BMW Group training at the Dealers Collision Technology Institute

Toronto, Ontario — January 23, 2019 — Leader Auto Resource (LAR) training facility, the Dealers’ Collision Technology Institute located in Point-Claire, Quebec recently welcomed BMW Group Canada representatives who provided specialized damage assessment training for BMW and MINI vehicles to a dozen Canadian BMW estimators and technicians. The state-of-the-art facility was launched in 2017 with […]

Industry training directory updated

  Toronto, Ontario — January 25, 2019 – Be a part of this must-have training resource! The annual Training Directory, powered by Collision Repair magazine, is gearing up to be bigger and better than before. Training in the collision repair industry has never been more essential. With technology driving change, ensuring that skill sets are […]

NAPA Canada and Traction donate $115,000 to BCIT

  Vancouver – January 25, 2019 – A generous $115,000 gift from NAPA Auto Parts and Traction Heavy Duty Parts will equip students at the British Columbia Institute of Technology with state-of-the-art tools. “This gift is a wonderful example of how an investment from industry can help shape BC’s future through our students,” said Jackie […]

Taming the tri-coats

  HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY REPAIR A TRI-COAT FINISH WITH PPG WATERBORNE By: PPG More often than ever before, automakers are employing the use of glamorous tri-coat finishes to entice the new vehicle prospect. So naturally collision centers are increasingly facing the need to repair these finishes. Here, PPG presents step-by-step instructions for blend refinishing or zone […]

Prep school for refinish preppers

  Anyone in a collision center knows that every stage in the automotive refinish process is critical. One misstep along the way can compromise the end result. One very critical step is the first one: making sure a vehicle is properly prepped for refinish. To that end, PPG has developed a new course designed specifically […]