A Tesla Model 3 driver who crashed into a parked police vehicle and then hit a disabled car says he was checking on his dog in the rear seat when the crash occurred.

Albert Davis and his brothers own and operate Davis Brothers Auto Parts in Rosenberg, Texas, but his daughter can show him a thing or two about fixing cars.

A Ford "death wobble" lawsuit alleges the automaker concealed and omitted information about suspension problems in 2005-2019 Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks.

Monday, 09 December 2019 16:48

On the Lighter Side: Jaw-Dropping Custom Big Rig Took Seven Years and $7 Million to Build

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Video of a remarkable-looking custom semi-truck recently went viral on several trucking social media pages.

Monday, 09 December 2019 16:14

New Calibration-Only Shop Sees Success

The Calibration Station is open and has already gotten positive feedback, as its primary focus is on recalibrations.

Darlington County, SC, deputies are investigating multiple thefts from an area body shop.

A bill that aims to “[make] it an unfair insurance practice for an insurance company, agent, or adjuster to knowingly fail to pay a claim to the claimant or repairer to the extent the claimant’s vehicle is repaired in conformance with applicable manufacturer’s procedures” has been pre-filed in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

Friday, 06 December 2019 16:53

GM, LG Chem to Build Ohio Battery Plant

General Motors (GM) and LG Chem announced plans to mass-produce battery cells for future battery-electric vehicles.

Friday, 06 December 2019 16:23

GM CCA Grows My GM Partner Perks

General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales announced milestone growth, as well as a new enhancement to my GM Partner Perks.

Texas State Technical College's Auto Collision and Management Technology program celebrated the end of the fall semester at its barbecue on Thursday, Dec. 5.

Thursday, 05 December 2019 21:59

Axalta Innovates From a R&D Center in PA

Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, celebrated the one-year anniversary of delivering new technologies to its customers around the world from its Global Innovation Center, the world's largest research and development (R&D) center dedicated to coatings and color located in Philadelphia's historic Navy Yard.

The Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition announced that it has turned in 102,000 signatures to ensure an initiative petition to enact a much-needed update to the Commonwealth's Right to Repair law reaches the 2020 ballot.

A development that an expert on the topic discussed during Used Car Week 2019 arrived on Wednesday, Dec. 4, involving older models that might be in your inventory or run sheet.

CarNow senior vice president of product and business development Aaron Baldwin said Northwood University, located in Midland, MI, is “best in class in producing talented automotive leaders.” Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education.

CARSTAR, North America’s leading provider of premier collision repairs, is celebrating a North American milestone of raising over $4 million for cystic fibrosis research, care and advocacy.

In a recent podcast discussion Elon Musk had with AI expert Lex Fridman about artificial intelligence, consciousness, and Musk’s brain-computer interface company Neuralink, an interesting question arose about Tesla’s role as an educator in that realm.

A batch of students who attended the first-ever Tesla START program at the Electric Vehicle Training Center in Miami Dade College’s (MDC) West Campus graduated.

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida has set a date of March 20, 2020, for mediation in the ongoing Allstate vs. Auto Glass America Suit.

Sun Prairie, WI, resident Richard Schierloh lives a full life at 87.

The Boyd Group Inc. announced the acquisition of a collision repair center in Tacoma, WA.

During a recent VeriFacts Guild 21 webinar, industry veteran James Spears talked about the future of the collision repair industry.

Wednesday, 04 December 2019 23:20

IAA Renews Commitment to CIECA Standards

IAA renewed its commitment to CIECA and the CIECA standards.

During a ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Subaru of Indiana Automotive, 14 Indiana nonprofit organizations from 12 counties were awarded capital grants totaling $110,108.22 by the SIA Foundation.

Wednesday, 04 December 2019 19:39

GM to Lay Off 800 Workers at Detroit-Hamtramck

General Motors (GM) will lay off 814 hourly and salaried workers at its Detroit-Hamtramck, MI, Assembly Plant starting Feb. 28.

Collision Industry Conference (CIC) committees in Las Vegas in November tackled topics ranging from better welding practices to OEM procedures and new ways of documenting increasingly detailed vehicle test drives.

Fear not, ladies—the Behind the Gun paint suit is made just for you and is finally here!

See below for a list of regional automotive association events coming up in January.

Wednesday, 04 December 2019 15:22

UV Symach Technology is Born

Symach has developed a new UVA-LEDtronic technology for drying and curing UV coating products.

Lucid Motors, together with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, the Arizona Commerce Authority, and local officials, celebrate the start of construction of its electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, AZ.

