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The Best Body Shops' Tips

Just over 60 years ago, Jack Taylor founded Enterprise Rent-A-Car in St. Louis, Missouri.

Keith Manich of the Automotive Training Institute (ATI) said collision repairers tell him on a regular basis that they often hear the word “no” when asking to be paid for required procedures associated with the repair plan, and that they “feel intimidated.”

By implementing the blueprinting process, collision repairers are finding that hidden damage can often be uncovered before the vehicle is repaired. 

When Mike Davidson started his first day on the job at a car dealership in Arkansas, the business owner asked him to stand aside and watch him fully detail a GMC S15 pickup truck. 

When John Shoemaker asks collision repair shops across the country about their financial goals, he is often told, “I’m going to increase company sales 10 percent.” 

One of the many important steps in the claims handling process, according to Mike Cassata, owner of Hammer Insights, is proper photo and file documentation. 

Estimating is often said to be one of the most important components of running a successful body shop.

More than 20 years ago, auto body shops routinely ordered individual paint colors from a paint distributor to repair vehicles.

From compensation and benefits to training and recruitment, Autobody News has everything you need to know about beginning a career in collision repair.

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Purchasing new equipment can be an exciting yet daunting task for a body shop. There are many options available and it often feels overwhelming and confusing.

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