Educational sessions featuring business management, leadership, and technical information take stage during the only event solely dedicated to the heavy-duty collision repair industry.

Military veteran Sterling Keith and his wife, Rebecca, found they were facing some unexpected challenges in 2014. Sterling was suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Susan Moffitt of Porsche in Shreveport, La. was named the 2020 TIME Dealer of the Year by TIME and Ally Financial at the 103rd National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show in Las Vegas.

Registration closes at noon, Wednesday February 19 2020, for the battle for the 2020 R-M Best Painter.  Calling all painters who have a passion for collision repair and a competitive streak: BASF wants to hear from you. The battle for the 2020 R-M Best Painter has begun.

Students at the Career Academy & Technical School in Troutman got a whiff of that new-car smell on Tuesday, Feb. 11th

On Monday, Feb. 10th, a local single mother of two was gifted reliable transportation thanks to some community partners.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are becoming the norm when it comes to new automotive options for consumers, as safety has become a mainstream factor.

Monday, 17 February 2020 17:17

On the Lighter Side: Ford Is Turning McDonald's Coffee Waste Into Car Parts

Written by Chris Bruce, Motor 1

Future Ford vehicles will come with some McDonald's coffee – at least in the models' components.

PA attorney general seeking restitution for alleged victims of Delta Auto Protect, which sold vehicle repair warranties.

Jeff and Marie Peevy announced today the launch of “Collision Boost Radio” (CBR), a weekly podcast series for newcomers and those considering a career in the collision repair industry.

In September 2019, the Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) introduced a "Campaign of Caring," seeking to inspire the industry to raise money for the Anchondo family.

Ford are teaming up with Bosch to train their Mustang Mach-E technicians using VR.

Friday, 14 February 2020 22:53

Street Outlaws: NOLA vs. Northeast

On the next "Street Outlaws", in the second round, Chris Rankin and the Northeast face off against Kye Kelley and his New Orleans’ crew.

Symach and DCR Systems announced that DCR Systems has opened Lindsay Honda/Acura Auto Body, a 30,000-square-foot “state-of-the-art super shop” in Columbus, Ohio.

Ladies filled CARSTAR Ellis Brothers Collision on Thursday, February 6th, for an evening of pampering, dancing, dinner, drinks and fun.

Dave Luehr’s Elite Body Shop Solutions announces the next installment in the FREE Elite Webinar Series: “CCC® ONE Estimating Features & Tips.” Jason Kitchen, CCC® ONE Elevate Advisor, will present on Tuesday, February 25th, at 1 p.m. CST.

The 43rd installment of AASP/NJ’s NORTHEAST® Automotive Services Show is scheduled to take place at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ on March 20--22.

On January 13, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure heard House Bill 4122, an update to the state’s current Right to Repair law, designed to better address the needs related to increasing prevalence of telematics in vehicle technology and repairs.

Traver Connect, an industry-leading provider of customer experience Service BDC solutions announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Update Promise, a leading technology provider for communication solutions to automotive insurers, repairers, and dealerships throughout North America.

The HD Repair Forum announced the release of its’ educational program and agenda ( www.hdrepairforum.com/agenda ) for this years’ installment of the only event dedicated to the heavy-duty collision repair market.

Thursday, 13 February 2020 17:44

CARSTAR John’s Body Shop Opens in Poulsbo, WA

CARSTAR, North America’s largest multi-store network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of CARSTAR John's Body Shop, located at 5795 NE Minder Road, Poulsbo, WA 98370.

McLaren Racing’s 2020 Formula 1 car raced into view today ahead of the new season, with AkzoNobel (AK again supplying hi-tech coatings technology for the stylish MCL35.

Over the weekend, Universal Technical Institute in Bloomfield welcomed over one hundred high school students from the New York Metropolitan Area to test their automotive knowledge in the campus’s annual Top Tech Challenge.

Authorities in Lenoir City have discovered a large marijuana grow operation in two downtown locations and arrested a local business owner.

Matt's Automotive Service Center is back to where it began.

Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced an Idaho Falls woman was sentenced Monday for insurance fraud.

One man was shot during a overnight attempted burglary on Feb. 10 at an autobody repair shop at 115 Cinnamon Drive.

As part of its dedication to the future of the collision repair industry and safe and proper repairs, Audatex, a Solera Company, donated over $2 million in software subscriptions to schools with collision repair educational programs in the United States in partnership with the Collision Repair Education Foundation, an initiative that provides students with the opportunity to learn on the same software utilized in today’s shops.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie R. Hoffman issued an order today that both grants and denies parts of an emergency motion filed in the ongoing battle between the plaintiff, Allstate Insurance Company (Allstate) and defendants, Auto Glass America LLC (AGA) and its owner, Charles Isaly.

The Collision Repair Education Foundation is excited to announce the creation of their new “Part of the Solution” initiative which provides dealers and dealer groups with an opportunity to support future technicians by donating leftover parts that would otherwise be discarded, allowing students to train on current model vehicles.

