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Tsawwassen Collision Achieves I-CAR Gold Class

I-CAR is the not quite obvious acronym for the Inter Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair. I-CAR was started in the mid-70s in America as a non- profit organization with membership from all facets of the collision repair industry. The primary objective was then and continues to be today the […]

Aluminum Repair at Tsawwassen Collision

At the 2015 NACE conference (the main annual tradeshow and information conference for the North American collision repair industry) held in Detroit one of the speakers was a representative of the aluminum manufacturers supplying the auto industry. The collision repair industry was in 2015 continuing to recognize that aluminum was […]

Community Events over the Summer

Collision repair is what we do for a living, but it is much more enjoyable to us if we are involved in the community. In June we had active involvement in the Inaugural Tsawwassen Rotary Soap Box Derby, where this great photo was taken. The same weekend we made a […]

Vehicle Electronic Fault Diagnosis – asTech Remote Scanning

One of the main themes that we are very aware of at Tsawwassen Collision is the continuing rapid change in vehicle technology. High tech inside inexpensive cars you drive today While we are better equipped than most collision repair shops with aftermarket scanners that allow us to diagnose codes and […]

I-CAR Collision Repair Training

Tsawwassen Collision has in the past year become an active participant in the I-CAR program of collision repair training. I-Car has its roots in America with an active Canadian component. https://www.i-car.ca/ For many years training in BC was dominated by the requirements of ICBC and I-CAR had a very limited […]

Tour de Delta 2016

Tour the Delta banner for Young Riders

The Tour de Delta kicks off BC Cycling Superweek on July 8th,  with the MK Delta Land Criterium in North Delta on Friday, the Brenco Criterium in Ladner on Saturday and the White Spot UCI Road Race in Tsawwassen on Sunday. The Tsawwassen Road race is the only race of […]

Windshields and Tech

Advanced Windshield Technology Many of you are familiar with automatic windshield wipers, which are controlled by a rain sensor on the glass.  This technology has been with us for several years and a windshield can be replaced without any need to access the vehicle control modules. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems […]

Non-regulated BC Collision Repair Trade under Training

Most people do not know that collision repair is not recognized as a regulated trade in BC. Anyone can repair cars without any requirement for training or licensing. For many years ICBC was involved in training and provided some level of enforcement by requiring that accredited facilities had qualified technicians. […]

What’s Behind that Minor Surface Damage?

We recently stated that “A car can be repaired to look and drive exactly as it did before the accident, but if the repair facility doesn’t perform correct structural repairs, the car will not perform to its design capabilities in another accident.” Here is a good example of what can appear […]

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