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Classic Collision, LLC, a leading national multi-site collision repair operator based in Atlanta, announced its newest acquisition in the Atlanta market of Bentley’s Collision Center.

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Rivian has officially revealed its charging infrastructure, known as the Adventure Network, in North America, and it’s pretty impressive.

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Ford will produce the F-150 pickup truck and Edge SUV without certain parts due to the ongoing semiconductor shortage.

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Honda is lagging behind some automakers when it comes to the number of electric vehicles it has already put on the road, because up until recently, it concentrated on hybrids, like the Jazz e:HEV.

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As Rivian moves closer to the highly anticipated upcoming launch of its R1T and R1S, it's also working with Amazon to ramp-up testing of its electric delivery van.

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Openbay, Inc., an e-commerce automotive service marketplace and SaaS company for the automotive service industry, on March 16 launched a new iOS mobile app and web application for its marketplace.

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The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reviewed PPP regulations and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, in addition to guidance published in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s PPP Interim Final Rules and PPP FAQs.

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What does the commercial and industrial coatings industry have to do with educating future collision repair professionals?

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The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) is pleased to announce, with the recent easing of COVID-19 restrictions, its Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference will take place as an in-person event.

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Hundreds of Cleveland-area auto jobs could be on the line after, according to union leaders, Ford Motor Co. changed its mind on a commitment to bring a new product line to its Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, and instead will move that production to Mexico, various news reports say.

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

 

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SCRS has teamed up with Mike Anderson of Collision Advice and Danny Gredinberg with the Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG) to bring you a series of quick tips to help you boost your business.

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The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) has opened registration for its 2021 Annual Conference.

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“I have been shot! Please come! I need you!”

Thursday, 18 March 2021 20:29

On The Lighter Side: Super Bowl Champ Rob 'Gronk' Gronkowski's Car Collection

Written by Elizabeth Puckett, Motorious

The four-time Super Bowl champion seems to have a particular taste for high-end luxury and power.

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Subscribe + Drive Powered by Toyota is the first and only vehicle subscription product powered by Toyota, now delivering innovation and efficiency at customers' fingertips.

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U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, announced the 2021 Best Cars for Families.

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SEMA is on track to deliver an exciting in-person SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Nov. 2-5.

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The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is hosting a free webinar for service technicians at 4 p.m. ET March 19, “Estimating Is Not About Finding Damage.”

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While the fleet market took a hit like most other industries due to the pandemic, the electric vehicle sales declined by only 14% compared to the overall vehicle sales decline of 28% in 2020, said Beroe Inc.

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As COVID-19 cases decline in many areas and the national vaccination effort gains momentum, twice as many Americans are driving regularly compared to the beginning of the pandemic, according to the latest Hankook Tire Gauge Index.

Thursday, 18 March 2021 15:28

On The Lighter Side: Tom Brady Doesn't Only Collect Super Bowl Rings, Check Out His Car Collection

Written by Elizabeth Puckett, Motorious

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The football GOAT has a car collection as impressive as his skills on the field!

 

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Continuing our overview of various EV-ralated investments, like Ultium CellsTesla Giga Austin, Tesla Giga Berlin, Tesla Giga Shanghai and Northvolt Ett, let's take a look at the Nikola construction site in Coolidge, AZ.

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Group 1 Automotive, Inc., an international, Fortune 500 automotive retailer, on March 16 announced the expansion of its business presence in the Massachusetts market with the acquisition of two Toyota dealerships.  

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Honda announced late March 16 it was halting production at most of its plants in the U.S. and Canada.

Wednesday, 17 March 2021 19:29

Kansas Shed Fire Destroys Classic Cars

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Firefighters responded to a large shed fire in rural Saline County, KS, on March 10, but by the time the blaze was put out, four classic cars inside were destroyed.

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Automakers are scrambling these days to not only churn out more and more electric and electrified vehicles, but also to stop making fuel-burning vehicles as soon as possible. 

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What will the “new normal” look like and how will it affect the collision repair industry?

