2016 Editions Archives - Page 3 of 11 - BodyShop Business
Aluminum Series: The Highs and Lows of Aluminum

Preparing for aluminum repair has resulted in both highs and lows for our industry. But it pays to keep your eye on the big picture.

SEMA Show – Pedal to the Metal

The SEMA show is once again ready to squeal down the track with an arena full of education sessions, cutting edge collision equipment and networking opportunities.

Can a Repairer Be Responsible for Part Failure?

Using any parts that are not properly tested for proven performance may expose you and your company to substantial liability, similar to a doctor or pharmacist who recommends or prescribes and/or dispenses potentially harmful and/or lethal medication.

Web Presence Management: Facebook Rolls Out Professional Services Directories

After extensive testing, Facebook has rolled out a professional services directory as a direct attempt to take traffic away from Google and Yelp. How does this affect your business?

Wishful Thinking

One sure way to improve both morale and work flow is to talk about what you need to improve your operations. Start a similar conversation in your shop at the next coffee break. You might be surprised what you can learn.

Publisher’s Perspective: It’s Here to Stay, Like It or Not

With change, there’s always an opposite or opposing force involved. The latest example of this is pre- and post-repair scanning.

Editor’s Notes: Putting the ‘I’ in Integrity

American Honda’s first-ever Collision Repair Integrity Event at the American Honda Training Center in Mount Laurel, N.J., was a sellout.

Profit Center: Proper PDR Estimating

Having trouble estimating for paintless dent repair and hail damage? Follow these steps for success.

Key to Business: Increasing Sales and Controlling Expenses

There’s a hole in your shop floor representing your expenses, and the only way to fill it is to generate gross profit. And that’s the key to success: increasing sales while controlling expenses.

Technical: Recalibration – A Mandatory Procedure

No light on the dash no longer means a car’s systems are back to normal after a crash repair, which is why recalibration is a must.

Aluminum Series: Rivet Bonding

Rivet bonding is growing in use as it proves itself as a structural repair. Do you know how to perform this procedure properly?

Meet Our 2016 Executives of the Year

The award, which has been handed out since 1984, recognizes true collision repair “visionaries” who have experienced great success through innovative thinking, overcoming challenges and persevering.