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 July 10.

Texas Jury Awards State Farm Policyholder $277,000

A Rusk County District Court found that State Farm had knowingly or intentionally engaged in unfair and deceptive acts or practices regarding a policyholder’s hail damage claim. 

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Independent Auto Repairers, Automakers Strike Major Right-to-Repair Pact

Organizations representing the country’s independent automotive repairers, collision repair experts and leading automakers have inked a landmark agreement on automotive right-to-repair.

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Survey: More Body Shops Being Paid for Seat Belt Inspections

Shops are increasingly billing for — and being paid for — seat belt inspections, according to the latest “Who Pays for What?” survey.

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Are Modern Cars with ADAS Really Safer?

Studies suggest that ADAS technologies can significantly reduce the likelihood of accidents and injuries on the road.

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Body Bangin’: Lucid Collision Repair with Jake Rodenroth

Micki Woods interviews Jake Rodenroth of Lucid Motors on what differentiates the automaker’s repair program from others.

Watch or listen here.

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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.

The National Auto Body Council (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., just outside of St. Louis. The golf fundraiser presented by Enterprise will be followed by a Recycled Rides presention at the event. Player registration is now open, and sponsorships are available.

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.

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.

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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.

NABC Donates Recycled Ride to S.C. Army Widow

The NABC, GEICO and Better Collision recently donated a refurbished vehicle to the widow of a deceased military veteran.