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 […]

Awards Season: Subaru Canada honoured in 2021 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image awards

Toronto, Ontario — Subaru Canada has been honoured in three major categories of the 2021 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards, including Best Overall Brand, Most Trusted Brand and Best Performance Brand. With this year’s acknowledgement, Subaru has now won Most Trusted Brand for seven consecutive years, in addition to its second consecutive and fourth […]

American Alias: Volkswagen to become ‘Voltswagen’ in the U.S., says automaker

UPDATE: The name change was in fact an April Fool’s joke that was leaked to the media several days early by mistake. Toronto, Ontario — In what many initially believed to be a premature April Fools’ Day prank, Volkswagen of America has announced a name change to Voltswagen of America. The automaker’s U.S. branch announced […]

Baker’s Dozen: CSN Zenetec celebrates 13th OEM certification with Tesla seal

Barrie, Ontario ⁠— CSN Zenetec has achieved Tesla certification, adding a 13th OEM cert to the collision centre’s roster.  Greg Sherman, business development manager at CSN Zenetec, said the facility opted for Tesla OEM certification to bring much-needed service to Tesla owners in the Barrie area. “There was no one available to service Teslas in […]

BMW Blunders: Improper clips and PDR holes could spawn airbag issues

Toronto, Ontario — Using improper clips on some BMW doors could result in airbag issues, BMW collision program manager Jonathan Inzano said during a Feb. 11 Guild 21 webinar. During Guild 21’s BMW Repair Technology webinar, Inzano⁠—alongside BMW insurance manager Attila Princz⁠—explained that BMW models could carry pressure sensors inside the cavity of side doors.  […]

Toyota Takes Top Spot: Automaker ranks as the top-seller globally

Toronto, Ontario – For the first time in five years Toyota claimed the title as the world’s top-selling automaker for 2020, overtaking Volkswagen Group.  Toyota saw its total sales fall 11 per cent in 2020, the sales include its subsidiaries Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino, coming to a total of 9.53 million units sold.  On the […]