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 […]

THE EV ARMS RACE

Lead the charge BY MAX REID It’s often hard to know you’re at a turning point in history until well after the corner has been turned. Technology continually accelerates and progresses while seamlessly integrating into our daily lives without a thought. But like the race to the moon and the advent of the assembly line […]

THE DATA DEBATE

Access required Among repairers, there is no data debate when it comes to the Your Data. Your Choice movement: a recent survey conducted by Collision Repair indicates more than 90 percent of Canada’s collision community are concerned about accessing vehicle data in the future. When it comes down to who should have access to vehicle […]

THE DENT DOCTOR IS IN

Dent Clinic opens Calgary northeast location, offers collision repair service Dent Clinic has a new location open in northeast Calgary that incorporates a bold new move from the company that could see them closing in on the Alberta collision repair market. Drivers in Alberta are no strangers to the intense hailstorms the province seems to […]

UPS AND DOWNS

StatsCan unveils 2019 apprenticeship report BY JULIA LLOYD Registration in apprenticeship programs and certifications in the trades have been on a decrease since 2018, as losses in Alberta offset gains in Ontario and Quebec. Statistic Canada recently reported that registration in apprenticeship programs fell 2.9 per cent, and certifications were down 3.9 per cent. Before […]