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Association News

Association news from the week of July 10.

Auto Care Association Objects to Right-to-Repair Pact

The Auto Care Association states that the agreement between the Alliance, ASA and SCRS is a thinly veiled response by the automotive OEMs to HR 906: The REPAIR Act.

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CIECA Announces Webinar on Collision Industry Challenges

The next CIECA webinar, “Collision Industry Challenges Driving the Need for Transparency Among Stakeholders,” is scheduled for Thursday, July 27 at 2 p.m. EST.

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Independent Auto Repairers, Automakers Strike Major Right-to-Repair Pact

Organizations representing the country’s independent automotive repairers, collision repair experts and leading automakers have inked a landmark agreement on automotive right-to-repair.

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Auto Care Association, Integrate Data Facts Announce Strategic Partnership

The Auto Care Association and IDF will accelerate the speed of acquiring Latin American market data and the availability of that data to auto care industry members seeking to explore new markets.

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Texas Jury Awards State Farm Policyholder $277,000

A Rusk County District Court found that State Farm had knowingly or intentionally engaged in unfair and deceptive acts or practices regarding a policyholder’s hail damage claim. 

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AASP/NJ’s Healthcare Plan a Hit with Members

The plan not only saves collision repair shops thousands of dollars in healthcare costs, it has even led to increased association membership as businesses are joining AASP/NJ just to take advantage.

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MEMA Releases Statement on Right-to-Repair Pact

The association believes the agreements in place now fall short of protecting the future of repair access.

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Maaco Opens 16th Location in Illinois

Maaco announced that Bobby Kehagias has opened Maaco’s newest retail center located in Waukegan, Ill.

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Crash Champions Expands in New Hampshire

Crash Champions announced it has expanded its New Hampshire footprint with the successful acquisition of Auto City Collision Center.  

PPG Recognized as Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion

This is the third consecutive year PPG has earned this recognition from the Disability Quality Index.

NABC Donates Recycled Rides to Denver-Area Military Families

The NABC, GEICO, Allstate and Crash Champions recently donated refurbished vehicles to two military families in the Colorado State Capitol.

Tesla Model Y Secures Position as World’s Best-Selling Car in 2023

Sales of the Tesla Model Y totaled 1.22 million units globally, up by 64% from 2022.

Car ADAS Announces First Licensee in Las Vegas

Owners Tanner Scott, Cam Scott and Aja Domingo are proud to unveil their first calibration center addressing the increasing demand for ADAS in the region.

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I-CAR Announces 2024 Board of Directors Election Results

Four members have been elected to join I-CAR’s board of directors.

Purnell Body Shop Joins CSN Collision

CSN Collision has announced the addition of Purnell Body Shop of Elkton, Md., to its network.

Repairify, NAPA Launch asTech Mechanical

The new device enables repair shops to connect directly to OE tools operated by certified technicians.

Professionals Auto Body Announces FCA Certification

Professionals Auto Body of Duncansville, Pa., announced that is has achieved FCA certification, which includes Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep and Ram.