Meetings in Monaco: Michael Macaluso on industry challenges and focus at Driven Brands

Monte-Carlo, Monaco — International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) delegates gathered in Monaco last week–and Collision Repair mag caught all the action. While enjoying the luxury views of the Cote d’Azur, we chatted with Michael Macaluso, group president of Paint, collision and glass for Driven Brands, to hear what the company has been up to and […]

An Occasion for Calibration: Mitchell Diagnostics platform surpasses 30,000 ADAS calibrations

Toronto, Ontario — Mitchell Diagnostics passed a significant milestone on Thursday, announcing that the company’s platform has been used to perform more than 30,000 dynamic and static calibrations. This announcement comes little over a year since the introduction of the MD-TS21 ADAS target calibration system, and according to the company’s press release, “demonstrates how advancements […]

Pumped Pricing: Higher taxes for used cars this year, British Columbia

Victoria, British Columbia – Budget reforms in British Columbia may impact the used vehicle market sooner than expected, according to a disgruntled official opposition critic. Starting Oct. 1, private vehicle sales will be taxed based on the vehicle’s reported purchase price and the average wholesale value. This tax will apply to the greater of the […]

Can You Believe This?! December 24, 2021

Toronto, Ontario — In this special Christmas edition of Collision Repair mag’s Can You Believe This, discover a new way to generate seasonal sales on Jeeps; find Santa’s secret backup ride; Clark Griswold strikes again and much more holiday fun!

Steering the Way: Applications open for CCIF Steering Committee, seeking OEM and OE dealers

Ottawa, Ontario ⁠— It’s that time of year again⁠: the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) has opened applications for its 2022 Steering Committee. Applications for the 2022 CCIF Steering Committee are now open for OEM and OE dealers.  CCIF’s Steering Committee members should be decision-makers in their respective organizations; have extensive industry experience; be good […]

Talks in Turkey: IBIS to host free event next week

Ankara, Turkey ⁠— The International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) will be hosting IBISConnect Turkey next week free of charge. Held Wednesday, October 6, the event will focus on recovery in the post-pandemic era, according to the event agenda.  “In 2020 the business world was suddenly thrown into turmoil beyond anyone’s imagination,” wrote IBIS in its […]

The Multi-Brand Band: asTech supports industry statement on use of multi-brand scan tools

Toronto, Ontario — asTech announced its support for the use of multi-brand scan tools in the automotive aftermarket on Thursday, following a position statement on the matter released by the Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI), Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), and Auto Care Association.  “We stand behind these organizations who play an important role in […]

AAPEX Announcement: AAPEX 2021 announces CEOs to participate in Keynote Buyer Panel

Las Vegas, Nevada — AAPEX 2021 has assembled a Keynote Buyer Panel of well-known industry CEOs for an engaging discussion on key topics facing the automotive aftermarket industry. The panel discussion will take place during the Keynote Session at this year’s in-person event, Tuesday, Nov. 2, through Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Sands Expo and […]

Lavender’s Legacy: Longtime BASF representative Cam Lavender retires

Toronto, Ontario — Last Friday, longtime BASF representative Cameron Lavender officially hung up his coat and  retired from the automotive aftermarket.   Prior to his retirement, Cam served as the Business Development Manager at BASF Canada⁠—but he has worked at the company for more than 23 years, occupying a spectrum of different roles. “BASF is a […]