January, 2009 Archives - BodyShop Business
Let’s Be Real, Folks

I would sure love to see an empty stadium at the Cleveland Browns’ home opener next season as a protest against outrageous NFL ticket prices. Maybe then my son and I could afford to go to a game. But are fans ever going to band together and make such a collective statement? No. Cleveland will

Legislative Lowdown

Federal – The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) met with the Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) and other insurance industry participants on Nov. 20 in Washington, D.C., to discuss preserving the availability of aftermarket crash parts. PCI, along with the Quality Parts Coalition (QPC) and other groups, are concerned about a growing number

2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid Service, Safety Precautions

As vehicle manufacturers strive to meet or exceed fuel economy standards, alternative vehicle designs incorporating new materials and systems will be produced to accommodate consumer demand. One such vehicle that may roll into your collision repair facility is the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid. Questions will arise when this vehicle arrives: • What safety precautions must


Without significant changes to current direct-repair programs, all parties involved are stuck with a system that has become a fertile garden for corruption, abuse, extortion and inefficiency.

Freeze Frame

Over the last 50 years or so, frame machines have evolved from basic garage-built machines to high-tech modern marvels.

A History of Automotive Finishes

Waterborne paint took many years to develop. Let’s take a look back at the very first refinish coatings and the events that occurred to lead to its development. Part 1 of a 3-part series.

Better Learn How to Swim

2009 is here, and we’re all embarking on what appears to be a unique and unprecedented year. Political changes and volatile economic markets are in store for all of us. These next few months and this year will really test our abilities to be resilient and stay in the business groove. While we need to