October 2016 Archives - BodyShop Business
Doing Good Right

Thinking about giving back as a company this holiday season? Follow these guidelines to choose the right cause and achieve buy-in from employees.

Increasing Sales: The Other Half of Succeeding at Your Shop

You can only cut expenses so much, but the opportunities for increasing sales are limitless.

Technical: Carbon Fiber – More Challenges on the Horizon

Automakers are continually turning to lighter materials to hit government fuel efficiency standards. That’s why we may see more carbon fiber in the future.

Aluminum Series: The Highs and Lows of Aluminum

Preparing for aluminum repair has resulted in both highs and lows for our industry. But it pays to keep your eye on the big picture.

SEMA Show – Pedal to the Metal

The SEMA show is once again ready to squeal down the track with an arena full of education sessions, cutting edge collision equipment and networking opportunities.

Can a Repairer Be Responsible for Part Failure?

Using any parts that are not properly tested for proven performance may expose you and your company to substantial liability, similar to a doctor or pharmacist who recommends or prescribes and/or dispenses potentially harmful and/or lethal medication.

Web Presence Management: Facebook Rolls Out Professional Services Directories

After extensive testing, Facebook has rolled out a professional services directory as a direct attempt to take traffic away from Google and Yelp. How does this affect your business?

Wishful Thinking

One sure way to improve both morale and work flow is to talk about what you need to improve your operations. Start a similar conversation in your shop at the next coffee break. You might be surprised what you can learn.

Publisher’s Perspective: It’s Here to Stay, Like It or Not

With change, there’s always an opposite or opposing force involved. The latest example of this is pre- and post-repair scanning.

Editor’s Notes: Putting the ‘I’ in Integrity

American Honda’s first-ever Collision Repair Integrity Event at the American Honda Training Center in Mount Laurel, N.J., was a sellout.