Can You Believe This?! July 1, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — Happy Canada Day! Let’s start the long weekend off with some laughs, featuring the much-loved Collision Repair Can You Believe This?!

Broken Bonds: Ford issues recall on 2022 Broncos, Rangers for inadequate windshield bonding

Michigan, United States — Ford has issued a recall on more than 63,000 Ford 2022 Broncos and Rangers as the models are potentially affected by inadequate windshield bonding. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the inadequate front windshield bonding may result in the windshield separating from the vehicle. “The windshield may not […]

Up to No Hood: Nissan recalls 323,000 Pathfinders for potential hood obstruction

Toronto, Ontario- The Nissan SUVs affected by the recall come from model years 2013 to 2016. The defect itself occurs due to the buildup of dust and dirt on the vehicle’s secondary hood latch system. This can result in the hood itself opening and blocking the driver’s view while operating the vehicle. While Nissan has […]

Much Ado About Change: IBIS Global Summit session centres on ideas to change the industry

Monte-Carlo, Monaco — One of the repeated topics during last week’s IBIS Global Summit speaker sessions was the industry’s attitudes toward widespread change. A forum on the topic, entitled, “Achieving Collaboration is an ongoing challenge, but what are the opportunities the collision industry has to “Optimise” business results?” was presented on June 16 by Advantage […]

On the Right Track: Right to Repair petition presented to House of Commons

Ottawa, Ontario — With 1,786 signatures, the petition for Right to Repair legislation has reached the House of Commons. Presented on June 21, this petition surpassed its initial goal of 500 signatures by a wide margin. Supported by MP Brian Masse (Windsor-West), this legislation advocates for the rights of consumers to allow independent repair shops […]

Assured a Future: Assured Automotive to host Burlington, Ont. job fair this weekend

Toronto, Ontario — Looking for a job in the Ontario collision industry? Assured Automotive is hosting a job fair this Saturday, June 25th in Burlington, Ontario located at 4169 Harvester Rd. The company is looking for qualified autobody technicians, autobody painters, and collision estimators to attend Saturday’s event anytime from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., […]

Fix Network World’s Nick Spiers and Frederic Fischer on the company’s global focus

Monte-Carlo, Monaco — Last week international collision industry delegates gathered in Monaco for the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) Global Summit—and Collision Repair mag was there to catch all the action! We sat down with two global delegates from Fix Network World: Nick Spiers, director of strategic initiatives, and Frederic Fischer, regional vice-president for the […]

Sun, Speaker Sessions and Good Company: Global Summit wraps up in Monaco

Monte-Carlo, Monaco — The 2022 IBIS Global Summit has wrapped up for another year–but the ideas discussed in Monaco will stay with delegates for months to come. With a theme of Ready, Steady, Grow, many IBIS attendees agreed that the event provided a great environment for brainstorming, networking and sharing ideas on how to improve the global […]

Can You Believe This?! June 17, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — Start your Friday with a laugh! Catch topsy turvy near-misses, find a use for those old floppy disks and more in this weekly Can You Believe This?! feature.