Mitch Becker, Author at BodyShop Business
Auto Glass: An Industry Shattered

The business model of mobile auto glass replacement has given way to brick-and-mortar locations to accommodate windshield calibrations on vehicles equipped with ADAS.

Networking: Is It a Car or Computer?

Understanding vehicle electronics will be a necessity for all shops in order to not only repair the vehicle but justify the costs.

In-House ADAS Calibrations: Decisions, Decisions

How do you know what equipment to buy when bringing calibrations in-house, or is subletting the work still your best option?

ADAS: You Know the Old Saying About Assuming

The world of electronics is changing so fast that making assumptions can put a shop in a very dangerous place.

Alignments and Calibrations: Do You Line Up?

Today’s electronic features that provide safety and assist drivers in daily driving rely on the alignment to function correctly.

Laying Out Your Shop for ADAS/EV Repairs

With 89% of the vehicles being manufactured today equipped with some form of ADAS, rethinking your electronics layout or plan might be in order.

Scanning & Calibration: In-House or Sublet?

When choosing a sublet, whether it be the dealer or other outside service, be sure you know what you’re asking for and that they know what to do.

Spot Welders: One of the Best Investments You Can Make

Squeeze-type resistance spot welders have improved shops’ ability to duplicate factory welds. But knowing how to use and maintain them correctly is a critical piece to making the investment pay off.

Vehicle Electronics: The Future Is Much Closer Than You Think

If you haven’t come up with a plan for new vehicle electronics or servicing battery-electric vehicles, maybe you should … because the future is already at your door.

Vehicle Drive Cycles: Are We Failing Our Customers?

Why test drives (or drive cycles) matter.

The Challenge of Windshields and Calibrations

By building a consistent process for calibration, you may find you can reduce some of your frustration over required parameters and failed procedures.

Vehicle Electronics Explosion: Do You Know Your DTCs?

Having a thorough and complete understanding of DTCs and how systems are networked together is becoming more and more necessary when repairing vehicles.