2012 Editions Archives - BodyShop Business
Another Year Gone

Publisher Scott Shriber expresses concerns over an industry getting older and explains why it’s important to plan for the future.

God and Family

Editor Jason Stahl takes a trip to Mansfield, Ohio, and finds a body shop owner who runs her business on faith.

MSO Leaders Need to Ease Up on Strict Policies and Procedures

As I pondered what to make of our “modern” body shops, it led me to a melancholy place somewhere between where it all began decades ago, where we are now and where we’re headed.

Is Yelp Making You Yell?

Some collision repairers claim they’re being strong-armed by the consumer review website to advertise in order for their good reviews to appear up-front.

Masking With Plastic

I’ve found that masking a car with plastic is superior in every way to using paper. You save time and materials, plus you eliminate the possibility of dirt ruining your paint job.

Hybrid & Electric Vehicles: Then and Now

With instructions and some common sense, these vehicles can be repaired just as safely as any others in your shop.

Shop Profile: Marshall’s Autobody CARSTAR

Former Air Force member Jim Marshall makes it his mission to give back to wounded veterans.

Opening a New Auto Collision Repair Shop

Starting a collision repair business requires a complete, written business plan.

Parts, Parts…and More Parts

Publisher Scott Shriber discusses the growing trend of parts proliferation.

What Consolidation?

Consolidation isn’t happening everywhere – yet. But Editor Jason Stahl explains why shops should learn as much as they can about this trend.

OEM Procedures for 2011 Cadillac Escalade’s Inflatable Restraint Side Impact Sensor

ALLDATA provides instructions on how to ensure safe seat belt and airbag systems for this vehicle make and model.

How to Make a Google+ Page for Your Business

Contributing Editor Mark Claypool gives step-by-step instructions on how to improve your shop’s search engine rankings.