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A lot of body shop owners end up being landlords, and sometimes it can be a pain in the you-know-what.

Wednesday, 29 April 2020 17:08

OE Certifications Update 2020---Part 2 of 2

Earlier this month on AutobodyNews.com, we began looking at OE shop certification programs, with three shops participating in several different programs for some time, and two consultants involved with many certified shops, fully familiar with the concept and with a broad view of the industry.

With Driven Brands' purchase of Fix Auto USA and Auto Center Auto Body on April 21, the collision repair industry is experiencing another shift in landscape during a time of accelerating consolidations.

The 2020 Q1 State of Automotive webinar, co-hosted by Facebook Automotive, IHS Markit and Dealers United, addressed how dealerships are handling the impact of COVID-19.

As a result of the economic issues related to COVID-19, many shops are experiencing reduced volume. Industry experts recommend shops take advantage of the downtime by working ON their business, instead of IN their business.

Business ownership always has its ups and downs, but the current economic climate has added loops and twists leaving many folks feeling nauseated.

In mid-April, the Sno-King Chapter of ASA Northwest overcame the challenges of social distancing without sacrificing the service they provide members, by hosting a meeting via Zoom.

Dean Seif, owner of CARSTAR Allstar Collision in Corona, CA, was named the 2019 Citizen of the Year by the CORONA Chamber of Commerce.

Friday, 10 April 2020 20:46

Western Shops Deal with Uncertain Times

Some shops are doing everything they can to return to normalcy, but with so many questions and so few answers, the situation seems to change every day.

Dan Dewater, owner of Hangtown Body Shop and A1 Collision & Bumper Center in Placerville, CA, isn’t afraid to operate a little outside of the box.

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