Karl Kirschenman, Author at BodyShop Business - Page 2 of 2
How They Work: Sanders

Sanders, while a much smaller monetary expenditure, are a huge investment in your shop’s production efficiency and product quality.

How They Work: Spot Welders

When your business invests in a squeeze type resistance spot welder, you’re really investing in the ability to consistently produce a safe repair for your customer.

How They Work: Frame Machines

Given what it costs to purchase frame and measuring equipment, make sure to maintain a focus on their utilization, staff training and ongoing maintenance needs.

Don’t Forget the Small Things!

Technology has changed to the point where research before repairs is critical to performing a safe repair.

What Are Your Top Five Repairs?

We break down the five most-requested vehicles/repairs among ALLDATA Collision subscribers.

Bumping Up Against Jeep Bumper Repairs

An ALLDATA representative offers an OEM information excerpt on the proper removal and installation of a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee front bumper.

Repairing New Metals

We take a glimpse at part of a procedure from GM for replacing the aluminum front wheelhouse on a 2013 Cadillac ATS.

Tech Tips: This Ain’t Your Father’s Collision Repair Industry

New vehicle construction materials, such as ultra high strength steel, plastics, composites and other materials, offer up challenges we didn’t have to deal with in the “good ol’ days.”

Without OEM Information, You’re Flying Blind

Mike is a great guy who runs a collision repair facility in Joliet, Ill. We’ve always had a good relationship, and he never holds back when we talk. Good or bad, you’ll get exactly what you asked for – complete honesty. Mike had only been using OEM repair information for a couple of weeks, so I

Intermittent Airbag Light Affects Later-Year GM Models

OE-specific information helped save two collision repairers’ lunch plans.

Tech Tips: Collision Avoidance Systems

ALLDATA offers a brief sampling of OE information for some Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz models.