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 […]

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 […]

Virtual Life: CIC January meeting moved online

Toronto, Ontario — Due to restrictions from COVID-19, the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) has decided to postpone meeting in-person and move to a virtual platform for the Jan. 20 – 21, 2021, meeting. CIC appreciates everyone’s understanding for this difficult time and looks forward to “seeing,” everyone next month, stated a company spokesperson. The now-virtual […]

Driven Brands Announces top performers for ABRA, CARSTAR and Fix Auto USA

Bridgewater, Nova Scotia — Yesterday, Driven Brand hosted a collision virtual summit, UNIT3D, where top-performing franchise partners for ABRA, CARSTAR and Fix Auto USA were honoured for their outstanding commitment to providing high-quality collision repairs, excellent customer service, and ongoing support of their communities, where the company awarded trophies for top-performers in the length of […]

A Virtual Success: Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting 2020 Virtual Convention

Charlotte, North Carolina — Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting recently held their North American Maaco Convention virtually on Dec. 2, 2020. The theme of the 2020 Maaco Convention was ‘Moving Mountains, which was chosen because of the efforts made to deliver 2020 results in the face of one of the most challenging years the […]

Home Sweet Hyundai: Canadian customers can now book at-home drive tests

Markham, Ontario — No one wants to buy a new car without test driving it first, but during this pandemic, human-to-human contact is not preferred. As a result, Hyundai Canada is now offering customers at-home or at-work test drives to keep contact during the pandemic to a minimum. By using the Hyundai At-Home Test Drive […]