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Car Crash Victim Says Her Insurance Company Approved "Dangerous Repairs"

ABC Action News WFTS in Tampa Bay, Fla., reported that a Lakeland car crash victim says she trusted her insurance company to steer her to a quality repair shop. But now the victim, Sheila New, says she’s scared to even get behind the wheel of her c...

Hyundai Launches Campaign to Educate Drivers on the Danger of Counterfeit Parts

Hyundai announced it has launched a dramatic new awareness campaign aimed at warning American drivers of the risks involved when using counterfeit automotive parts. Hyundai states that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)...

Nebraska Body Shop Hosts Monthly Art Show

A Nebraska collision repair facility recently began hosting art shows at its shop, and these shows have now become major events in its community. Boyd Dingman began hosting the shows at his shop, Dingman’s Collision Center in Omaha, Neb., a...

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C.R. Laurence Partners with Auto Glass University for Southwest Workshop

C.R. Laurence – a supplier of automotive glass replacement hardware and tools – has partnered with Auto Glass University (AGU) to provide a week-long educational school for industry members that focuses on auto glass installation, replacement...

Acadian Painted with BASF's R-M Paint Wins at Grand National Roadster Show

BASF announced that JF Launier’s 1967 Pontiac Acadian, painted with R-M Onyx HD “Italian Passion” custom red, took home Best Street Machine and Best in Class at the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, Calif., in January. The Grand N...

WIN to Host Free Informational Webinar

The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) is hosting a 30-minute informational webinar called “Why WIN? Introduction to the Women’s Industry Network” on Thursday, Feb. 18th, at 2 p.m. EST. Michelle Sullivan, WIN Board member and co-chair of the memb...

Team PRP Announces Addition of Three New Automotive Recyclers to Nationwide Network

Team PRP’s nationwide network continues its expansion with the addition of Reno’s Auto Parts in Ohio, TLS Auto Recycling in California, and Mullins Auto Parts in Springfield and Mt. Olive, Ill. “Welcoming these three new exceptional recycler...

In Boost to Self-Driving Cars, NHTSA Tells Google Computers Qualify as Drivers

Reuters reported that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in a letter to Google, said the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving Google car could be considered the driver under federal law. This marks a maj...

Exhibit Space Selling Out for NACE | CARS 2016

The automotive collision and service repair industry is heading to Anaheim this summer for NACE | CARS 2016, from Aug. 9-13. With many groups holding co-located meetings, a record commitment from OEMs, and key companies booking exhibit space, NAC...

Hire Our Heroes Calendar Fundraiser Raises $100,000 in January

The new Hire Our Heroes Calendar fundraiser, coordinated through 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division (AAD) and the Collision Repair Education Foundation, has started off the year on a strong note with over $100,000 raised in January. The Hire Our Hero...

Service King Continues Washington, D.C., Expansion

Service King Collision Repair Centers, on the heels of partnering with Precision Collision Feb. 8th, announced continued expansion in the Washington, D.C., metro through the completion of a formal partnership with Southern Auto Body and its two repai...

US DOT Announces Steep Spike in Roadway Deaths

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced its latest estimate of traffic deaths, which shows a steep 9.3 percent increase for the first nine months of 2015. The news comes as the agency...

Save Time with SEM's New Premium Powder Guide Coat

Collision center technicians save time and expensive materials while reducing re-work on every job with Premium Powder Guide Coat from SEM. Packaged in a convenient aerosol, the product dries instantly and sands immediately. No more messy tubs, waste...

Mitchell Issues First Quarter 2016 Industry Trends Report

Mitchell has released its Industry Trends Report (ITR) for the first quarter of 2016. In this edition, experts discuss the inflation rate driving car repair prices and the industry-wide success of ICD-10 implementation. The Auto Physical Damage...

Service King Inks Partnership with Washington D.C.'s Precision Collision

Service King Collision Repair Centers announced it has partnered with single-shop operator Precision Collision in the Washington-Baltimore metro area. Officials representing Service King and Precision Collision mutually agreed upon and finalized...

Bill Would Prevent Mississippi Body Shops from Charging Labor Rates Above National Average

Mississippi State Senator Videt Carmichael, R-Meridian, recently introduced a bill that would prevent shops from charging a labor rate higher than the national average. Mississippi Code 83-11-501 currently states: No insurer may require as a con...

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