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 […]

Search and Rescue: Canadian auto recyclers commended for handling of Takata airbag recall

Toronto, Ontario — Canadian auto recyclers are working hard to pick up the pieces of the still ongoing Takata airbag recall that affected millions of vehicles worldwide. Rebuilder’s Automotive Supply (RAS) congratulated the nation’s recyclers in an email on Wednesday, saying “Keep up the good work! We Appreciate Our Canadian Customers!”, recognizing them for their […]

Tiger Auto Parts is expanding locations

January 10, 2019 – A Toronto-based distributor of replacement auto parts, Tiger Auto Parts has announced it will be launching its  operations in the U.S. The company had bought over the 72,000-square-foot building in Walton Hills, Cleveland from bed frame manufacturer, Mantua Manufacturing in December for $2.8 million. According to Crains Cleveland Business, the new […]

Volkswagen admits to selling test vehicles

December 18, 2018 — German car manufacturer Volkswagen could be facing fines after illegally selling pre-production test vehicles. According to Der Spigel, the automaker has been selling the test vehicles to unsuspecting buyers in Europe and North America since 2006. Volkswagen came clean to Germany’s motor transport authority back in September, admitting to the illegal practice. […]

Rubber Recycling Symposium heads to Niagara Falls

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — August 2, 2018 —The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada biennial Rubber Recycling Symposium is fast approaching, set to get under way November 7 til 8 at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel in Niagara Falls. The theme for this year’s event will be ‘taking sustainability to the next […]

Yukon amends Designated Materials Regualtion

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario– August 2, 2018 —The Yukon government has announced changes to the surcharges on the sales of new tires in the territory. The news broke when the goverment made amendments to the Designated Materials Regulation, to further support waste diversion and increase recycling. The government plans to target continued tire recycling, […]

Tundra Take-Back continues clean-up efforts in 2016

On the scene at one of the Tundra Take-Back locations in 2016. A big part of the project involves professional automotive recyclers training local people to maintain the clean-up efforts in an environmentally conscious way.

By Shelby Kerbel Toronto, Ontario — November 23, 2016 — Many communities in Canada’s far north face significant challenges with effective vehicle recycling. Typically, end-of-life vehicles are simply piled up at the local dump. It’s a daunting task, but the Tundra Take-Back project proves that where there’s a will, there’s a way. The project started […]

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 […]