2015 Editions Archives - Page 5 of 11 - BodyShop Business
From the VP: So You Want to Open Up a Body Shop?

Times have changed, cars have changed and the equipment needed not only to repair modern-day vehicles properly but make you efficient has also changed.

Great Lakes Ships and Dinosaurs

Is your business the same today as it was the day you opened your doors? Have you grown? Have you adapted? Have you redesigned or reinvented your business?

Tips for Selling Your Auto Body Shop

Will an MSO just show up at your door someday soon with a hefty check and a hearty handshake and want to buy your life’s work for big bucks? For most single-location, independent body shops, that’s an unlikely scenario.

Publisher’s Perspective: Yes Ma’am, General!

I urge you to look at a veteran next time you have an opening. After all, they did their part and made the ultimate sacrifice.

Editor’s Notes: How About a Career in the Auto Body Industry, Son?

Just the other day, I once again had the “what do you want to do with your life” discussion with my 15-year-old son. And I brought up a career in the auto body industry.

How They Work: Measuring Systems

New vehicle measuring system platforms, combined with a new battery of technologies, have made measuring vehicles faster and easier than ever before.

The Details Matter When It Comes to Vehicle Badging and Labels

We all know badging identifies the vehicle manufacturer, but badges and labels can be much more.

Making a Business Decision on Single-Sided Spot Welds

A question keeps popping up in my I-CAR classes: “Why can’t we use single-sided spot welds?” Read on for the answer.

Personnel: Your Employees Are Not Expendable

There are many levers and knobs you can turn to try to get different results and metrics. However, your workforce should not be one of them.

Marketing with Social Media

Why, you ask, would you want to be on social media? The answer is pure and simple: it’s free.

Avoiding Workplace Accidents

If you walk around the shop and look with a critical eye, you can start reducing accidents today with some serious attention to detail.

How Do I Get an Insurer to Pay for Proper Repairs?

The short answer is, you can’t make the insurance company do anything! Actually, the insurance company doesn’t owe your customer a single penny! Allow me to explain as briefly as possible.