AkzoNobel’s SEMA Plans: Coatings company to showcase Carbeat, Dave Kindig partnership and more

Las Vegas, Nevada – Join us next month at SEMA, where AkzoNobel will showcase its paint lines, software, showcase cars and more. AkzoNobel’s indoor booth #20060 will feature the Sikkens coatings series, Carbeat proprietary production management software and Acoat Selected Business Support Services. That’s not all–if you like cars and sunshine, outdoor rig #81080 has six […]

Fantastique Fix: Network hosts annual conference in Quebec City

Quebec City, Quebec — Fix Network hosted its annual Network Conference last week, where company franchisees, industry stakeholders and Fix executives gathered in Quebec City for two days of speaker sessions, a trade show, networking activities and a semi-formal gala. The event kicked off on Thursday afternoon with an opening address from the newly-named President […]

SprayMax SEMA Plans: Company to reveal new UV system at SEMA Show

Las Vegas, Nevada — During SEMA 2022, SprayMax plans to showcase its “productivity and profitability-building” 1K and 2K aerosol lines, in addition to a brand-new UV System, the company announced earlier this week. The new UV system is said to allow typical repairs to be completed in less than half the time of traditional refinishing procedures, […]

Disproportionate Declines: Female apprentices were more affected by pandemic barriers than males, says CAF report

Ottawa, Ontario — The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) has unveiled its results report for 2022, where it suggests that female apprentices were more affected by the barriers imposed by the pandemic compared to male counterparts. “The decline in female apprentices was proportionately larger than that of male apprentices for both new registrations and completions,” wrote […]

Trail of Fire: Kia adds Sportage, Sorento models to tow hitch fire risk recall

Washington, D.C., United States — The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced another Kia recall, in addition to the Telluride recall issued by the automaker last month. A further 70,000 models–this time of the Kia Sportage and Sorento varieties–have been added to the recall, prompted by dozens of reports of the models […]

Can You Believe This?! September 30, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — It’s Friday! Which means there’s a new Collision Repair Can You Believe This?! clip out! Start your day off right with this video full of all things weird and wacky.

EV/AV Report: Apple’s patent in debris-detecting windshields; Uber CEO says go electric or get off platform

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this weekly electric and autonomous vehicle report, check out Apple’s patent plans for debris-detecting windshields; see Uber’s recently-unveiled plan for electrifying its fleet and witness government officials drinking straight from tailpipes.  Through Apple’s eyes The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently published a patent application from Apple, wherein the tech giant […]

Confusing Crossing: Ontario gets its first diverging diamond interchange

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Remember the first time you came across a roundabout? In all likelihood, you encountered a driver staring blankly ahead, wondering what their next move is.  Drivers who frequent the Niagara region are sure to encounter such scenarios, with a new diverging diamond interchange located at the Glendale Ave. and Queen Elizabeth Way […]

SAAR, Sweet SAAR: Sask. repairers gather for golf and good times at SAAR Fall Conference 2022

Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Saskatchewan — The Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers (SAAR) just wrapped up its annual fall conference over the weekend, drawing in some of the biggest names in Western Canada’s aftermarket industry and beyond. As is tradition, this year’s SAAR Fall Conference opened with a friendly golf tournament on the grounds of […]