While strolling through his neighborhood, Editor Jason Stahl discovers that the American dream of owning a thriving small business isn’t quite dead yet.
The average age of people working in the automotive aftermarket sector is getting higher. There needs to be more focus on getting younger people interested in auto repair.
What I see at the moment is the single benefit of helping State Farm save dollars on parts expenditures. Should this be done at the expense of an industry that’s stretched thin as it is?
Expert tips for setting up your shop’s Facebook Timeline fan page.
How to maintain spot welders, MIG welders and TIG welders – straight from the manufacturers.
BodyShop Business examines the profitability of converting your shop to waterborne/low-VOC automotive refinishes, best practices for waterborne/low-VOC application and what the future holds.
Does converting to waterborne/low-VOC and pursuing other “green” practices translate to more green of the cash variety at body shops? My shop found that it can.
Expert Mark Clark asks paint manufacturers what the future of automotive refinishes will look like…and offers his own predictions as well.
They say that old dogs can’t learn new tricks. But when it comes to auto painters and waterborne/low-VOC coatings, they’re going to have to. The tricks, though, are more like new habits they’ll have to develop to ensure success with this new refinishes.
Collision repairers are becoming increasingly concerned that their data is being used in ways they’re unaware of. They also feel it’s being used against them to control market dynamics.