Top 5 Stories of the Week

Top 5 Stories of the Week

A recap of the top five stories on bodyshopbusiness.com during the week of Aug. 15.

Labor Rates: How to Get What You Need

The time for independent collision repairers to put the brakes on the bus, grab the bull by the horns and implement procedures to obtain labor and material rate increases is right now.

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Classic Collision Adds Second Location in Las Vegas

This newly renovated facility is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas near the Arts District.

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CARSTAR Little Elm: Family and Passion

For the Royer family, owners of CARSTAR Little Elm in Little Elm, Texas, working together is a celebration of their passion for performance and commitment to their customers.

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All Star Auto Lights Acquires Blackburn OEM Wheel Solutions

This is All Star’s third acquisition in the aftermarket original equipment wheel space since 2021 and transforms All Star beyond its traditional auto lights business.

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Body Bangin’ with Micki Woods and Mike Townley

Micki Woods interviews Mike Townley, owner of Telesis Collision Center, on the best way to deal with the many pressures that accompany working in the collision repair industry.

Watch here.

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Snap-on TSS Onsite at SkillsUSA in Atlanta

Snap-on Total Shop Solutions (TSS) products will be on display and included in the competition at the 2024 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 24-28 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Four award-winning John Bean B2000P Diagnostic Wheel Balancers will be featured in the competition portion of SkillsUSA. The Snap-on booth (no.

Snap-on Total Shop Solutions (TSS) products will be on display and included in the competition at the 2024 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 24-28 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Four award-winning John Bean B2000P Diagnostic Wheel Balancers will be featured in the competition portion of SkillsUSA. The Snap-on booth (no. 370), located in Hall B, will showcase a wide array of TSS products, including the John Bean V3300 diagnostic wheel alignment system, the Tru-Point advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) calibration tool and the B2000P.

NABC to Host Third Golf Fundraising Event of 2024

The NABC Changing and Saving Lives Foundation will host the third golf fundraising event of 2024 Sept. 9 at Boone Valley Golf Club in Augusta, Mo.

Honda Starts Production on 2025 Honda CR-V Fuel Cell EV

The all-new CR-V e:FCEV is the first production hydrogen FCEV in the U.S. to combine an all-new U.S.-made fuel cell system with plug-in EV charging capability.

I-CAR Launches I-CAR Academy New Early Career Tech Program

I-CAR Academy is the first industry-neutral, comprehensive early career program designed specifically to attract, train and retain technicians.

Spanesi Offers Technical Training at U.S. Headquarters

Spanesi is offering training courses from factory-trained individuals at its U.S. headquarters in Naperville, Ill.

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SCRS Announces Repairer Driven Education Registration Now Open

RDE is the most comprehensive collision repair education series of the year, delivered live at the SEMA Show and then made available online for the industry.

IIHS Survey: Most Drivers OK with Anti-Speeding Tech in Vehicles

More than 60% of drivers would find it acceptable if their vehicle provided an audible and visual warning when they exceeded the posted speed limit.

TEXA Releases IDC5 CAR 76.6.0 Software Update

Innovation of the TEXA IDC5 software is focused on new vehicle coverage as well as new diagnostic feature functionality.

Crash Champions Expands Idaho Service

Crash Champions has announced the addition of its 11th Idaho location.