Battery Backup: Continental unveils sensor systems for detecting EV battery damage

Toronto, Ontario — A pair of new products from German parts developer Continental may pack the one-two punch needed to both allow repair facilities to more accurately assess electric vehicle battery damage, while also allowing OEMs to do away with the excess body materials used to protect the battery pack. When equipped with the Current […]

Spring Training: OARA unveils Spring Webinar Training Series lineup

Toronto, Ontario — The Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) has unveiled its lineup of webinars featuring new products and business opportunities, set to kick off on May 4. The first hour-long session will be hosted by J.C. Cahill, owner of VIN Match Pro, a company that aids recyclers in sourcing and matching OEM parts. JC […]

Rubber Rooms: Australian researchers develop concrete alternative from old tires

Adelaide, Australia — Researchers from a pair of Australian universities say they have unlocked the building blocks to a new eco-friendly recycling solution for used vehicle tires—a solution involving literal building blocks. A collaboration between the University of Southern Australia (UniSA) and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) has demonstrated that crumb rubber sourced […]

CARI-ng On: Early registration open for CARI’s 81st Annual Convention in Calgary

Calgary, Alberta — Get your boots on because the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries is back in the saddle with the 81st edition of the association’s annual convention, as early registration opened on Tuesday. Featuring a number of industry-relevant presentations, including a keynote address from former minister of foreign affairs John Baird, this year’s CARI […]

Monopoly Monitor: U.K. antitrust regulator launches probe into OEM recycling practices

London, United Kingdom— European Union antitrust regulators raided several automotive companies and associations Tuesday on suspicion of breaching the bloc’s cartel rules, Reuters reports. Britain’s competition authority has also launched a probe. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Britain’s competition watchdog, said on Tuesday it will be working alongside the European Commission to probe into […]

ICE-d Out: Nissan to end ICE development in all markets but U.S.

Toronto, Ontario — Nissan and the internal combustion engine have officially parted ways, making the brand the first Japanese automaker to announce a full stop to the development of ICE technology in every market but the U.S. Though the company has already ended gas engine sales in Europe, it will carry on the limited development […]

A New Era: Impact Auto Auctions rebrands to IAA

Toronto, Ontario — Heads-up to the auto recyclers out there; a familiar face in the aftermarket industry has adopted a new name, as Impact Auto Auctions has officially rebranded to IAA. This recent change by the used vehicle distributor can already be seen across IAA’s online platforms, such as its website, Auction Center, Seller Portal, […]

State of the Industry: National average used vehicle prices hit all-time high

Toronto, Ontario — National vehicle and parts sales felt a push in a positive direction in December as the latest data from Statistics Canada shows industry growth of about 3.3 percent to a total of $11.8 billion. Despite the positive turn at the calendar year’s end, December sales were still 1.6 percent below pre-pandemic levels […]

Tire Liar: Sask. tire company owing $200K for unpaid recycling fees

Regina, Saskatchewan — Tire fraud! It’s the biggest thing since wire fraud and the ownership of a central Saskatchewan recycling company are big fans of the practice, earning themselves more than $200,000 in fines and unpaid fees. Silk Tire Inc. of Foam Lake and Kelvington, Sask. was named in a Ministry of Environment press release […]