CARSTAR expands in Quebec with CARSTAR Mercier

Alex Leduc, co-owner of CARSTAR Mercier. The repair facility can accommodate more than ten cars at a time at its 4,550-square-foot repair facility.

Mercier, Quebec — January 4, 2018 — CARSTAR Collision and Glass Service is expanding its network in Quebec with the opening of CARSTAR Mercier. The facility is owned by Robert and Alex Leduc, and was formerly operated as Carrosserie Robert.   Roger Leduc first opened the 4,550-square-foot repair facility more than 45 years ago. Since then, […]

CARSTAR expands in New Brunswick with CARSTAR Tracadie

Reginald Brideau recently joined CARSTAR with his new facility, CARSTAR Tracadie.

New Brunswick, Tracadie — January 3, 2017 — CARSTAR recently announced the addition of CARSTAR Tracadie to its North American network. Reginald Brideau, who has nearly 40 years of collision repair industry experience, owns the facility. It is located at 1024 Route 370, Leech, New Brunswick.   “Holding myself and my business to the highest […]

Cobourg dealerships come together to invest in collision centre

An investment group of car dealers recently opened the Northumberland Collision Centre. The owners are (From Left) Jim Proskos – Cobourg Mazda, Hank Vandermeer – Vandermeer Toyota, Nick Palalas – Cobourg Honda, Tyler Campbell – Cobourg Nissan and Bud Lauria – Lauria Hyundai, Lauria Volkswagen.

By Erin McLaughlin and Tom Davis Cobourg, Ontario — December 13, 2017 — A group of dealerships in Cobourg and Port Hope have joined forces to open their very own bodyshop – Northumberland Collision Centre. The announcement indicates a change for the industry, a shift away from the independently owned or banner business. Located just […]

Ontario CARSTAR expands in Stouffville, Ontario

Already committed to providing premier collision repairs and outstanding customer service, Pat Savella and his son, Patrick, have taken it one step further by making their new CARSTAR Stouffville repair centre a ‘green’ facility.

By CRM Staff Hamilton, Ontario — November 6, 2017 — Pat Savella and his son Patrick recently opened CARSTAR Stouffville in the heart of downtown Stouffville, Ontario. Already committed to providing premier collision repairs and outstanding customer service, Pat and his son have taken it one step further by making this a “green” facility. “Providing exceptional customer […]

Fire damages vehicles at shop in BC

A fire at Quality Collision Repair damaged nine vehicles. Photo by Gabriella Canales for the Victoria Advocate.

Victoria, British Columbia — December 5, 2016 — The Victoria Fire Department responded to a fire early Friday morning that damaged nine vehicles at Quality Collision Repair on N. Navarro St., according to a report in the Victoria Advocate. Victoria’s Fire Marshal, Tom Legler, said the fire was under control by about 5:15 a.m., according […]

CarVue launches free version of its management system

CarVue has launched what it says is the world's first free automotive facility management system.

By Jeff Sanford Reading, England — September 8, 2015 — A UK company has launched a new digital shop management system that is very good news for small shop owners—the basic version is absolutely free. The trend among software vendors in many sectors has been to offer at least the most basic version of programs […]