Rim Country, AZ, residents have a new option for auto body repair, paint, windshield replacement and more.

On Nov. 9, ASA-FL hosted its inaugural Florida Foundations Training and Trade Expo at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, FL.

If you're trapped in a vehicle that's quickly filling up with water, breaking a window to escape might be much tougher than you think.

Dave Luehr’s Elite Body Shop Solutions announces the next installment in the FREE Elite Webinar Series.

There are an increasing number of vehicles on the road today with Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS).

It wasn’t long ago when businesses looking for new employees put an ad in the newspaper hoping for a response.

Tuesday, 03 December 2019 16:20

Fix Auto USA Welcomes Three New Team Members

Fix Auto USA is pleased to welcome three new associates—Ryan Ness, Mary Ellen Ortiz, and Ana Itzel Velasco—to its team of highly respected and forward-thinking individuals.

Ray’s CARSTAR Auto Body, located at 137 Terryville Road, Bristol, CT, is proud to celebrate 30th year of business.

Collision repair facilities today demand that technicians are well-trained and know how to repair sophisticated automobiles using modern techniques.

I often talk about the need to look ahead, but in recent weeks, I found myself reflecting.

Monday, 02 December 2019 22:23

In Reverse: The 1980s – The Advent of the Unibody

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The 1970s were quickly fading into the rear-view mirror and the 1980s were approaching with alarming speed.

Industrial Finishes & Systems Inc., a leading distributor of automotive paint, equipment and supplies, has announced that it has taken an equity partnership in US Autocure.

Monday, 02 December 2019 21:18

NORTHEAST 2020 Pre-Registration Opens

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On Dec. 2, AASP/NJ announced that pre-registration for NORTHEAST 2020 is now available online.

Students in the Collision Repair program at the Clearfield County Career & Technology Center (CCCTC) in PA recently earned their Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification.

Lakist Clemons-Fowler made sure everyone around her on Tuesday, Nov. 26, knew she was crying tears of joy.

One person died after a freak accident at a La Vergne, TN, body shop the day before Thanksgiving.

There has been a Chevrolet dealership sitting off U.S. 13 at the southern end of Dover, DE, since 1962, when Townsend Brothers Chevrolet was the only automobile dealer to occupy a spot off the highway, which is now crowded with lots and lots full of cars for sale.

On the evening of Nov. 16, the Auto Body Association of Texas (ABAT) hosted its 2019 Holiday Gala in San Antonio.

In response to requests from association members, the North Carolina Association of Collision and Autobody Repair (NCACAR) and the South Carolina Association of Collision and Autobody Repair (SCACAR) decided to conclude the year with a series of three estimating courses.

Subaru Forester passenger airbag sensor lawsuit alleges the occupant detection systems have errors that cause the airbags to deactivate when adults are in the passenger seats.

Tesla and CEO Elon Musk are known for their cutting-edge creations that seem to be ahead of our time.

Contra Costa College’s dean of its collision repair school Laura Salas had a great time at SEMA 2019 when her school was awarded a grant from the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) in addition to gaining national acclaim for her involvement in an all-female car build sponsored by Girls Garage.

While wrecking your car to bag a deer isn't something most motorists would want to do, FOX13 found out more drivers are colliding with deer this time of year and it is a real danger on the road.  

On Saturday, Nov. 9, ARA-NJ hosted its 2019 membership meeting, beginning with a yard tour at Ace Auto Wreckers before moving the meeting to the VFW in East Brunswick, NJ.

On Nov. 14, the Central Massachusetts I-CAR Committee hosted its Inaugural Axe Tournament at Half Axe in Marlborough, MA, raising funds to support collision education programs through the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF).

Monday, 02 December 2019 16:35

ASA Texas Introduces New Executive Director

ASA Texas is excited to announce that, after a comprehensive search, the board of directors has selected Jennifer Elfert Vredenburg as executive director.

Monday, 02 December 2019 16:23

AASP/NJ Sponsors CREF’s NJ Career Fair

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On Nov. 21, the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) organized the New Jersey Area High School/College Transportation Career Fair at the Mercedes Benz Learning and Performance Center in Robbinsville, NJ.

Monday, 02 December 2019 16:09

WAC Thanks Sponsors at 2019 Holiday Party

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On Nov. 20, Women in Automotive and Collision (WAC) hosted its 2019 Holiday Party and Sponsor Thank You at Tequila’s Mexican Restaurant on Baumgartner Road in St. Louis.

On Wednesday, Nov. 20, ASA hosted its monthly Webinar Wednesday featuring Jason Soto of MobileSoft Technology who discussed “The New Smartphone Consumer.”

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