From ADAS Ready to ADAS Capable: Do you know what you need to?

There’s a stark difference between being ready for advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) calibrations and becoming fully capable for the new world of collision repair. The first step in performing any proper ADAS calibration is understanding and verifying the areas of concern by obtaining as much information from the customer and the vehicle as you […]

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL

The bright lights of 2021 BY ALLISON ROGERS The outset of 2021 undoubtedly feels different than any other calendar flip we’ve ever experienced. We could go on and on about the pandemicrelated challenges we could continue to face before vaccinations roll out nationwide In early December, Mitchell International unveiled its fourth-quarter trends report detailing upcoming […]

STEPS TO SCREEN TIME SUCCESS

Dealing with internet fatigue BY JULIA LLOYD What is internet fatigue? Internet fatigue comes when you refresh and read screens compulsively until you find yourself exhausted by it. It can be an anxiety that comes with feeling trapped in a whirlwind of information. ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM INTERNET FATIGUE? Mentally, you may find issues concentrating […]

SCANNING AND ESTIMATION

MaxiSYS Ultra AUTEL The MaxiSYS Ultra is Autel’s most ambitious diagnostics tablet to date, featuring a 12.9-inch touchscreen Android-based tablet powered by an Octa-core processor and 256GB memory. The Ultra features the MaxiFlash VCMI, a 5-in-1 communication and testing tool providing the latest DoIP, D-PDU and Mega CAN protocols. The VCMI also functions as a […]

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

CHECK OUT THESE HOT PRODUCTS FOR 2021 The 2021 edition of our popular Buyer’s Guide is now available—but that doesn’t mean you’ve missed the opportunity to showcase your products! The companion site buyersguide.collisionrepairmag.com is expanding and changing all year long! ACCUVISION 3D MEASURING SYSTEM With no moving parts, lasers, targets, adaptors, magnets, arms, extensions, wires, […]

RECYCLING NEWS

VIVA VENTRESCA Thorold Auto Parts is giving it up for an industry veteran who has been with the company for 35 years. Sales manager, Mike Ventresca, recently celebrated his 35th year at the shop where he was first hired back in the mid-’80s. “I was hired back in ‘86,” said Ventresca in a phone interview […]

BAD APPLES BUSTED

Three OPP officers charged for corruption in tow truck industry BY ALLISON ROGERS The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged three of their own veteran officers and suspended four others over allegations of corruption related to the province’s tow truck industry. The OPP have also charged Sutheshkumar Sithambarpillay, owner of Steve’s Towing. All three officers are […]

REGIONAL NEWS | ATLANTIC

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ISLAND TIME Drivers on Prince Edward Island will be given the option to set their own pace when it comes to auto insurance rates. CAA (Canadian Automobile Association) will begin offering the MyPace insurance policy next month, an option that is expected to adjust rates to fit with the driving habits of customers. “You have […]

REGIONAL NEWS | QUEBEC

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BUGATTI, WHY NOTTI? AutoCanada has a new shop under its belt as the dealership group welcomes Auto Bugatti into the network. This latest acquisition capitalizes on Auto Bugatti’s more than 20 years in the industry as well as their 30,000 sq.-ft. of production space at its Dorval, Quebec facility. “Our goal is to complement our […]

ONTARIO | REGIONAL NEWS

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INDUSTRY INVESTMENTS The Government of Ontario, eager to attract a new plant from automakers in China, has created an agency to act as a “one-stop-shop” for manufacturers scouting places to invest. The company, Invest Ontario, was created in July of 2020 and is viewed by the government as the “central agency for businesses to discover […]