Class Is In Session: Learning Color Theory
Editor Jason Stahl visits Pro-Spray Automotive Finishes to get schooled on refinishing, color adjustment and blending.
A Crash Course in Color Theory
BodyShop Business Publisher Scott Shriber, whose painting career ended with the advent of catalyzed paints, proves an old dog can learn new tricks.
Spraybooth Maintenance Tips
Seven “musts” for proper maintenance of your shop’s spraybooth, straight from the manufacturers.
Website Presence Management: Redesign Revealed
Quality Auto Paint & Body’s website goes from retro to modern and now includes their address in a prominent position and a “call to action” in the form of a “Request an Estimate” feature.
Sectioning: 2010-11 Chevrolet Equinox – GMC Terrain
Identifying the various types of steels in a vehicle’s structure and their repair recommendations is crucial in today’s cars. The 2010-11 Chevy Equinox – GMC Terrain is no exception.
BodyShop Business Reader’s Choice 2012
Four lucky readers get their questions about various aspects of the collision repair industry answered by experts and win $50!
Why Should the Shop Make up the Dollar Difference in a Damage Claim?
An insurance claim repair involves four parties: the insurance agent, vehicle owner, insurance company and repair shop. So why is it assumed that the shop will make up the dollar difference in a damage claim?
Challenging Insurers’ Labor Rate Surveys
When an insurance adjuster states, “We only pay $XX per hour based on your area,” are they legally required to produce their market survey to support such a claim to their supposed fact?
Body Shop Marketing: Driving Customers to Your Door
If you were to start a new shop today, what would you do to drive customers to your door?
Green Shop: Why Can’t We Recycle All Parts of a Car?
Why can’t we recycle all parts of a car? Germany recycles almost everything it produces. In other countries, people pick dumps for plastic and are paid.
Do Shops Have a Legal Obligation to Check Related Systems for Damage?
In a front-end accident where there is front bumper and frame damage visible, are body shops required to check the radiator for leaks with a pressure test? If they didn’t, what problems can occur afterward? Are body shops required to have certified mechanics on site to guarantee the work for auto insurance company claims?
Managed Collision Repair
Editor Jason Stahl gives a recap of tips for reducing cycle time through improved shop management gleaned from his trip to the Sherwin-Williams A-Plus Network Vision Group in Phoenix.