RECOGNIZING THE MASTER ARTISTS

Certification is a step in the right direction for the automotive industry BY STEVE LEAL The automotive industry is not for everyone. Day in and day out, auto technicians go the extra mile in restoring vehicles to their original glory, making sure that form, build, and performance are in perfect sync. They are the “master […]

INDUSTRY INVESTIGATION

Top five trends to watch for in 2021 BY MAX REID Eager to put what is now being considered Earth’s worst orbit around the sun, more commonly referred to as the year 2020 behind them, Mitchell International has released a report showing the top five trends to watch out for in the automotive industry in […]

FIRST IN LINE

Collision repairers find themselves the first to deal with new tech—again BY ALLISON ROGERS “I can see that the OEMs would want to have a network of shops that have access to their proprietary information so that they can protect their brand— Tesla, BMW and Mercedes do that now to some extent. The challenge is […]

MISSED CALIBRATIONS

The rise of ADAS, our failure as an industry, the stakes involved, and how to change it BY ALLISON ROGERS AdasThink recently unveiled its industry whitepaper revealing that 88 percent of calibrations are being missed in Canadian collision repair facilities. According to the whitepaper, 85 of 100 estimates analyzed did not contain an entry for […]

STEERING THE COURSE – CRM 20#1

CCIF unveils 2021 Steering Committee The Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) has unveiled this year’s Steering Committee. The organization is pleased to announce the following new steering committee members for the 2021-2022 term: COLLISION REPAIR REPRESENTATIVES “It is essential that we keep a global view to make sure we develop documents and activities useful for […]