September, 2007 Archives - BodyShop Business
“Poof!” Go Parts Profits?

Is State Farm direct-purchasing parts?

Web Site a Necessity Today

Only 35 percent of shops have their own Web site.

Point CounterPoint – Is Rear Body Sectioning an Acceptable Repair Procedure?

Bob Searle, manager Chris’ Body & Paint, Inc. Midvale, Utah OPINION: No I think most shops are equipped to do a clip, but in my opinion, there’s never a good time to do one because it’s never cost effective in the long run. It is for the insurance company, but not for the shop. It’s

Would Your Work Pass an Auto Safety Expert’s Test?

Many post-repair inspectors are finding that collision repair shops’ work isn’t up to snuff. And that can lead to a liability nightmare, not to mention the end of their businesses.

DRPs, Here We Come?

We’re shooting for a DRP, but that doesn’t mean we’re willing to give up something for nothing. Part 11 of a series.

So You Wanna Weld Aluminum?

Tips to help get you through a potential ‘minefield’ on your journey to purchasing a MIG welder capable of welding aluminum.

Don’t Leave Dollars on the Table: Total Losses

Total losses are often regarded as a loss to a body shop. But the fact is the loss is your customers’ and doesn’t have to be borne in any sense by your business.

Visualize Your Success

Putting in a few simple ‘traffic lights’ or visual cues in your shop can result in fast improvement
you’ll be able to see within days.

Repairing Liftgate for ’02-’06 Trailblazers and Envoys

A valued customer has just returned her 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer to your shop with concerns about the way the rear tailgate is opening and closing. Recently, your shop repaired a large dent in the tailgate and performed the necessary steps to refinish and reassemble it properly. As you inspect the vehicle, you notice that there