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ASA Weighs In on Mississippi Labor Rate Bill

The Automotive Service Association has weighed in on a bill introduced in Mississippi that would prohibit collision repair facilities from charging a labor rate higher than the national average. “This bill is an obvious attempt by the insurance ...

AkzoNobel Vehicle Refinishes Reveals 2016 Distributor Council

AkzoNobel’s Vehicle Refinishes has announced the members of its 2016 Distributor Council. The Distributor Council is a legacy activity of Vehicle Refinishes that spans its 30-year history in North America. Over this period of time, Vehicle Ref...

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...

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 Onyx HD 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...

Computers Qualify as Drivers, NHTSA Tells Google

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...

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...

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