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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Some Indianapolis body shops and auto services have seen a surge in customer base after this week’s winter storm, but warn some drivers may be waiting a while before getting back on the road due to a back. The PPG Collision Repair Center garage just west of University Heights is busier than …

More than 30 people, almost all of them from the body industry, testified Tuesday before a special commission created to review body labor rates paid by Massachusetts insurers. During the more than four-hour virtual hearing, speakers told the commission that auto insurers’ refusal to pay a labor rate of more than $40 for the past …

SHOP STATS: Collision Center Site: Tacoma, Washington. Owner: House Kevin Staff size: 12 (3 technicians, a draftsman, a painter, a preparer, a parts clerk; 3 estimators (including one remote), a manager and a CSR) Store size: 10,000 square feet Number of DRPs: 0 Annual revenue: $2.5 million SHOP STATS: Auto Tech Inc. Site: Dyersville, Iowa …

At the end of the year, I have to remember to stop and take stock of the past 12 months and what lies ahead. It’s always the busiest time of the year for our body shops, so it’s not always easy to find time to reflect. But it is important. Click here to read more …

Friday, December 10, 2021 Posted Through Matthieu Moyer on Fri 10 Dec 2021 at 3:03 p.m. The Orlando group Body Shop is the latest group from Florida to be featured in the Hissy Hits live sessions hosted by Pulp Arts Studio in Gainesville – and the results are a black goodness, both visually and sonically. …

Despite the growth of online recruiting sites and tools over a number of years, collision repair shops continue to find word of mouth and referrals as their best source of new employees. In a national survey conducted last summer, bodybuilders were asked how they located the new technicians they had hired in the past 12 …

Aligning with a well-established aftermarket franchise network is a good option for independent body shops in today’s uncertain economy, says Steve Leal. Many body shops start with a simple dream: their owner is passionate about cars and enjoys seeing vehicles restored to their former glory. A few years later, after a lot of hard work …

Breadcrumb Links Maintenance Assurance Why is your auto insurance company sending you to a preferred supplier? Author of the article: Lisa Coxon, PlusLow Rates.ca Release date : 25 August 2021 • 25 August 2021 • 3 minutes to read • Join the conversation Socket wrench Photo by wutwhanfoto /Getty Content of the article You may …

An expert of more than 30 years in the manufacture, Brent Henkle associated with Elite Body Shop Solutions, the leading company in the field of leadership training and body shop management. “We are proud to announce that Brent Henkle, a professional second to none in our industry, is now working with the rest of the …

For store owner David Caulfield, continuous innovation means convenience. Caulfield has owned Fix Auto Anaheim North, a specialist collision service center that addresses a plethora of challenges in the accident repair industry, since February 2018. From resolving conflicts that may arise from risk and liability to varying standard operating procedures and costs, here’s how the …

Activate Accident Repair has announced the opening of another body shop in Manchester capable of repairing electric vehicles. The opening of the site – Activate Accident Repair’s fifth – continues the growth of its hybrid repair network, with sites that complement the relationships of its partner repair groups across the UK. Its own chain of …

Last month we talked about surviving as an independent. This month we’re talking about positioning your store for sale – if that’s your goal. Click here to read more Consolidation in the auto body repair space has been a major concern and concern for many shop owners, dealers, parts sellers and anyone related to our …

Iowa Auto Body Shop, Dealer Claim Progressive Claims Adjuster sought information on the cost of parts Through Jean Huetter to June 18, 2021Business practices | Insurance | Repair operations An Iowa body shop and a Ford dealership on Tuesday accused an insurance adjuster of recently prompting the dealership to disclose the repairer’s cost for two …

As a child, Peter Reszczynski remembers spending time often in an auto body shop in Northwest Chicago. In 1984, he created a business with his parents, Import auto repair. When they retired, Reszczynski took over as owner and has since managed the 9,500 square foot facility with a team of 22 people. In 2014, Reszczynski …

Some of us watch this ever changing auto body repair industry and don’t know how to move forward. Many store owners choose to sell in the growing consolidator market. More than ever, we are seeing store purchases across the country. So what if we aren’t interested in selling, or if we don’t own the type …

Breadcrumb Links Convenience store Maintenance The hard part is over, but now it’s time to make sure everything has been done right Author of the article: Brian Turner The Canadian Hell Drivers take the plunge in a 1955 Oldsmobile. Photo by Murray Chambers Content of the article Be sure to read Part 1: Your first …

A Thursday report by the Federal Trade Commission on manufacturers’ oversight of product repairs highlights the 2014 “Right to Repair” agreement between car manufacturers and the aftermarket as a potential model for self-regulation of repair issues independent of other industries. But the agency nonetheless highlighted criticisms of the auto manufacturer’s collision network and parts practices …

Question: I recently backed up in a cart with my 2015 Chevy Equinox and broke the taillight. I called the local Chevrolet dealership and was told my mistake was going to cost me almost $ 275. How do you feel about using an aftermarket lighting kit? Do I have to stick with the Chevy part …