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.”

The St. Louis I-CAR Committee held its last meeting of the year on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Ranken Technical College’s Rodenheiser Automotive Building, Room R211.

Monday, 02 December 2019 15:16

On the Lighter Side: Pioneering Prototype of the Modern Motor Car Heads to Auction

Written by David Szondy, New Atlas

One of the world's first "modern" motor cars is going up for auction at Bonhams.

Never one to let things go, Tesla head Elon Musk finally explained what happened with the shattered window during the Cybertruck unveiling. 

The Boyd Group Inc. announced the acquisition of a collision repair center in Nashville, TN.

Monday, 02 December 2019 14:56

Automotive Management Professionals Unite

The Coalition of Automotive Management Professionals (CAMP) has been formed by a group of business coaches and trainers with the goal of serving the automotive aftermarket through shared challenges and successes.

“Plaintiffs [Allstate] and defendants [Auto Glass America and Charles Isaly] jointly move for an order continuing all case deadlines for a period of four months in order to allow the parties to fully address the new issues raised in defendants’ counterclaim, to address defendants’ class action claims, and to address any additional issues raised in an amended counterclaim,” portions of a newly filed joint motion to continue trial reads.

Warwick firefighters battled a blaze on Sun., Nov. 17 around 7 p.m. at the Warwick Valley Auto Body, located at 73 Main St. in Warwick, NY.

Monday, 02 December 2019 13:58

Self-Driving Trucks Hit Virginia Highways

The machines are here, and they are taking to Virginia’s highways.

It was a week of smiles and celebration for the BASF team and many builders as nearly 100 vehicles finished in BASF’s Glasurit® and R-M® coatings received accolades for their flawless finishes, creativity and outstanding craftsmanship.

Axalta, a leading global supplierof liquid and powder coatings, today announced it has been recognized as a Top 50 Best Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) Company by Investor's Business Daily (IBD).

The cordless sander, Mirka AROS-B, was named 2019 Global Media Award Winner at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.

Monday, 25 November 2019 21:53

Street Outlaws: Ryan Martin vs. Mike Murillo

With two races left in the season, drivers are hustling to rack up points.

Friday, 22 November 2019 17:51

On the Lighter Side: Only Five 1931 Duesenberg Model J’s Exist and One is for Sale

Written by Stefan Andrews, The Vintage News

Who doesn’t fancy a nice car?

In 2018, Mocksville, NC, high school students of the Davie County High School Career and Technical Education department worked together to create a display of the power of cross-curricular collaboration.

General Motors (GM) is recalling more than 556,000 trucks after seat belt pretensioner fires were reported to the automaker in trucks equipped with carpet floors.

Mazda is recalling nearly 117,000 vehicles that were previously recalled to replace the passenger Takata airbag inflators.

Tesla has revealed its highly-anticipated pickup truck to the public, and it is every bit the monster that CEO Elon Musk has made it out to be.

On Nov. 5, the Automotive Women’s Alliance (AWAF) hosted a Pumps and Power event at Sole Sisters in Royal Oak, MI, featuring guest speaker Karina Morley, global chief engineer battery electric propulsion system powertrain for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).

Friday, 22 November 2019 15:23

GM Files RICO Lawsuit Against FCA

General Motors Co. (GM) announced the filing of a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and former FCA executives who have pled guilty in an ongoing federal corruption probe.

Friday, 22 November 2019 15:13

GM, Isuzu to Create 100 Jobs at Ohio Plant

Due to the growing strength of GM’s all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickups, General Motors and Isuzu announced an $175 million investment through its DMAX joint venture to build an all-new, diesel engine components plant in Brookville, Ohio.

What if we told you there's a training program that's placing every one of its students into jobs when they graduate … and it still has openings?

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

Consumers and businesses should be aware that the Dec. 31, 2019 claim deadline is approaching in over $1.2 billion in auto parts settlements.

California District Court judge has issued a final ruling in the Billy Glenn v. Hyundai exploding sunroof lawsuit.

Thursday, 21 November 2019 19:01

US Senator Wants Tesla Autopilot Disabled

Tesla’s Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD) features received criticism from U.S. Senator Ed Markey during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on Nov. 20.

On Nov. 6, Car-Part.com received CIECA’s Company of the Year award during the Collision Industry Red Carpet Awards Breakfast, honoring the company for its ongoing commitment to the collision repair sector.

Thursday, 21 November 2019 16:20

AAPEX 2020 to Expand With Repair Shop HQ

For the first time in many years, AAPEX will expand and add Repair Shop HQ to meet the needs of today’s service professionals.

The investigation will continue to determine the cause of a structure fire that damaged an auto body collision repair shop at 3050 First Avenue South on the Billings, MT, South Side on Sunday, Nov. 17.

Thursday, 21 November 2019 15:09

Kelly Roberts Joins AirPro Diagnostics Canada

AirPro Diagnostics is pleased to announce Kelly Roberts has joined its team to help manage distribution of its patented programming and calibrations solution in Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec provinces.

On Nov. 12, the Triangle Chapter of the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) held its monthly meeting at Red Hot and Blue in North Raleigh, NC.

CARSTAR, North America’s largest premier network of independently owned collision repair facilities, is proud to celebrate CARSTAR Miller Auto Body’s award-winning work highlighted at the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas in November.

Two vehicle monikers at Ford have heavy cache: Mustang and Mach.

Following the release of the new blockbuster film "Ford v Ferrari," the Gilmore Car Museum has announced a new exhibit for fans of the film who want to learn more.

For many, making a New Year’s resolution is an important part of celebrating the calendar changeover, and the most common resolutions are intended to improve an individual’s life – losing weight, learning something new, or saving more money.

It's hard to miss the purple logging truck driven by Alex "Tater" Opdahl for Whitco Inc., a trucking company owned by Rick and Barb Whitcomb in Kamiah, Idaho.

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