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USA Today Puts National Spotlight on Advanced Materials in Vehicles

Article informs consumers that their vehicles may have specific requirements when it comes to repairing them.

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In an article titled, “Lighter Cars Add Weight to Repair Costs,” USA Today has put a national spotlight on advanced materials in vehicles, informing consumers about how their cars may have specific requirements when it comes to repairing them.

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The article explains the huge pressure automakers are under to both save weight for gas mileage and meet stricter crash test standards. It also details the various materials coming into play: aluminum, carbon fiber and high-strength steel.

It also quotes well-known collision industry professional Darrell Amberson, vice president of LaMettry’s Collision, a seven-store operation in greater Minneapolis.

“[Having specialized equipment] is something that’s going to differentiate our industry,” he told USA Today.


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