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It seemed like we had just gotten over the decline of the hippie movement, and the rise and fall of disco and a TV actor being president of the U.S.

In 1989, Mark Gibson started painting Peterbilt hoods in his father’s garage - an inauspicious beginning to what would later become one of the premier heavy-duty truck body shops in the country; Diversified Body and Paint Shop located in Denver.

What’s the cost of a comeback?

With an alarming increase of ransomware attacks plaguing the collision repair industry, cybersecurity has become an important topic for shop owners to educate themselves on for the safety of their businesses.

Samantha McCauley, a collision repair refinish instructor at Hammond High School in Hammond, IN, said it can be very challenging to acquire the proper tools and equipment needed in her classroom to properly instruct students.

OEM certification programs are increasingly becoming a major topic of discussion among collision repair facilities across the country.

The “Who Pays for What?” summer survey looked at how often shops research the OEM procedures related to disconnecting and reconnecting batteries.

When I interview shop owners or managers all over North America for various articles, they usually end up asking me the same question.

Some shops have told me Yelp is unfair, unless they’re willing to buy an advertising plan for $300-$500 or more.

AirPro Diagnostic announced on July 12 that it is offering a free scan tool to collision repair facilities.

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