The LATIN TYRE EXPO and the LATIN AUTO PARTS EXPO will be held on July 14-17, 2020 at the all-new Amador Convention Center in Panama, Republic of Panama.

The Tesla Semi will begin limited production in 2020 from its facilities in the United States, notes the company in its third-quarter update.

Whether you are a shop owner, car enthusiast or aspiring artist, BASF Refinish Automotive Coatings will have something for you at the Specialty Equipment Manufacturer Association (SEMA) 2019 Show.

Paul Hendrix-Mills was busy sanding down a 1948 Studebaker on Sept. 27 at 1st Choice Auto Body in John Day, OR.

At noon on Oct. 16, Women in Automotive and Collision (WAC) held its October meeting at Dean Team Volkswagen’s Ascent Room in Ballwin, MO.

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 15:24

CCC ONE® Streamlines Customer-to-Shop Payments

CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) announces its CCC ONE® Platform now integrates with leading credit card payment processer, Clearent, offering collision repair customers a simple way to handle customer-to-shop payments.

All Star Auto Lights, the leading distributor of replacement automotive headlights, announced that it has opened its eighth distribution center in Colorado.

On Oct. 10-12, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) hosted its 76th Annual Convention and Exposition at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC.

Government Employees Insurance Co. (GEICO) has filed a complaint against six parties in Arizona, alleging the group participated in “fraudulent acts” which included billing the auto insurer for windshield replacements that “never took place.”

Jerry’s ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a locally owned-and-operated collision repair center located in Mankato, MN, donated $4,700 to the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Refinish Distributors Alliance (RDA) hosted its fall 2019 Performance Impact Conference for PBE distributors and supporting partners at the InterContinental at the Plaza in Kansas City, MO, on Sept. 30-Oct.2.

On Sept. 25, the Automotive Women’s Alliance Foundation (AWAF) hosted a presentation on “Future of Mobility” at Cauley Ferrari of Detroit in West Bloomfield, MI.

AASP/NJ held its Annual Meeting on Oct. 17 at Gran Centurions in Clark, NJ, featuring keynote speaker Danny Gredinberg of the Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG) who provided an overview on the purpose of the DEG and how it improves database accuracy through facilitating the submission and tracking of database inquiries to the three major estimating system providers.

NuGen IT announced that Pete Tagliapietra, business development leader of the company, will present “The Future DRP … Is There One?” during the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Two Midwestern senators, one a Republican and one a Democrat, have re-introduced The National Historic Vehicle Register Act (S 2455) that would elevate the status of the Historic Vehicle Association’s documentation of culturally important vehicles.

A new patent submitted by Rivian reveals an upcoming control system wherein access to in-vehicle functions like semi-autonomous driving capabilities and media controls will be customized to an individual driver.

The business that began as a corner gas and service station in the 1960s has grown to an auto service center that has now expanded to include a state-of-the-art body and paint shop.

Walker High School students interested in a career in automotive repair and maintenance can get hands-on experience and earn certification.

Monday, 21 October 2019 14:38

On the Lighter Side: Could the 1929 Studebaker ‘House Car’ Be the First Motor Home?

Written by Greg Zyla, More Content Now

Although motor homes didn't really take off until the 1970s, the first motor home that we know of was built by Raymond Frank back in 1958.

Cordele, GA, police say two people have been charged in connection to the murder of a 24-year-old man.

A Baytown, Texas, auto collision repair company is suing a competitor alleging it used unfair practices.

Held on Sept. 27-29, DRIVE EXPO WEST 2019 boasted a record number of industry professionals and sponsors, providing an opportunity for hundreds of shop owners and automotive aftermarket executives to network and receive valuable industry education.

Colorado Springs, CO, area students got a chance to learn about careers in the auto industry on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

If you’re a pot grower, the last thing you want to do is get busted on Marijuana Eradication Day.

Millennials hold the key to reversing the slump in the automotive industry, according to the Millennials and Auto Trends Report.

Friday, 18 October 2019 16:06

IGONC Celebrates Largest ASTE Ever

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On Sept. 27-29, the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) hosted its 2019 Automotive Service and Technology Expo (ASTE) at the Embassy Suites and Convention Center in Cary, NC.

Thursday, 17 October 2019 23:41

PPG to Unleash Creativity at SEMA Show

PPG  today announced that attendees at this year’s SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Nov. 5-8 will be part of a unique experience when they visit booth 24600.

Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., one of the largest automotive retail companies in the U.S., has acquired Mike Shaw Subaru located in Thornton, CO.

 

Volkswagen doesn't expect its new focus on electric cars — in order to avoid heavy EU regulatory sanctions — to hurt its profit margins, Chief Executive Herbert Diess reported in a newspaper.

The Auto Body Association of Connecticut (ABAC) returned from summer break on Sept. 26 when nearly 100 attendees gathered at the USS Chowder Pot IV in Hartford, CT, where they received updates on the association, learned about future plans, and enjoyed a presentation on “Creating a Non-Negotiable Final Bill,” delivered by Scott Simmons of CollisionAdvice.

The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) hosted its inaugural Top Tech Mentor and Mentee Competition at Ranken Technical College in St. Louis on Saturday, Sept. 28.

This fall, the Montana Collision Repair Association (MCRA) announced its partnership with the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) to support the state’s only collision repair training program at Montana State University (MSU) – Billings City College.

CIECA announced its next CIECAst webinar: “This Changes Everything: The Impact of New Technologies on the Auto Physical Damage & Claims Ecosystem – What Repairers and Other Collision Industry Stakeholders Need to Know.”

Shop owners will have the opportunity at SEMA to learn how to keep their businesses running efficiently and profitably in today’s rapidly changing automotive market.

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

There’s no evidence New Hampshire motorists are safer because the state mandates that vehicles undergo a yearly safety inspection, says a state representative who is preparing legislation to ease that requirement.

Technicians attending the 2019 SEMA Show will be first to try the new WD-40® Specialist® Penetrant with Flexible Straw that makes it easy to get into hard-to-reach places to penetrate tight crevices, threads and seams.

 

Tesla Autopilot is still in beta testing, but it now has reached a point in which it saves lives.

A number of red Tesla Model Y pre-production units have been spotted being transported by a carrier near the electric car maker’s Fremont, CA, factory.

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) conducted a planned power outage that impacted hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses, including auto glass shops.

CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) announced that Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC will leverage the CCC Promote technology to provide its dealers with a powerful new marketing solution to price and promote parts to thousands of collision repair facilities while estimates are being written.

On Thursday, Oct. 10, a deserving Lancaster, PA, veteran was presented with a vehicle to provide him independence and the ability to work and take care of his family – thanks to Faulkner Collision Center of Lancaster and car donor State Farm, along with the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides program.

The California Department of Insurance (DOI) said that it has found “wide socioeconomic disparities” in auto insurance group discounts offered to millions of California drivers.

Ferdinand Gonzales, a founding member of the Coalition for Collision Repair Excellence (CCRE) and the Pennsylvania Collision Trade Guild (PCTG), lost his battle against cancer at the end of September at the age of 75.

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.

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