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. 14.

Milwaukee Introduces New In-Ear Audio Solution

New RedLithium USB Bluetooth Jobsite Ear Buds offer uncompromised sound with a unique jobsite aware mode.

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Feeling the Pressure? Follow the 7 E’s

Auto insurers are hemorrhaging profits and thus have clamped down on claims costs. Following the 7 E’s might be the solution.

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New Study Released on Safety Benefits of ADAS

Report shows ADAS will prevent crashes and save lives, but many factors will influence the size of the benefits and how quickly they accrue.

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CREF Awards Over $130K in Scholarships to Collision Students

With the industry’s support, CREF funded over $130,000 in 2023 scholarships and tool grants, benefitting nearly 90 individual collision students.

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Classic Collision Adds Two New Locations in Florida

Classic Collision has announced the acquisition of Buchholz Paint & Auto Body in Gainesville, Fla.

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NABC Donates Recycled Rides to Denver-Area Military Families

The NABC, GEICO, Allstate and Crash Champions recently donated refurbished vehicles to two military families in the Colorado State Capitol.

The National Auto Body Council (NABC), along with GEICO, Allstate and Crash Champions, recently donated refurbished vehicles to two military families in the shadow of the Colorado State Capitol and the Colorado Veteran’s Memorial as part of the NABC Recycled Rides program.

A beautifully refurbished 2018 Subaru Forester was gifted to Wallace Van Scott, who served with distinction in the U.S. Air Force and is a sole parent of two at-risk boys. Van Scott had been having to scrape by with an unreliable car, enduring long periods with no transportation. He could not afford the extensive repairs his car needed. Having reliable transportation now means improved access to healthcare for himself and his children and getting his children to and from their school, which is not a walkable distance. 

Tesla Model Y Secures Position as World’s Best-Selling Car in 2023

Sales of the Tesla Model Y totaled 1.22 million units globally, up by 64% from 2022.

Car ADAS Announces First Licensee in Las Vegas

Owners Tanner Scott, Cam Scott and Aja Domingo are proud to unveil their first calibration center addressing the increasing demand for ADAS in the region.

I-CAR Announces 2024 Board of Directors Election Results

Four members have been elected to join I-CAR’s board of directors.

Purnell Body Shop Joins CSN Collision

CSN Collision has announced the addition of Purnell Body Shop of Elkton, Md., to its network.

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The new device enables repair shops to connect directly to OE tools operated by certified technicians.

Professionals Auto Body Announces FCA Certification

Professionals Auto Body of Duncansville, Pa., announced that is has achieved FCA certification, which includes Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep and Ram.

NABC Donates Recycled Ride to N.J. Single Mother

The NABC, GEICO and M3 Collision Powered by VIVE recently donated a refurbished 2020 Honda Accord to a needy single mother of twins.

CCC Introduces Build Sheets for Streamlining Repair Process

CCC Build Sheets provides collision repairers with detailed vehicle specifications based on the vehicle identification number.