Now or Never: The aftermarket can change overnight; prepare for electric vehicles now, says NAPA/UAP’s Martyn Johns

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Policy can change everything⁠—just look to New Zealand’s aftermarket for proof of how electric vehicles can completely alter the aftermarket. A featured speaker at Collision Repair magazine’s EV Repair Tour, supported by Fix Network, Martyn Johns, NAPA/UAP’s national director of emerging technologies, delivered a wake-up call presentation, where he called on collision […]

Eco-Friendly Event: Simplicity Car Care to host annual Growth Conference in Sept.

Niagara Falls, Ontario — Simplicity Car Care is headed to Niagara Falls this Sept. 15 and 16 as the network hosts its 2023 Growth Conference. The two-day event will feature presentations from industry representatives and speakers internationally recognized.  Speakers like Author and past V.P of Disney Magic Kingdom, Dan Cockerell; Sharon Romalho, Past V.P of HR […]

CARSTAR Does Calibration: CARSTAR, Uniban host ADAS information event

Hamilton, Ontario — Last Week, Collision Repair magazine visited Driven Brands’ Canadian headquarters in Hamilton, Ont. for an ADAS and calibration training event, where Bill Davidge, CARSTAR’s director of innovation and technology, and Willy Williams, Uniban’s technical trainer, delivered an in-depth presentation and demonstration. Attendees included collision repair facility owners, staff, and insurers representing various […]

Fix Chats: Interviews with Fix Network’s conference speakers

Quebec City, Quebec — From Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, Fix Network hosted its industry partners for the company’s annual conference. Attendees were treated to a lineup of on-trend presentations from Fix Network’s own executives and special visitors–and Collision Repair was lucky enough to catch up with the speakers following their presentations. Scroll through the […]

EV/AV Report: Waterproofing the Cybertruck; Loblaws deploys autonomous delivery trucks 

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this weekly electric and autonomous vehicle report, Elon Musk teases some Cybertruck features; Loblaws deploys autonomous grocery trucks in Toronto and Nissan announces pricing for its upcoming EV.  Waterproof…enough? Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the Cybertruck is going to be “waterproof enough” to cross rivers and act as a marine […]

Tuesday Ticker: AutoCanada enters used-vehicle auction market

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this weekly Tuesday Ticker, AutoCanada enters the used-vehicle auction market with an acquisition; Magna makes electric-centric moves in India and Rivian sets a date for its Q3 results call. AutoCanada and auctions Last week, AutoCanada entered the used-vehicle auction market by acquiring North Toronto Auction (NTA), a fee-based used-vehicle auction business […]

Can You Believe This?! October 7, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — Happy long weekend Friday, folks! Why not celebrate with a zany clip? This week, witness warrior vehicles on the road–including an RV-limousine crossover and triple-decker transporters. Plus, see Disney’s foray into car parts; witness the world’s tiniest delivery and much, much more!  

Down in V-town: CCIF Vancouver starts today

Vancouver, British Columbia — Today is the first day of the two-day long CCIF Vancouver forum at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, and registration is still open at the time of publication. Packed with presentations from Axalta, Simplicity Car Care, Enterprise Holdings, as well as a talk from frequent Collision Repair contributor, Stefano Liessi, CCIF […]