Budget issues have prompted many school districts to cut their shop classes.

Yorktown Auto Body in Yorktown Heights, NY, gave away five cars to individuals in need on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Sunday, Oct. 13 marks day 28 of the UAW strike against General Motors and the economic effect keeps trickling down.

Californian Tesla Models X and S owners are rejoicing at their choice of cars right now.

The Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) is thrilled to announce its 10th Annual Gala event which will be held in Palm Springs, CA, on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. local time.

A Maywood, NE, native is using skills he learned through the Auto Body Technology program at North Platte Community College to turn a hobby into a profession.

From the dawn of the automotive age up until around the early 1970s, a windshield’s job was simple - keep rain and snow away from the car’s occupants.

Monday, 14 October 2019 13:18

On the Lighter Side: Ninety-Year-Old Bentley ‘Blower’ Will Be Sold Again in Limited Series

Written by Chris Bruce, motor1.com

What's old is new again at Bentley because the brand is putting the 1929 4½-litre Blower back into production.

The red Jeep Grand Cherokee that the whole internet followed as Hurricane Dorian tried to drag it into the ocean will dry dock at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Oct. 17-19 Pennzoil AutoFair in Concord, NC.

Friday, 11 October 2019 19:17

Street Outlaws: Chuck vs. Jerry Bird


As round two begins at New England Dragway, the racers from NOLA prove they mean business.

Friday, 11 October 2019 17:18

Revamped ARNE 2019 Exceeds High Expectations

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On Sept. 26-28, the 2019 Automotive Recyclers Northeast Education and Exposition (ARNE) took place at the Albany Capital Center in Albany, NY.

The UAW strike against General Motors (GM) is dangerously close to being a month old.

Tensions are rising in up to 34 counties in California as residents begin feeling the effects of Pacific Gas and Electric Co’s (PG&E) decision to cut power to around 800,000 customers as a way to avoid potential wildfires in the area.

About 49,000 General Motors (GM) workers were still on strike on Tuesday, Oct. 8, and negotiations were reportedly at a standstill.

Friday, 11 October 2019 15:01

Constantino Uliano Joins Spanesi Americas

Spanesi Americas, a leader in body shop technology, has announced the addition of Constantino Uliano, Area Manager – Canada, to the Spanesi Americas team in order to meet the increasing demands for customer sales, support and training in the Canada marketplace.

Accudraft is proud to announce its participation in the Ford Rotunda Dealer Equipment Program as an official approved supplier.

Team PRP, the nation’s largest group of independent top-quality automotive recyclers, is very pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Gold Standard Suspension Parts.

CARSTAR continues to expand across North America, and achieves a significant accomplishment by opening its 700th location with CARSTAR Montrose, located 2604 Honolulu Ave. Montrose, CA, 91020.

Our industry is using technology like never before to reimagine the consumer claim and repair experience.

George Lesniak, Autel’s director of sales and training, said one of the biggest challenges for shops working to follow OEM collision repair procedures – in particular, the steps necessary for calibration of advanced driver assistance systems (ASAS) – is the variation among automakers.

It appears that Tesla’s highly-anticipated Pickup Truck is still poised to be unveiled sometime this coming November.

Collision repair businesses of all sizes have a potential talent pool of new employees, including those concluding their service in the U.S. military, according to a speaker at this past summer’s Collision Industry Conference in Indianapolis.

The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) announced the opening of a collision repair center in Gonzales, LA.

Michigan automobile owners are eagerly anticipating next summer’s promised relief from the nation’s highest car insurance rates.

Many collision repairers are familiar with the process improvement methodologies such as Lean, Theory of Constraints and Six Sigma.

I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, has announced that Walt Rundell, an instructor at Ranken Technical College in St. Louis, will receive the 2019 I-CAR Platinum/Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year award.

CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) announced that a new customer engagement milestone was reached through its CCC ONE Platform.

Chicago Autohaus finished a complete revamp.

Flagstaff Nissan Subaru announced that its third annual Trunk-Or-Treat event will be held at both of its dealership locations: Flagstaff Nissan at 4960 E. Marketplace Drive and Flagstaff Subaru at 4910 E. Marketplace in Flagstaff, AZ.

