Smart Scanners: Tractable, Black Widow partner in new auto-damage assessment app

O’Fallon, Missouri — Artificial intelligence company, Tractable is partnering with Black Widow to deliver a new auto-damage assessment app to smartphones. Black Widow, an automotive imagery company will be integrating Tractable’s damage assessment AIs, creating an app that detects damage and generates vehicle condition reports, including estimated repair costs. According to a video by Tractable, […]

Photo estimates not as reliable as in-person estimates, says ‘Inside Edition’

One customer went so far as to claim that photo estimates always underestimates the extent of repairing a vehicle will need.

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — April 11, 2018 — Several days ago, the newest “Inside Edition” looked at whether photo estimations, which are becoming a popular option for insurance customers, are as effective as in-person estimates, reports our partner publication Repairer Driven News. During the episode the program showed footage of the owner of […]

Unlocking information: Audatex Canada officially launches AudaVIN for Shops

Michel Caron of Audatex Canada says AudaVIN for Shops helps repairers to unlock the car's 'DNA,' providing as much information as possible at the very first stage of the repair process.

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — October 26, 2016 — Audatex Canada has officially launched AudaVIN for Shops, the company’s latest tool for the collision repair industry. There’s a lot of information contained in that string of 17 digits, but Audatex Canada says the last six digits contain a wealth of useful data that hasn’t […]

Ottawa’s CARSTAR Southbank opens new appraisal centre

CARSTAR Southbank Appraisal franchise partners. From left: Guy Parker, Dealer Principal; Louise Michaud, Collision Manager and Paul Monette, Glass Manager.

Hamilton, Ontario — February 24, 2016 — CARSTAR Canada has announced the opening of CARSTAR Southbank Appraisal, located at 1255 Johnston Road in Ottawa, Ontario. CARSTAR Southbank Appraisal is located in the Southbank Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership. According to a statement from CARSTAR, the drive-in appraisal centre offers a quick and easy encounter, while […]

CARSTAR opens new appraisal centre in Orangeville

Franc Cundari and Greg Kelly of CARSTAR Orangeville Appraisal Centre.

Hamilton, Ontario — January 11, 2016 — CARSTAR Canada has announced the addition of a new appraisal centre in Orangeville, Ontario. The new CARSTAR Orangeville West Appraisal Centre is located at 633222 Hwy. 10. CARSTAR Orangeville Appraisal Centre is operated by the CARSTAR LC Group, owned by Ian Ladd and Peter Chavez. The LC Group […]

CARSTAR opens new appraisal centre in Port Elgin

  The exterior of the new CARSTAR Port Elgin Appraisal Centre.       Hamilton, Ontario — September 15, 2014 — CARSTAR Automotive Canada has announced the addition of CARSTAR Port Elgin Appraisal Centre in Ontario. The new appraisal centre, located at Unit 4, 1213 Goderich Street in Port Elgin, is owned by Scott Rowe, […]