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 Feb. 14.

ADAS and Older Vehicles: Another Layer of Complexity

What happens to a vehicle in the real world outside of a lab plus other variables can make electronics repair even more perplexing.

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Crash Champions Acquires American Auto Body in Montana

Crash Champions has grown its presence in Montana through the acquisition of American Auto Body, a single shop located in Billings.

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Enterprise Holdings Foundation Supports Five Collision Schools

The Collision School Career Readiness Benchmark Grants recognize schools that excel at educating students in collision repair, but due to strained school budgets, the programs require additional financial assistance.

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Toyota Announces $90 Million Investment in EV Production

To help meet the demand for vehicle electrification, Toyota has announced an additional $90 million investment for two of its U.S. manufacturing facilities.

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ASA Releases Episode Two of Technology and Telematics Podcast

This episode features Mark Allen of Audi discussing best practices for safely and effectively performing repair and maintenance for electric vehicles.

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The latest “Who Pays for What?” survey indicates that 61% of shops say they’re researching OE procedures on “all” or “most” vehicles.

The latest "Who Pays for What?" survey from Collision Advice and CRASH Network indicates that more than three in five shops (61%) say they're researching automaker repair procedures on “all” or “most” of the vehicles they repair, a nine percentage point gain since 2020.

“It’s still not a high enough percentage, because this must be done every time, but at least awareness of this vital step is increasing,” said Mike Anderson of Collision Advice, who conducts the quarterly surveys with CRASH Network. “OEM information is complex, and can change. I recently wrote an estimate on three of the same year and model of vehicles, but the alignment procedures and battery disconnect procedures were different based on trim levels and engine types.”

Classic Collision Expands into Florida Keys

Classic Collision has announced the acquisition of Cooper’s Paint & Body Shop in Key West, Fla.

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Fix Network to Host 2025 Global Conference in Mexico

The conference will take place April 27-May 1, 2025 at the Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort in Mexico.