FLY, SOCIAL BUTTERFLIES

The lights of Las Vegas are calling By ALLISON ROGERS Have you been out and about lately, or did you spend your summer locked in a cycle of constant work? Hopefully, by now, you’ve been able to get out and sightsee a little bit—now that widespread pandemic restrictions are (mostly) a thing of the past. […]

EYES ON THE ROADS

Crash trends in Canada’s Major cities Story by KATE NG Have you ever wondered where the jobs on your production floor met their fate? Well, according to publicly available crash data statistics, some of those cars could have come from the same place. Collision Repair mag collected data on the most common areas for intersections […]

GUESSING GAMES

Today’s estimating processes—more streamlined or continuously cumbersome? No matter how long you’ve been in the industry, you’ve likely witnessed a bevy of different ways to process an estimate—whether it be via the pen-and-paper methods of yesteryear or finagling with the web- and cloud-based technology of today. We asked Collision Repair readers for their feedback on […]

MOTOR MOTIVATION

Car culture plays a real influence on the collision repair job market Story by TYLER MAJER It’s easy to see the magnetic draw of an automobile,” says Dimitry Anastakis, U of T professor and automotive historian. “We can’t imagine a world without motor vehicles.” But everyone has a different reason—a different magnetic force—that draws them […]

LOOSE CHANGE

Net premiums earned by Canada’s top insurers, per year—at a glance Data compiled by TYLER MAJER Members of this industry are keenly aware of the many moving parts in the collision process. The move that often starts it all? A driver’s call to their insurance carrier. Collision Repair looked at earnings reports dating back to […]

JACK OF ALL TRADES

AL GUARINO BREATHES BUSINESS, BUT THE REPAIR SHOP IS WHERE HIS HEART LIVES Story and Photos by MAX REID We give so much of our lives to our jobs, but how often does your job give back to your life? Building up others can be noble—there’s no doubt about that—but when you have no time […]

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

ERIC MARSHALL | GENESIS MOTORS CANADA Eric Marshall took over as director of Genesis Motors Canada on September 1st, as Lawrence Hamilton transitions out of the role. Marshall will be responsible for all aspects of Genesis’ Canadian operations. Marshall has worked with Hyundai Canada since 2015 as product manager, transitioning to Genesis in 2016 alongside […]

IT ALL STARTS WITH YOU

Is it time for a national association? The Collision Repair Bureau might be the answer By DARRYL SIMMONS Now that we’re basically done with the pandemic—or have at least learned how to deal with it—all shops can get back to the real issues facing their business, namely profitability, sustainability, image building and attracting more qualified […]