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Monday, 18 September 2017 21:13

CARSTAR Autopro Collision Chandler, AZ, Opens

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of CARSTAR Autopro Collision Chandler in Chandler, AZ.  The CARSTAR location is owned by Lynda Riecks, and her husband Ron serves as the CFO.

Monday, 18 September 2017 17:02

Hot Rod Captivates Students at Aims Community College in CO

Written by James Redmond, Greeley Tribune

The hot rod's bright, red paint job caught Abel Flores' eye.

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Monday, 18 September 2017 16:01

Buyer Beware: Hurricane-Flooded Vehicles May Soon Hit Arizona Market

Written by Carol Ann Alaimo, Arizona Daily Star

Up to a million vehicles submerged by the recent hurricane in Houston are expected to be totaled by insurers. Tom Epperson is determined to keep them off his used car lot in Tucson, AZ.

Friday, 15 September 2017 15:35

A Half-Million Flooded Cars and Trucks Could be Scrapped after Hurricane Harvey

Written by Justin Kavanagh, Car History Check Experts, MyVehicle.ie

Car dealers stateside are expecting a huge surge in business once Houston gets back on its feet.

Just one year ago, Pamela Weese joined ReCARnation Total Automotive Solutions as the company’s COO. With extensive experience in organizational management and business development, Weese was named CEO this past April. 

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 16:44

Flooded Cars Already Being Put Up for Sale

Written by Joel Eisenbaum, Click 2 Houston

Flooded cars are already starting to trickle off dealer lots, and that trickle could become a stream in the coming weeks, according to a local vehicle inspection company.

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of CARSTAR Color Build Collision Center at 410 S. Kirby St., Garland, TX 75042.  

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of CARSTAR Campbell’s Auto Body at 451 N. Burleson Blvd., Burleson, TX 76028.  

Pep Boys, a wholly owned subsidiary of Icahn Automotive Group LLC, recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Advanced Auto Service & Tire Centers in Phoenix, AZ. 

Cambridge Automotive Group (CAG) has acquired two existing Maaco locations surrounding Houston, TX.

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