Tom’s Talk: Tom Bissonnette to be featured on ‘Lessons I’ve Learned’ business panel

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — Avid readers of Tom Bissonnette’s regular Collision Repair columns will be interested to know that the director of the Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers (SAAR) and former owner of Saskatoon’s Parr Auto Body will be part of a panel presented by KPMG Canada, slated for Oct. 4. “Lessons I’ve Learned” is an […]

Tuesday Ticker: Tesla taps Ont. Ministry of Mines rep for supply chain efforts; Rivian prepares for Canadian marketplace

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this weekly Tuesday Ticker, Tesla taps an Ontario government official for its supply chain efforts; Rivian plants and suggestive job posting and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discusses potential critical mineral opportunities with South Korea’s president.  Tesla taps into Ontario Tesla has hired an Ontario government official to focus on the company’s […]

To Scale: Average aftermarket service visit $150 cheaper than dealership, says J.D. Power report

Ottawa, Ontario — Auto service at the dealership may be pricier than the aftermarket counterpart, according to J.D. Power’s 2022 Canada Customer Service Index–but that didn’t stop the segment from capturing more than half of industry revenue this year. According to J.D. Power’s long-term study dealership-based service centres accounted for 47 percent of all service […]

Planning Ahead: AIA Canada Quebec call on incoming political candidates to futureproof auto industry for EVs

Montreal, Quebec — In preparation for Montreal’s Oct. 3 general election, the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada’s Quebec Division has three demands for incoming political candidates, citing structural inadequacies that leave the automotive industry unprepared for the mass arrival of electric vehicles (EVs). These demands include owners’ rights to vehicle data, fighting planned obsolescence […]

Barely Passing: British Columbians get ‘D’ grade in BCAA school safety awareness survey

Victoria, British Columbia – The average driver in B.C. knows to slow down around schools and the laws around school buses. Unfortunately, everything else has been forgotten after their last drivers’ exam. According to the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) Back to School Survey conducted by Leger, drivers had serious gaps in their knowledge on […]