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TV Spot from PreFab Ads: ‘Modern Repair’

Answering many requests for a 15-second TV spot, PreFab Ads has created “Modern Repair” – now available for licensing by body shops on an exclusive-by-territory basis. It opens with fun, old footage of Model T’s crashing, followed by repair footage at a modern body shop and the client’s logo. View it at www.prefabads.com or call

Protect Yourself from OSHA and EPA

Safety Regulation Strategies provides dealerships and body shops with “bulletproof” protection from OSHA and EPA. Services include safety and environmental inspections; certified hands-on training and fit-testing; written programs and documentation; and technical support. All DRP approved. Lower your insurance rates and stop worrying about fines. Call (800) 723-3734 or visit www.safetyregulations.com.

New Body Shop TV Spots for 2011

PreFab Ads just completed two new TV commercials for body shops, bringing their total to 14.  In “Short Cut,” a GPS steers a couple on a direct route right off a cliff. In “Young Picasso,” a young boy etches artwork into the family van while his dog looks on. These, and all PreFab Ads TV

Find OEM Info Fast

Acquire OE information much faster with Collision S3500. “Smart” filtering speeds up finding information by type or category. Electronic estimate integration allows for automatic linking and retrieval of the OE repair information relevant to the repairs listed on an estimate. It’s compatible with all major collision estimating programs. A “pinning” feature allows techs to keep

Match License Plate to VIN

Carfax QuickVIN is a new, free tool available to SMS providers that matches a car’s registered license plate to instantly return the vehicle identification number (VIN) as well as the year/make/model of customers’ cars. Having the correct VIN ensures the right parts are ordered, increasing efficiency and profit margins. It also can help shops retain

Establish Your Own Rental Fleet

Lancer Insurance Company specializes in providing the insurance coverages needed by entrepreneurial body shop owners whose customers need rental vehicles. Rather than referring clients to a third-party auto rental firm, Lancer offers body shop owners the opportunity to rent their Lancer-insured vehicles and keep the rental revenues for themselves. Call (800) 782-8902 ext. 3027 or

Pledge Support to Breast Cancer

Put the name of someone special in your life touched by breast cancer on the No. 56 NAPA Toyota in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The car will be featured in the Nov. 7 race at Texas Motor Speedway. Visit www.facebook.com/NAPAKNOWHOW.

Easily Manage Digital Photos

Production Plus V9.0 with Photo Management gives body shops a new way to manage digital images both in active customer files and those closed and saved to history. Photos can be easily accessed to attach to e-mails created in Production Plus. Photos can also be added to the system’s automated repair status update module Customer

Appraisal Data Entry

Eliminate appraisal downloading and better utilize your staff: Collision Data Processing (CDP) takes collision center estimates and remotely re-keys the appraisal directly into the shop’s estimating system. Once the files are complete, shops can access it and convert it to the shop’s management system for immediate job costing. All centers receive the first month free

Two New TV Spots for Body Shops

PreFab Ads is now in production on two new collision repair TV commercials that will be available to independent shops for exclusive-by-territory licensing later this month. “Short Cut” shows a couple following GPS directions only to be steered off a cliff. “Young Picasso” features a 4-year-old carving drawings with a nail on the family van.

Manage Paint Costs

Version 6.4 of the PMCLogic paint and materials management system features enhancements surrounding cost and revenue analytics and updated paint and material price information. The new insurance grouping feature aggregates insurer information for all vehicles repaired, along with other data imported from the three major estimation providers (Audatex, CCC and Mitchell). It also includes a

Speed Up Photo Documentation

RepairCenter FastPhoto Manager, a fully integrated module of the Mitchell RepairCenter shop workspace, automates the process of capturing, sorting and accessing collision-related photos, providing significant time savings. Wireless technology makes it quick and easy to shoot photos of vehicle damage and automatically link them to the correct repair order or estimate. Increased documentation helps improve