RECYCLING NEWS

Please welcome Dale Nagel (left) to the Saskatchewan Automotive Recyclers Association. GOOD DEAL FOR DALE The board of directors for the Saskatchewan Automotive Recyclers Association (SARA) has welcomed Dale Nagel of Dale and Lisa’s Farm and Auto to its ranks. All it took was some 20 abandoned vehicles showing up on his property circa. 1998 […]

CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS?!

DOUBLE PARKED Nothing gets commuters steamed faster than some joker holding things up in the left lane—but when that joker just up and parks their plane in the fast lane? Forget about it. A small propeller plane taking off from Buttonville Airport in Markham, Ontario in late October was forced to make an emergency landing […]

OEM NEWS

JOINING THE CAST Tesla is altering the body structure of its Model Y SUV, making it the first vehicle of its kind to feature two large single casting pieces at the front and rear of the vehicle. The automaker plans to make a partner for the single-piece rear casting, integrated in January, with a complementary […]

INSURANCE NEWS

FINDING THE SWEET SPOT Despite the uptick in virtual claims amid the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers still crave human interaction in their claims interactions, according to an April 2021 report from LexisNexis Risk Solutions. “No matter how great the technology is, consumers still want human touch when they need it,” reads the company’s whitepaper. “Consumers appreciate […]

TECHNOLOGY NEWS

DANG DOOHICKEYS We’ve all looked at a complex piece of technology and thought, “I’ll get around to setting that up one day,” but do we ever? According to a new study from J.D. Power, the answer, when it comes to new features in vehicles, is typically never. The influx of onboard features like more complex […]

Business News

BUILDING THE BOARD Simplicity Car Care has announced its newly appointed advisory board, along with its first two members: Bill Brower, who currently serves as vice president and head of auto claims strategy for a leading data and analytics provider, and Dan Cockerell, former vice president of Walt Disney Resort’s Magic Kingdom. According to Simplicity, […]

INDUSTRY NEWS

IF IT AIN’T BROKE Recycled parts appear to be outperforming the aftermarket in revenue, according to LKQ’s Q3 earnings report. While the global supply chain struggles through a persistent microchip shortage, LKQ benefits from its ability to source its inventory locally, providing customers with a more direct link to sought-after auto parts. LKQ president and […]