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I’ve had the good fortune recently to spend some time recently working with Nissan/Infiniti as they prepare some new hands-on training they are developing, and it gave me a chance to spend some time scanning and learning about calibrations on their newest vehicles.

Friday, 30 October 2020 18:09

Financial Incompetence is No Excuse!

Written by Dave Luehr

Struggling businesspeople can often be heard reciting all the reasons they aren’t making enough money.

With 2020 quickly coming to an end, collision repair shop owners should start thinking about their marketing plans for next year.

If you own a collision repair business, you will eventually have to ask: “Is it time to sell?”

Autobody News recently talked with Pete Tagliapietra, founder and president of NuGen IT, about the company’s acquisition by OEConnection (OEC) in July and what it means for the collision repair industry.

Friday, 09 October 2020 21:28

Your Online Presence

In last month’s article I discussed how, due to the COVID pandemic and having limited mobility, more people were conducting more business online.

After a several-month halt to in-person training because of the pandemic, I-CAR is back to offering in-shop training and welding certification in all but a couple of states, and conducted about 400 such events per month across the country this summer, according to CEO John Van Alstyne.

You can put your gambling money back in your pocket and take a deep breath because you won’t have to rush around trying to find hotel rooms and flights again this year.

I wanted to use my column this month to share with you a conversation I had recently with Jake Rodenroth of asTech.

Up until recently, it was common practice for technicians to plug in a dongle to the OBDII---onboard diagnostics---port to diagnose a vehicle.