Nighttime Nibbles: Rats wreak havoc on vehicle wiring in Victoria, B.C.

Victoria, British Columbia – Pizza, cheese and car wire covers–unfortunately for the average driver, all three make tasty snacks for rats. According to the automotive research company, Kelly Blue Book, the pandemic may have prompted a change in rat behaviour or a boom in rat populations. Either way, it resulted in auto body shops seeing […]

Cam Check: NHTSA recalls Mercedes-Benz and Toyota vehicles for camera issues

Washington, D.C., United States – Recalls are never a fun thing, but good to know for discerning collision repairers. The NHTSA has marked certain Mercedes-Benz and Toyota vehicles for recalls due to faulty cameras. A software error has resulted in several Mercedes-Benz vehicles being recalled. Namely, the 2022 AMG EQS53, EQS580, EQS450, 2021 S500, S580, […]

Scorching Summers: How to prevent thermal damage to your car

Toronto, Ontario — Summer is here, and the warmest has yet to come. With the 2021 heatwave fresh on our minds and the hottest months yet to come, here are the most common effects of automobile heat damage, courtesy of the American Automobile Association and Insuramatch. Exterior Surfaces Intense sunlight can fade and crack your […]

Gotta Go Fast: 11 year old loses high speed race vs. Durham police

Whitby, Ontario – A Durham Region police patrol responding to reports of Hyundai speeding at 150km/h on the wrong side of the road, found themselves engaged in a short chase with an 11-year old driver and a 12-year-old in the passengers seat. Officers from Central-West Division pursued the vehicle, where it lost control along Fawcett […]

Scratched Suspensions: Pothole season hits Canada

Ottawa, Ontario – It’s pothole season, and Canadian drivers are sighing again. There may have been fewer potholes reported in Toronto this past winter season, but those reported were also filled at a slower rate, according to open data from the City of Toronto. “There are fewer potholes filled so far this year compared to […]

Hot and Dangerous: Windows shatter amid Vancouver Island heat wave

Victoria, B.C. — The heat wave that swept through Canada’s West Coast not only shattered temperature records, but also the windows of cars and homes.  According to CTV News Vancouver Island, Thomas McKenna, a Comox Valley resident said amid the Vancouver Island heatwave a window in his vehicle was splintered.  He had parked his car […]