On Course for Calibration: I-CAR U.S. creates new ADAS Technician training role

Illinois, United  States — Making good on a promise made in November of 2020, I-CAR has announced the creation of a brand new ADAS Technician career path for technicians interested in working toward learning the much-in-demand skillset. Speaking on behalf of I-CAR’s U.S.-based organization, CEO and president John Van Alstyne said “This new optional ADAS […]

Lab Technicians: I-CAR to open 4,400 square-metre ‘tech centre’ in Chicago area

Chicago, Illinois — Big things are on the way for autobody technicians in the Chicago-area—big things in the form of a new 48,000 square-foot technical centre, that is. The Chicago Tech Centre, operated through I-CAR, is intended to act as a hub for industry workshops and training for EVs, ADAS calibrations and several other emerging […]

Time for a Chit Chat: SGI to seek collision centre feedback at Dec. 2 Town Hall

Estevan, Saskatchewan ⁠— Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) will be hosting a Town Hall this Thursday, December 2 at the Western Star All Suites in Estevan from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. During the meeting, SGI will seek feedback in two areas: what the public insurer should expect from a high-performance collision centre, and what a […]

High Function Junction: Fix Auto Toronto Junction achieves CCIAP recognition

Toronto, Ontario — Fix Auto Toronto Junction just got a boost in industry cred as the collision repair shop has achieved recognition under the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP). This accreditation brings Fix Auto Toronto Junction into an elite class of collision repairers in Canada, affirming the 50 years of hard work that owner […]

Turning Point: New SGI accreditation requirements go into effect July 1

Regina, Saskatchewan — Wednesday, July 1 officially marks the deadline for Saskatchewan collision shops to meet SGI’s new accreditation requirements, part of the province’s Safe and Quality Auto Repair Program (SQARP). Citing “industry fuel efficiency targets and advancements in vehicle automation” as driving factors for updating the collision industry’s accreditation requirements, SGI (Saskatchewan Government Insurance) […]

Springtime Supply: Auto maintenance shops see surge in traffic and repairs

London, Ontario — Spring tends to be a busy time for the auto shops—even amid a global pandemic—as drivers switch from Winter to Summer tires.  However, according to a CBC article some London, Ont., auto shops are beginning to notice an increase in battery issues and brake work, on top of the tire change demand.  […]

Impressions of OEM Certifications

By CRM Staff   Toronto, Canada — June 12, 2018 —  The findings from our May 30th online survey only skim the surface at  understanding what OEM certification actually means to the bottom line of bodyshops across Canada.    Popular feedback included:   “Any increase in sales is more a result of relationships with local […]

The 2017 Buyer’s Guide will help you find the best solutions

Need to find equipment, supplies or training? How about government departments, insurers, the OEMs or distributors? Rest assured, it’s all in the Buyer’s Guide!

By CRM Staff Peterborough, Ontario — June 21, 2017 — You have the power to advance your business with Collision Repair magazine’s 2017 Buyer’s Guide. It’s now available online as a digital version of the magazine (click here) or as a searchable database on our website. (click here) and coming soon in print to your […]

Survey: CCIAP most widely known accreditation program

According to the results of our latest survey, more repairers are familiar with CCIAP than another accreditation program.

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — May 16, 2017 — Accreditation systems have been discussed in the collision repair industry for decades, but the last few years have actually seen some of these programs come into existence. Our latest survey asked our readers to let us know how familiar they are with these programs and […]