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Precision Auto Works of Long Island City Authorized by Cadillac to Join Aluminum Repair Network

Precision Auto Works of Long Island City announced it has been authorized by Cadillac to join its exclusive Cadillac Aluminum Repair Network, and is the first collision shop in the New York City area to achieve this designation. Only Cadillac-authori...

Baker's Collision Repair Specialists Recognized by Cadillac Aluminum Repair Network

Steven Archer with General Motors will be presenting the official Cadillac Aluminum Repair Network (CARN) plaque at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 18th, to Baker’s Collision Repair Specialists in Mansfield, Ohio. The Cadillac Aluminum Repair Network...

Aluminum Series: Aluminum – What We've Learned So Far

When Ford introduced an aluminum-intensive vehicle into the market, the reaction of repair shops across the U.S. varied a great deal. Shop responses ranged from total buy-in on equipment and training to a big, “I don’t care and I am not getting i...

Data Reveals Newer Vehicles Driving Repair Costs

Based on a CCC Crash Report, Property Casualty 360 recently released an article exploring some of the most recent data on vehicles being sold and driven in the U.S. and how that is driving costs within the automotive claims and collision repair indus...

Aluminum Repair: Lots of Questions

As the use of aluminum increases in automobile manufacturing, shops across the country have been training and purchasing equipment. And many collision repair technicians and shops are still very confused on how to repair an aluminum panel. The fo...

VW's Irish Data Shows 84 Percent of Cars Repaired Without Reference to Manufacturer Guidelines

Trevor Lee, a group body and paint business manager for VW Group Ireland, recently told International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) Ireland 2016 delegates how crucial it is to follow manufacturer repair guidelines. In his session, “An O...

General Motors Releases Survey on OEM Repair Procedures

General Motors (GM) is asking collision shops to partake in a new survey that aims to help the automaker make improvements and changes that could ultimately help and support the industry as a whole. The collision industry is in the midst of a “t...

Aluminum Series: How to Work Safely When Repairing Aluminum

Because of the automotive industry’s long-term commitment to vehicle lightweighting to help achieve the fuel economy target of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, the use of lower mass materials like aluminum is increasing. Even though the use of al...

Aluminum Series: Straight Talk on Aluminum Structural Repair

The battle rages on. In the quest to meet government CAFÉ standards, vehicle manufacturers are expanding and researching cost-effective ways to reduce weight in automobiles. New crash test standards bring new requirements of structural streng...

SEM Releases Standard Operating Procedure for Plastic Tab Repair

SEM has released its standard operating procedure (SOP) for plastic tab repair, which shows viewers how to efficiently repair most automotive plastic tabs for bumpers, mirror housings and more. “Save several hours and up to $1,000 by repairi...

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