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Audi just halted the development of new combustion engines, according to an interview with CEO Markus Duesmann in a Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAS) report.

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The ASE Education Foundation will host a virtual instructor training conference July 26-30.

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The Auto Care Association on March 17 announced the opening of registration for a new event experience, Auto Care Connect, which will serve as a unique annual event for association members spanning the full spectrum of the auto care industry.

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Lee Mejorado of KYB Americas Corp has been appointed to CAWA’s Manufacturers Advisory Council.

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Enterprise celebrated its 80,000 employees for Employee Appreciation Day on March 5 by gifting them each a unique gift to support local restaurants.

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In many states, COVID-19 has caused a significant interruption in the process of getting a driver license.

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 21:55

CIECA Welcomes New Member Widewail

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Widewail recently became a CIECA member.

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The Auto Care Association on March 16 announced the latest recipients of the prestigious World Class Technician award, in partnership with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

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On March 11, the Minnesota Senate passed a bill seeking to forgive state taxes on the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

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As demand for consumer electronics has skyrocketed during the pandemic, the end result isn’t all sunshine and rainbows on both sides.

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Another change to Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's COVID-19 reopening plan is expected the week of March 15, but it won’t be the full reopening initially laid out in May 2020.

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According to AutocarVolkswagen Group will move to a single EV platform for most cars from most brands in the future.

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Texas House Bill 4379, authored by state Rep. Cody Harris, R-Palestine, proposes automakers manufacturing cars powered by electricity or batteries should be allowed to act as dealers under Texas state regulations.

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 19:02

Malden, MA, Woman Fatally Hit by Car ID'd

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Authorities have identified the woman fatally hit by a car in Malden, MA, on March 8.

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General Motors said it will build certain 2021 light-duty full-size pickups without a fuel management module starting March 15 until the end of the model year in late summer.

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The Maryland House of Delegates passed legislation by a vote of 128-6 on March 12 that would incorporate the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS) into state law.

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Axalta, a global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, announced March 15 it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Anhui Shengran Insulating Materials Co., Ltd., a leading Chinese producer of high-quality wire enamels used in a wide range of consumer electronics, electric vehicle and industrial applications.

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Assured Performance on March 16 announced the official national release of the Spanish version of its patent pending repair documentation app, RepairDOC.

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Axalta invites investors, analysts and other stakeholders to a virtual Capital Markets Day, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET May 5.

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The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) will host a virtual meeting, “Understanding the Role of the Division of Insurance,” at 6:30 p.m. ET March 18 via Zoom.

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Premier collision repair center Fix Auto San Clemente earned a prestigious Golden Ole recognition for the 15th Annual Best of San Clemente People's Choice Ole Awards.

Monday, 15 March 2021 23:08

WIN Launches New, Expanded Website

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The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) has expanded and upgraded its website to better serve its members, sponsors and the greater collision repair industry.

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CARFAX is honoring the best of the best of the nation’s auto service centers based on expectational customer experiences.

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The Collision Industry Foundation (CIF), the charitable arm of the collision repair industry, announced March 15 that CCC Information Services Inc. is the first organization to support its Annual Donor Program.

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Chief and Ryan draw each other for the first race of the night to set the tone for the second round of America's List qualifiers.

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EZ Dent, an automotive repair company founded in Athens, GA, brings a new shop, new services and new automotive jobs to Gwinnett County.

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Recent data from an Automotive News/Experian collaboration has revealed something expected but shocking at the same time: In 2020, Tesla outsold its competitors so much in the electric vehicle sector, the company commanded 79% of the U.S. EV market.

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Another Ford Takata airbag recall has been announced, this time for about 2.9 million vehicles with airbags equipped with calcium sulfate desiccant.

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Ford Motor Company announced the appointment of Brett Wheatley as CEO of TransLoc, a transportation software solutions company that’s part of the Ford Mobility portfolio.

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On April 21, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) will hold an open board meeting from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, AZ.