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John Yoswick

John YoswickJohn Yoswick is a freelance automotive writer based in Portland, Oregon, who has been writing about the collision industry since 1988. He is the editor of the weekly CRASH Network (for a free 4-week trial subscription, visit www.CrashNetwork.com).


He can be contacted at john@crashnetwork.com 

The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be felt worldwide, and that has law enforcement bracing for almost inevitable uptick in crime, including illegal business activity.

New automaker restrictions on vehicle scanning, and deciding on OEM or aftermarket scan tools, were among the topics discussed at the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) held in January in Palm Springs, CA.

John Shoemaker says too often shop estimates “create more questions than answers.”

With estimating system companies reporting that less than half of all appraisals include a line item for vehicle scanning, and with industry surveys showing less than half of shops report researching OEM repair procedures “most” or “all of the time,” there has been discussion at some industry events about why the industry hasn’t more broadly adopted these important steps.

Bob Redding serves as the industry’s eyes, ears and voice in Washington, D.C.

Body shop associations and automakers increased efforts this year to get state legislation that would mandate the use of OEM repair procedures for collision repair claims.

 20 Years Ago in the Collision Repair Industry (November 1998)

 

PPG has done a comprehensive study of over 2,000 collision repair facilities. Here is a snapshot of some of the statistics:

20 Years Ago in the Collision Repair Industry (October 1998)

 

Jack Gillis of CAPA perhaps best summed up a demonstration of non-OEM parts at the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) in October when he said, “Not one of our better days.”

20 Years Ago in the Collision Repair Industry (January 1998)

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20 Years Ago in the Collision Repair Industry (December 1997)

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