C.R. (Bob) Bryant is a former combat medic for the U.S. Air Force, a collision repair lifer with a 60-year track record, and a painter with works that have appeared in premier galleries and sell for as much as $20,000.
The collision industry went through many changes during the 1970s.
Most automotive and HD truck shops—mechanical and collision-repair shops—need more technicians.
Automakers are pressing for state laws requiring the use of OEM collision repair procedures as part of their effort to limit the use of alternative parts, a representative of LKQ Corporation told a gathering of non-OEM parts manufacturers and distributors.
My friend Danny Gredinberg at the Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG) recently made available a document that includes links to each automaker’s database of online vehicle owner’s manuals.
Micki Hazz Marketing in Newbury Park, CA, is a company that helps body shops and other companies to flourish in the rapidly changing world of marketing, public relations and advertising.
Auto body associations had been around since the 1940s.
Most people in the auto collision industry agree that the collision industry was born around 1946.
Liability is a hot topic in the collision repair industry. While following OEM procedures and acquiring shop insurance is a must, all policies are not created equal.
The American fleet had grown exponentially by the 1970s.
On July 13, 2018, an Ohio appellate court rejected an auto body shop’s arguments in a $105,462 case where the body shop was convicted for failing to follow OEM procedures during a repair.
When Nick Notte speaks to students across the country who are considering a job in the collision repair industry, he often shares his personal experience.
Collision repairers often ask Scott Wideman, collision program manager at Volkswagen-Audi Group, how to ensure a safe and reliable repair.