Toronto, Ontario — The industry brought its playful side out for April Fool’s day yesterday.
In a year where things have been glummer than anticipated, this year’s April Fools pranks brought some much-needed smiles as we head into the long weekend.
Collision Repair has compiled some of the top jokes from your favourite automotive companies.
ALLDATA–which provides OEM repair information to bodyshops via its platform–added a spicy twist to its April newsletter. Spawning inspiration from the party game Two Truths, One Lie, The company is challenging technicians to guess which two of these new tips from their experts are actually elaborate pranks.
5 New Tech Tips from the Tech-Assist Team – Can you guess which 2 are pranks?
Volkswagen Routan engine stalls when it rains
Dodge Caravan Fuel pump won’t run but fuse is good
Acura RDX radio receives air traffic control communications
Water causes Kia Optima power trunk to open
CX-7 window switch causes engine to stay running
Remember mood rings from the 90s and early 2000s? Well, Akzo’s bringing the idea back with its new mood-sensing wall paint, a ” a first-of-its-kind paint that shifts color with your mood.”
According to the paint brand, the colour appears as “a smooth eggshell white when it’s first applied to the wall,” and MoodPaint starts to work within hours, “seamlessly shifting colour whenever people are present in the room.”
Tired of not being recognized for your hard work? Well, thanks to Snap-on’s new scent, you can assert dominance over your peers and show your boss whose really been pulling the weight around the shop.
Check out “Nitro for Your Life,” coming this Novnever.
Volkswagen’s April Fools joke made headlines on March 30 this year as the automaker teased as U.S. name change to ‘Voltswagen’.
After the news was prematurely leaked, Volkswagen released a statement on its website seemingly confirming the news. But by the time Mar. 31 rolled around, the gig was up and the OEM admitted it was all an elaborate prank.
The prank, however, caused Volkswagen stock to rise 12.5 percent on Tuesday–a climb many suspect was spurred by the OEM’s apparent commitment to the digital age.