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 […]

Welcomes of the Week: CSN Midtown in Windsor, Ont.

Markham, Ontario — CSN Midtown located in Windsor, Ontario is the latest repairer to join the CSN network, the company announced last week. CSN Midtown is owned and operated by one of CSN’s long-standing MSOs, Joe Di Carlo and Vince Paesano, who also own CSN JJ Dominion and CSN Riverside in Windsor. Formerly known to […]

Third Quarter Gains: Driven Brands reports Q3 earnings, revenues up 39 percent YOY

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Driven Brands reported its third-quarter earnings for 2022 yesterday, where the company reported a 39 percent increase in its revenue (year over year) to US$516.6 million. The paint, collision and glass segment accounted for approximately 22 percent of company revenue of $113.3 million. Driven Brands reported a net income of US$38.4 million⁠, […]

At the Peak: Simplicity Car Care recognizes top performing franchisees at first annual awards

Toronto, Ontario —  To celebrate another year of growth, Simplicity Car Care hosted its first annual awards ceremony to honour its top performers across the country. To Simplicity, it’s about more than sales; the company takes time to honour owners and staff—known as Simplifiers—for leadership, customer satisfaction, and their impact on the community. The award […]

Conquering Together: Consolidated Collision Services serves educational sessions, honours top performers at National Network Meeting

Niagara Falls, Ontario — Consolidated Collision Services⁠ (CCS⁠) held its National Network Meeting on October 19, where more than 80 members partook in a full day of thoughtful presentations, discussion and general merriment. The event was in collaboration with the Automotive Conference and Expo, or ACE held next door at the Niagara Fallsview Casino. The […]

Can You Believe This?! October 21, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — Another week has come and gone–now it’s time for Collision Repair’s Can You Believe This?! clip! Featuring SUV-submarine hybrids, drivers that’ll remind you of your old hall monitor, trampoline transporters and much, much more!

Friends in the Falls: ACE, CCS National Network meeting kicks off in Niagara Falls, Ont.

Niagara Falls, Ontario — The annual Automotive Conference and Expo (ACE) kicks off today at the Fallsview Resort in Niagara Falls. Held in conjunction with the Consolidated Collision Services (CCS) National Network meeting, ACE sessions will kick off at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, with an introduction from event host, radio and TV personality John Schols, followed […]

Leading-Edge Learning: CWB Group and Volkswagen Group Canada to open first OEM Collision Repair Training Centre in Canada

Milton, Ontario — The CWB Group has announced an exciting new collaboration alongside Volkswagen Group Canada–a dedicated OEM collision repair training centre to serve Audi and Volkswagen brands. The first-of-its-kind facility will be located at the CWB Group facility in Milton, Ontario. It will showcase an OEM training environment utilizing the latest equipment and developing […]