Icy Energy: Cold-resistant batteries could extend EV range, says research report

Beijing, China – Riemannian surface on carbon anodes enable lithium-Ion storage at -35c–or, in more plain English, researchers led by Xi Wang of Beijing Jiaotong University may have discovered modifications allowing EV batteries to better survive harsh winter climates. According to research from ACS Central Science, the smoothness of graphite in lithium-ion batteries is enough […]

Tough Talks: Steve Fletcher speaks on IBISConnect USA sustainability panel

London, United Kingdom ⁠— Some deep discussions need to be had across the automotive and automotive aftermarket industries if a path toward sustainability and sustainable repairs is to be achieved, according to a panel during the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) broadcast last week. The International Bodyshop Industry Symposium’s IBISConnect USA event took place last Thursday […]

Save the Date: Auto Recyclers of Canada to host EV/Hybrid webinar Nov. 4

Ottawa, Ontario ⁠— The Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) has been working on the implications to auto recyclers of the electrification of the Canadian fleet for almost two years now. Following lots of reading, seeking out experts, describing how the industry operates and may operate within a growing electric fleet economy, innumerable webinars, seminars and […]

Guild 21: New digital marketing basics for collision repair centres

Frank Terlep was the most recent guest on the Guild 21 conference call. Terlep discussed how shops must adapt their marketing to suit a mobile and connected populace.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — November 22, 2016 — Marketing through digital channels is a given today, but the way in which digital messages are received and processed has changed in profound ways over just the last couple of years. Frank Terlep, founder of Summit eMarketing Sherpas, was the featured guest on the latest […]

ARA Expo puts technology in the spotlight

A few photos from the 73rd annual ARA Convention and Exposition! Check out the gallery below for more!

Baltimore, Maryland — November 9, 2016 — The importance of keeping up with advances in technology took centre stage during the  73rd Annual Convention and Exposition put on by the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA). ARA premiered a new segment during the event held in Baltimore, Maryland, a Technology Forum that offered automotive recyclers a full […]

New project to demonstrate viability of plastics recycling

Plastic auto parts continue to proliferate. A new project aims to demonstrate the technical and economical feasibility of recycling them.

Washington, DC — October 19, 2016 — Plastics are some of the most recycled materials in the world. A new project being spearheaded by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association promises to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of recycling plastic auto parts. “We want to make sure that our members see the business benefit […]

Impact Auto Auctions’ new Edmonton facility is the largest in Canada

Celebrating the grand opening of Impact Edmonton. From left: Terry Daniels (Managing Director, Impact Auto Auctions), Councillor Jackie McCuaig, (Division 2, Parkland County), Dave Tenk (Branch Manager, Impact Edmonton), Councillor Tracey Melnyk (Division 6, Parkland County) and Deputy Mayor John McNab (Parkland County).

Edmonton, Alberta — October 5, 2016 — Impact Auto Auctions welcomed more than 250 auto industry professionals and local dignitaries to the grand opening of its new Edmonton auto salvage auction facility. Located at 26419 Twp. Road 525A in Acheson, Alberta, the facility is the largest of its kind in Canada. It features 47 acres […]

Tire Take Back fundraising cracks $1 million

Representatives of OARA, OFA, OTS, the Sunshine Foundation, Early's Auto Parts and the city of Alliston gather for the official cheque presentation at Early's Auto Parts.

Toronto, Ontario — October 5, 2016 — It’s been another successful year for Tire Take Back. This year, the tire recycling blitz collected 64,623 tires to raise $117,998 in support of the Sunshine Foundation of Canada. Early’s Auto Parts in Alliston, Ontario came out on top, collecting 15,346 tires, resulting in $21,491 of the total […]

Impact Auto Auctions launches enhanced online platform

The new home page of Impact Auto Auctions. The auction company has made a number of enhancements to its online buyer portal and bidding platform.

Mississauga, Ontario — August 23, 2016 — Impact Auto Actions has launched a new website with a modern interface and an array of enhancements. The new site, found at impactauto.ca, also offers Impact’s buying customers access to two new tools: My Auction Center, a personalized dashboard designed to streamline the process of sourcing and purchasing […]

Honda Canada calls on auto recyclers to seek out undeployed airbags

Honda Canada is on a mission to recover airbags manufactured by Takata. The company is calling on the automotive recycling industry to seek out undeployed airbags that may be found in some end-of-life vehicles.

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — August 23, 2016 — Honda Canada is on a mission to recover undeployed Takata airbags from end-of-life vehicles (ELVs). Defective airbags manufactured by Takata have resulted in the largest automotive recall in history. Most of the major vehicle manufacturers have had to issue recalls for at least some models. […]