Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), a computer-aided means of keeping a vehicle in its lane and preventing or mitigating collisions, is a relatively new concept in the automotive world and even newer for the trucking world.
Volkswagen Group of America, Audi of America and their respective German parent companies (Volkswagen AG and Audi AG) are facing a proposed class-action lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
WIN (Women’s Industry Network) recently announced the appointment of seven new members to its board of directors.
On April 17, ASA’s monthly Webinar Wednesday featured a presentation by Aaron Stokes, client services manager for Synchrony, titled “Increase Sales and Your Customer Value Proposition with Financing.”
Last year, die-cast brand Hot Wheels celebrated its 50th anniversary with a 15-city tour and a build contest that immortalized one lucky winner’s custom car in 1:64 scale.
Two veterans who are struggling to make ends meet got new rides in Virginia Beach, VA, Wednesday, April 3, reported News 3 in Norfolk, VA.
On April 3 and 4, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) held its 2019 Hill Day and State Legislative Summit in Washington, D. C.
Starting off a week of industry meetings and events, a group from the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) took an evening to stop by Pro Spot’s new Training Facility outside of Nashville, TN.
On April 3, the Collision Career Institute (CCI) celebrated the graduation of two repair planners: Justin Stokes and Alison Penberthy.
As President Donald Trump continues to consider closing the United States’ border with Mexico, West Virginia business owners and industry advocates worry about the effect it could have on the state’s automotive sector.
From April 10--11, the Auto Body Association of Texas (ABAT) hosted its quarterly regional meetings in Austin and Dallas, attracting around 40 attendees to each event.
From April 1--3, the Refinish Distributors Alliance (RDA) hosted its Spring 2019 RDA IMPACT Performance Conference at the OMNI Frisco in Frisco, TX.
ASA is asking Louisiana repairers and vehicle owners to urge their state representatives to oppose legislation aimed at eliminating the state’s premier vehicle safety inspection program.
Did you know you can read all five regional editions of Autobody News before they appear in print?
On April 4, Kukui hosted a Shop Owners Success webinar featuring “15 Golden Nuggets of Customer Service Success” with Nancy Friedman, the “Telephone Doctor.”
Ilona Smetana has gone through many hardships in recent years. Now, with help from a big donation by a Fontana, CA, company, she is moving forward on a positive path.
Gerber Collision & Glass recently announced the acquisition of three collision repair centers, including one intake center, located in the Buffalo, NY, area.
Family-owned car dealership Lakeside Chevrolet of Rockwall, TX, now has nearly one-third of its electricity provided for by the power of the sun, thanks to a brand-new solar panel system installed on its rooftops.
When Nick Patel came to America from India at the age of 18, he began working at his brother-in-law’s Maaco shop. Soon afterward, at 22, he became a franchise owner himself.
Martin Senour Paints has announced its 2019 second quarter training schedule, offering classes in Color Adjustment and Blending, Painter Certification and Pro//BASE™ Refinish System Painter Certification.
A new Louisiana bill has been introduced in the House. If it passes, there could be changes ahead for insureds choosing where to have their auto glass repaired or replaced.
On April 12, two Paradise, CA, residents experienced a life-changing event---the presentation of vehicles to provide them reliable transportation following the massive wildfires that destroyed the region.
The state fire marshal concluded that sparks from welding repairs caused a four-alarm fire that destroyed a South Main Street auto body shop on April 4.
A 2002 Honda Civic driver in Arizona is at least the 25th death worldwide caused by an exploding Takata airbag inflator.
Participants in ASA’s upcoming Annual Business Meeting & Conference will get the opportunity to hear from a senior U.S. Department of Labor official about the merits of its agency’s HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program.
Super expensive cars are so priceless you would think their owners would never let them go. Still, it seems some people can not hold on to a good thing.
Tampa, FL, Police Department is investigating as stolen cars were stripped down for parts. TPD arrested a repair shop owner for allegedly running a chop shop.
The owner of a Greenwood County, SC, auto body shop that was destroyed in a 2018 fire is pushing for the right to rebuild.
The Collision Repair Industry Snapshot Survey, co-sponsored by the Collision Repair Education Foundation and I-CAR©, has launched and is open for responses from collision shop owners and managers.
Barrington Mayne has been arrested on a felony complaint for alleged insurance fraud.
Insurance companies may not be paying consumers what they’re owed after a total loss car accident, according to class action litigation.
Martha and Tom Fenno received notice in May 2016 that their 2007 Chevy Tahoe was part of a nationwide Takata airbag recall.
Two bills approved by a U.S. Senate committee in late March would provide ASA members one more tool to protect their shops from cyber threats.
Florida adopted a personal-injury protection [PIP] auto insurance law in 1979 and remains one of 10 states with a “no fault” mandate that requires motorists to carry $10,000 in medical coverage.
A local fire chief watching his child's soccer game the afternoon of April 1 spotted a fire near a Fawn Township, PA, auto body shop and sprang into action.
Autobody News caught up with Keith MacDonald, PPG's Show Truck driver, on April 5 when the truck made a stop at the Goodguys Del Mar Nationals car show in Del Mar, CA.
Jeff Peevy has observed many changes in the collision repair industry over the course of his nearly 40-year career. As the current chairman of the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) and president of the Automotive Management Institute (AMi), Peevy regularly talks to body shop owners and managers about the current issues they face.
The Accuvision-3D measuring system from Arslan Automotive Canada Ltd., has now received approval from Assured Performance Network, Laguna Hills, CA for bodyshop certification programs in the USA.
A Thomasville, GA, business owner accused of trafficking counterfeit car parts made in China pleaded guilty March 29 to the crime, Middle District of Georgia U.S. Attorney Charles Peeler said.
Rick Johnson, a former body shop owner who has been a leader in the collision repair industry for nearly 40 years, was named the new executive director of the California Autobody Association (CAA).
The man and woman found dead March 31 in an industrial area of Long Beach, CA, had been a couple for nine years, according to relatives who suspect they died in a murder-suicide.
Just over a decade ago, there were approximately 1,400 high school and college collision repair programs in the United States, according to Brandon Eckenrode, director of development for the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF).
Michael Giarrizzo, Manager of DCR Systems, released a video featuring Symach Srl equipment.
Alisha Rousset will not forget her daughter’s sixth birthday.
From March 22--24, ASA Northwest held its 2019 Automotive Training Expo (ATE) at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport. ATE is the largest automotive training event on the West Coast.
Joe Henry, owner of ACT Auto Staffing and former body shop owner, sent us the below comments in response to Stacey Phillips’ “Solving the Tech Shortage” column, which invited additional input from the collision industry on the technician shortage. The column was published in the March 2019 edition of Autobody News.
The rain stayed away long enough on Thursday, March 21 to allow for a huge celebration as Ben Clymer’s the Body Shop gave away another car to a needy family.
Two representatives from AirPro Diagnostics led the Southern California Autobody Association (CAA) meeting on Wednesday, March 20 at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA.
The owner of a Worcester, MA, auto body shop was indicted March 28 in connection with a motor vehicle fraud scheme in which he damaged vehicles and stole $170,000.
On March 21, Barbara Davies, Autobody News Co-Owner and General Manager, attended Axalta’s Media Day on behalf of Autobody News at Axalta’s customer experience center in Concord, NC.