November 2016 Archives - BodyShop Business
OE Certification: Industry Perspective

Collision repairers, association heads and other industry leaders talk about the trend of OE certification and whether or not becoming certified is critical to survival.

Choosing an Auto Body Industry Consultant

Choosing a consultant for you and your company’s needs is like picking out a pair of shoes – you want one that fits the need you’re seeking and is comfortable to wear for long periods.

Cover Story: Priming Pinchwelds

There’s a lot more to installing glass than you think, such as properly prepping the steel and aluminum. With all shops offering a lifetime warranty on repairs, it’s important to follow the proper procedures.

Web Presence Management: Aloha! The Tale of a New Business and Their Web Presence

A brand-new auto body shop based in Hawaii shares its experience with how important it is for a business to have an effective presence online.

OE Certification: Equipment Manufacturer Perspective

The sophisticated materials and complex technology in today’s vehicles are driving more interest in certified collision repair programs and OEM recognition on the supply side.

Profit Center: Bulletproof Dreams

James Cuffe has dreams of one day seeing hundreds of body shops installing his armoring kits for civilian vehicles.

Hiring: Need Auto Body Technicians to Fill Jobs?

There’s a battle raging in our industry to hire and keep technicians. What is the solution so that every shop has the people they need to operate efficiently and profitably? Part 1 of a 2-part series.

Shop Profile: Mentoring for the Future

Cole’s Collision Center of Albany, N.Y, has been mentoring local auto body students since 2007. And their efforts have been paying off.

Technical: Undercoats

When you think of undercoats, you think of primer and sealer. But what exactly is primer and sealer?

Health & Safety: Six Steps to Creating a Successful Hazard Communication Program

Has everyone in your shop been trained on the hazardous chemicals they’re exposed to on a daily basis?

Publisher’s Perspective: It’s a Big Challenge, But We Have Help

In all of my travels around the distribution market as well as the collision and mechanical repair spaces, there seems to be no bigger challenge than the lack of skilled workers.

Color Trends with the Pros

When the next Acura NSX ($200K) or the next 3T5 Lexus/Toyota or KAB Nissan/Infiniti colors show up at your door, don’t despair. First, catch it on the damage appraisal, and second, get advice from your paint jobber.