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Fix Auto Prince George Central Joins Network

Peter Polito, General Manager, Fix Auto Western Canada has announced the addition of Fix Auto Prince George Central, owned by Garett Berg, to the Fix Auto network.…

The Need for Data Exchange

The lack of data exchange across the automotive industry is causing difficulties for recyclers who need to be effective in removing recalled parts from the marketplace.…

Silent Killer

As winter approaches, it’s more important than ever to pay attention to fumes generated from within the shop. No matter what anybody says, repairing cars is…

CARSTAR Midland Opens

CARSTAR Canada has announced the opening of CARSTAR Midland, in Midland, Ont. Located at 824 King Street in Midland, CARSTAR Midland, owned and operated by Steve…

Chief Offers New HD Fume Extractor

Chief Automotive Technologies has introduced a new heavy-duty weld fume Extractor. Designed to reduce the risk of technicians breathing harmful airborne particulates such as manganese and…

FinishMaster Acquires Guelph Paint and Bumper

FinishMaster, a wholly owned subsidiary of Uni-Select Inc., has announced the acquisition of Guelph Paint & Bumper, a leading distributor of auto body supplies in Guelph,…

Ford: A Helping Hand

Designed to be repair-friendly from the ground up. What’s the best way to help technicians repair a vehicle to original specs? A good start is by…

Stunning Cobra Wins Axalta Award at Hagley

Axalta Coating Systems chose to celebrate its North American Automotive Color of the Year 2016-Brilliant Blue at this year’s Hagley Car Show. Axalta’s booth featured a…

CARSTAR Express Ottawa Downtown Opens

CARSTAR Canada has opened its latest express location, CARSTAR Express Ottawa Downtown. This latest facility, located at 305 Cumberland Street in Ottawa, is owned and operated…

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Auto Body Industry – The Canadian Market

Collision Management Magazine has long been on the leading edge of the collision repair industry in Canada. Our coverage of collision repair industry news, car body design news, and the auto body industry overall is second to none. In today’s rapidly changing and fascinating automotive world, we are the go-to source for a complete picture of the industry. As cars and trucks continue to change, collision repair professionals count on us for the latest car body design news, along with insights into advanced technologies, processes and collision repair news. Industry experts agree that the body shops of yesterday have changed dramatically. Today’s car repair facilities are technologically-advanced and they depend on the latest repair information to deal with sophisticated new materials and complex repair processes. Moreover, state-of-the-art technologies like advanced driver assistance systems make collision repair more complex and involved than ever before. That’s why auto body facilities of all sizes – from the small family-owned businesses to the certified collision centres with brand names like Fix Auto or Simplicity Car Care, rely on us to stay on top of trends and changes in body repair. Collision management has changed dramatically over the years, and today’s collision repair professionals need to stay ahead of the game. That’s why they turn to us for the latest collision repair industry news.

Car Body Work – A Collaborative Effort

Since collision repair if part of a much larger automotive landscape, we know collision repair professionals rely on us for a window into the entire automotive industry. The journey begins at the dealership level, where consumers take delivery of their new vehicles. Those that don’t stay new, and need the attention of a collision repair professional will either end up at the dealer’s in-house auto body facility, or with a certified collision repair facility. Fleets also need auto body care when bad things happen to their vehicles. That’s why collision repair professionals rely on us to keep them abreast of trends in the fleet side of the business. As new cars and trucks hit the road, chances are they’ll end up in one of the many auto body repair facilities across our country for repairs. Since vehicles that end up at a body shop will often need new tires, we make sure our collision repair audience is exposed to the latest news about tires and tire technologies. And once the sheet metal is replaced and the paint dries, we know the collision repair process is only half finished. Besides car body work, all the mechanical elements have to be put back into place, fixed or completely replaced in order to make the vehicle road-worthy, and good as new. Here again, our coverage of the entire automotive industry, including the aftermarket and the mechanical repair side of the business, equip our readers with the information and insight needed to get the job done right.