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A recent survey of global senior automotive executives by accounting and consulting firm KPMG reveals conservative expectations for the industry’s growth in 2009.

Thursday, 15 January 2009 16:55

Corvette Owners Quick to Customize

Chevrolet’s Corvette has been a perennial favorite among gearheads for more than half a century. From classic models to modern editions, enthusiasts continue to search for the latest high-performance and restyling products for this iconic sports car.

Congress is busy developing a stimulus plan to address the serious concerns with the American economy.  One provision under consideration would provide car owners’ federal funds if they trade-in their older vehicles for vouchers to obtain newer, more fuel efficient vehicles. The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) continues to urge the U.S. Congress to address deficiencies in vehicle retirement programs that could adversely affect American consumers’ pocketbooks and limit their motor vehicle choices.  ARA opposes any vehicle retirement legislation that restricts the sale of high quality, low cost “green” recycled auto parts.

In today’s critical market, shop owners need all the help they can get from innovative products and services. There must be at least a thousand people out there in their Dockers and their Company cars calling on American body shops. If you’re one of them, here are a few ideas your prospect is either too busy or too polite to tell you:

Wednesday, 31 December 2008 13:22

"CCC goes back on Commitment," says DTF

The Database Task Force (DTF), comprised of representatives from AASP, ASA and SCRS, recently completed a multi-year effort involving discussions, data gathering and arguments, in an effort to convince CCC that their estimating system bumper refinish prompt was in direct conflict with paint manufacturer approved refinish procedures.