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Futureproofing Your Body Shop to Succeed in the Collision Repair Industry

The collision repair industry is experiencing significant changes, from technological advancements to consumer behavior shifts. Previously, concepts such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration were not widely known. However, today, they are becoming significant market segments. According to a recent study by AAA, ADAS repair and calibration now account for 36.7% of collision repair

Optimizing Your Shop’s Performance through the Collision Repair Community

In today’s times, collision repair facilities are being faced with challenges and obstacles from all angles. Shops finally have more work than they know what to do with, some with six-week backlogs. But with that “gold rush” of cars, some have found it harder to maintain their high level of customer service, profitability, and operational

Collision Repair Technicians: Solving Problems

Juan Carlos Gasga Perez’s T-shirt that says “Auto Body Technician — I Solve Problems You Don’t Know You Have In Ways You Can’t Understand” might just go viral.

Continued Industry Emphasis: OEM Certifications

As we know, the collision repair industry is ever changing. In the beginning, customers had two options for repair: having the vehicle repaired at their car’s dealership or independent body shops. If the customer opted to take their vehicle to the dealership, they would often find more expensive bodywork, but if they chose to take

Building Communities & Experience through Give Back Programs

It is no secret the automotive and collision repair industry depends on expendable products. From the staff working in the front office to the body technicians and painters in the shop, supplies are being used up daily. But when we focus on the shops and the obstacles they are facing today, especially with consideration to

The Path to Increasing Throughput and Reducing Cycle Times Is Not A One Size Fits All Process.

Cycle time is one of the many metrics collision repair shops use to gauge their operational efficiency. Whatever can be done to shorten the time it takes to repair and return a vehicle to the consumer not only helps to achieve high customer satisfaction rates, but also maximizes throughput potential.  There are a few paths

To Repair or Replace Plastic Parts? That is the Ultimate Question, and Depending on How You Answer May Help Your Bottom Line.

Many OEM trends affect the way we make repairs in the market today—from complicated electronics and accident avoidance systems and sensors to vehicle designs with lighter weight, dissimilar metals, and plastics. Keeping up with all these industry trends, required trainings, ongoing certifications and proper maintenance of standard operating procedures can be challenging for collision repair

THE EVER-GROWING IMPORTANCE OF OEM CERTIFICATION

Rising above the crowd in today’s highly competitive collision repair market is no easy task. While talent, perseverance and hard work are a must, it also helps to have an edge, or some sort of differentiating factor. For many collision centers, that difference is OEM certification. An increasing number of collision repair facilities are recognizing

Adhesives for Toyota Collision Repair

BASIC GUIDELINES AND RESOURCES! The use of adhesive materials in collision repair is expanding. That’s because vehicles have changed how they are manufactured at the factory and how they are repaired in collision repair facilities. Therefore, adhesives play a vital role in both processes. Just as you need to use the right tool for the

Who is the Real “Customer” in the Auto Body Shop?

Who is the customer? Is it the vehicle owner or insurer? The answer is not as simple as you think.

More Toyota EV, Hybrid and Hydrogen Vehicles

TIME TO GET PREPARED! As Toyota moves forward with the production of Electric Vehicles (EVs), Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCVs), and Hybrid Vehicles (HVs), the question is: Is your collision repair facility prepared for the challenges that these vehicles present? LIGHTER, MORE SOPHISTICATED VEHICLESTo make vehicles more efficient, Toyota is making vehicles lighter and more

Traits of a Process Orientated Body Shop

Repairing vehicles right the first time, on time, with exceptional customers service is easier said than done. ABRA Auto Body Repair Experts of America have built a reputation for being a processes-orientated group of collision repair facilities. Although these traits may seem obvious, they are often overlooked at the average body shop. Eliminate the Time-Wasting