Spilling the Tea: AIA Canada publishes new report on millennial consumers

Toronto, Ontario – As millennials and other young vehicle owners age, their changing preferences will impact the automotive aftermarket – they do represent a quarter or so of the Canadian population. The Automotive Industries Association’s (AIA Canada) latest report, Understanding Millennials: A Quick Profile of Young Canadian Vehicle Owners 2021-2022 may help you understand the […]

A Move for MVIS: Australia solidifies the right to repair for independent shops nationwide

Canberra, Australia — While the Canadian auto industry spent a much-needed long weekend with family and friends for Canada Day, our Australian counterparts officially launched the Motor Vehicle Information Scheme (MVIS), which requires OEMs to provide complete service and repair information to repairers. “The law is a game-changer for thousands of independent workshops across the […]

On the Right Track: Right to Repair petition presented to House of Commons

Ottawa, Ontario — With 1,786 signatures, the petition for Right to Repair legislation has reached the House of Commons. Presented on June 21, this petition surpassed its initial goal of 500 signatures by a wide margin. Supported by MP Brian Masse (Windsor-West), this legislation advocates for the rights of consumers to allow independent repair shops […]

Sign onto the Future: Right to Repair petition closes Friday

Toronto, Ontario — A petition to the House of Commons on the issue of Right to Repair, put forth by the Automotive Industries Association of Canada, has officially received enough support to be tabled, but AIA Canada is calling on as many voices as possible to help amplify this important issue. “Because of your support […]

The Deal with Data: May 24 CIECAST to focus on data sharing in collision industry

Sanford, North Carolina — The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) announced its next CIECAST webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24 at 2 p.m. ET (11 am PST/1 pm CST/2 pm EST), titled “Data Sharing in the Collision Industry and Its Unintended Consequences.” The one-hour webinar will feature Pete Tagliapietra, managing director at DATATOUCH, […]

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 […]