2004 Editions Archives - Page 9 of 9 - BodyShop Business
The Jury’s In: Save their Deductibles?

They come in all shapes and sizes, but their goal is the same: They want you to save their deductible. Thirty years ago, deductibles didn’t seem to be such a big deal. In fact, 30 years ago, some insurance companies actually wrote policies with zero deductibles. In the late 1960s, I was an apprentice in

Prescription for Boredom: RX-8

After an eight-year hiatus, Mazda’s rotary-engine design is back.

San Diego Lawyer Writes Auto Body Repair Law Dictionary

San Diego lawyer Bruce Cornblum has written the Auto Body Repair Law Dictionary to help collision repairers understand the relationship between the shop, the insurer and the customer.

Off Color: The Ability to Match a Color

With the advent of blending techniques over the past 15 years, a perfect paint match isn’t always necessary. However, you will occasionally have a need to paint a panel, such as a bumper fascia, spoiler or air deflector, without blending. When those times arise, having the ability to match a color is a very valuable

Stupid Owner Tricks

Does the owner of the collision repair shop where you work make Forrest Gump look like Einstein? Take solace in the knowledge that YOU ARE NOT ALONE.


Collision repair of the future? Plus: fun facts, stats and trivia.

Shattered Market: The Body Shop Glass Business

NAGS list price discounts are increasing, labor payments aredecreasing and deals made behind our backs are eroding profitability. Still, you might want to consider performing your own glass installations since, ultimately, you’re the one shouldering the liability.

A Blast from the Past

Take a trip back in time 30 years to a body shop that’s bound to bring back memories.