Who Goofed the Gas: Southern Alberta gas station mixes up gas and diesel

Langdon, Alberta — This week, some drivers in Alberta were met with not-so-nice surprise after a gas station served them diesel, instead of what they were expecting: gas. Gas Plus in Langdon, Alberta, told CBC News on Thursday that their diesel and gas tanks were accidentally filled with the wrong fuel for three days straight. […]

Super Searches: Canada’s top searched vehicles in 2020

Toronto, Ontario — 2020 data released by autoTRADER.ca, and the company’s annual top searched vehicles list noted the beloved Ford F-150, is the most searched vehicle two years in a row. The list noted favourites from 2019, including Honda Civic, and Toyota RAV4, which remind in this year’s top 10, while 50 per cent of […]

2020 Recap: 3M’s Pandemic Plan

Toronto, Ontario — This year, Collision Repair kicked off its Open Dialogue webinar series, featuring insightful conversations with industry leaders from Canada. In early August, Collision Repair’s Maddy Kylie sat down with Craig Jalbert, Canadian Division Leader for the Automotive Aftermarket Division at 3M, to discuss 3M’s plans to help the aftermarket through the pandemic, […]

Toronto Stars: Collision repairers claim Toronto Star’s Readers Choice 2020

Toronto, Ontario — ‘Tis the season for Readers’ Choice, and collision repairers in Toronto have been cleaning up. As the Toronto Star’s 2020 Readers’ Choice diamond winner in the Best Auto Collision & Repair category, CARSTAR Toronto St. Clair gives thanks to its local community for their “continued loyalty and support,” according to the shop’s […]

2020 Recap: Spanesi Frame of Mind

Toronto, Ontario — This year, Collision Repair magazine officially kicked off its Open Dialogue webinar series with a live interview alongside Tim Morgan, COO of Spanesi Americas. On May 6, Collision Repair‘s Allison Rogers sat down with Tim to discuss Spanesi’s pandemic strategy, the company’s 360 product suite, trends for the future of our industry […]

2020 Recap: PDR Canada – The power of paintless dent repair

Toronto, Ontario — This year, Collision Repair kicked off its Open Dialogue webinar series, featuring insightful conversations with industry leaders from Canada and the United States. Joined by Collision Repair’s Sophie Price, Domenic Serra of PDR Canada sat down with the magazine in early July to answer the industry’s most pressing questions about PDR techniques […]

2020 Recap: Level 5 Drive Aid with ADAS

Toronto, Ontario — This year, Collision Repair kicked off its Open Dialogue webinar series, featuring insightful conversations with industry leaders from Canada. On August 26, Collision Repair’s Allison Rogers sat down with John Marlowe and Giuliano Bernabei of Level5Drive, to hear more about their plans to reshape ADAS calibrations in the collision repair industry. Didn’t […]

2020 Recap: Carstar getting more with insurance work

Toronto, Ontario — This year, Collision Repair kicked off its Open Dialogue webinar series, featuring insightful conversations with industry leaders from Canada. On November 18, Collision Repair’s Allison Rogers sat down with Collin Welsh, senior director of franchise development for CARSTAR and Vince Matozzo, director of sales for CARSTAR Canada to discuss some top tips on attracting insurance […]

Tick Tock: Top 5 Tuesday Ticker’s of 2020

Toronto, Ontario — Seeing Canada’s automotive industry businesses navigate the COVID-19 pandemic has been nothing short of inspiring. Whether your business is a small shop servicing a rural Canadian community or a global supplier sending equipment to every corner of the globe, you should commend yourself for making it through this rollercoaster of a year. […]

It’s Electrifying: Top 5 EV/AV Report’s in 2020

Toronto, Ontario — This year electric and autonomous vehicles continued to make a splash in Canada’s automotive sector.  The most promising news for EV-lovers came alongside Unifor’s autumn negotiations, where the union was able to secure five new electric Ford models to be built at its Oakville, Ont. plant. FCA made similar, albeit smaller announcements […]