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Attendees of the March 17 installment of SCRS's webinar series on its multiple employer plan (MEP) for retirement savings learned how to establish a retirement plan at their own shops---and why they should.

American Honda on March 19 announced additional guidelines for proper corrosion protection when repairing Honda and Acura automobiles.

Thursday, 19 March 2020 21:16

Kool Tools: SEMA 2019

Kye Yeung, Amber Alley and I walked the floor of SEMA 2019 to find more Kool Tools. As in the past, we found some interesting and unique tools that can save you and your shop time and money.

Monday, 16 March 2020 19:22

31-Year-Old Compares Body Shop Work to Tech College Courses

Written by Victoria Antonelli

David Cesar, 31, who has been working on cars his whole life, recently enrolled in a collision repair program so he could “learn how to fix everything on a vehicle.”

Friday, 13 March 2020 18:49

23-Year-Old Makes Dream A Reality, Opens Shop in NM After College

Written by Victoria Antonelli

William Sanders, 23, said he loved cars from a very young age and repaired vehicles as a hobby before enrolling at San Juan College in Farmington, NM. In 2017, he graduated from the technical school’s Associate Paint and Autobody program.

Friday, 13 March 2020 18:17

Two-Time Skills USA Competitor Follows in Great-Grandfather’s Footsteps

Written by Victoria Antonelli

Chandler Allison, 19, grew up in Pollard, AR, surrounded by people who worked with their hands and prided themselves on being self-sufficient. His great-grandfather owned a body shop while the rest of his mother’s family raised farm animals and his father’s family grew crops.

New automaker restrictions on vehicle scanning, and deciding on OEM or aftermarket scan tools, were among the topics discussed at the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) held in January in Palm Springs, CA.

John Shoemaker says too often shop estimates “create more questions than answers.”

As the country’s only recruitment firm 100 percent dedicated to the collision repair industry, Motocruit in Pittsburgh, PA, helps body shops all over the U.S. find qualified collision executives, regional and area managers, collision managers, production managers, estimators, body and paint technicians and even detailers/porters. 

The jam-packed aisles at the Las Vegas Convention Center were filled with 23,000 attendees, dealers and suppliers from across the globe at the 2020 National Automobile Dealer Association (NADA) Convention & Expo in Las Vegas, Feb. 14 through Feb. 17.