Why don’t you stay a while? By Allison Rogers With the pandemic came a new way of training. Now that we’re 18 months into this new world of learning—much of which is digitally-driven, I might add—the members of Canada’s automotive aftermarket are faced with a whole new way to approach skilled trades education. Whether you’re […]

Shaken and Stirred

The scoop on Ontario’s new towing regulations By Max Reid This past year has shaken the Ontario towing industry to its very foundations, and we aren’t even talking about COVID. Widespread corruption, on the part of Ontario police departments at both the municipal and provincial level, as well as within the towing community itself, has […]

Open for Business

In some parts of Canada, hiring is no longer easy as 1-2-3 By Bianca Mazziotti With the seemingly ever-present skills shortage looming over the industry, Canadian collision centres have been getting creative in attracting new staff to their businesses post-pandemic. 1. ALBERTA Although Canada’s automotive industry has been having difficulty hiring people, not all hope […]

Reflect, React and Repeat

OARA representatives talk informed, ‘disciplined’ buying decisions By Allison Rogers With salvage in such short supply and buyers vying for any vehicle they can get their hands on; the role of the educated and disciplined buyer has never been more important. During a May 2021 Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) virtual training session, led by […]

Tomorrow’s Techs

The state of the modern autoshop class By David DiCenzo Matthew Lyle clearly remembers helping lead the inaugural Electric Car Team at Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute as somewhat of a “catastrophe.” In 2016, Lyle, the Head of Technical Education at the Guelph-based high school, partnered with his Transportation Technology teacher colleague Dennis Ashley to form […]

Recognizing the Master Artists

Certification is a step in the right direction for the automotive industry By Steve Leal The automotive industry is not for everyone. Day in and day out, auto technicians go the extra mile in restoring vehicles to their original glory, making sure that form, build, and performance are in perfect sync. They are the “master […]

Held to Account

Looking to improve? Take responsibility By Jay Perry One of the most challenging parts of leadership is the issue of accountability. We all know and want the benefits that can come from holding ourselves and our team to account for quality of services or products, our policies, actions and decisions but the balance required to […]


PROCESS IS PRECISION When it comes to the calibration of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) components, there are two essential servicing concepts, follow the prescribed vehicle manufacturer instructions and document every-thing from pre-calibration setup to post-calibration validation. The Autel Standard Frame ADAS Calibration System, the MaxiSYS IA800 Intelligent ADAS optical positioning system adaption package combined […]

Impact Auto Auctions

IAA’s Training and Learning Development launched training program LEAD “IAA, Inc. is a global digital marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers. Leveraging leading-edge technology and focusing on innovation, IAA’s unique platform facilitates the marketing and sale of total-loss, damaged and low-value vehicles. Headquartered near Chicago in Westchester, Illinois, IAA has nearly 4,000 employees and more […]

The Artist’s Eye

How Keegan De France finds zen By Max Reid If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. An old cliche adage that, for artists, often reads more like a statement on the difficulty of making a living than it does an encouraging line about passion for one’s work—a lack […]