2016 Editions Archives - Page 10 of 11 - BodyShop Business
Who Pays for Parts That Don’t Fit?

Is there a form we can create that will make the insurance company pay for both parts if the aftermarket will not fit correctly and we have to buy OEM?

Health & Safety: Respirators – The VIP of PPE

Painters in collision repair shops have the heaviest exposure to isocyanates, but technicians can be exposed to them around the shop as they’re mixing paints, cleaning paint guns, cleaning spills and breathing in paint mists. That’s why respirators are a must.

Web Presence Management: Google Suggests You Need an Expert Writer

Google insists that you need high-quality and engaging content for your websites. Their suggestion? Hire an expert writer who knows what to write…and how.

Explain Yourself

How would you explain the auto body industry and what you do for work to the fellow next to you at the bar? Here’s what I tell him.

Publisher’s Perspective: Autocarecareers.org Just Makes Sense

Babcox Media has merged our existing job sites with the Auto Care Association’s site so there is now one common place to go to learn about our industry and all the opportunities within it.

Editor’s Notes: So Long, Jim

When I found out Jim Smith, a fellow editor of mine, passed away suddenly on Feb. 17th, it felt a little like I lost my lifeline.

Management: The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence

To get respect and be treated as a professional, you must master your craft and be a professional. So let’s set the bar high.

Aluminum Series: Fixing Dents

Aluminum is different than steel. If you don’t take this into account, you’ll set yourself up for failure.

Technical: Measuring for Damage

Improved vehicle designs have resulted in protecting vehicle occupants but creating damage further away from the direct contact area. How are you finding that damage?

The New Class

These young body shop owners are dead set on breaking the mold and altering customers’ stereotypes of collision repair facilities.

What Should I Charge for Feather, Prime and Block?

We’ve begun charging for feather, prime and block, but we’re not sure what the labor times should be per area or the material rate. Is there a place I can find rates in my area or do you know what the average would be?

Web Presence Management: Do You Have the Power to Connect?

Do you worry every day about your phone’s battery life? The following tips can help squeeze out a few more minutes, maybe an hour or two, and that can make a big difference when you need to connect.