Monthly Archives: November 2011

Nov 23 2011

Changes in the automotive industry mean shop changes too

Vancouver, BC, November 23, 2011 – There was a time when shaking the hand of the people at the car repair shop was like playing with fire, but don’t expect to see grime or grease covering many in the business today.

“Plenty of our guys in some areas wearing white coveralls, not blue coveralls, and at the end of the day they’re not dirty and their hands aren’t dirty,” says Leonard Lassak, vice president of operations for Kirmac Collision.

“They’re more like physicians than they are automotive mechanics.”

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Nov 09 2011

Staying safe on the roads

Langley, BC, November 9, 2011 – A change in season brings more wet and slippery roads, leading to a spike in road accidents in the Lower Mainland, Kirmac Collision, a collision repair specialist in Langley, knows firsthand the impact of rain on local drivers. At the beginning of the rain season, Kirmac experiences a surge of collision repairs as drivers begin to adjust their driving to the slick conditions.

Kirmac Collision CEO Ian McIntosh said that after years in the collision and repair business his company has come to understand the correlation between the weather and the types of collision and repair needs that occur as a result.

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Nov 04 2011

Kirmac Collision Launches Quick Repair Program

Bodyshop organization Kirmac Collision has developed a system to get damaged cars fixed and back on the road in a matter of days, not weeks, after a motor vehicle accident.

The process, called the Instant Access Program, takes in, assesses, and repairs vehicles immediately. Under Kirmac’s Collision’s Instant Access Program, no appointment or scheduling is required.

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Nov 02 2011

Kirmac Collision at forefront of innovative technology

Langley, BC, November 2, 2011 – Airbags have long been a safety component in vehicles.

After that came back-up cameras.

Then manufacturers added another safety feature: sonar sensors that sound an alarm when a vehicle comes too close to another — a particularly useful element when changing lanes.

Back-up cameras and sonar sensors are also crucial, given the quietness of hybrid and electric vehicles.

Twin these advances with hybrid vehicles or the Nissan Leaf, the only totally electric car, and you’re entering the field of high-tech cars for which accident-avoidance and fuel efficiency are key.

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