Curt Harler
Automated Vehicle Technology: Threat Or Opportunity

Body shop owners are now wondering what the new automated vehicle technology will mean for them and their technicians.

MSO Focus: Load Leveling

Load leveling can have its pros and cons when it comes to trying to boost the efficiency of your multi-shop operation.

Training: The Days of Getting By Without It Are Over

The days of getting by without ongoing training are over. So what will you do? Recruit people who are already trained, or take on the training yourself?

Eye on OE Certification

More and more shops are considering OE certification as a way to stand out from the competition.

Marketing Through Social Media

More and more collision repair facilities are using social media to communicate who they are to customers…and increase sales.

Cops and Shops

Body shops can serve a crucial role in helping the police bring criminals to justice.


The pace of consolidation has quickened within the last few years. What does it mean for the industry and the single-store independents that must compete with multiple-shop operators?

Choosing the Right Masking Tape

Industry changes have had a big impact on masking tapes. A look at the new technology out there should help you with your buying decisions.

Purchasing a Spraybooth

A good spraybooth should paint your ledger in the black, not the red. Experts agree on several key features that make a booth a good investment.

A Comprehensive Guide to Adhesives in Collision Repair

Many OEMs are now recommending the use of adhesives when bonding panels together. Here’s a look at the different kinds of adhesives on the market and the functions they serve.

Buying Welding Equipment for Your Body Shop

With all of the advanced metals being introduced into modern vehicles, repairers need the proper welders to perform repairs to OEM specifications. We take a look at some of the great technology available.