July, 2005 Archives - BodyShop Business
M2 San Ramon Shop’s Demise: It Could Be You

People with no experience in the business came in, making major changes,” says Rick Wood of Wood’s Collision (who bought the M2 San Ramon shop) about M2’s demise. “Funny isn’t it, how a lot of smart, better educated people thought they could do a better job than those of us who have been here for

Losing Control: Whatever Happened to Transitions?

“How did I get here? Somebody pushed me. Somebody must have set me off in this direction and clusters of other hands must have touched themselves to the controls at various times for I would never have picked this way for the world.” — Joseph Heller You remember them. As Webster describes, transitions are the

Insurers Don’t Set Prices – Unless We Let Them

It’s time that we, as repairers, start holding insurers, information providers – and each other – accountable for the state of our industry.

Looney for Toon Cars

When my favorite childhood cartoon, Jem and the Holograms, was released on DVD, I realized that I’d forgotten one important thing about this classic – Jem’s cool convertible, the Rockin’ Roadster. But Jem isn’t the only ‘toon with a cool car. Take this quiz to see which cartoon car suits you best. 1. My dream

Putting the “Expert” in Witness

By using your repair knowledge in the courtroom, you can make upward of $150 an hour – and educate and protect consumers at the same time.

Know Your Customer

Insurers are contractually responsible to reimburse their insureds for the reasonable costs of repair. Shops are contractually responsible to the owner of the vehicle for performing a repair as per the estimate/RO. In other words, you have no legal obligation to negotiate with insurers.

Roll With It Baby: Save Labor Time, Use Less Product and Get Build in Fewer Coats.

Sound good? Even if you use roll-on primer on only one car per day, you’ll still save roughly $3,000 a year.