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 […]

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 […]

Leap of Faith: Toronto start-up AutoLeap receives $8 million in funding

Toronto, Ontario — The round was led by Threshold Ventures, with participation from Maple VC, Global Founders Capital, Codename Ventures, and former NFL and San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana, through his venture capital firm Liquid2 Ventures. “Replacing software is a root canal and a half for a small business owner,” said Autoleap co-founder, Rameez […]

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 […]

Helping Hands: Collision Kings, Axalta and Rondex host Holiday Food Drive

Calgary, Alberta — As of May 2020, almost seven Canadians reported food insecurity, according to a food insecurity report by Stats Canada. To help combat any holiday hunger in Calgary, Collision Kings put together a Holiday Food Drive, from Dec. 1 to 10 with the help of Axalta and Rondex, by collectively donate one dollar […]

Simple Plan: Simplicity Car Care opens new facility in Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay, Ontario — Simplicity Car Care announced Tuesday that the company has opened a new facility in Thunder Bay. Dominion Motors is a Thunder Bay dealership-based collision centre, which has joined Simplicity to help support and grow their business in Northern Ontario. Tyler Dolcetti, owner and general manager of Dominion Motors Buick GMC is […]

Snapchat Sellers: Could social media attract younger drivers to the market?

Toronto, Ontario — Snapchat has become a staple in many millennials and Generation Z lives because it’s how they grew up learning the news. Now, dealerships are attempting their hand at Snapchat to try and entice younger drivers to investigate the Canadian automotive market. Consumers, particularly those younger than 30, are spending more time on […]

Rainbow Road: Axalta releases 68th Global Automotive Colour Popularity Report

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — Axalta has released its 68th annual Global Automotive Color Popularity Report revealing the most common colours on the road today. The report showed that as of today, 38 percent of drivers own a white vehicle, 19 percent sport black vehicles while 15 percent own a gray vehicle. Holding steady at 38 percent […]