Dazed and Confused: AIA reports Canadians unsure of data ownership

Toronto, Ontario — A new report from AIA Canada entitled, Data Awareness, Ownership & Sharing: Vehicle Owner Attitudes Towards In-Car Data, has revealed that a large percentage of Canadians are unsure of who owns their vehicle-generated data. The question of data ownership comes amidst right to repair support in Canada and a petition presented to […]

EV/AV Report: June 20, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s EV/AV report, Stellantis announces Level 3 self-driving vehicles by 2024, J.D. Power releases a consumer report on Canadian EV perspectives and a solar car from the Netherlands has its time to shine. Autopilot Rollout This week, Stellantis announced that Valeo’s third-generation LiDAR will be used on several Stellantis models […]

What Drivers Want: AIA Canada releases report on service centre preferences

Toronto, Ontario — The Automotive Industry Association of Canada (AIA Canada) has released a new report that dives into how drivers determine who gets dibs on their vehicle’s repairs, the independent or the dealer. In its press release, AIA Canada says this latest report explores the behaviours of vehicle owners and what variables affect their […]

Quarantine Queries: AIA Canada releases Consumer Behaviour report on COVID-19 pandemic

Ottawa, Ontario — Alongside the release of November’s Monthly Minute newsletter, AIA Canada has put out a new report as part of its Consumer Behaviour Series that engaged 2000 Canadian drivers on how they were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. AIA Canada president J.F. Champagne delved into the report at length during a webinar on […]

Stand Up Speak Out: Evaluating EVs

Toronto, Ontario — With climate commitments furiously being put into place across governments of all levels over the past several years, Collision Repair wanted to hear from readers to see where the Canadian collision repair community stands on the Trudeau government’s recent commitment to end the sale of all gas-powered vehicles by 2035. On July […]

Survey: Hiring quality staff tops the list of repairer concerns

"Hiring quality staff" was the top-ranked concern for collision repairers that participated in our survey, scoring at least twice as high as any other response.

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — August 8, 2017 — What keeps you up at night? If you’re like the majority of shop owners who responded to our most recent survey, then the answer is “hiring quality staff.” This was far and away the strongest answer from our survey respondents, with 50 percent of respondents […]