A repairer’s responsibility

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — March 26, 2019 – Autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles are increasingly making their way to Canadian roads. According to Volkswagen Group Canada collision program manager Scott Wideman, this puts more responsibility on repairers. As of right now, many new vehicles on the road come with front view and rear-view cameras […]

Wednesday Wisdom: Scott Wideman

By CRM staff  Toronto, Ontario — September 25, 2018–This week, Collision Repair caught up with Scott Wideman, manager at Volkswagen Group Canada. Wideman has over 20 years of experience in aftersales dealership operations and has managed one of the largest volume parts departments in Canada.  Collision Repair: Could you tell us a bit about your industry […]

Volkswagen agree $290 million settlement following emissions cheating scandal

By Tom Davis Ajax, Ontario — January 15, 2018 — Volkswagen has agreed to a settlement worth up to $290.5 million in Canada after diesel vehicles under the Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche brands were caught up in an emissions cheating scandal. The agreement, which is still subject to court approval, will see the company make […]