Picking up the Pace: CAA pay-as-you-go insurance customers tripled in pandemic

Thornhill, Ontario – As the pandemic has seen fewer cars on the road and, in turn, fewer collision claims for insurers to settle, pay-as-you-go pricing models have taken a new position in the forefront of auto insurance as CAA reports that it’s MyPace policy has skyrocketed in popularity. CAA announced on Thursday that according to […]

Green Machines: Axalta announces 2021 automotive colour of the year

Basel, Switzerland — Axalta has announced its 2021 global automotive colour of the year—Electrolight.  ElectroLight is an expressively refreshing green-yellow hue inspired by bold, contemporary flavours that echo style, energy and flair. The colour invokes a blend of sport design elements with functional performance and offers versatility when combined with two-tone charcoal colour accents, or […]

Awarding the Aftermarket: Uni-Select celebrates Canadian supplier award winners

Boucherville, Quebec — Uni-Select Inc., has announced the winners of the annual Canadian Automotive Group Awards for its top Canadian supply partners. This award celebrates remarkable achievements, innovation, and outstanding service. The awards recipients were announced on the last day of its AUTOXPO event, held virtually for the first time ever this past weekend.  “Their […]

Three Weeks Out: CCIF Toronto 2021 Virtual Experience agenda now available

Toronto, Ontario — The Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) has unveiled the agenda for its first virtual event in 2021, CCIF Toronto, the Virtual Experience. Much like CCIF’s October 2020 online session, attendees will be able to network in virtual spaces via text, audio, and video chat; attend conferences and workshops, ask questions to speakers […]

Vroom Vroom: CARFAX Canada launches new app—Car Care

London, Ontario — CARFAX Canada is introducing Car Care, a free service that tracks customer maintenance schedules. CARFAX Canada Car Care helps vehicle owners stay on top of complicated car maintenance schedules and takes the hassle out of keeping track of service records. All it takes to sign up is an email address and the […]

Calibration Collaboration: AirPro Diagnostics and Car ADAS Solutions announce partnership

Jacksonville, Flordia — AirPro Diagnostics and Car ADAS Solutions announced the establishment of a collaboration to deliver turn-key calibration solutions for shops to include set-up, training, implementation, support, and validation of calibration services.  Whether shops want to become a retail calibration centre or calibrate the vehicles they currently repair, this partnership will deliver for collision […]

The Big Blue: asTech acquires BlueDriver diagnostic scan tools and services

New York, New York — AsTech, a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, announces today its acquisition of the “BlueDriver” diagnostic tools and services.  BlueDriver is a leading provider of direct-to-consumer aftermarket diagnostics scan tools and services. The company represents the ninth add-on acquisition for asTech and Kinderhooks’ 99th automotive-related transaction.  “BlueDriver is a highly strategic […]

Industry Investments: Invest Ontario targets auto investments from China

Toronto, Ontario — The Government of Ontario, eager to attract a new plant from automakers in China, has created an agency to act as a “one-stop-shop” for manufacturers scouting places to invest. The company, Invest Ontario, was created in July of 2020 and is viewed by the government as the “central agency for businesses to […]

Secure Your Spot: CCIF Toronto virtual experience just three weeks away

Toronto, Ontario — Join CCIF on Feb. 3 and 4, 2021 to gain industry insights from collision repair experts during the organization’s second official virtual experience. “Attendees will have text, audio, and video networking opportunities, join conferences and workshops, ask questions to speakers and sponsors, and learn about exhibitor products and services all from the […]

Poof Go the Premiums: Manitoba auto insurance rates to drop 8.8 percent

Winnipeg, Manitoba — Manitoba drivers are projected to see auto insurance premiums drop by an average of 8.8 per cent in the coming months.  In early December 2020, the Public Utilities Board (PUB) approved MPI’s request, which averages out to a savings of more than $100. Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), stated that it can deliver […]