Are OE Certifications Worth It?
Being OE certified provides a great opportunity for the quality collision repairer to “strut their stuff” when it comes to marketing and building a trusted relationship with their local community.
Health & Safety: Creating a Successful Hazard Communication Program
Has everyone in your shop been trained on the hazardous chemicals they’re exposed to on a daily basis?
Web Presence Management: The World Wide Web Turns 25
Today, according to the National Telecommunications & Information Administration, 75 percent of Americans go online, and 20 percent use only mobile technology to do so, and that’s doubled since 2013.
Paint Without Fumes or Overspray
Teaching people how to paint or measuring coating application success using real paint and real parts is messy and expensive. Wouldn’t it be cool to “paint” without these problems?
Publisher’s Perspective: NACE | CARS Was Great… of Course!
NACE | CARS in Anaheim this year was the best NACE | CARS I’ve been to in years. The number of exhibitors was the highest in many years, and the training was unparalleled.
Editor’s Notes: What Does the Future Hold?
Will I adjust to a new car that is essentially a computer on wheels? Will everyone adjust? Only time will tell.
Production: Navigating the Parts Procurement Minefield
Every department in your shop should have a process, and parts are no exception. Understanding the who, where and how is essential for achieving success.
Technology: Love Your Air Compressor
Take advantage of new technology for your air compressor, the heart of your shop. And for Pete’s sake, don’t neglect this vital piece of equipment!
The Almost-Dilemma of How We Recruit
Distinguishing between what’s illegal and what’s unethical as well as following good retention practices can help guide you through the aggressive recruiting tactics in the collision industry today.
Technical: Know Your Adhesives
Many people assume all adhesives work the same. In the repair industry, that’s a dangerous train of thought.
Aluminum Series: Aluminum – What We’ve Learned So Far
Whether we’ve gotten an ROI from investing in aluminum repair or not, the F-150 has made us better prepared and wiser.
13 Tips for Smoother Production
If you use the following 13 steps as a checkdown for each vehicle in your shop, cars will move much more efficiently through it.