YOUR GO-TO AUTOMOTIVE MARKETING GUIDE

Build strong relationships and brand awareness in your communities Column by VENESSA DI VITO In my opinion, the answers to the two questions above are simple: collision repair facilities have never marketed or focused on their relationships with customers because there has never been a need for this. Insurance companies, dealerships and fleet companies have […]

ROMANS REPORT

Highlights from A 2020 Profile of the Evolving U.S. and Canadian Collision Repair Marketplace In late December, the Romans Group LLC unveiled its 15th annual white paper, A 2020 Profile of the Evolving U.S. and Canadian Collision Repair Marketplace, detailing the market happenings of the U.S. and Canadian collision repair industries according to its own […]

TAKING ATTENDANCE

Collision repair industry weighs the peril of in-person events Story by ALLISON ROGERS After hosting its 2020 event online, the SEMA Show went off without a hitch at the Las Vegas Convention Centre last November. Most attendees hadn’t physically been on a trade show floor for nearly two years, and the air was thick with […]

POWERING THROUGH

In today’s times, it’s all about perspective Column by CHELSEA STEBNER We’re two years into a global pandemic and I commend our fellow collision shops across Canada for digging deep and continuing to put one foot in front of the other. In talking to many other shop owners, I know that they as well are […]

STAY OR GO

Knowing your worth is key in either scenario Column by NANCY ROLLAND www.focusbankers.com The pandemic has caused many business owners to reconsider their long-term goals of owning and operating their businesses. Shutdowns and personnel shortages have clearly been a drain on many, while severely impacting financial performance and their ability to effectively service customers. If […]

TALKS ON THE TABLE

Round two of Canadian Right to Repair Time for round two—a Canadian Right to Repair bill has been tabled after Brian Masse, an NDP member of parliament representing the Windsor West riding in Ontario, introduced a private member’s bill on the topic on February 4. If passed, the bill would ensure proper tools and parts […]

MIGHTY MACHINES

The grind of heavy-duty collision repair Story by MAX REID For most drivers, their thoughts on trucking and buses don’t often extend much past the best ways to avoid them on the road—out of a justified concern for personal safety, mind you. These vehicles are, obviously, extremely heavy. In saying that, heavy vehicles are almost […]

CHARGED OPINIONS

When it comes to EVs, everybody’s got something to say —but what do you really know? Story by MAX REID Depending on where you live in Canada, the idea of electric vehicles likely elicits a different reaction for each person who reads this. For something that has for the large part of automotive history only […]

FEWER SHADES OF GREY

AUTOMOTIVE COLOUR TRENDS IN 2022 Monochrome tones remain king—but not among consumers Story by KATE NG Modern automotive coatings are more complex than ever— radar detection, EV sensor compatibility and supply chain issues are some of the factors companies must consider before developing the colour hue itself. Most customers don’t see that though—pretty colours are […]

REAL, RAW REFLECTION

Ask yourself this Column by JAY PERRY In the last article we spoke of being grateful and balancing that gratitude with the desire to improve. Inside of looking at what we have, in being grateful, is an element of reflection. The act of reflecting is absolutely paramount for leaders for without it, progress cannot be […]