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Mark Battenfield of Battman Collision Repair in Sand Springs, OK, has his hands full these days with never-ending collision repair work. 

Friday, 17 November 2017 21:24

Loophole Allows Damaged Cars to be Sold in Minnesota

Written by Lauren Leamanczyk, KARE 11

Experts say a loophole in Minnesota’s vehicle titling law allows dangerous cars to be sold to unsuspecting buyers.  And with a surge of flooded cars from hurricane-ravaged Florida and Texas about to hit the resale market, the problem could get worse.

Friday, 17 November 2017 18:16

West Michigan Collision Offers Mechanical, Collision Repair

Written by Judy Reed, Cedar Springs Post

If you are looking for an auto shop to fix your car, you might want to check out West Michigan Collision

Thursday, 16 November 2017 23:44

Semi Crashes into Auto Body Repair Shop in Cicero, IL

Written by Lisa Marie Farver, Oak Park Patch

The driver of a semi truck lost control of the vehicle Oct. 15 and crashed into a car repair shop in Cicero, IL. 

Thursday, 16 November 2017 23:34

After Auto Repair Complaint, MN Customer says she was Mocked for Disability

Written by Lauren Leamanczyk, KARE

Claudette Larrieu’s accessible van means freedom for the Eagan, MN, resident.


Wednesday, 15 November 2017 22:37

Greenfield, IN, Firefighter Dies after Auto Body Shop Fire

Written by Brian Bondus,

A Greenfield, IN, firefighter died in the line of duty following a large blaze Nov. 10 near downtown Greenfield.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 20:52

Greaves Body Shop is Open for Business in Gladwin, MI

Written by Staff, Record & Clarion

After many years of servicing local auto body needs, Grimmett’s has changed hands.

Ricky Rosa of Aurora, IL, said he had never even changed his own oil before applying to the auto body program at Waubonsee Community College.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 16:54

Local Wisconsin Dealer Sounds Off on Tesla Bill

Written by Neil Johnson, The Gazette

Tesla seeks a change to state law that would allow it to open its own stores and service centers in Wisconsin, but it could face pushback by some traditional auto dealers.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 19:51

Number of Cars Hitting Deer Rises during Fall in MO

Written by Staff, KMOV St. Louis

Experts say the number of deer vs. car collisions rises in October because it is deer mating season.

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