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Autonomy, the nation’s largest electric vehicle subscription company, on Aug. 9 placed an order for 23,000 electric vehicles with 17 global automakers to expand and diversify its subscription fleet beyond Tesla.

Wednesday, 10 August 2022 13:49

Tesla May Be Texas-Based Now, But It’s Still a Dominating Force in California

Written by Simon Alvarez, Teslarati

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Tesla may be a Texas-based electric vehicle maker today, but its previous home, California, is still one of its strongest markets.

Wednesday, 10 August 2022 11:56

Kia Recalls 258,000 Optimas Following Injury Lawsuit

Written by David A. Wood, CarComplaints.com

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A Kia Optima recall has been announced for 2012-2013 Optimas with right and left headliner plates that may detach when the side curtain airbags deploy.

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There’s an expression I’ve been thinking about in relation to the collision repair industry: “Pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered.”

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The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has provided a few more details about its study beginning in August into the accuracy of the blend time formula commonly used in the industry.

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You thought we would be done with the pandemic by now, but like Al Pacino's character, Michael Corleone, said in The Godfather II, “Just when I thought I was out, they drag me back in!”

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The average price paid for a new vehicle in the U.S. in July topped June's record and kept the average transaction price (ATP) solidly above the $48,000 mark, according to new data released Aug. 10 by Kelley Blue Book, a Cox Automotive brand.

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Hunter Engineering is pleased to announce it has been named the winner in four separate categories of the PTEN 2022 Innovation Awards.

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CARSTAR announced the opening of CARSTAR Auto Boutique Collision, located at 1037 E. 5th Ave., Columbus, OH 43201.

Wednesday, 10 August 2022 08:12

Minnesota Company Aims to Bring Little Electric Cars to City Streets

Written by Kirsti Marohn, MPR News

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Tom Skahen is used to turning heads when he cruises through downtown St. Joseph, MN.

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Tim O’Day, president and CEO of Boyd Group Services, parent company of Gerber Collision & Glass, referred to his company as “one of the better users of alternative parts” in a presentation this spring at the Automotive Body Parts Association annual convention.

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Members of the collision industry gathered at the 11th Annual Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) Gala in Pittsburgh, PA, on July 20 to show their support for Bryan Miller, an Ohio-based technician and painter recovering from severe burns he suffered from an in-shop fire in September 2021.

Tuesday, 09 August 2022 14:25

Biden Signs $280 Billion Chip Funding Bill

Written by Jacob Knutson, AXIOS

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President Joe Biden on Aug. 9 signed a $280 billion package that aims to boost the domestic chip-making industry and scientific research.

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The ongoing discussion about auto body shop data privacy at the quarterly Collision Industry Conference (CIC) meetings took a new turn this summer when an association leader described what a data aggregator company had recently offered to sell to his organization.

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In the summer of 2019, Southeastern Community College (SCC) in West Burlington, IA, hired Dr. Ashlee Spannagel as its new dean of career and technical education (CTE) and workforce development.

Tuesday, 09 August 2022 11:10

Catalytic Converter Thieves Busted in Texas

Written by Steven Symes, Motorious

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A new report out of southeastern Texas detailed how a theft ring was able to steal a dizzying number of catalytic converters before law enforcement put an end to the crime spree.

Tuesday, 09 August 2022 10:52

Senate Bill Makes 70% of EVs Ineligible for Tax Credit: Carmakers

Written by Dan Mihalascu, InsideEVs

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Most electric vehicle models on sale today in the U.S. would be ineligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit under the new climate bill that recently passed in the Senate, a group of automakers claimed.

Tuesday, 09 August 2022 10:31

AASP-Missouri Members Vote to Merge with Midwest Auto Care Alliance

Written by Abigail Andrews

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The members of AASP-MO (Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Missouri), in a unanimous vote, elected to merge with the Midwest Auto Care Alliance (MWACA).

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When Crash Champions announced it was acquiring Mike’s Auto Body (MAB) in June, many people throughout the Bay Area thought about MAB’s nationally acclaimed Benevolence Program.

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As 2021 drew to an end, 3M was looking toward the future---specifically the collision repair industry’s future---as it donated $889,719.50 in products and supplies to 300 schools around the country, through the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF).