Wednesday, 09 October 2019 16:19

Geico RICO FL Lawsuit Could See a New Timeline

The ongoing lawsuit between Geico Insurance Co. (Geico) and Shazam Auto Glass, LLC, (Shazam) and its owner, Sean Martineau has newly proposed court dates following requests for additional time.

There is never a boring day at Thurston’s Plus Auto Body and Automotive, located in Emporia, KS.

Many of us have been on diets over the years.

The user experience of Tesla’s electric cars is centered mostly on the vehicles’ large, high-resolution displays.

Each year, I apply various presentation themes, and this year, I based my theme on something Wayne Gretzky, the legendary hockey player, once said.

On Friday, Sept. 27, the St. Louis I-CAR Committee hosted its 2019 Automotive and Collision Job Fair at the World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, IL.

It’s that special moment when the customer comes to pick up their vehicle and smiles from ear-to-ear.

The Auto Body Association of Texas (ABAT) hosted its 5th Annual Texas Auto Body Trade Show at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sept. 20 and 21.

Fire investigators are trying to pinpoint what caused a vacant building to go up in flames on Sunday, Oct. 6.

The Clare-Gladwin Career & Technical Education’s Automotive Technology program is taking a quantum leap forward this year.

Kids at a local high school will be able to get hands-on experience thanks to a local business.

All Star Auto Lights, the leading distributor of replacement automotive headlights, announced it is being acquired by Atlantic Street Capital, a private equity firm targeting entrepreneurial businesses poised for the next level of growth.

AAPEX 2019 Mobility Garage: Products and Training for Tomorrow will feature hands-on training and demos to prepare technicians and shop owners for the next generation of electric cars and alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs).

The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) and Spanesi are collaborating to offer the largest SEMA Show booth drawing the association has ever offered from the SCRS booth.

Painters Supply & Equipment Co. (PSE) announced it has completed the acquisition of D&S Color Supply (D&S).

Repairify, Inc., a leading cloud-based automotive technology and diagnostic services provider, announced the appointment of Teresa Covington as its chief financial officer.

Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection is marketed as safety technology, but research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found the systems didn't do much at all.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated that Tesla owners whose vehicles received the V10 software update utilized Smart Summon over 550,000 times within the first few days of the new feature’s release.

The Boyd Group Inc. announced the acquisition of two collision repair centers in the Seattle/Tacoma, WA, area.

Monday, 07 October 2019 15:15

Sovereign Joins CIECA

Sovereign recently joined CIECA as a corporate member.

Shamaley Collision Center of El Paso, Texas, has been officially certified by Assured Performance, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training and facilities necessary to repair the participating automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer's specifications.

 

A decade strong, Ram Truck is celebrating the ten-year anniversary of becoming a stand-alone brand with the launch of the "Power of Innovation," a multimedia campaign that showcases the brand's decade-long and ongoing commitment to building the industry's most innovative and award-winning trucks.

Danny Amaral appeared resolute as he stood talking with The Newtown Bee in the mostly empty showroom of his family’s sold automotive facility on South Main Street in Newtown, CT.

Neighbors, proud car owners, car enthusiasts, students and staff came together to support local career and technical education students during the Seventh Annual Car Show held at the Technical College High School (TCHS) Pickering Campus in Chester County, PA.

Brown Collision Center in Albemarle County, VA, is donating $40,000 to Service Dogs of Virginia.

A Florida District Court judge ruled to partially approve and partially dismiss certain aspects of a previously filed motion to dismiss in the Allstate v. Auto Glass America, LLC (AGA) and its owner, Charles Isaly lawsuit.

Monday, 07 October 2019 13:33

On the Lighter Side: Seven of Henry Ford's Most Impactful Inventions

Written by Trevor English, Interesting Engineering

Henry Ford is one of the most prominent inventors and innovators in American history and one of the greats in the automotive industry.

Mercury Insurance Co. has agreed to pay more than $41 million to end a two-decade-long battle with the California Department of Insurance battle over the Los Angeles-based carrier improperly tacking fees onto auto insurance policies and over false advertising claims.

 

Pro Spot's promotion is the first of its kind in the Collision Repair Industry. Pro Spot is offering their loyal customers who currently have the ever popular i4 spot welder, a Trade-In credit to use toward the purchase of a brand new i4s Smart Spot Welder, the most advanced and productive spot welder in the collision industry.

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