A Charged Conversation: Upcoming CIECA webinar to feature Mitchell International exec on EVs

Toronto, Ontario — Get plugged into the latest webinar offering from CIECA, as the collision industry advocacy group gears up for a presentation from Ryan Mandell on the latest electric vehicle trends and what they mean for stakeholders. As director of performance consulting at Mitchell International’s auto physical damage business unit, there are few more […]

What Drivers Want: AIA Canada releases report on service centre preferences

Toronto, Ontario — The Automotive Industry Association of Canada (AIA Canada) has released a new report that dives into how drivers determine who gets dibs on their vehicle’s repairs, the independent or the dealer. In its press release, AIA Canada says this latest report explores the behaviours of vehicle owners and what variables affect their […]


When it comes to EVs, everybody’s got something to say —but what do you really know? Story by MAX REID Depending on where you live in Canada, the idea of electric vehicles likely elicits a different reaction for each person who reads this. For something that has for the large part of automotive history only […]


The trends and trials to expect in 2022 Welcome to 2022—it’s set to be a thrilling ride. In the wake of nearly two years of what most business owners would label less-than-ideal, the automotive aftermarket—and global population, really—are more than ready for some excitement. Lucky for the collision repair sector, it appears this year is […]


Trois Riveries estimator put through the wringer to see license reinstated Story by ALLISON ROGERS Trois-Rivières, Québec estimator Stéphane Lachance can finally breathe a sigh of relief after a lengthy deliberation process regarding a complaint Intact Insurance filed against him last year. On September 14, the Mouvement Carrosiers Québec (MCQ) announced a “total victory” for […]


Summer 2021 could be a busy one BY MADDY KYLIE A survey conducted by the Tire and Rubber Association said 61 percent of drivers are planning a summer road trip or a drive to a vacation destination, while, among younger drivers aged 18 to 34 and 35 to 44, that number jumps to 70 per […]

Industry Insights

DOUBLE WHAMMY A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has more than doubled a fine imposed on a former auto body shop owner, who pleaded guilty to workplace safety violations that contributed to the death of an employee. The court announced the decision saying the sentence for one of the violations was “demonstrably unfit.” On June […]


ADAM CEIFETS | DRIVEN BRANDS CANADA CARSTAR has announced Adam Ceifets has been appointed vice president of insurance for Driven Brands Canada. Ceifets has more than 27 years of industry experience with vehicle rental partners. Although he spent time on both the operations and sales teams, Ceifets spent the last 14 years driving the insurance […]


Collision repairers find themselves the first to deal with new tech—again BY ALLISON ROGERS “I can see that the OEMs would want to have a network of shops that have access to their proprietary information so that they can protect their brand— Tesla, BMW and Mercedes do that now to some extent. The challenge is […]

Help Wanted: GM Oshawa Assembly Plant is hiring

Oshawa, Ontario — General Motors (GM) is looking to fill a number of jobs ahead of the reopening of the Oshawa Assembly Plant.  GM is looking to fills jobs in engineering, management, skilled trades, and production.  Because the decision to move the plant in 2019 was highly contested by employees who would lose their job […]