How Does Franchising Help Independent Shop Owners?
Market conditions have changed the dynamics of our business, drastically affecting every aspect of the collision repair industry. One of the largest impacts is to independent store owners. For them, going it alone isn’t producing the value it once had. Independent shop owners are choosing franchising as a solution and here is why. Operational Support
How an MSO Does Scanning and Recalibration
There isn’t a simple one-size-fits-all solution to address the scanning and recalibration of vehicles with ADAS today. Here’s how we’re tackling it at my CARSTAR locations.
CARSTAR Celebrates 30th Anniversary by Giving Customers the “Star Treatment”
CARSTAR locations across the U.S. and Canada are surprising 30 customers throughout September at the time of their vehicle return by registering stars from the night sky in customer names.
Fix Network Announces Global Partnership With Spanesi
Fix Network, parent company of Fix Auto, has announced the addition of Spanesi as one of its official global supply partners, effective September 2019.
Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Four Locations
The Boyd Group Inc. has announced the acquisition of a multi-store operation consisting of four collision repair centers: three in Indiana and one in Kentucky.
CARSTAR Uses Symach Equipment
Symach announced that CARSTAR Fredericton in New Brunswick, Canada, has opened a new location utilizing Symach’s complete body shop solution.
Building Your Auto Body Shop by the Numbers
Here’s how I went from sweeping floors to managing three body shops with a complex financial footprint.
Carstar Partners With Axalta for NASCAR Cup Series
CARSTAR was prominently featured on the No. 88 Axalta/CARSTAR Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 last week at the NASCAR Cup Series event at Watkins Glen International.
Herb’s Paint & Body Acquired by Caliber Collision
Caliber Collision has announced that it has acquired Herb’s Paint & Body across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Who Will Be the Insurers of the Future?
Yesterday, your customers were clients of State Farm, GEICO and Allstate, but the customer and insurer of tomorrow may be changing due to automated driving technology and more precise OEM repair procedures.
Nissan Unveils ProPILOT 2.0 Driver Assistance System
Nissan has unveiled its new Nissan Skyline, with updated styling and ProPILOT 2.0 technology – a driver assistance system that combines navigated highway driving with hands-off, single-lane driving capabilities.
Fix Auto USA Marketing Manager Joins Yelp Advisory Board
Fix Auto has announced the appointment of its U.S. marketing manager, Jonathan Herrera, to Yelp’s Client Advisory Board.