These were the top five collision repair news stories on Autobody News this week. Scroll through to get caught up, or if you want a second read.

Owners of Ka’anapali Collision in Maui Suffer Tragedy from Devasting Wildfires

Amanda Funkhouser and Jess Unruh lost their home and business, but are determined to rebuild with the support of the collision repair industry.

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CCC Breaks Down Rise in Total Cost of Repairs, Other Trend

Miles driven and average cost are both on the rise, but more in line with pre-pandemic increases.

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top-5-collision-repair-storiesKECO GPR Reduces Cycle Time, Boosts Bottom Line at European Motor Car Works

KECO's Glue Pull Repair system has "a tool for almost every angle and dent," to repair steel- or aluminum-bodied vehicles, as well as EVs.

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Auto Shop Owner, Former Customer Both Die After Exchanging Gunfire

Largo, FL, police said it appears the former customer came to Stout's Automotive to shoot the owner in retaliation for a perceived wrong from 2021.

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Toyota Airbag Control Unit Settlement Reached

The settlement was reached between the automaker and 11 vehicle owners who allege their airbag control units are defective.

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