News at the Top: Collision Repair’s top five articles of 2023

Toronto, Ontario — Well, it’s been a year. To celebrate and look back on the stellar year that 2023 was, we’ve collected data to discover our top five most-read articles. Take a look below—Happy 2024! 

Our only SEMA story to make the list! This sweet feature on Dave Kindig’s display at the Sikkens booth—comedian Kevin Hart’s very own ‘Bane’ Dodge Charger. 

The 1970 Dodge Charger is but one car in Hart’s villain-inspired collection. This car, painted in a sleek Sikkens black, is based on Batman’s classic foe. 

The Kindig It team started the build at the beginning of the pandemic, replacing nearly every body panel before embarking on a lengthy fabrication process. 

Learn more about the 1970 Bane-themed Charger here

A March 15 article discussing Transport Canada’s recall notice on more than 300,000 vehicles came in as our fourth most popular article. 

Affected models in the recall include 2011 through 2016 Elantra and Equus models; 2009 to 2014 Genesis models; 2010 to 2016 Genesis Coupes; 2012 to 2017 Velosters; 2013 to 2018 Sante Fe models and 2010 through 2011 Tucsons. Brake lines on the vehicles tend to corrode. Click here for more information.

Many internet-searchers found answers about Nissan’s November network outage via our site. 

This outage affected “pretty much…all things Nissan,” according to a source familiar with the matter. 

“You name it, it is affected,” they told news outlets.

The OEM did not specify the cause of the outage; spokesperson Brian Brockman clarified the outage was specific to the Americas regions. 

The outage lasted approximately five days. Click here to read the full article.

2. MPI strike updates

Two articles tied for the number-two spot—and they were both updates on the Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) strike that concluded this November. 

One article, published Sept. 5, outlines MPI’s call for workers to end their strike as they headed into their second week of action. The public insurer suggested that its total monetary offer of 17 percent wage increases of four years could be actioned immediately, and emphasized its lump-sum offer; signing bonuses of $1,800 or 2.8 percent of an employee’s average salary. 

The public insurer also outlined its refined services implemented to streamline claims and processes during the strike. Click here to learn more. 

The second article that caught readers’ attention was a Sept. 14 update where we outlined a letter sent to MPI employees from the crown corporation, suggesting that “a significant number of…employees” had requested to return to work during the labour interruption. The insurer went on to say that anyone wishing to rejoin normal working operations could contact their HR or union representatives. 

The union representing some 1,400 MPI employees referred to this as a “brazen effort” to divide the striking workers.

The MPI workers strike concluded on Nov. 1. The new agreement gives employees a 13 percent wage increase over four years, plus a lump-sum signing bonus of $1,800 for full-time employees. The agreement is in place until Sept. 26, 2026.

This September 2023 article came out on top in terms of popularity on our site. This article delves into some of the key features in Milwaukee’s new products: the M18 Dual Bay Simultaneous Super Charger; the M18 Fuel ½ High Torque Impact Wrench with Pin Detent and the M12 Fuel Insider Extended Reach Box Ratchet and Sockets, all of which were released to the automotive market this past fall. 

Click here to read more about these highly-searched tools. 

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