Buckle Up – New year, same challenges

BY ALLISON ROGERS Traditionally, the annual flip of the calendar marks a fresh start. This could not be more welcomed as we leap into 2021. At the outset of 2020, Collision Repair, using several business consolidation models, predicted that the industry was at the tail end of a consolidation storm. According to our interpretation, the […]

ALL THE RAGE – New and hot products for 2021

ADASTHINK For ease in ADAS calibrations Suffering from ADAS pains? This new Canadian company has you covered. The winner of SEMA360’s Best New Collision Repair and Refinish Product, adasThink is a brand-new easy-to-use tool that allows shops to pull a vehicle’s advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) and required calibrations. By analyzing pre-determined estimates, adasThink automatically pulls […]

Cyberhackers on the loose – Top ways to keep your business safe from cyberhacks

BY JULIA LLOYD WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CYBER ATTACKS? MALWARE A general term for any software with intent to damage a computer and/or computer system. This can include, viruses, spyware, trojan horses and other malicious forms of cyber attacks. This is commonly contracted through email links from unknown sources—sometimes even pop-up ads have […]

Report cards issued – Repairers give insurers the grades

BY ALLISON ROGERS Traditionally, collision repairers and auto insurances have a delicate—even quarrelsome relationship. Add a global pandemic into the mix and things become a little more muddled. For the past two years, Collision Repair has asked the Canadian collision repair community to issue grades for the nation’s big players in auto insurance. The areas […]

We The North – Muhammad Sidhu’s climb to the top

“We interact with a wide spectrum of vehicles, because we have the expertise.” – Muhammad Sidhu, general manager of Assured Mississauga North By Julia Lloyd When Muhammad Sidhu and his family made the move from Pakistan to Ontario, Sidhu took a risk anticipating success in the collision repair realm as he knew the automotive industry […]

People on the move

DOUG COATES — UNI-SELECT In the effort of pivoting towards an east/west management model, Uni-Select has named Doug Coates as the vice-president of the newly formed western region, effective Dec. 1. Having made his name as CEO of Lordco, Coates will be working in tandem with Jason Best as he heads up operations in the […]