CLICHÉ AS IT MAY BE, IT IS HONESTY BY DARRYL SIMMONS Would you call yourself a liar? Probably not, right? Even though you’ve no doubt told a lie or ten in your lifetime. One of the folks you’ve most likely lied to? Your boss. Don’t worry, I’m not about to call up the head honcho […]

Going Viral

By Allison Rogers IN A GOOD WAY TikTok, for one, has made internet ‘fame’ a much more attainable reality. In the age of apps like TikTok, today’s teens have but one goal—to spend eight-plus hours a day on. The average video likely takes less go viral online. TikTok, for one, has made internet ‘fame’ a […]

Fewer Shades of Grey: Automotive Colour Trends in 2022

MONOCHROME TONES REMAIN KING—BUT NOT AMONG CONSUMERS Modern automotive coatings are more complex than ever— radar detection, EV sensor compatibility and supply chain issues are some of the factors companies must consider before developing the colour hue itself. Most customers don’t see that though— pretty colours are more obvious than flecks of radar-reflecting material. According […]

Welcome, All

Is your workplace accessible? In 2022, a ‘no’ is inexcusable. By Kate Ng and Allison Rogers ADDRESSING ACCESSIBILITY IN THE AUTO REPAIR BUSINESS No one likes to be left out. That being said, have you gauged how accessible and inclusive your workplace is toward its customers? Even further, are you doing all you can to […]

Collision Coast To Coast

Data was not available for all Canadian provinces/territories. HOW LUCRATIVE IS THE EVERYDAY APPRENTICE? It’s no secret Canada is amid a skilled worker shortage. No trade is safe—not even the glistening metallics and sparkling headlights of collision repair. Check out Bodyworx’s compilation on the state of apprenticeship enrolment across Canada. RED SEAL RATES ACROSS CANADA […]

In Black And White

By Max Reid BMW UNVEILS COLOUR-CHANGING CONCEPT CAR A new colour-changing paint technology being developed by BMW will allow drivers the ability to shift between colour shades with the push of button; but the tech’s implications for future energy management research are far from black and white. The German automaker showed off a concept model […]

How They Hire

Learn how you can be the belle of the bodyshop in your next interview process By Ron Macdonald COLLISION CENTRES ON HOW THEY SOURCE THEIR STAFF If you’re looking for a job in the collision repair industry, now is the perfect time. Of course, the industry has been experiencing a skills shortage for upwards of […]

Lights, Camera, Action

By Max Reid KEVIN DHALIWAL AND LOVEPREET MANN SET THE STAGE FOR SUCCESS AT RUNWAY AUTO COLLISION A big ego doesn’t get you quite as far as it used to in this industry. The glory days of semi-improvised dent repair and cutting corners in the paint booth are a thing of the past. The standards […]

The EV-Jeebies

By Allison Rogers ELECTRIC VEHICLES AREN’T AS SCARY AS YOU THINK “For every 100,000 gas-powered vehicles, there are about 1,600 vehicle fires. Whereas, with 100,000 electric vehicles, there are about 25 vehicle fires. The risk is very, very low. Far lower than in a gas-powered vehicle.” — David Giles, co-founder, All EV Canada “A gas-powered […]