By the Books: CIECA forms OEM repair procedures committee, industry stakeholders welcome

Sanford, North Carolina — CIECA has announced the formation of a new Standards Development Committee focused on OEM repair procedures and build sheet data. All industry stakeholders, including CIECA and non-CIECA members, are invited to join. “CIECA’s Emerging Technologies Committee was reviewing pain points in the collision industry and determined that OEM repair procedures and […]

To Spite the Fascia: Ford places restrictions on bumper fascia repair

Toronto, Ontario — In an announcement put out by the American automaker last week, Ford has decided to place significant repair restrictions on all of the company’s ADAS-equipped bumper fascias going forward, a move likely to have ramifications felt across all sectors of the automotive industry. “During body repairs that involve front and rear bumper […]

Subaru Setting Pace: Automaker reports best March on record nationwide

Markham, Ontario — Subaru Canada has announced its best-ever March sales result with 5,386 vehicles sold nationwide. The Crosstrek and Outback led the way, and with strong performances throughout the entire Subaru lineup, said the OEM. Subaru’s March sales performance marks a 94.3 percent increase compared to the same month last year and represents Subaru […]

Preferred Promotion: Nissan U.S. announces success in consumer push toward certified collision network

Orange County, California — Assured Performance network’s U.S. branch has announced a “successful” Nissan campaign pitching certified bodyshops to nearly four million Nissan and 500,000 Infiniti customers. Assured Performance said the campaign results in a “tenfold increase” in the number of hits on the OEM’s shop locator tool. The automaker’s consumer awareness campaign aims to […]

Survey Results: Canadian shops review roadblocks on following OEM repair procedures

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — February 7, 2019 — Three-in-ten Canadian collision repair facilities rarely or never follow OEM procedures while making repairs, a Collision Repair survey has found. An equal number of respondents said they followed OEM procedures for most repairs, and 40 percent said they followed them at all times. With ever more sensitive […]

New webinar series to be offered by industry expert Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson, former shop-owner and founder of Collision Advice.

By CRM Staff   Toronto, Ontario — February 6, 2018 — Beginning this month, autobody trainer and consultant Mike Anderson is set to host a new series of webinars in partnership with differing OEM representatives. The free webinars, titled “Learn to Research, Research to Learn,” will be held on a monthly basis with the intention […]