When industry veteran Erick Bickett was growing up, he aspired to be an airline pilot like his dad. He realized that a 9-to-5 job wasn’t for him.
Collision repairers around the country aren’t sitting still as business conditions continued to evolve as summer began.
A friend of mine who owns a body shop always swore marketing and advertising were a waste of time and money, but now he’s singing the blues.
Although the tough times shops are experiencing in some markets aren’t over, the summer has brought some sunnier trends for the industry.
When reports were first coming from China in early January regarding the coronavirus, Dave Gunderson, vice president of 3M’s Automotive Aftermarket Division (AAD), said the company saw the writing on the wall.
Some people love to donate to their favorite causes and support charities and nonprofit organizations they believe in. But, what would you do if someone needed a kidney?
Parts consistently make up 40% of total repair order dollars, so it’s well worth it for shop owners to pay careful attention to the role parts play within their business.
From the time Dean Fisher was very young, he was a car enthusiast.
The Wisconsin Auto Collision Technicians Association Ltd (WACTAL) is pleased to welcome new Executive Director Deb Brunett.
When the coronavirus restrictions were first put into place, the Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) recognized the challenges being faced by the industry.
Ed Attanasio started our "Day Job/Night Job" column here at Autobody News in 2017, writing stories about people in the collision repair industry who have amazing sidelines and second careers as musicians, artists, authors, performers---even a technician with a world-class Frisbee dog.
As part of WD-40 Company’s ongoing effort to create homes for deserving individuals and families, WD-40® Brand donated 50 cents to Habitat for Humanity® for every 12 oz. can of WD-40® Smart Straw® sold at participating Lowe’s Home Improvement stores through April.
Bryan Kim’s collision and mechanical repair business, like many others, was struggling this spring as the COVID-19 virus and economic shutdown hit the Catonsville, MD, area.