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What Are Your Top Five Repairs?

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

It’s Time for NACE/CARS!

The big show is at the end of this month, so start planning your trip to the Motor City today.

Are You Missing the Boat?

Getting the equipment and training for welding aluminum can open up doors to new services such as boat, RV and trailer repair.

Detroit: The Heart of the Auto Industry

The city is back and alive, and cars are at the heart of it. All of us here at BodyShop Business will be there July 28-Aug. 2 for NACE, and we hope you will be too.

Buying Tips: Frame Machines/Benches

We talked to several manufacturers to find out what collision repairers should be looking for when shopping for a new frame machine or bench.

Crashrepairinfo.com Is Here

Launched by the OE Roundtable, crashrepairinfo.com educates consumers on technical information, various types of parts, repair rights and more.

Life in the Fast Lane

The collision center at Gullo Ford discovered that creating a “fast lane” for minor collision repairs was the key to improving its cycle time.

Mechanical Repairs May Help Fix Your Bottom Line

Detailed mechanical information can eliminate the need for body shops to outsource certain jobs, increasing their profits and giving them more control over their repair schedules.

Does Your Body Shop Need a Scan Tool?

Collision repair facilities that purchase their own scan tools and receive the proper training to repair today’s advanced electronics systems in-house have the opportunity to reduce cycle time and costs.

Alignment Tips for 2005-2010 Chevy Cobalt and Pontiac G5

If you were to look at the underside of a 2005-2010 Chevy Cobalt or Pontiac G5, the recipe doesn’t look that much different than a 1995-2004 Chevrolet Cavalier or Pontiac Sunfire. The basic ingredients of a strut front suspension and loaded beam axle rear suspension are still there. But GM introduced several new ingredients that

Lexus, GM Repair Procedures

Here are some excerpts from current OE repair articles and TSBs found in ALLDATA Collision S3500.

Repairing Suspension and Steering Post-Collision

Severe collisions can often damage suspension and steering components. Knowing how to properly repair these components is critical to returning the car to safe operation.