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I-CAR is seeking help from collision repairers as it reviews OEM safety inspections related to secondary restraint systems (SRS).

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USAA announced June 10 it plans to acquire insurtech company Noblr, Inc. to offer usage-based insurance (UBI) to its members.

 

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Lordstown Motors, after showing a net loss of $125 million in Q1 2021 and reporting the initial production of the Lordstown Endurance pickup will be limited by at least 50%, now says it needs a cash injection, or there will be a problem.

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Employers in California cannot find workers and it is affecting the state’s economic recovery, a new survey shows.

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New Hampshire businesses will be exempt from paying state taxes on federal disaster loans under legislation expected to be signed by Gov. Chris Sununu

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Texas businesses that require customers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 will be denied state contracts and could lose their licenses or operating permits under legislation Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law June 7.

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After a year of staunch advocacy to secure the domestic semiconductor and microelectronic supply line and make historic investments in federal R&D and innovation, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, D-NY, announced Senate passage of the U.S. Competition and Innovation Act.

Thursday, 10 June 2021 17:02

CIECA Welcomes New Member Auto Web Tuners

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Auto Web Tuners has joined CIECA as a corporate member.

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Is the hype behind James Dean’s seemingly cursed Porsche 550 Spyder real or is it all just made up based on odd circumstances? You decide.

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A BMW airbag recall includes more than 4,500 of these vehicles equipped with non-azide driver airbag inflators (NADIs) manufactured by Takata.

Wednesday, 09 June 2021 22:35

Used Car Prices Have Absolutely Surged

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If you’re like most gearheads, you’re always at least casually looking through Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, eBay and other online car listings even if you don’t intend on buying anything.

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Andrea Arguello and Francisco Lopez are the owners of Eagle Auto Body Shop LLC, a new auto body repair shop that opened in May at 108 Magnolia Drive in LaPlace, LA.

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After reviewing reports from health and medical experts, the COVID-19 Joint Task Force, comprised of the UAW, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis, has agreed to continue most COVID-19 workplace protocols out of an abundance of caution, the UAW announced in a statement June 9.

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Many painters are content when they’re able to get their work done on time while keeping the quality high, but that’s just the beginning for Miguel Perez, head painter and manager at Extreme Paint Shop, a division of Extreme Performance in South Florida.

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Designed to improve the quality of service through voluntary testing, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) offers the service consultant certification (C1) test.

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During a groundbreaking ceremony June 9, the Volvo Group announced a $33 million expansion of its powertrain research and development site in Hagerstown, MD, for the construction of a new, state-of-the-art Vehicle Propulsion Lab (VPL).

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Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, announced Tyrone Michael "TJ" Jordan has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.

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Matt Moore of the insurer-funded Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) offered some insights into the impact auto-emergency braking (AEB) could have on the frequency and severity of front-end crashes in the coming years, during his presentation at the recent Women’s Industry Network (WIN) virtual conference.

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Mike Anderson of Collision Advice recently presented “Learn to Research; Research to Learn” to nearly two dozen collision repair industry professionals in Northeast Ohio.

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On June 1, the California State Assembly voted 77-1 in support of AB 471, introduced in February by Assemblymember Evan Low, D-Silicon Valley, and moved the CAWA-sponsored legislation over to the state senate for review and consideration.

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The Boring Company (TBC) officially started transporting passengers through its Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Loop. 

Wednesday, 09 June 2021 17:42

Safelite Group Acquires Breaker Glass Co.

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Safelite Group, a national vehicle glass services and recalibration company and owner of Safelite AutoGlass, has agreed to acquire the assets of Breaker Glass Co. in Placerville, CA.

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The Auto Care Association on June 9 released its award-winning and industry-leading online publications, the 2022 Auto Care Factbook and the 2022 Auto Care Factbook & Lang Annual. 

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When I started covering the collision repair industry 15 years ago, I was writing for an automotive publication where the editor didn’t like pets or animals in general.

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Sedgwick, a global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, announced it has acquired regional automotive appraisal companies Automotive Damage Appraisers of the Southwest (ADASW) and Metro Appraisal.

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Sunbit, the buy now, pay later (BNPL) technology for everyday needs and services, announced June 8 it has entered into a relationship with Mazda North American Operations (MNAO), as the recommended financing solution for MNAO’s 550 dealership auto parts and service centers.

