BodyShop Business
Current Issue   September 2014
Lean: A Long Way to Go?

One lean expert says the collision industry for the most part remains mired in the traditional, wasteful model of doing business.


Detours: It's Good to Be Here
Detours: It's Good to Be Here

A recent trip across the pond gave our publisher some insight into the European automotive and collision industries.


Switching Paint Brands
Switching Paint Brands

Many times, the enticements to switch brands sound like a great deal. But major shop changes (like the quality and brand of paint and the local supplier) require examination to determine the best outcome.


Social Media: Word of Mouth Amplified
Social Media: Word of Mouth Amplified

Since partnering with a social media management service, Butch's Auto Body & Paint has been able to connect and engage with customers 24/7.


Tech Tips: Whistling Explorer Is Off Key
Tech Tips: Whistling Explorer Is Off Key

A whistling or buzz-type sound in a 2014 Ford Explorer can be repaired by following these steps.


It Ain't the '70s Anymore
It Ain't the '70s Anymore

As vehicles become more complex, our compensation should be more in line with the times. Here are some common procedures we don't get paid for but should.


Meet Our 2014 Executives of the Year
Meet Our 2014 Executives of the Year

Tom Griffin, president, Mayfield Collision Centers, won in the Multi-Shop category, while Rachel Minshall, body shop manager, Soerens Ford, took home the Single-Shop honor.


Have You Had Your Fiber?
Have You Had Your Fiber?

Many more vehicle manufacturers are planning future composite products. With these changes, considerations on training for these repairs may be in order.


Don't Forget the Small Things!
Don't Forget the Small Things!

Technology has changed to the point where research before repairs is critical to performing a safe repair.


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