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, […]

Post-crash Parity: U.K. study shows women more likely to be trapped after a crash

Toronto, Ontario — A U.K.-based research team is pushing for the industry to expand crash testing involving “female” crash dummies, as their studies have shed light on a disparity in testing requirements that leaves female drivers far more vulnerable after a collision. Professor Tim Nutbeam, along with his team of researchers from the University Hospitals […]