Connecticut Archives - BodyShop Business
CARSTAR Pete’s Hosts Networking Event on Poverty

CARSTAR Pete’s hosted the South Windsor (Connecticut) Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Business After Hours, which featured several local officials who spoke on poverty in the region.

ASA Supports Connecticut OEM Repair Procedure Legislation

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) supports a proposal in the Connecticut Legislature aimed at addressing OEM repair procedures for collision repairs. 

Auto Body Association of Connecticut Donates $10,000 to Technical Education Program

The Auto Body Association of Connecticut (ABAC) has presented a $10,000 donation to the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS).

Connecticut Collision Repairer Wants Stronger Language from OEMs on Scanning

Mike Ferrucci of Ray’s CARSTAR Auto Body has been running into a challenge fixing cars correctly because, when it comes to scanning, he says insurers are using the OEMs’ language of “recommended” in their position statements against his shop.

Connecticut Senate Approves Pilot Program for Testing Autonomous Vehicles

A bipartisan bill sponsored by state Sen. Carlo Leone creates a pilot program in four Connecticut cities to test self-driving vehicles.

Connecticut Seminar Aims to Help Shops Gain Higher Profits

“Running a More Profitable Body Shop” will address vital issues such as determining a shop’s true costs for loaded labor, paint and materials, parts and more.

Connecticut Supreme Court Delivers $35M Blow to Body Shops

The plaintiffs filed suit in 2003 in an attempt to circumvent the contracts the body shops entered into through The Hartford Fire Insurance Company’s direct repair program.

Auto Care Association Commends Connecticut for Passage of Magnuson-Moss Legislation

The law informs new car buyer that the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act makes it illegal for automakers or dealers to void a vehicle warranty or deny coverage under the warranty simply because aftermarket or recycled parts were installed or used on the vehicle.