Open Book: I-CAR offering free access to Repairability Technical Support Portal

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Last week, I-CAR announced it would be providing free access to its “industry-renowned” Repairability Technical Support (RTS) Portal through May 31, 2020. The Repairability Technical Support portal teaches repairers how to use OEM procedure websites. It also includes the “Ask I-CAR” feature about the content within, which involves I-CAR acting as a […]

Recycler Relief: launches pandemic support initiatives

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— is offering several relief initiatives to the industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including 10 percent off service fees for parts suppliers and free upgrades to certain products and services. During the months of April, May and June 2020,⁠—an online marketplace for used automotive parts⁠—will be offering suppliers a 10 […]

Figuring Out Finances: Elite Body Shop Solutions to host Pandemic Finance webinar

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Dave Luehr’s Elite Body Shop Solutions will be hosting a webinar this Thursday dedicated to providing businesses financial advice for getting through the current COVID-19 crisis. Mark Utzig, owner and business advisor for Profit Builders Plus⁠ will be joining Luehr on Thurs. Apr. 9 at 2 p.m. EST (1 p.m. CDT) to […]

You’re Not Alone: 95.5 percent of shops have seen a reduction in business

Toronto, Ontario — Approximately 95.5 percent of Canadian collision repairers have seen a reduction in businesses, according to a recent survey conducted by Collision Repair. Last week, Collision Repair issued a survey to its readers asking for information regarding their business’s operations and responses amid the pandemic, as well as any According to the results, […]

Food Philanthropy: LC Group collects donations for local food bank

Hamilton, Ontario ⁠— The LC Group, a CARSTAR multi-store owned team based in Hamilton, Ont. has been collecting donations for its local food bank amid the pandemic. Between Mar. 27 and Apr. 3, the LC Group was collecting non-perishable donations for the Good Shepherd Food Bank in Hamilton. The local food bank has been offering […]

On the House: Progi offering free photo estimates amid pandemic

Trois-Rivières, Quebec — Progi is supporting collision shops amid the pandemic by offering free photo estimates through one of its program’s new features. The Quebec-based company is offering access to its new ProgiPhoto program free of charge amid the virus. The free feature can be accessed through ProgiSync, an appointment planning program that completes ProgiPhoto […]

Mask Milestone: 3M to keep delivering masks in Canada

Toronto, Ontario — Canada will continue to receive face N95 masks from 3M, despite previous efforts by the White House to stop the masks headed north-of-the-border. According to a 3M press release, the deal will allow 3M to keep “sending U.S.-produced respirators to Canada and Latin America, where 3M is the primary source of supply.” […]