Tuesday, 09 August 2022 08:49

Fix Auto Beverly Hills Opens in California

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Fix Auto USA, an industry-leading collision repair network, announced the opening of Fix Auto Beverly Hills, located at 2640 La Cienega Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034.

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Only three of seven midsize cars tested earn good or acceptable ratings in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s updated side crash test.

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The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) applauded the racing community’s repairs to the Salduro Loop dike as part of joint efforts to restore the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Monday, 08 August 2022 14:52

National Gas Prices Drop to $4 Per Gallon

Written by Casey Harper, The Center Square

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After hitting a record national average of $5 per gallon in June, gas prices have settled back to about $4 per gallon of regular gas.

Monday, 08 August 2022 14:44

Buttigieg Says EVs Are 'Best' Solution to High Gas Prices, But Are They Affordable?

Written by Tom Gantert and Brett Rowland, The Center Square

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Republicans are attacking U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg for comments he made about electric vehicles on an MSNBC talk show.

Monday, 08 August 2022 13:57

California DMV Accuses Tesla of False Advertising for Autopilot, FSD

Written by Steven Loveday, InsideEVs

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According to the California DMV, Tesla has falsely advertised its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD) features on its website.

Monday, 08 August 2022 13:49

'The Disneyland Effect': The Real Reason the U.S. Supply Chain is Still Overloaded

Written by Dani Romero, Yahoo Finance

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As peak shipping season kicks off, America’s busiest ports are once again experiencing congestion and container vessels waiting off U.S. coastlines.

Monday, 08 August 2022 13:42

Audi, VW Vehicles Recalled Over Exploding Airbags

Written by David A. Wood, CarComplaints.com

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Exploding Audi and Volkswagen passenger airbags have caused a recall of more than 1,200 of these vehicles.

Monday, 08 August 2022 12:08

Women Techs---Solving the Tech Shortage

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TechForce Foundation, the only nonprofit committed exclusively to career exploration and workforce development for technician professionals across all transportation industry sectors, on Aug. 8 released a critical new whitepaper addressing the role that women techs can play in solving the ongoing technician workforce shortage. 

Monday, 08 August 2022 11:21

What the Inflation Reduction Act Means for EVs

Written by Johnna Crider, Teslarati

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On Aug. 7, the U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes changes to the $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit.

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Staying up to date with the latest resources and information while also taking the time out to interact with peers can be key in staying successful in today’s collision repair world.

Monday, 08 August 2022 09:17

Build Your Collision Repair Business with a Buyer in Mind

Written by Cole Strandberg

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Most entrepreneurs start a business based on one or two of many potential reasons---it could be to exploit a unique skillset or access to talent, pursue a passion or simply meet a need otherwise not being met in the marketplace.

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1Collision proudly announced the addition of Car Center’s four locations in Michigan. 

Friday, 05 August 2022 14:00

Lordstown Reaffirms Endurance Pickup Production for Q3

Written by Joey Klender, Teslarati

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Lordstown Motors reaffirmed its plans to start production of the Endurance all-electric pickup during the third quarter of 2022, while reporting its earnings for Q2 in early August.

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Industry statistics show nearly 50% of the North American car parc will be Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)-equipped by 2025. By 2030, the percentage of ADAS-equipped vehicles will be more than 75%.

Friday, 05 August 2022 11:06

Tesla Cybertruck Prices, Specs to Change

Written by Maria Merano, Teslarati

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk admitted at the 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders that Cybertruck prices will change.

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That was quick---lightning quick.

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EVgo Inc. and the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) on Aug. 4 announced the opening of the first EVgo public fast charging station at milepost 21.3 on the Atlantic City Expressway.

 

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Most OEMs state that you need to disconnect a battery before welding, and even sometimes before you disconnect electrical components.

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The I-CAR® Board of Directors on Aug. 5 announced the election of Paul Krauss, executive vice president of Caliber Collision Centers, to serve a three-year term filling the board’s open large MSO collision repair seat.

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CCC Intelligent Solutions Holdings Inc., a leading SaaS platform for the P&C insurance economy, on Aug. 4 announced its financial results for the three months ended June 30 and raised revenue and adjusted EBITDA guidance for fiscal year 2022.