PPG announced that it is continuing its long-standing support of Team Penske by serving as a primary sponsor for numerous races throughout the 2020 season in the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS), the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) and the NTT IndyCar Series.

Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas are home to many prominent civic and business leaders. Each year, the Florida Council on Economic Education (FCEE) honors only a select few of those who contribute so much to these Tampa Bay Communities. 

The coronavirus outbreak in China threatens to have long-lasting effects on the global car market with auto supply chain issues and a national slump in sales, CNN Business reports.

 As more and more automakers begin the transition to electric vehicles, it is becoming increasingly apparent that Tesla’s intense focus on batteries was right all along.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020 17:30

That’s It! He’s Had it! Part 2

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Owning and operating a collision shop today is a daunting task. It’s not uncommon to hear some owners say that they would just as soon get out and close their shop… but then, what would they do?

Monday, 10 February 2020 23:06

Tech Institute Visits Midway High, NC

Inside the automotive shop at Midway High School, a group of students gathered around Battle Wilson as he revved up a Kawasaki KX250, while gripping the handlebars.

Fix Auto Orangevale, a recognized leader in auto body repairs throughout the Sacramento area, has won the Best of Orangevale Auto Body Repair award 3 years in a row.

Tesla is set to resume production of its Giga Shanghai factory in China on February 10, following a multi-week-long shutdown in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Amazon is developing 100,000 electric-powered delivery vehicles in Detroit, due to hit the road by 2021.

Audi TT, A8, A6 and A4 vehicles need new inflators because airbags may underinflate.

The state of Florida has introduced assignment of benefit (AOB) legislation for the second time after it was defeated in the Senate Banking and Insurance Subcommittee last year on a split 4-4 vote.

Standing behind a blue curtain wearing a black welder’s mask, Ryland Rimmasch is already training for a career that pays more than some of his teachers at Central High make.

Monday, 10 February 2020 18:03

On the Lighter Side: The Ark: All-Terrain and Off-Road Vehicle That Fits 22 People and Can Go Anywhere

Written by Loukia Papadopoulos, Interesting Engineering

Sherp's latest all-terrain and off-road vehicle can sit 22 people comfortably, making it unique in the market. Called the Ark, this beast of a vehicle can go pretty much anywhere.

AutoNation, America's largest and most recognized automotive retailer, today presented a check for $720,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), the highest-rated breast cancer organization in the United States.

Friday, 07 February 2020 22:02

Street Outlaws: Chucky vs. McCarver

Chucky and his infamous team from Detroit toe the line against Richard McCarver and his Mississippi racers.

LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Fenton announced today it has completed the installation of the largest array of solar panels on any dealership in the Midwest as part of an ongoing strategy to increase its green initiatives.

A fixture in the Lovell business community is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with a new location that has more than doubled the capacity of the former operation.

Michigan is giving new scrutiny to auto insurance rates, beefing up anti-fraud investigations and mounting a public education campaign in an effort to help drivers realize savings promised in a new law that takes effect this summer, a top state official said Wednesday.

It isn’t every day that a business gets rewarded for 60 years of success. But when they do, it is always a story worth telling.

New York City’s leading auto leasing company, Signature Auto Group, known for offering a large selection of vehicle makes and models online, has this week confirmed that their business now offers Allstate Insurance and an official full-service auto body repair shop with inspection services.

U.S. District Judge Nicholas G. Garufis dismissed some and allowed some of the claims against urethane manufacturer, Sika Corporation, in an ongoing boycott lawsuit, though the judge said some of the claims were time-barred in the lawsuit’s complaint.

When Grammy-nominated pop artist Charlie Puth was in the market to restore his 1966 Lincoln Continental convertible, he first shopped the project around in his own back yard of Los Angeles.

When the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers (NJ CAR) first launched a special fundraising initiative in 2014, the organization never could have predicted it would become an ongoing partnership that has raised more than $2 million for The Valerie Fund and hundreds of children with cancer and blood disorders.

Larry H. Miller Dealerships announced today that it has acquired Mark’s Casa Chevrolet and Mark’s Casa Chrysler Jeep in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Wednesday, 05 February 2020 00:34

Eric Newell Joins AirPro Diagnostics

AirPro Diagnostics, LLC the leader in remote diagnostics, scanning, programming and ADAS calibration solutions, is proud to announce the addition of Eric Newell to its senior leadership team as its Vice President Field Operations/Business Development.

100 students enrolled in the Fauquier County School Division’s auto body repair and auto technology classes, now have a couple more cars to work on.

Just over two decades ago, Marlene Spence entered the Autobody Repair & Paint Program at Honolulu Community College in 1997 and earned an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree two years later.

Tuesday, 04 February 2020 18:36

Carvana Continues California Commitment

Ernie Garcia says that as Carvana continues expanding rapidly from coast to coast, growing its reach in California is a crucial part of that effort.

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