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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

EV/AV Report: November 23, 2020

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, Exro Technologies Inc. has announced the completion of engineering validation on the 100 Volt Coil Driver for EVs, City of Delta receives funding for the installation of 20 EV charging stations across the city and Mini-BMW revealed their Mini Vision Urbanaut “concept” car. Clean Tech Takeover Exro Technologies Inc. (EXRO), a […]

Recycling News – CRM 19#5

PPE PHILANTHROPY The Automotive Recyclers Association of Atlantic Canada (ARAAC) recently made a donation of 1,000 N95 masks to be distributed in communities throughout Atlantic Canada. Trevor Kingsbury from Wholesale Auto Part Warehouses coordinated the purchase of a large quantity of masks and then reached out to his auto recycler customers to help to distribute […]

Towing News – CRM 19#5

AN EXPENSIVE TOW An Ontario fleet has said that its tractor-trailer is being held hostage in Chicago, Illinois. RoadStar Trucking, the fleet, is attempting to recover a tractor and trailer that a Chicago-area towing company impounded on August 12. Four men from VIP Towing reportedly appeared and informed the driver that they had permission from […]

Can you believe this?! News – CRM 19#5

UNDER THE SEA Back in 2019, a carrier cargo ship called MV Golden Ray capsized while carrying 4,200 Hyundai vehicles, and due to a string of setbacks, those vehicles are still trapped today. While there were no casualties, the ship, which is 106 ft wide and has a capacity of 20,995 deadweight tons, is a […]

Technology News – CRM 19#5

DIRECT CONTACT Mitchell 1’s new MessageCenter texting app that allows shop owners to text message customers directly, is now available in Canada.With MessageCenter auto repair shops can reach out to their customers right away with two-way text messaging directly from inside the Manager SE shop management system. This app eliminates roadblocks such as calls going […]

OEM News – CRM 19#5

TOODALOO, TITAN The Nissan Titan’s legacy in Canada will come to an end in Canada because the automaker wishes to focus its resources on its core strengths. “The Nissan TITAN pickup truck will not be sold in Canada beyond model year 2021. We will focus our resources on existing core models in our crossover and […]

Insurance News – CRM 19#5

UBER INSURANCE DEAL Economical Insurance has announced a new and significant relationship with Uber in Canada. The relationship will provide insurance coverage to every Uber Rides and Uber Eats trip in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. The relationship will officially launch September 1, 2020. This announcement came after Economical Insurance announced its plans to […]