Mitch Becker Archives - BodyShop Business
Get to Know Your DTCs

With all vehicle electronics networked together now, Murphy’s Law — where anything that can go wrong will go wrong — is in full effect.

Opening a Vehicle Calibration Station: Will You Be a Partial or Total Solution?

Before opening a calibration station, you need to ask, “What services do my shop customers need and want?” The answers may surprise you.

Pre-Repair Scans and Post-Repair Scans: Timing is Everything

Without a scan being done before repairs begin and after repairs are complete, the time and energy you’ll need to spend on diagnostics will multiply.

ADAS Calibrations: Lessons Learned

When navigating the complexity and challenges of ADAS, apply the lessons you’ve learned … and be open to learning more.

The Basics of Successful ADAS Calibration

It all starts with checking the OE service information and precisely following the specs to the letter.

Networking: Is It a Car or Computer?

Understanding vehicle electronics will be a necessity for all shops in order to not only repair the vehicle but justify the costs.

In-House ADAS Calibrations: Decisions, Decisions

How do you know what equipment to buy when bringing calibrations in-house, or is subletting the work still your best option?

ADAS: You Know the Old Saying About Assuming

The world of electronics is changing so fast that making assumptions can put a shop in a very dangerous place.

Why Did the Vehicle Calibration Fail?

This question is asked hundreds if not thousands of times every day in body shops across the country, but unfortunately the answers are not simple.

Alignments and Calibrations: Do You Line Up?

Today’s electronic features that provide safety and assist drivers in daily driving rely on the alignment to function correctly.

Laying Out Your Shop for ADAS/EV Repairs

With 89% of the vehicles being manufactured today equipped with some form of ADAS, rethinking your electronics layout or plan might be in order.

Scanning & Calibration: In-House or Sublet?

When choosing a sublet, whether it be the dealer or other outside service, be sure you know what you’re asking for and that they know what to do.