Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Alaska and Wyoming
Join TV host and NASCAR champion crew chief Ray Evernham at SEMA as he unveils his latest restoration project: the 1958 Impala from the iconic move American Graffiti.
We’ve all heard the phrase, “too little, too late.” But in the case of the recently revised proposed regulations for labor rate surveys from the California Department of Insurance (CDI), and the apparent pressure to get the regulations implemented quickly, this could end up as a case of “too much, too soon.”
California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1046 into law on September 28, expanding a four-county pilot program that requires ignition interlocks for all drunk drivers.
DAA Auto Body Center in Spokane, WA has been officially Certified by Assured Performance, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training, and facilities necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
During the week of September 12, Simmons Hanly Conroy, one of the nation's largest law firms focused on consumer protection and mass tort actions, filed a class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Ford Motor Company, alleging that large glass panoramic sunroofs on some Ford vehicles have spontaneously shattered.
Kee's Auto Body. Photo credit: Central San
CONCORD, CA – Four local businesses, including Kee's Auto Body of Concord, are being honored as shining examples of environmental stewardship within the community.
Industrial Finishes & Systems, Inc. has expanded its distribution of BASF Automotive Refinish paint brands Glasurit®, R-M® and Limco® to Northern California.
On September 20, The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced that they welcomed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) release of the Federal Automated Vehicle Policy.
KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – Authorities are investigating the cause of an early morning fire that destroyed a Kelseyville auto shop.
This is one of those times when folks really stepped up to help someone in need.
Maylan Newton riding his motorcycle.
Speaker Maylan Newton began his presentation with a personal story about how one moment changed his life, and how shop owners can prepare for when illness, accidents, injuries, family issues, or even death strikes.
For the seventh consecutive year, BASF Automotive Refinish is a Masters + OEM Level Sponsor of the Repairer Driven Education (RDE) Series at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) conference.
Painter Arthur Andrade sprays Valspar Refinish Low VOC at Monte’s Auto Body in Lompoc, CA. The product is ideal for their location along the California Central Coast.
It’s a story we hear often: shops that are located in close proximity to bodies of water, whether it’s a river, a lake, or the ocean itself, are using a waterborne system, but they just can’t seem to get it to cooperate, especially during hot and humid summer days. In areas like California where Low VOC is mandated, this can be a serious issue, especially during particular times of the year.
A small, dilapidated plane once used to train Navy pilots during the Vietnam War era was moved by flatbed truck Wednesday from Naval Base Point Mugu to the Camarillo Airport, where it will get a new lease on life as a teaching tool for high school students.