November, 2012 Archives - BodyShop Business
Parts, Parts…and More Parts

Publisher Scott Shriber discusses the growing trend of parts proliferation.

What Consolidation?

Consolidation isn’t happening everywhere – yet. But Editor Jason Stahl explains why shops should learn as much as they can about this trend.

OEM Procedures for 2011 Cadillac Escalade’s Inflatable Restraint Side Impact Sensor

ALLDATA provides instructions on how to ensure safe seat belt and airbag systems for this vehicle make and model.

How to Make a Google+ Page for Your Business

Contributing Editor Mark Claypool gives step-by-step instructions on how to improve your shop’s search engine rankings.

Bringing a Lion to Life

Geoff McCollom, owner of Dutch Valley Auto Body, turned one man’s trash into a treasured tailgater and traveling billboard for his business.

Shop Profile: Schoonover Bodyworks & Glass

This third-generation shop owner has his own way of doing things…influenced by a grandfather and father who preceded him.

The Perfect Custom Paint Job

The perfect custom paint job depends largely on what kind of vehicle you’re putting that wild or mild job on.

Thumbs Down to Insurers’ ‘Rule of Thumb’

Shops may find themselves in trouble if they allow insurers to use the “rule of thumb” method to reimburse for paint materials – because selling goods at a price below the acquisition cost is typically illegal.

Cops and Shops

Body shops can serve a crucial role in helping the police bring criminals to justice.