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Total Car Franchising Corporation, the franchisor of Colors on Parade and CarLove mobile automotive reconditioning, announced the opening of its newest franchise unit in Atlanta, GA.

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Michigan’s COVID-19 recovery is the slowest in the nation, according to a WalletHub study released June 8.

 

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There’s not been an exotic model quite like this one in a dealership showroom.

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The U.S. Department of Justice has recovered the majority of the ransom paid to the hackers who caused a major shutdown of a Georgia-based gas pipeline, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco announced June 7.

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The Norwegian Automotive Federation (NAF) has published the results of its recent round of electric vehicle range tests.

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Volkswagen announced June 7 the one-off ID.4 off-road concept that recently completed the National Off-Road Racing Association (NORRA) Mexican 1000 race in the Baja Peninsula of Mexico is now part of Volkswagen's “Building an Electric Future” exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

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PartsTrader’s Greg Horn said in May his company isn’t seeing any significant disruption in crash parts availability based on the global microchip shortage, which is impacting new vehicle production.

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Tesla is currently building its fourth and fifth Gigafactories, one in Berlin, Germany, and the other in Austin, TX.

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California’s workplace safety department says workers must wear masks unless all employees are confirmed to have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Since opening in 2003, Korte’s Collision has served the auto body repair needs of Dearborn Heights, MI.

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The Collision Industry Conference (CIC) is holding its next meeting---both in-person and virtually---8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT July 15 in Cleveland, OH.

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Mitchell, a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty (P&C) claims and collision repair industries, on June 8 released its second quarter Industry Trends Report (ITR) for 2021.

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Telematics, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and OEM repair procedures are all predicted to significantly impact the way vehicles are repaired in the future, according to Jake Rodenroth, director of OEM and industry technical relations for asTech.

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The Auto Care Association on June 7 announced the Auto Care Caucus has been formally renewed in the 117th U.S. Congress.

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General Motors announced June 7 its OnStar Guardian mobile app is now available to all customers in the U.S. and Canada with a compatible Apple or Android device.

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Ford is donating $250,000 to the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) to create the Detroit Area Bridge Scholars Program, intensifying ongoing efforts to reach underrepresented students and prepare them for successful academic and professional careers in STEM fields.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the automaker will not produce the Plaid+ Model S.

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Chippewa Valley Technical College students received more than 400 scholarships totaling nearly $300,000 during the 2020-21 academic year.

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Things were a little more affordable in 1971, recalls Steve Jenkins, who opened Steve’s Paint and Body Shop in Bessemer City, NC, the same year. 

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During the pandemic, auto body shops known for giving away vehicles had to put their programs on pause, but now they’re back at it in a big way.

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Caliber, parent company of Caliber Collision, Caliber Auto Glass, Caliber Auto Care and Protech Automotive Solutions, announced June 7 the appointment of Sherry Vidal-Brown as chief people officer.

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Parts and Service Director Beto Pena has been running the show at Toyota of Laredo for more than 15 years.

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WMABA will present the second of two parts of its Collision P.R.E.P. virtual series, "Differentiating Labor Rates Based on Certification, Skillset, Tooling and Training," with Mark Olson.

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The Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) is excited to announce the election of Yvette Burke, vice president of replacement and leisure division at Enterprise Holdings Inc., to the CIF Board of Trustees.

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Kia America is offering buyers the opportunity to reserve an exclusive EV6 First Edition model. 

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The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) will host a virtual membership meeting, “Are You at the End of Your Rope? Thinking There Has to Be a Better Way?” at 6:30 p.m. ET June 16 via Zoom.

Monday, 07 June 2021 17:20

Symach - 20 Years Inventing The Future

20 years inventing the future and in continous research and development is Symach mission.

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CAWA, representing the automotive parts industry, announced the recipients of its 2021 automotive high school teacher scholarship awards.

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National Grid on June 3 unveiled its new EV Road Trip, an effort to raise awareness around the location of charging infrastructure and accelerate adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) across New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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As part of a comprehensive three-year, $1 million effort to support eastside neighborhoods around the Detroit Assembly Complex, Stellantis on June 3 launched Detroit's Greenest Initiative, the company's plan to make Detroit's east side the most environmentally friendly neighborhood. 

 

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There is a big difference in approach to setting up and using dedicated benches with fixtures vs. universal systems, as well as variances between different brands and manufacturers.

 

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Months of rumors, spy shots and speculation have all led to this moment.