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

News

Campaign: Your Car, Your data, Your Choice

By 2022, between 70 and 95 percent of new vehicles sold will record the vehicle’s data—such as driving behaviour—and send that information back to the …

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Auto RecyclingCollision Repair

ICBC Publishes Tip on Refusal Numbers

A recent tip from ICBC reminds auto recyclers and collision repair shops what is the use and requirements of refusal numbers: A participant must be able to …

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NewsTowing

Towers Recognized as Emergency Responders

The ARA is moving forward with a number of proposals designed to keep tow operators safer on the road. WorkSafeBC has completed its public consultation …

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