We have an exciting webinar lined up for this coming Wednesday April 14th at 4 pm CST. Jake Rodenroth and Jean-Luc Sauriol will provide us with a tour of their Texas call center and share some exciting news about AsTech’s Canadian services.

You don’t want to miss this great opportunity to further understand the ever-evolving ADAS scanning and calibration world.

Put this information into your calendar now:

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Meeting ID: 851 4061 3890

Passcode: 614424


For those of you still subletting out your ADAS Calibration, I am pleased to announce that Max Motors, a SAAR member, is now offering this service to our members for same-day service and a discount! You can view their brochure here or call Anatoli at 306-361-6889.

The ARA Group Benefits plan has proven to offer significant savings and stable renewals. The association group plan is insured by Sun Life and is one of the largest in Canada, covering over 3,000 employees and their families. All revenue generated by the plan is used to support the automotive industry through the ARA.

 What is the difference of an association plan? The ARA employee benefits plans are self-administered by the association which runs as a not for profit. This means that members of the plan can use more plan for less cost than any other plan available outside of the association. For example, the ARA can obtain a target loss ratio (TLR) of 85%. This is 15-20% higher than most employee benefits plans offered in Saskatchewan.

 What is a target loss ratio? It is essentially the percentage of premiums paid that can be used towards benefits. Most plans offer a TLR of 70%, while the other 30% goes to administration costs, commissions, etc. Since ARA self-administers, it can increase your TLR by 15% meaning employees can use more of the plan without the worry of seeing an increase in premiums the following year.

 What does this all mean for SAAR members? Well to start, it is the opportunity to participate in one of the largest, longest running and most stable association plans in Canada. You have the chance to get more out of your group benefits plan while saving money along the way. So far, we have seen a 5-25% savings in premiums along with many improvements to current benefit plans. We encourage you to take full advantage of this opportunity.

 How do I get on the plan? First, we would gather information and supply you with a quote. We will provide you with comparison if you currently have a plan. We will also help you to analyze your plan to ensure you have the coverage you and your employees need. If you feel satisfied, we will implement the new plan the following month. If you wish, getting a quote is free and only takes about 10 minutes out of your day to supply us with the proper information.

If you wish to obtain a free quote and comparison, please feel free to contact one of our team members and we will happily help.

We look forward to working with you!

Leslie DeBoice                         Lee Campbell                             Ken Campbell

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Having a profitable body shop means that your estimators need to understand how to include Non-Included items to their worksheets. Check out this article in Fender Bender that speaks to that

Another great option to identify and include those “Not-Included” items is to utilize Estimate Scrubber on every estimate you do. It is like having a second set of eyes looking at your estimates and ensuring you get paid for all line items that you are entitled to. 

SAAR is hosting a Lunch & Learn on Tuesday April 20th from 12 noon till 1 pm to help you understand how this tool can help your shop. In addition, we will be showcasing some of the new services like Scrubber Wiki where each user can add repair tips and procedures that will be shared with all users.! You literally will have the potential for all of the estimating knowledge in the province at your fingertips! You can join the Lunch & Learn Webinar here:

Time: Apr 20, 2021 12 Noon CST

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Or you can dial in at – 1-204-272-7920

Meeting ID: 853 892-9 0535 Passcode: 562139

I came across this Virtual 20 Group for PDR businesses that you may want to check out!

Virtual 20 Group – All of the benefits of an on-site 20 group without leaving the shop. Just like in-person training, the instructor can see you and you can see the instructor.  Monthly training on repair procedures, techniques, and equipment. Ask questions in real-time as if everyone is in the same room.

Monthly Training Includes: 

  • Monthly meetings that will focus on OEM procedures and requirements as it relates to PDR;
  • Topics will include accessing OEM information
  • Writing more accurate and profitable estimates
  • Scanning and diagnostics
  • Business performance improvement
  • And much more

You can check it out here.

SGI and Mitchell International invite you to join us Thursday, April 22nd from 11 AM – 12:30 PM CST for a live demonstration (via Zoom) of the Mitchell/Bosch TS21, a state-of-the-art ADAS static calibration system.

In addition, Mitchell will provide an overview of the Mitchell MD500 Diagnostic Scan Tool. During the discussion we will provide an in-depth review of the tool’s functionality, specifically how it compares to OEM Scan Tools. 

Following the live demo, we will hold a Q&A session for all involved. Thank you for making time to attend this event, we look forward to sharing this important advancement in collision repair. Simple. Quick. Precise.

Please note: This meeting is reserved for SGI employees and Saskatchewan Accredited Collision Repair Firms only.

Zoom credentials are listed below, see you on the 22nd! 

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88456345105 Meeting ID: 884 5634 5105

SCRS Quick Tip: When and Why you need R&I Electronics to weld

Mechanicsville, Virginia, April 8, 2021 – SCRS has teamed up with Mike Anderson of Collision Advice and Danny Gredinberg with the Database Enhancement Gateway – DEG to bring you a series of quick tips to help you boost your business.

Most OEMs have specific requirements of how close electrical components can be to the welding process, and when they need to be removed from the vehicle. An electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, can affect electrical items that are too close to the welded area, and that’s why it is critical to reference to OEM documented repair procedures to identify when you need to start removing items like Speakers, airbags, wiring harnesses, sensors and more.

Subscribe to our SCRSCollision YouTube channel to be notified as new videos are released, and for more information about SCRS, or to join as a member, please visit www.scrs.com.  

You’re invited to sign up to Canbaba here!

Canbaba is a brand new all Canadian bulk wholesaling marketplace where you can easily list, buy and sell wholesale equipment, supplies and inventory.

Suppliers: sign up to create your free virtual business storefront and unlimited product listings. Just set your minimum order quantity.

Shops: sign up to create your free buyer account to shop, compare and easily buy Canadian wholesale products.

Join Canbaba here now!