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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.

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 18:16

Are You as High-Tech as Your Customers?

No one wants to take their car to a body shop. The customer is either mad someone hit their car or embarrassed, thinking the accident was their fault.

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.

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