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Advanced Materials: Shops Weigh In

We asked three shop owners about advanced materials in their business and how they have accommodated this shift to more “exotic materials” in the industry. This is what they had to say!

New NYC Association Aims to Include All Auto Repair Professionals

A new association based out of New York City is hoping to create a community of automotive repair professionals, including collision repair professionals, through the five boroughs – Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island.

VIDEO: Induction Innovations Demos Products at SEMA

Johanna Tovar, director of business development for Induction Innovations, showcases some of the company’s products at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

How Can Auto Body Shops Attract More Women to the Industry?

In the collision industry, women make up 3.6 percent of the workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017). How can the industry attract more women?

VIDEO: Car Bench Shows Off Products at SEMA

Dave Green of Car Bench gives us a tour through the company’s SEMA booth and showcases some of the company’s unique product offerings, including its universal jig system, bench and measuring system.

Cole’s Collision Uses Casual Friday to Help Charities

Cole’s Collision Centers, a multi-shop operator out of New York’s Capital Region, has started a new program this fall called the “Blue Jeans Initiative” to help raise money for charity.

Perspective: Considering Car Wraps, Tints

Like others in the industry, I had previously seen both wrapping and window tinting film as novelty items in the automotive world. But what if wraps and tints were a tool rather than a novelty? 

Are In-House Car Rentals a Thing of the Past?

BodyShop Business asked the members of the BodyShop Business Collision Repair Professionals Group on Facebook if they currently maintain a rental fleet of their own or outsource rental vehicles. Here’s what they had to say.

The Latest Automotive Refinish Technology

We’ve all heard today’s vehicles are not your father’s vehicles. They’re highly complex rolling computers with more lines of code than Facebook. But this isn’t your father’s paint today either. Refinish technology has made leaps and bounds as well. Here is some of the latest refinish technology on the market.

“Blue Collar Kyle” Q&A – Inspiring Tomorrow’s Auto Body Professionals

Armed with a pair of video glasses and a strong work ethic, Kyle Neely, known online as “Blue Collar Kyle,” is out to change the perception of the collision repair industry through his online presence.

CARSTAR Talks Future Growth After 600th Store Milestone

According to Collin Welsh, director of Canadian franchise development, CARSTAR, the company plans to have a total of 1,000 locations in three years across North America.

Infographic: Why and How Shops Decide Between Aftermarket and OEM Parts

Ever wonder what drives a shop’s decision when choosing aftermarket or OEM parts? Find out why shops opt one way or the other!