June, 2011 Archives - BodyShop Business
Time: The New Currency

Back in 1964 when the Stones first released “Time Is On My Side,” time was a nice thing to have. We used it freely and pretty much took it for granted. It was a nice way to live. We spent Sundays with family, and vacations were spent visiting relatives and staying in touch. In most

Hangin’ in the Pit

Don’t stand in the middle. This is the advice front tire changer Mike Lingerfelt of the 3M “Pit Bulls” pit crew gave me for the Pit Crew Challenge. I definitely did not want to become the latest YouTube video sensation: “Check this out! Guy gets creamed by a race car at the Pit Crew Challenge!”

DETOURS: The Ultimate Tailgater

With as popular as tailgating seems to be these days, Doug Kielian, who owns Auto Kraft Body & Paint, Inc., and DSK Auto Products in Lincoln, Neb., thought he could put the rear end of a crashed pick-up to good use in a parking lot on game day.

Diagnosing Automotive Paint Problems

More than 17 years in the collision repair industry has alerted me to three common problems with paint jobs. Here’s how to avoid them so you can also avoid costly redos.

An Analysis of Progressive Insurance vs. North State Custom

What North State Custom’s successful defense against a lawsuit brought by Progressive means for the collision repair industry.