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 …

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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

Collision Repair Trends

Collision Repair Trends: Some Numbers to Ponder

Recently, the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association in the United States published a study of Industry Statistics and Analysis on Collision Repair Trends. The 2013 edition included statistics on

Bilingual Training

Bilingual Training: Leave no One Behind

Quebec partnership supports translation of I-CAR courses. Canada has a rich and unique history. The current Canadian landscape is made up of two very different identities — French and


I-CAR Accredits DeVilbiss SprayMaster Curriculum

  DeVilbiss Automotive Refinishing has been accredited by the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) as an Industry Training Alliance provider of continuing education to the collision repair

Graph Showing Aluminum Penetration for Closures & Complete Bodies
Photo: Ducker Worldwide

Study—Truck Parts to be 75% Aluminum by 2025

A study by Ducker Worldwide predicts that truck parts will be 75 percent aluminum by 2025. In fact, complete aluminum-bodies are projected to comprise 18 percent of all light