'s Attorney General David Eby announced a cap on minor injury claims.

January 31, 2020 — Victoria, British Columbia — A new plan to save the Insurance Company of British Columbia money is raising eyebrows. On January 29, the Provincial Attorney General announced plans to create an independent fairness office within the Crown insurer, one with the goal of increasing accessibility to its services. “I think it’s […]

Opinion: Increasing numbers of vehicle write-offs inauspicious for the industry

By Gideon Scanlon Toronto, Ontario — January 31, 2020 — Repair costs are rising. Insurers are writing-off more and more valuable vehicles, just as the salvage market heats up. For auto repairers, this is a perfect storm.   Repair costs are rising. According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, private auto insurers saw a 12.5 […]