October 2019 Archives - BodyShop Business
Calibration: Understanding Steering Sensors

For stability control and steering sensors to be accurate, most of them need to be calibrated on the vehicle.

Vehicle Scanning and Recalibration Shockers

In my travels, I hear many shocking statements from collision repairers across the country that prove we have a long way to go when it comes to education on scanning and recalibration.

OEM Certification: I’m Certified! Now What?

OE certification is not one of those investments that is necessarily going to give you a big return right out of the gate. So how can you as a shop owner or manager maximize your investment?

Collision Terminology: Good and Bad

I’ve often shuddered at collision industry jargon and buzzwords that often paint repairers as rough, crude and unsophisticated Neanderthals.

Start Small When It Comes to Tracking the Financials in Your Body Shop

I know this industry doesn’t attract many math or finance majors as shop owners. But I implore you to start tracking your financials because, if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.

Google Reviews: Insurers Are Paying Attention

I have it on good authority that insurers are paying attention to Google Reviews. So how do you increase your star rating?

Celebrating a New Look and an Anniversary!

A 100th anniversary at Babcox Media and a new look for BodyShop Business? We’ve got a lot going on!

Playing to Win with Insurers

The phrase, “I’m not paying for that,” haunts repairers as they try to rationalize how on earth they can make a proper repair if the insurer isn’t going to pay for the needed work.

It’s Time for SEMA

No other event puts all the movers and shakers of the automotive world in one place at one time to conduct business, network, learn, discuss trends and peer into the future to see where we as an industry might be headed.