Canadian Data

A Look at the Canadian Data

The average length of rental (LOR) based on repairable vehicles rose to 10.7 days in the third quarter of 2014.  This was an increase of 0.2 days …

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Enterprise Releases Q3 2014 Rental Data

Enterprise recently released average LOR (length of rental) data for Q3 2014.  The trend is stable across Canada, with an average LOR of 10.2 days, down 0.1 day, in


New Regulations Mean Big Changes to Come

This has been a very exciting summer in the canadian auto recycling industry. At the end of July, A&L Auto Recyclers hosted a cheque presentation ceremony to the Sunshine Foundation of Canada.


3M Training Updated for 2014

3M Standard Operating Procedures have been expanded and improved to include the most up-to-date information on processes and techniques. 3M has addressed the growing area of aluminum repair with


Benchmarking: Length of Rental as an Industry KPI

The changing landscape in the collision industry offers the opportunity for success to those who strive to be the best. Insurers and shops alike rely on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure their results


Two Refinish Courses Launched by I-CAR

I-CAR announced two new courses for refinish technicians: Refinish Materials and Application Blending (REF08e) and Colour Theory, Mixing Toners, and Tinting (REF09) are available now and have replaced


The power of working together

“Two heads are better than one” – This saying is such a clichéd chestnut, but even so, it couldn’t be closer to the truth. How about three hundred

Business Activity

Using Budgets to Monitor Your Business Activity

The process of developing a financial budget is an excellent way of engaging the management team into planning for the future and establishing expectations. With some effort it will


New legislation: Are you still king of the CASL?

This July, Canada’s Anti-Spam Law comes into effect. It will change everything you thought you knew about regulations governing outreach to your customers and prospects. Time to read


Coming Together: One Brand

As the owner of Fix Auto Canada, I had already been through the process of restructuring many companies and turning them into one organization.  I wanted everyone operating without