Mitch Becker Archives - BodyShop Business
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.

Spot Welders: One of the Best Investments You Can Make

Squeeze-type resistance spot welders have improved shops’ ability to duplicate factory welds. But knowing how to use and maintain them correctly is a critical piece to making the investment pay off.

Vehicle Drive Cycles: Are We Failing Our Customers?

Why test drives (or drive cycles) matter.

The Challenge of Windshields and Calibrations

By building a consistent process for calibration, you may find you can reduce some of your frustration over required parameters and failed procedures.

Vehicle Electronics Explosion: Do You Know Your DTCs?

Having a thorough and complete understanding of DTCs and how systems are networked together is becoming more and more necessary when repairing vehicles.

New Welding Technology: Good or Bad?

Welding technology in the collision industry has advanced tremendously. But is the industry allowing techs to avoid the “why” in welding?