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Top 5 Headlines this Week on BodyShop Business

Check out this week’s most popular stories on the BodyShop Business website! Tesla, OE vs. aftermarket parts, estimating 101 and more can be found in this week’s news recap.


1)Mitchell Industry Trends Report: 10 Estimating Tips

Creating a roadmap of how the vehicle is going to be repaired provides the most accurate and efficient methods of repair and ensures that every standard operating procedure (SOP) is being met. In its cycle time class, I-CAR identifies that “Doing a complete repair blueprint has been identified as a key to improving efficiency in a repair facility.”

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2)Protecting Yourself in the Paint Booth

Dad died in 2006 from respiratory failure. My brothers and I say the industry killed him, but it was really ignorance that did him in.

3)Tesla Owner Sues Automaker, Service King Over Crash

A driver who crashed her Tesla Model S earlier this year is suing not only Tesla but a Service King Collision Repair location for at least $300,000 in damages.


4)Employees: Is There a ‘Staff Infection’ in Your Auto Body Shop? – Part II

In my “Ask The Expert” column in the August 2018 issue of BodyShop Business, I offered advice to a shop owner who said the morale in his shop was terrible. The morale in most any organization is based on the overall principles and philosophies of its leadership as perceived by those around them.


5)Results of Latest Crash Test by Attorney Todd Tracy Unveiled at Texas Auto Body Trade Show

Earlier this year, Tracy commissioned three crash tests of three Honda Fit vehicles using various repair methods and OE and aftermarket parts to determine which vehicle performed the best and protected occupants the most. Tracy is the Texas-based attorney known for his $42 million legal ruling against John Eagle Collision in Dallas.

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