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COLLISION REPAIR 20#1

With 2020 behind us, it’s time to make this year our year. 

 
The latest issue of Collision Repair will have you armed and ready to take on 2021!
 
Featuring the endless compassion of CARSTAR St. Stephens owners Ron and Mandy Alberts; collision repair leaders’ takes on access to vehicle data; CCIF’s brand-new Steering Committee and much, much more, this issue is your key to leveraging success in 2021’s first quarter!

PUBLISHER'S PAGE

By Darryl Simmons
Publisher, Collision Repair Magazine

BRAVE
NEW WORLD

Rebooting is no longer an option

“We’re finally beginning to understand how radically
the world of business has been transformed.”

NEWS

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL

The bright lights of 2021 BY ALLISON ROGERS The outset of 2021 undoubtedly feels different

SCANNING AND ESTIMATION

MaxiSYS Ultra AUTEL The MaxiSYS Ultra is Autel’s most ambitious diagnostics tablet to date, featuring

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

CHECK OUT THESE HOT PRODUCTS FOR 2021 The 2021 edition of our popular Buyer’s Guide

RECYCLING NEWS

VIVA VENTRESCA Thorold Auto Parts is giving it up for an industry veteran who has

BAD APPLES BUSTED

Three OPP officers charged for corruption in tow truck industry BY ALLISON ROGERS The Ontario

THE EV ARMS RACE

Lead the charge BY MAX REID It’s often hard to know you’re at a turning

THE DATA DEBATE

Access required Among repairers, there is no data debate when it comes to the Your

THE DENT DOCTOR IS IN

Dent Clinic opens Calgary northeast location, offers collision repair service Dent Clinic has a new

UPS AND DOWNS

StatsCan unveils 2019 apprenticeship report BY JULIA LLOYD Registration in apprenticeship programs and certifications in

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

CHARLES BOIVIN, CSN COLLISION CENTRES CSN Collision Centres has added Charles Boivin as its new

REGIONAL NEWS

REGIONAL NEWS | QUEBEC

BUGATTI, WHY NOTTI? AutoCanada has a new shop under its belt as the dealership group

ONTARIO | REGIONAL NEWS

INDUSTRY INVESTMENTS The Government of Ontario, eager to attract a new plant from automakers in

REGIONAL NEWS | ALBERTA

BRINGING IN BRENNANS CSN Brennan is the latest CSN Collision Centre to join the network

NEWS IN BRIEF

OEM NEWS – CRM 20#1

NEW YEAR, NEW LOGO Kia has revealed its new corporate logo and global brand slogan

TECHNOLOGY NEWS – CRM 20#1

BIG BLUE AsTech, a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, announced its acquisition of the “BlueDriver”

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

FIRST IN LINE

Collision repairers find themselves the first to deal with new tech—again BY ALLISON ROGERS “I

MISSED CALIBRATIONS

The rise of ADAS, our failure as an industry, the stakes involved, and how to

COLUMNS

REALITY CHECK

There is nothing normal about the ‘new normal’ BY STEFANO LIESSI Here we are—we survived

FORGED IN FIRE

A welcome fresh start follows the flames BY JAY PERRY At the mention of the

THE GOOD LIFE

Your good life is not a goal—it’s right now BY CHELSEA STEBNER I think that

CRUNCH TIME

Put pressure on those bleeding costs BY TOM BISSONNETTE Back in 1986, I worked at

BRAVE NEW WORLD

Rebooting is no longer an option BY DARRYL SIMMONS The most dangerous words in business

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ACCUVISION 3D MEASURING SYSTEM

With no moving parts, lasers, targets, adaptors, magnets, arms, extensions, wires, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth, there is also no calibration needed making it the “Quickest, simplest and most accurate 3D measuring system in the world.” The Accuvision 3D is durable, versatile, universal, mobile, and user friendly, saving you time and money. Everything you need for measuring and alignment can be done easily with the Accuvision 3D measuring system.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING FOR PDR TECHS

PDR Canada uses industry leading tools and training exclusive to PDR Canada to repair vehicles. We train PDR Techs how to fix minor dents and door dings, as well as more advanced Paintless Dent Repair methods.Call Domenic Serra at 780-953-4739 or email domenic@pdrcanada.ca for further information on which programs are running.

THE FUTURE OF CLAIMS TECH

Qapter – Solera’s new end-to-end automotive claims workflow platform – streamlines the claims process by combining their patent pending Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Machine Learning and Deep Learning technologies.The result is a single, smart claims platform paired with an expansive, world class data set that gets smarter by the day.

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