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Search engine iSeeCars.com says that buyers have much to consider when buying a used car, such as reliability, safety and value retention.

Monday, 04 January 2021 19:50

The Rise of the Electric Vehicles

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“Today, electric vehicles are a disruption in the collision repair world. But it won’t be long before they are mainstream… and the collision repair industry has to be ready,” said Frank Terlep, recognized industry leader and founder and CEO of Auto Techcelerators.

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Polyvance's new 6119 Dent Driver kit is a specialized tool set to help the auto body technician remove dents from plastic bumpers.

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I-CAR announced the recipients of its annual Jeff Silver and Russ Verona I-CAR Awards, recognizing one individual and one collision repair shop for advancing technical education and professionalism in the collision repair industry.

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After dominating the No Prep Track, the 405 return to their roots to rule the streets.

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Boosted by year-end sales and extra selling days, light vehicle sales in the U.S. for December are expected to finish near 1.54 million, a 1.9% increase over last December.

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Classic Collision LLC, a national multi-site collision repair operator headquartered in Atlanta, announced an acquisition the last week of 2020 of Schiro’s Collision Repair---one location in Chatsworth, CA, and one in North Hollywood, CA.

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Tommy Alderin found his dream car in Yanceyville, NC. He just didn’t know it yet.

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David Moore is well known in Winston-Salem for his Southside Rides, which puts newly released offenders, like he once was, to work in its car body shop.

Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:05

VW Beetles Recalled to Replace Takata Airbags

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Volkswagen recalls 2012-2014 Beetles and Beetle Convertibles over exploding airbags.

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Christmas came a few days early for Cape High class of 2020 grad Daniel Wright, when Heather and Michael Ingerski of Lewes signed the title of their Honda Accord over to him Dec. 17.

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Christmas came early this year for Sara Thomas, a local U.S. Army veteran, restaurant worker and single mom.

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Electric vehicle manufacturers like Tesla, Lucid Motors, and Rivian will live on in Michigan after House Bill 6233, which aimed to ban EV companies’ direct sales and service, dissipated in the State Senate after weeks of legislating.

Tuesday, 29 December 2020 17:45

Lawyers Address Employer-Required Vaccinations

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COVID-19 vaccinations are beginning to be administered to frontline health workers and those in long-term care facilities in the U.S.

Tuesday, 29 December 2020 17:26

Blue Collar Body Shop to Expand, Add Services

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Blue Collar Body Shop, 2730 S. Bartells Drive, is about to make even more dreams come true thanks to its expansion project and growing services.

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Shortly before Christmas, Driven Brands Holdings Inc. filed with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering (IPO), according to Renaissance Capital.

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The president's decision to back down and sign the measure released $900 billion in stimulus funds into the economy that had been held up for nearly a week.

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The U.S. Congress passed the $900 billion COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Relief Act today.

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A recent tweet from Elon Musk has revealed a tentative release date for Tesla’s Full Self-Driving suite subscriptions.

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“There are various steps involved when you discuss calibration and it’s important to understand and document,” said Darrell Amberson, Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) calibration committee member, as he began describing the business review related to calibration in an industry webinar.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) on Dec. 21 announced two financial contributions integral to the automaker's ongoing commitment to improve the quality of life for the people and neighborhoods on Detroit's east side.

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On Dec. 17, the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) welcomed industry representatives from Massachusetts via a virtual meeting to inform its membership of the efforts behind the recently passed Massachusetts Right to Repair Law ballot measure, and advise how grassroots actions can be taken to help pass industry-related legislation in the Garden State.

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AutoNation, Inc., America's largest automotive retailer, on Dec. 8 presented a $62,000 check to Moffitt Cancer Center at Mercedes-Benz of Sarasota.

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Living its purpose of Restoring the Rhythm of Your Life®, Caliber, with its portfolio of automotive services brands (including Caliber Collision, the nation's largest auto collision repair company), has concluded its ninth annual 'Restoring You' Food Drive, which improves the lives of the members in every community it serves.

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Murphy Auto Group (MAG), with locations in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina, is proud to donate chest freezers to four local Golden Harvest Food Bank agencies to allow them to serve more healthy foods to more people than ever before. 

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ProColor Collision is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Kostyack as strategic operations specialist for the network’s operations in North and South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. 

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Dec. 18 granted emergency use authorization to Moderna's new COVID-19 vaccine, the second approval of a coronavirus vaccine in a week.

Monday, 21 December 2020 18:56

Classic Collision Expands Again in Florida

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Classic Collision, LLC, a national multi-site collision repair operator headquartered in Atlanta, announced an acquisition of Collision Concepts in Delray Beach, FL.

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Bill Park, co-founder and board member of Spartan Ventures, said his background is rooted in the auto body repair trade.

