Toronto, Ontario — The chances of an automotive technician servicing or repairing a high-voltage battery in a modern vehicle today are very, very low, electric vehicle expert David Giles told crowds at Collision Repair‘s EV Repair Tour on Aug. 23. “The elephant in the room with electric vehicles is the high-voltage systems. “Everybody is fearful […]
Toronto, Ontario — Tesla’s attempt at April Fool’s Day humour this year involved a Cybertruck “crash test” video that must have been shot by the crew of “Taken 3”—luckily some automotive safety engineers have taken the time to dissect what can be gleaned from the very goofy teaser. Tesla CEO Elon Musk must have thought […]
Toronto, Ontario — A pair of glass-related safety defects have crossed into the radar of Transport Canada, as the federal safety regulator announced recalls for recent model year Honda and Hyundai vehicles. Drivers of recent Honda Pilot, Ridgeline, Passport and Odyssey models may soon receive a letter in the mail regarding faulty side mirrors on […]
Courtesy Calibrations: 2 out of 5 U.S. shops don’t pursue insurer payment for inspections, new billing report says
Toronto, Ontario — The latest “Who Pays for What?” report is out, courtesy of Collision Advice and the CRASH network, and is, for the very first time, centred around billing practices for scanning and calibration work. Of the more than 400 U.S. repair shops that responded to the survey from industry expert Mike Anderson, two […]
Toronto, Ontario — Three more automakers have joined the upper crust of the industry when it comes to safety, as the IIHS announced that Nissan, Mitsubishi and Stellantis have all made good on a 2016 commitment to equip at least 95 percent of their model lineup with automatic emergency braking (AEB) technology. Of the three […]
Toronto, Ontario — The 2023 Kia EV6 small electric SUV has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ award, thanks in part to its improved headlights. According to an IIHS press release, 2022 model year EV6s built before September did not earn an award due to a poor headlight rating. However, […]
Toronto, Ontario — A research team based out of Ireland’s University of Limerick has narrowed the six essential pieces of ADAS technology that hold the potential to reduce auto collisions by nearly 24 percent. The study, carried out by an Irish team addressing U.K. roadways, found that a vehicle equipped with adaptive cruise control, automatic […]
Tuesday Ticker: AutoCanada marks ‘record-setting’ quarter; Toyota teases new Prius, despite low model sales
Toronto, Ontario — In this weekly Tuesday Ticker, AutoCanada reports its Q3 financial results, adding more than $45 million in acquisitions to its portfolio. Meanwhile, Toyota teases the fifth-generation Prius amid decreasing global sales numbers, and Volkswagen crosses a finish line far earlier than planned. ‘Another record-setting quarter’ AutoCanada reported financial results last Wednesday, marking […]
Toronto, Ontario — Another Friday, another Collision Repair Can You Believe This?! This week, see what happens when you let your kids go crazy on your car finish; witness duct-tape DIY paint jobs; see the grocery delivery guy’s new whip and much, much more!
Toronto, Ontario — Wake up, grab a cup o’ joe and indulge in this weekly Can You Believe This?! clip from Collision Repair mag. Featuring barely-there tire tread, super lit gas stations, double-decker catastrophes and much, much more!