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 Dec. 19.

Body Bangin’: Using the Appaisal Clause to Get Paid

Micki Woods interviews Billy Walkowiak, owner of Collision Safety Consultants, on the appraisal clause, total losses, diminished value and post-repair inspections.

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AASP/MA Body Shop Wins Appeal Against Travelers

Travelers alleged that Mike’s Auto Body and All Day & Night Towing were engaging in unfair business practices, challenging their rates and other charges.

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Bremerton Collision Repair Joins 1Collision

1Collision has announced the addition of Bremerton Collision Repair in Bremerton, Wash.

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Crash Champions Expands in Mississippi

Crash Champions has acquired Capitol Body Shop, which serves customers at four locations in the Jackson metro area.

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Rachel James Rebrands Financial Practice to Torque Financial Group

James will still be offering Northwestern Mutual products, but just doubling down on serving blue-collar markets.

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