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Ed Attanasio

Ed Attanasio is an automotive journalist based in San Francisco. Ed enjoys sports of all kinds and is a part time stand-up comedian.

 

He can be reached at era39@aol.com.

If you’ve been in the world of body shops for more than a few years, you likely know the name Toby Chess. He’s the smiling bearded guy who brings gifts to people---and no, he’s not Santa Claus.

Tuesday, 08 September 2020 17:32

Are You Defending Your Good Name Online?

Your reputation online is always important, but during the pandemic it’s more vital than ever.

Since the pandemic began, many body shops have temporarily suspended the practice of giving refurbished vehicles to deserving families, and it makes sense.

At any point, a piece of technology can go from being discretionary to essential, and in many cases, this is what’s happening now with photo estimating within the collision repair industry.

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.

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?

How many bumper covers, fender liners and plastic shields are currently sitting in the middle of the road in this country?

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. 

At Mike’s Auto Body, their motto during this pandemic is “It’s not a slow time…it’s go time!”

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