Production Pauses: DesRosiers shares motor vehicle assembly stats for 2020

Toronto, Ontario – According to DesRoisers Automotive Consultants Inc. (DAC), the year 2020 has not been kind to motor vehicle assembly in Canada. With plant shutdowns, models cut from automaker rosters, and production pausing during the pandemic, shipments for the motor vehicle assembly industry dropped 28.2 percent for the year. For the first time since […]

Feel The Burn: Auto industry feels effects of global microchip shortage

Toronto, Ontario — Automakers in North America are starting to feel the effects of a global shortage of semiconductors, which has caused a crunch for manufacturers worldwide, adding a wrinkle to the industry’s attempted comeback from the COVID-19 crisis.  Ford Motor Co. confirmed Friday that it will idle its Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky this […]

Partners in Repairs: Fix Network welcomes ProColor Collision Mississauga Central

Mississauga, Ontario — Fix Network Ontario is pleased to welcome ProColor Collision Mississauga Central to the network, as the ProColor brand expands its footprint across Canada.  The new ProColor Collision location is a 20, 000-square foot facility that reflects owner-entrepreneur Sam Maharj’s years of experience in the collision repair industry and his determination to incorporate […]

Bring on Boivin: CSN appoints Charles Boivin new sales manager for Quebec

Quebec City, Quebec — CSN Collision Centres has added Charles Boivin as the new Sales Manager for Quebec, according to a company press release issued Tuesday. Boivin joins CSN after spending six years as an Account Manager with Audatex Canada. Holding a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Laval University, Boivin takes an investigative approach to […]

Module Mishap: Honda recalls 33,000 vehicles

Alliston, Ontario — Honda Canada is recalling 33, 150 sedans to update body control module software, according to Transport Canada. A similar recall is underway in the United States, where about 735,000 vehicles need the update. The recall affects the Honda Accord, including the hybrid model years 2018 and 2019. A programming flaw could disrupt […]

Certified Success: Fix Auto Fredericton achieves Red Seal Certification 

Fredericton, New Brunswick — Mark Weeks, regional vice-president for Fix Network, announced that Fix Auto Fredericton location is now Red Seal certified—an important recognition that endorses their superior knowledge of the most complex automotive repair technologies. “Learning never stops at Fix Auto Fredericton,” said Corey Etheridge, general manager at the Fredericton location. “We take our […]

Simplicity Soins d’Auto: Expansion of Simplicity Car Care into Quebec

Quebec, Gatineau – Simplicity Car Care has just launched its new French branded name, Simplicity Soins d’Auto, as the company begins its expansion in the province of Quebec. “Quebec plays an important role in what it means to be Canadian, as this great province is at the centre of French-speaking culture in North America. Quebec […]

Go Big, or Go Home: Halifax used EV dealership expansion

Charlottetown, P.E.I. — Halifax’s Jeff Farwell, CEO of All EV Canada, recently acquired the dealership Pure EV, with plans on expanding further across Canada. “We want to own the used vehicle market from the point of view of being able to offer affordable options for electric vehicles,” said Farwell. On Tuesday, Farwell announced that his […]