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DID YOU KNOW? MARCH 1st,2021

It is that time of year when your SAAR membership needs to be renewed. Thank you to all that have already done so. I appreciate your promptness. For those of you that have not paid this week please contact me to let me know what your plans for renewal are, if I do not...

DID YOU KNOW? FEBRUARY 22,2021

It has been another busy week for SAAR. Lots of discussions on the go starting with the CPC-Crown and Central Agencies Caucus meeting on Wednesday February 17th. These government MLA’s asked us two questions:  The new SGI accreditation tooling and training...

DID YOU KNOW? FEBRUARY 16,2021

Well, it has been an interesting week to say the least. The extension of the SQARP Accreditation deadline did not sit well with the majority of our members, some were very thankful. Some, when they heard about the extension called I-CAR to see if they could put off...

DID YOU KNOW? FEBRUARY 8,2021

Good morning!SAAR recently signed a deal with a company called First Data that supplies Point Of Sale (POS) debit machines to businesses for a better price than what your bank would charge while at the same time providing you with additional features: Real time...

Did You Know? FEBRUARY 1, 2021

As part of the Safe and Quality Auto Repair Project (SQARP), SGI will be conducting a series of Training/Educational sessions that will provide the repair partner network an in-depth overview of the new 2021 accreditation program: The next meeting is scheduled...

Did You Know? JANUARY 25th, 2021

Lots of stuff is happening behind the scenes with SGI right now.  You have received a number of emails outlining upcoming Lunch & Learns in regard to the new Safe & Quality Auto Repair Program (SQARP) that takes effect as of March 1st, 2021. Please make...

Did You Know? JANUARY 18th, 2021

Good morning folks!Mitchell software now allows users to select the not-included operation of conducting weld tests, the DEG reported in a tip tweeted Oct. 19. “Recent updates to Mitchell MCE and ULTRAMATE program will now display ‘Labor for...

Did You Know? May 3rd, 2021

Your SAAR Executive took some time last week to meet in person for the first time since September of last year. It was great to actually meet in person even though only 5 of the 9 people were able to attend in the flesh, the rest joined by ZOOM. Some of the items we...

Did You Know? JANUARY 11th, 2021

Good morning Folks, sorry for the delay getting this out today!As of March 1st, 2021 the new accreditation agreement entitled the Safe & Quality Auto Repair Program (SQARP) commences. If you do not qualify for this new agreement you will be relegated to the...

Did You Know? JANUARY 4th, 2021

2021, What Lies Ahead? In 1975 when I got out of university I decided I needed to buy a car. Not just any car. A muscle car! I purchased a 1971 Torino Cobra Jet with a 351 Cleveland engine and a 4 speed transmission. I was in heaven! It was Red with a Black hood and...

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