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Light Vehicle Average Age Hits Record High

This is the sixth straight year of increase in the average vehicle age of the U.S. fleet, according to S&P Global Mobility.

Average Age of Cars, Light Trucks in U.S. Now 12.1 years

COVID-19 caused a drastic reduction in new vehicle sales as well as a sudden increase in vehicle scrappage,which was a catalyst for increased velocity in the growth of the average age of light vehicles.

Traits of a Process Orientated Body Shop

Repairing vehicles right the first time, on time, with exceptional customers service is easier said than done. ABRA Auto Body Repair Experts of America have built a reputation for being a processes-orientated group of collision repair facilities. Although these traits may seem obvious, they are often overlooked at the average body shop. Eliminate the Time-Wasting

Vehicle Trade-In Values Climb to All-Time Record High

New data by Edmunds indicates that the average value for all used vehicles traded in during the month of March hit an all-time high, climbing to $17,080, compared to $14,160 a year ago.

Light Truck Sales Continue to Skyrocket, Says SEMA

By 2028, light trucks are expected to make up 82% of all new light vehicles sold, according to new SEMA research.

Dent Zone Launches AutoBodyguard Division for Full Automotive Protection

The products, which include interior and exterior vehicle protection, also encompass additional consumer coverage benefits such as tire and wheel, windshield, automobile deductible reimbursement and dent protection.

BMW Says It’s Capable of Building the ‘Most Intelligent Car’

BMW is planning on ramping up its hiring so that half of its research and development team is made up of software engineers. They will be tasked with building artificial intelligence, which will ultimately power self-driving BMW cars of the future.

US House Committee Holds Hearing on Vehicle Safety

Hearing spurred by the recent series of major recalls as well as the continued development of new vehicle technologies.

AAPEX to Host NASTF Session on Vehicle Cybersecurity

Donny Seyfer, co-owner of Seyfer Automotive in Wheat Ridge, Colo., will address this important topic as moderator of a one-hour panel discussion, “How Will Vehicle Cybersecurity Impact Future Auto Repair?”

Novelis Unveils New High-Strength Aluminum Alloy for Automotive Industry

The new alloy series will offer a significant weight reduction when compared to current high-strength steels in the marketplace.

New Survey Finds Nearly 80 Percent of Consumers Think Vehicle Hacking Will Be a Frequent Problem in the Near Future

Awareness of the recent Jeep Cherokee hacking incident is very high, and nearly half of respondents said they will keep this event in mind when buying or leasing their next car.

Jaguar Land Rover Researching Technology to Allow Vehicles to Avoid Potholes

Technology would allow a vehicle to identify the location and severity of potholes, broken drains and manhole covers, and then share this data in real-time via the cloud with other vehicles and road authorities to help them prioritize repairs.