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Friday, 05 May 2017 20:45

CO Body Shop Customers Claim Cars Are Gone, Parts Are Missing

Written by Sally Mamdooh

Aurora Shop Cars Gone Parts Missing


Clinton Isaac was hoping to get his bumper fixed when he brought it to Montview Auto Body in Aurora, CO, but instead, he says the TV screen inside his car was stolen.

UTI Student Performance Improves
Dan Roman – Collision Student (dark blue shirt), Keith Schieffer - UTI Instructor (maroon shirt), Dr. Claude Toland - Education Director (black shirt) & David Sydnor – Collision Education Manager (light blue shirt)


Juggling a job while obtaining an education poses a stumbling block for many students.

Foster worked on Varley’s 1980 Ford Mustang, “The Gold Car” for the Street Outlaws series.


In Edmond, Oklahoma, Dave Foster recalls growing up in the 1990s during the mini truck era, learning about vehicles while shaving door handles and disassembling trucks.

Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) is proud to welcome Chassis Liner Supply, Purified Air and Quality Finish Services to the GFS Auto and Truck Refinish distribution team.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 21:11

Veteran Falls on Hard Times and Receives New Car

Written by Donald Jordan, KVOA

U.S. Army veteran new car

A U.S. Army veteran will receive some much needed help for his daily commutes.

Monday, 17 April 2017 22:26

Texas Bill Demands Independent Survey of Auto Body Labor Rates

Written by Houston Auto Body Association

The latest version of a Texas House bill would determine the state's prevailing rate through a "transparent and unbiased" third-party labor rate survey.

Monday, 17 April 2017 19:43

Man Posing as Worker Steals From Phoenix Body Shop Owner

Written by Zahid Arab, KPHO/KTVK

Man Robbed Body Shop
Luna agreed to pay the man up to $400 a week for his work. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)


A Phoenix auto shop owner says a homeless man that he put to work took advantage of his goodwill by stealing his tools and a customer’s truck.

Cambridge Automotive Group (CAG), the largest Maaco franchisee in North America, recently opened a new Maaco store in Kingman, Arizona.

A number of bills potentially impacting collision repairers have been introduced in state legislatures throughout the Southwest this year.

Thursday, 13 April 2017 20:22

Towing Company Tied to Shut Down Shop Now Under Investigation

Written by Amy Davis - Reporter/Consumer Expert

A towing company with ties to USA Auto Collision Center--a business on Houston’s south side that was shut down after a Channel 2 investigation last year--is accused of similar bad behavior after drivers lodged some complaints.

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