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Gary Ledoux

As the 1980s dawned, the collision repair industry began to see some profound changes, and some shops tried their darndest to keep things the same as they had always been.

Monday, 02 November 2020 19:00

Body Crafters: A COVID-19 Experience

It’s tough enough, even in the best of times, to buy a second shop that needs updating.

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.

Friday, 04 September 2020 20:39

Is Your Shop Ready for A Riot?

We have all heard about the rioting going on across the country. For months, at least a dozen cities have experienced businesses being burned, looted and extensively damaged.

For many months prior to March, the collision repair industry had been preoccupied with ADAS systems and autonomous cars and trucks and their effect on the collision repair business.

Thursday, 06 August 2020 23:01

In Reverse: The Advent of the Computer Age

In January 1980, BYTE Magazine announced in an editorial "the era of off-the-shelf personal computers has arrived."

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.

OE collision shop certification has been top-of-mind for the industry for the last 10 years or more.

American Honda on March 19 announced additional guidelines for proper corrosion protection when repairing Honda and Acura automobiles.

Monday, 02 March 2020 23:35

ADAS for Off-Roaders

Recently, I purchased a 2020 Jeep Wrangler 4WD, and it came with, among other things, an epiphany---at no additional charge, mind you. 

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