Mechanical Repair Division

The Mechanical Repair Division (MRD) represents the interest of auto repair businesses in B.C. Through participation in the National Automotive Trades Association (NATA), the MRD played a key role in solving the issue commonly referred to as “Right to Repair”, which concerns access to OEM diagnostic and repair information by independent repair facilities. Success came in the form of the Canadian Automotive Service Information Standard (CASIS).

MRD Exectutive Committee

Division Chair

Executive Committee

Scott Waddle, precision Auto Service, Langley

Rob Lang, Richmond Motorworks, Richmond
Murray Voth, Freedom Consulting & Training, Vancouver
Peter Foreman, Foreman Auto Service, Langley
Sean O’Gorman, Glenn’s Small Car Parts & Repairs, Courtenay
Tony Diemand, Car Craft Automotive, Kelowna

MRD Contact Information:
Ken Hendricks, Senior Industry Relations Advisor

MRD Frequently Asked Questions

Answer: Go to the ARA Marketplace website and click “Member Services”. You will see “Repairer’s Liens”. That will take you to all the relevant information.

Answer: Go to the ARA Marketplace website and click “ARA Store”. You will see the TVSA forms among the other products the ARA has available to members.

Answer: Go to the ARA Marketplace website and click “ARA Store”. You will see the AC Inspection Labels among the other products the ARA has available to members.

Answer: Yes – the ARA has launched an employment website at AutoCareersBC.ca that includes career profiles, links to training resources, and a job bank where employers can post job vacancies.

Mechanical Repair Division News

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Ed Tretwold: The Chairman’s Work Is Done

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ICBC to Drop Allowance For Vehicle Sanitization

ICBC has announced that fees for the sanitization of vehicles will no longer be paid effective Sept7th,  in line with step 4 of BC’s Four …

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COVID-19: B.C.’s Updates & Recovery Plan for Businesses

The Automotive Retailers Association (ARA) is focused on helping its members and staff keep safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the situation evolves, updates will …

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