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Congressional leaders have agreed to a new stimulus package that will provide more aid to struggling small businesses and send a second round of direct payments to Americans.

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Applied learning is at the heart of an Alfred State College (ASC) in Alfred, NY, education, with students gaining the knowledge and skills they need to succeed through hands-on, real-world projects.

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The UAW and the U.S. government reached a formal agreement Dec. 14 designed to guide the labor organization into the future after a long-running criminal probe that unearthed corruption in the ranks up to and including two presidents of what had historically been one of America's cleanest unions.

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Certified Collision Group (CCG), the OE certifications and KPI-focused solutions provider to the collision repair and insurance communities, announced Dec. 21 it is on track to add more than 135 locations to its national repair platform, surpassing scale of more than $2.4B in annual systemwide repair dollars.

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CarMD.com Corporation on Dec. 16 released its 2020 CarMD Vehicle Health Index Make and Model Reliability Rankings, continuing its decade-long tradition of analyzing and reporting on which model year 1996 to 2020 vehicles require the fewest check engine light repairs and which cost least to fix when they do need repairs.

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In a show of dedication to providing continuing education to collision repair facilities during this unprecedented time of social distancing, the Nebraska Auto Body Association (NABA) and the Kansas Auto Body Association (KABA) collaborated to host seven virtual training sessions between Oct. 28 and Dec. 14.

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The U.S.'s largest wildlife crossing, the 150-foot wide Robert L.B. Tobin Land Bridge, connecting San Antonio’s Phil Hardberger Park across a six-lane highway, is now open, much to the joy of animals and people alike.

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Walmart and one of its parnters, Gatik, announced they'll launch fully driverless delivery trucks next year on a specific 2-mile route in Arkansas. 

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The first annual AAPEX 2020 Service and Repair Awards honored Brian Sump, president of Avalon Motorsports and Urban Autocare in Denver, CO, as its Shop Owner of the Year.

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The Spokane Police Department will be receiving four Tesla Model Y police vehicles, even if city officials are against their purchase.

Did you know you can read all five regional editions of Autobody News before they appear in print?

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Volkswagen Group of America has launched a huge charging facility at its global test center in Maricopa, AZ, to test plug-ins and their battery systems while charging at high temperatures.

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The car shopping experts at Edmunds forecast that 4,036,744 new cars and trucks will be sold in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2020.

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Lucid Motors, which is setting new standards for sustainable mobility with its advanced luxury EVs, announced Dec. 17 the opening of its newest retail location, the Lucid Studio in Miami at Brickell City Centre on Dec. 19.

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ProColor Collision is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevork Kahwajian as strategic operations specialist for the network’s operations in the west region of the U.S.

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Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the property & casualty claims and collision repair industries, on Dec. 17 released its fourth quarter Industry Trends Report for 2020.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Dec. 17 announced the progress of 20 automakers toward manufacturing passenger vehicles with low-speed automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems. 

Thursday, 17 December 2020 15:25

On The Lighter Side: Here Are The Collector Cars To Watch In 2021

Written by Steven Symes, Motorious

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Ahead of every year, the folks at Hagerty release a list of collectible cars to watch for the next year, called the Bull Market list, since they believe values of those vehicles will increase significantly over time.

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company has leased an industrial space with two buildings in Pflugerville in Travis County, TX.

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The Boring Company’s special use permit application for its proposed Vegas Loop project was approved by the Las Vegas City Council.

Wednesday, 16 December 2020 23:19

U.S. Car Rental Revenue Dives 27.4% in 2020

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The U.S. car rental market achieved a projected $23.22 billion in revenue for 2020, the lowest overall revenue since 2011, according to data collected by Auto Rental News.

Wednesday, 16 December 2020 22:47

What COVID Did to NSG

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NSG Group reported a decline in revenue in fiscal year 2020, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, 16 December 2020 22:31

On The Lighter Side: Mopar Hemi Ugly Holiday Sweater Could Be The Best And Worst Gift

Written by Christopher Smith, Motor1

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It's eye-catching, though they might bleed if you look too long.

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General Motors Co. announced Dec. 14 plans to invest $70 million into its Tonawanda, NY, engine plant and more than $6 million into its Parma, OH, metal stamping plant.

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The Boyd Group Inc. announced the acquisition of a collision repair center in Morrow, GA.

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Joining a slew of electric transport pods built for autonomous travel in congested areas, such as the Nuro, the LUTZ Pathfinder and Toyota’s e-Palette people mover, is a new robotaxi from Amazon subsidiary Zoox.

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First, a pinch in the arm.

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Washington has joined Oregon, California and Nevada in giving the green light for the first COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Dec. 13.