Subaru announces launch of certified collision repair network

Subaru is the latest manufacturer to announce this type of auto repair program.

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — March 8, 2018 — In a recent announcement, a partnership between Subaru and Wadsworth International was revealed. The intention of such partnership is to create a new certified collision repair network for the OEM. Subaru is the latest manufacturer to announce this type of auto repair program. “The automaker’s […]

BMW Group Canada videos help explain replace vs. repair and certified shop capabilities

One of the videos provides a striking demonstration of the differences between using the official OEM procedure and a traditional repair by using aluminum cans.

By Alex Dugas Peterborough, Ontario — August 10, 2017 — A series of videos from BMW Group Canada demonstrate the company’s commitment to the safety of its clients and the reason the company insists on repairs being conducted by BMW Group Certified Collision Repair Centres (CCRCs). One of the most entertaining videos illustrates why OEM […]

Tesla moves to online training, I-CAR certification

Tesla's founder Elon Musk stands in front of a rendering of the company's Model 3 body-in-white. It's been speculated that Tesla's first mass-market car will use a mixed-material construction.

By Mike Davey   Hamilton, Ontario — April 25, 2017 — There’s change in the air for Tesla’s certified collision shops. It has been revealed that the car maker will replace its current in-house training with an online curriculum. In addition, Tesla has made arrangements with I-CAR to administer its welding qualifications.    The news […]

ARA of BC selects Review Engine for new Certified Collision Repair Program

The Automotive Retailers Association of British Columbia has selected the Review Engine for the association's new Certified Collision Repair Program.

Burnaby, British Columbia — April 13, 2016 — The Automotive Retailers Association of British Columbia (ARA) has selected the Review Engine from eMarketing Sherpas as the preferred online review and reputation marketing system for the association’s new Certified Collision Repair Program. The program is intended to certify collision repair service providers that have demonstrated commitment […]

CSN-Reliable Auto Body earns Toyota Certified designation

The team at CSN-Reliable Auto Body. The facility has recently been designated as a Toyota Certified Collision Centre.

By Dylan O’Hagan Courtenay, British Columbia — March 21, 2016 — Becoming a Toyota certified collision repair facility has its benefits, but Ryan Pederson says they might be even greater for body shops in smaller communities. Pederson is the Manager of CSN-Reliable Auto Body in Courtenay, BC. The autobody facility recently became a Toyota Certified […]

CSN-427 Auto Collision becomes certified under Audi and Volkswagen

Scott Wideman (left) of Volkswagen Group Canada and Lorenzo D'Alessandro of CSN-427 Auto Collision. The facility has been certified for work on Audi's aluminum vehicles since 2006, and is now certified as both an Audi Authorized Collision Repair Facility and a Volkswagen Certified Collision Repair Facility.

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — November 30, 2015 — CSN-427 Auto Collision made history in 2006 as the very first collision repair facility in the Greater Toronto Area to become Audi Aluminum certified. The repair centre has recently been recognized at an even higher level, with its certification as both an Audi Authorized Collision […]

Coache Collision earns Audi and VW certification

The team at Coache Collision in North Vancouver.

By Mike Davey North Vancouver, British Columbia — October 23, 2015 — Audi Canada and Volkswagen Canada have announced the latest appointment to their Certified Collision Programs. Coache Collision in North Vancouver, BC, has met the requirements for the All Model (Steel) programs for both Audi and Volkswagen. Coache Collision is owned and operated by […]

Open Road Richmond Auto Body achieves Audi Certified status

Open Road Richmond Auto Body has recently achieved Audi certification. From left: Randy Lowe (owner), Shawn Atherton, Brad Reid, Emily Lowe and Toby Alderson.

Richmond, British Columbia — September 16, 2015 — Audi Canada has announced the latest appointment for its Certified Collision Program. Open Road Richmond Auto Body in Richmond, British Columbia has met the requirements for the All Model (Steel) program and has also achieved certification for the Audi Aluminum structural repair program. The Audi Certified Collision […]