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Reader’s Choice 2014

Three lucky readers get their questions answered and win $50!

Ready, Set … SEMA!

SEMA’s 60th anniversary promises to bring a spectacular show.

After the last 15 years or so of being bombarded with Marvel and DC movies, we’re used to seeing superheroes fly out of Hollywood to band together for the greater good. But in May 1963, it was a different set of superheroes that met at a model-toy manufacturer in Tinsel Town. For the first time, some 20-odd competitors within the budding automotive performance aftermarket discussed joining forces. These early talks soon created the Specialty Equipment Market Association — better known as SEMA — which now serves over 7,000 members, comprises a $50 billion industry and hosts one of the largest trade shows in the nation.

Body Filler: Filling the Need

Best practices, tips, fun facts and history on that essential product in collision repair: body filler.

Glue Pull Repair Q&A with Dent Fix’s Erik Spitznagel 

Why is everybody talking about glue pulling right now?

Glue Pull Repair: Efficient and Clean Repairs

Repair methods must evolve to keep up with changing technology, and one relatively new method of collision repair that’s growing in popularity, relevance and value is glue pull repair.

Modern Vehicle Construction: A Material Matter

ADAS grabs the headlines today, but let’s not forget about another vehicle complexity: advanced materials.

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CRASH Network Launches Annual Insurer Report Card

More than 1,000 collision repair professionals each year grade the performance of the auto insurers in their state through CRASH Network’s Insurer Report Card.

The Auto Parts Shortage: Causes, Solutions and Future Implications

The parts shortage has affected everyone, from individual car owners to dealerships, independent shops and technicians.

5 Tips for Mentoring Auto Body Technicians

These tips will help you establish a successful mentoring program and secure workers before other industries do.

Auto Body Repair: Crazy Industry, Crazy Terms

Many crazy phrases and terms used in the collision repair industry defy good business sense and logic.