(306) 229 5254 dir@s-a-a-r.com

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 hear from you, I will have to remove you from this mailing list. I trust that you are getting value from these weekly newsletters and I look forward to hearing from you.


We have added some meetings to our March 10th webinar with Mike Anderson. Prior to Mike’s presentation we will have a short SAAR AGM starting at around 4 pm then SGI will host a Town Hall online meeting to give updates on the SQARP program, our Rate Review Discussions and then will open for the floor for a Q & A session. We expect to wrap up around 5:45 pm so you can take a bathroom break and grab something to eat before Mike starts his presentation at 6 pm. Get your team together if possible and make it a Dinner and a Show night!


Scanning and recalibrating vehicles with ADAS equipment is probably one of the toughest tasks that body shops have had to deal with in the last 30 years. I am sure you have asked yourself these questions: Do I send it to the dealer? Will they know what to do? Can I do it myself? Do I need an OEM scan tool, or can my aftermarket unit do the job?

The scary part is that an improperly repaired ADAS system has some life-threatening consequences to it. Some of you have registered already on Eventbrite at register online at Eventbrite here but please click on this link to register for Scanning, It’s Not Just About DTC’s  on Mar 10, 2021 6:00 PM CST.


I had an interesting email from Darcy Gorchynski, the Director of Business Development for Audatex Canada. Essentially, he shared that the Pandemic is literally changing the way body shops and insurance companies will do business going forward.

Most recently, Audatex published an insightful global research study from the perspective of the insurer, consumer, and repair shop / OEMs.

It is not surprising that 72% of global consumers desire a fully automated claims journey. In North America more than 83% of consumers would trust automotive claims driven entirely by AI.  Solera has been progressing towards consumer driven claims for several years with their highly rated self-serve app. The research study is both interesting and encouraging; you can access the full report here at your leisure. 

Check out this video on Visual Intelligence demonstrating how the technology drives accuracy and efficiency throughout the claims process.


As outlined in the SQARP Update #8 Bulletin (distributed Feb. 9, 2021), on March 1, 2021 the Medallia accounts for accredited repairers will be automatically activated, and repair firms will receive an email from Medallia Support with the following information: username; password; and link to the Medallia application. Please note, signing into your Medallia account is optional.

SGI has scheduled a training session on March 16, 2021 to provide new users with an overview of how to sign-in and navigate the Medallia applications. Participation is recommended for shops that wish to track their Customer experience score in real-time and review any customer comments. To register for the lunch’n’learn, please accept the meeting invitation that was sent to your registered email address on Feb.26, 2021 and/or contact Appraisal Services at apprasialservices@sgi.sk.ca. For more information on Medallia, please refer to SGI Accredited Repairer Bulletin #88 (distributed Jan.25, 2021).

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+1 306-994-6790  805022324#   Canada, Regina

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A close retired friend of mine, who is very successful by most people’s measure, once confided in me. He said, “Dave, the one thing I regret from my life is that I didn’t think bigger. I could have made a much bigger difference in the world than I have.”

I believe that some people will live a life of contentment. Being merely “okay” with where they are at in life. That’s perfectly okay for some; however, for high performers like my friend and I, we understand that we only have one life to live and we should milk it for everything its worth! If you agree with this, you don’t want to miss Think BIG!

In this dynamic episode of Limitless E Coaching learn how to shift your limited thinking and bust through that glass ceiling and gain some tools and strategies to allow you to think and act bigger so you can experience a richer life of all around abundance.

  • Where to find the self-confidence and belief in your thinking.
  • Using failure as a driving force to massive success.
  • Practical tips on “how” to turn small thinking into BIG.
  • How self-talk is critical to success.
  • How the company you keep determines your size of thinking.
  • The power of a “service to others” mindset in your ability to think BIG.
  • And much more!

Be sure to stick around and I will answer your questions one on one and provide a little coaching. And of course, our famous break-out session where you can get to know and learn from your fellow high-performers.

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You are invited to a Limitless E Zoom meeting on March 2, 2021, at 7:00 PM CST!

 Register in advance for this meeting here 

 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you have questions, please reach out to info@thelimitlesse.com.

We’ll see you on Tuesday!


Good morning Saskatchewan Body Shops!

Please note that we have an updated address…. invoices have our correct address…. website “contact us” will be updated shortly…sorry that was our bad for not catching that earlier….so please use the following address for any shops require mailing needs…

 Adhesive Templates Canada

700B Moray Street

Winnipeg Manitoba

R3J 3T1

1-888-999-5039

Thank you Everyone, and we hope you all have an awesome week!


I had a call from a body shop that had their building insurance almost double, so I got them in touch with Carman Davies from Federated Insurance. I personally have dealt with Carman over the years and he has been a very professional and thorough insurance provider at a reasonable cost.

Specializing in providing the Automotive Industry with Commercial Property and Liability Insurance Programs … Auto Dealers (Endorsed by certain provincial Associations), Auto Body Repair (Endorsed by an Association), Tire Dealers (Endorsed by Association), RV Dealers (Endorsed by Association), Powersports (Endorsed by Association) …

 Need Property, Liability, Garage Policies … we have the right program with competitive pricing to provide the program you need.

 Always available for questions or more information on what Federated can do for you.

Carman Davies

Federated Insurance

Saskatoon Office

306 229-6727


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!


Any of you that heard us speak at the last conference in Saskatoon know that we are very passionate about Critical Illness Insurance. We have been paid out personally, and we have paid out many clients with this benefit. Contact us to see how we can add this benefit to your financial plan to help protect you, your family, and your business.

Critical Illness Insurance gives you a lump sum payment if you are diagnosed with and survive an illness covered by your plan. Having this extra measure of financial security helps give you the freedom to concentrate on what is most important – your recovery.

Make it a part of your business.

Lee Campbell
306-649-4000 x. 104
lee.campbell@sunlife.com

Ken Campbell
306-649-4000 x. 103
ken.campbell@sunlife.com