Bag It Up: Automotive Anti-Counterfeiting Council calls on eBay to end airbag sales on site

Dearborn, Michigan — The Automotive Anti-Counterfeiting Council (A2C2) has issued a call-to-action for eBay to cease its sale of airbags and airbag components, stating that it is the “only way to prevent the sale of dangerous counterfeit airbags” on eBay.com. A2C2 said it has been working with e-commerce marketplaces like eBay since 2015, highlighting the […]

Check out Collision Repair’s latest issue online

Michel Véronneau and Valérie Véronneau run their business like it's their family.

By CRM Staff Peterborough, Ontario — February 17, 2017 — The new edition of Collision Repair magazine is now available in digital format. Focusing on the future of the automotive industry, the issue also draws attention to the ways it is already changing. Cover Story The cover story in this edition of Collision Repair features […]

New Polyvance training course stresses repair instead of replace

Polyvance’s new training course teaches technicians how to evaluate whether a damaged headlight is repairable; identify the type of plastic from which a headlight housing is made; how to fusion-weld broken headlight tabs with the Polyvance nitrogen plastic welder; and how to finish a repaired headlight to original appearance.

By Tom Davis Rainsville, Alabama — December 20, 2017 — Polyvance has introduced its new PR-03 Headlight Tab Repair online training course, designed to teach technicians and estimators how to repair broken headlight tabs with the company’s nitrogen plastic welder, instead of replacing them. “The PR-03 Headlight Repair Course is also approved by I-CAR Canada […]

The future direction of collision repair education

Andrew Shepherd

By Andrew Shepherd In the last few articles we have looked at the training imperative: the technical changes driving an increased emphasis on collision repair training, and the need to implement a learning culture in our organizations. We went on to outline some of the “mechanics” of choosing and delivering training.

The ‘Canadian Model’ suits the modern world of globalization

Andrew Shepherd

By Andrew Shepherd Globalization is one of those lofty concepts that gets studied in second year Political Economy courses. Over the post-war decades and into the internet age markets have become homogenized (the Coca-Cola effect) and production has moved to lower-cost regions to meet those common market demands. 

ALI lowers price of online lift safety training

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Cortland, New York — January 21, 2016 — The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) has lowered the price of its Lifting It Right online lift safety training course from $29 to $24 (US) per person. The interactive course, hosted by NASCAR legends Richard and Kyle Petty, teaches vehicle lift operators how to properly use car and […]

Training Best Practices – A Model for Canada?

Andrew Shepherd

By Andrew Shepherd The Car Care Professionals Network (CCPN), an Auto Care Association advisory committee made up of successful repair shop owners and managers, has released a recommended set of best practices for repair shop education and training.

What to look for in your training provider

Andrew Shepherd

By Andrew Shepherd In our last article we looked at best practices for education and training. I-CAR has advanced the precept that knowledge management is rapidly becoming the most important driver of business success–and has instilled this in many of the new Production Manager Role courses.

Five ways to improve your online brand

Lisa Bissonnette

By Lisa Bissonnette Business owners, especially in the collision repair industry, know time is money and it cannot be wasted. Social media, business listings and reviews are great connection points for gaining and keeping customers. But with over 300 relevant sites in Canada it has gotten to an oversaturated and unmanageable point.