Thursday, 04 August 2022 13:55

Automakers Suggest Changes to Potential U.S. EV Tax Credit

Written by Steven Loveday, InsideEVs

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It seems every time politicians put their heads together to come up with a new electric vehicle tax credit, there are unhappy automakers.

Thursday, 04 August 2022 13:48

General Motors Announces Layoffs at Bedford Casting Operations

Written by Carol Johnson, The Times-Mail

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General Motors Bedford Casting Operations in Indiana informed employees Aug. 2 that 35 seniority, represented employees will be laid off.

Thursday, 04 August 2022 13:42

Lucid Cuts Production Goals by 50% Once Again

Written by Joey Klender, Teslarati

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Lucid Group cut its 2022 production outlook to between 6,000 and 7,000 vehicles after citing “extraordinary supply chain and logistics challenges.”

Thursday, 04 August 2022 13:35

Carmakers Start to See Weaker Demand Amid Inflation Squeeze

Written by Victoria Waldersee, Reuters

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Carmakers are reporting lower demand in Europe and North America amid what analysts say is growing evidence that consumers are balking at higher prices and keeping their cash for necessities.

Thursday, 04 August 2022 13:26

Auto Dealer Shot Dead While Repossessing Loaner Jeep

Written by Steven Symes, Motorious

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A car theft led to the death of a car dealership owner in Arlington, TX, after he tried to repossess a loaner Jeep Grand Cherokee from a customer.

Thursday, 04 August 2022 13:10

Recall: Mercedes Vehicles at Risk of Fires from Short Circuits

Written by David A. Wood, CarComplaints.com

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Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 27,300 vehicles with transmission wiring harnesses that may be misrouted which can expose the electrical connectors to corrosion, causing an electrical short-circuit.

Thursday, 04 August 2022 11:45

Registration for 2022 MSO Symposium Now Open

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The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the MSO Symposium advisory board announced the 11th annual MSO Symposium will be held Oct. 31, the Monday before SEMA/AAPEX, in Las Vegas.

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Jacob Pevia hears about it when he visits auto collision and repair shops of all sizes in Texas: more workers are needed.

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The Collision Repair Education Foundation’s (CREF) 20th Annual Golf Fundraiser, co-hosted by PPG Automotive Finishes, was a roaring success.

Thursday, 04 August 2022 09:49

On The Lighter Side: How About A Smaller Tesla Cybertruck Built On Model Y Platform?

Written by Steven Loveday, InsideEVs

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Tesla could potentially bring it to market quickly while people wait for the much larger Cybertruck to go into production.

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With the growing need for collision repair technicians to understand the mechanical components of vehicles, Repairify is taking steps to equip them with the skills they need to repair vehicles properly.

Wednesday, 03 August 2022 15:23

TikTok’s Latest ‘Kia Challenge’ Encourages Users to Steal Cars

Written by Brad Anderson, CarScoops

 

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A viral challenge across TikTok and YouTube has led to a spike in thefts of Kia and Hyundai models throughout the U.S.

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The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) announced its next CIECAST webinar is scheduled for 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET Aug. 25, “Autonomous Vehicles: Fact vs. Fiction.”

Wednesday, 03 August 2022 12:55

Burlington, VT, Auto Body Shop Does $500 Gift Card Giveaway for Repairs

Written by Hailey Morgan, WCAX News

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With high inflation and gas prices, spending money on a car can seem like a huge expense. But one Burlington, VT, auto shop found a way to help people in need.

Wednesday, 03 August 2022 12:32

Chevrolet Bolt Owners Must Waive Right to Sue GM to Get Cash Rebates

Written by Dan Mihalascu, InsideEVs

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In July, General Motors revealed plans to compensate customers who paid more for the Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV this year before the $6,000 price cut was introduced. 

Wednesday, 03 August 2022 12:11

Two Prineville, OR, Repair Businesses Rebranded

Written by Ramona McCallister, Central Oregonian

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Two significant and correlated businesses in Prineville, OR, have recently changed ownership.

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Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) on Aug. 3 announced the launch of Mercedes-EQ Experience, an immersive training program for dealership and corporate employees to both deepen knowledge of electric vehicles and create unprecedented pride for Mercedes-EQ, the new sub-brand of electric vehicles.

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