Aftermarket Strong: DesRosiers reports 5.6 percent repair price increase in 2022; says aftermarket in for ‘another strong year’

Toronto, Ontario — DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC) has released its latest Automotive Aftermarket scorecard, reporting increased repair costs and increased retail sales figures to auto parts in 2022, as well as expectations for “strong [aftermarket] growth” in 2023. With parts shortages “widespread throughout the year,” writes DAC, the customer price index for passenger vehicle maintenance […]

We the North: Mississauga Wraptors brand opens new location in Orlando, Fla.

Mississauga, Ontario — Mississauga,Ont.-based automotive wrap boutique, Wraptors Inc. has expanded further into the U.S. with the opening of a new store in Orlando, Fla. on Nov. 28. The automotive coatings brand has spent the last five years planting roots in the Canadian market, offering services such as car wraps, tinting and ceramic coatings along with […]

Tuesday Ticker: Tesla tops Toyota’s Q3 profits; Carvana e-commerce share price slashed

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this weekly financial-watch report, Tesla’s Q3 results are compared with Toyota’s and e-commerce platform Caravana sees its share price cut in half.  Tesla tops Toyota Tesla could have earned eight times as much per vehicle as Toyota in Q3, reports Asian newspaper Nikkei.  A report from Electrek claims Toyota delivered eight […]

Tuesday Ticker: AutoCanada marks ‘record-setting’ quarter; Toyota teases new Prius, despite low model sales

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this weekly Tuesday Ticker, AutoCanada reports its Q3 financial results, adding more than $45 million in acquisitions to its portfolio. Meanwhile, Toyota teases the fifth-generation Prius amid decreasing global sales numbers, and Volkswagen crosses a finish line far earlier than planned.  ‘Another record-setting quarter’ AutoCanada reported financial results last Wednesday, marking […]

Can You Believe This?! November 4, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — Wake up, grab a cup o’ joe and indulge in this weekly Can You Believe This?! clip from Collision Repair mag. Featuring barely-there tire tread, super lit gas stations, double-decker catastrophes and much, much more!

In the Spirit of Spooky: DIY car mods for Halloween

Toronto, Ontario — It’s officially spooky season—and some drivers are especially keen to celebrate. It’s a common trend to see drivers install Halloween-themed decor to celebrate the fear of the season. Think bloody handprint stickers, red splatter paint jobs done haphazardly in backyards, open trunks or boots with plastic body parts hanging out—you know, things […]