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General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales (CCA) on April 23 announced the expansion of ACDelco branded parts on GM vehicles and introduced the new marketing campaign, “Certainty Starts Here,” a video series defining the clear choice for maintenance and repair of customers’ vehicles.

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A bill passed by the New York state lawmakers on April 20 that seeks to prevent workers from being exposed to airborne diseases is now headed to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but while labor advocates hailed its passage, business groups fear it will harm small businesses across the state.

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With customer deliveries of the R1T and the R1S poised to begin soon, Rivian seems hard at work to ensure its first batch of EV buyers are provided with the best customer experience possible.

Friday, 23 April 2021 17:40

Court Brief Reveals AGA Strategy

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Trial briefs were filed in March in the U.S. District Court in Orlando, FL, in the Allstate v. Auto Glass America litigation.

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For Greene County (Ohio) Career Center auto collision repair teacher Rick Burton, it is fairly easy to describe how his program attracts students.

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Honda announced April 23 key targets for sales of electrified vehicles in North America, with a plan to make battery-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles to represent 100% of its vehicle sales by 2040, progressing from sales of 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2035.

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Axalta, a global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, is pleased to announce it won three bronze Edison Awards in the categories of Innovative Services, Sustainability and Engineering and Materials Science.

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Calling all spray gun-wielding artists---now's your chance to show FinishMaster your skills, win some of $20,000 in prizes and earn the title of 2021 Hood Master.

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As the country commemorated Earth Day, EVgo, the nation's largest public fast charging network for EVs, on April 22 officially opened four of its newest fast chargers in Washington, D.C.'s Union Station, and two at a shopping center in nearby Bethesda, MD.

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Savvy shoppers know to compare prices and features when buying a new or used car, but also understand that choosing auto insurance is a significant component of the cost of car ownership.

Thursday, 22 April 2021 20:30

On The Lighter Side: Tim Allen’s Car Collection Fills A Warehouse

Written by Steven Symes, Motorious

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Did you expect anything less?

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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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Automotive digital marketplace and solutions provider Cars.com on April 22 revealed new research that Americans' interest in electric vehicles is on the rise.

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Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, on April 22 announced the launch of Axalta Mobility Coatings, a rebranding of its Transportation Coatings business unit.

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LKQ Corporation is excited to announce a new online training course hosted within I-CAR’s virtual training library, “Aftermarket Collision Replacement Parts Considerations."

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CARSTAR, North America’s largest multi-store network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of CARSTAR Monmouth Collision, located at 16 Throckmorton St. in Freehold, NJ.

Wednesday, 21 April 2021 23:27

Flower Hill Auto Body is OEM-Certified

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Flower Hill Auto Body in Roslyn, NY, on April 20 announced its 21st manufacturer certification.

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President Joe Biden is expected to announce a pledge April 22 to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in half within less than a decade.

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More Placer County, CA, auto shops are joining in the fight to crack down on the rise of catalytic converter thefts in the county.

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The world came to a halt a little over a year ago as the coronavirus spread across the globe, and changed how people lived and worked.

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Michigan's worst-in-the-nation COVID-19 surge could be affecting auto production at the plant where the popular Ram 1500 pickup is built.

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Axalta, a global coatings company, on April 21 announced its Board of Directors authorized an increase in its common share repurchase program of $625 million, bringing the total size of the program to $1.3 billion, of which Axalta has already purchased approximately $500 million.

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Roger Beasley Imports in Texas has supported various charities over the past four decades, including the Austin Chamber of Commerce and Dell Children’s Hospital.

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The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the insurance industry's association dedicated to predicting, preventing and prosecuting insurance crime, urges Illinois legislators to take steps to address the significant increase in catalytic converter thefts across Illinois.

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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 April 23, “ADAS Systems---What They're All About.”

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Like it or not, it will soon be the end of the road for the internal combustion engine.

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The number of cars on U.S. roadways is returning to normal as states ease COVID-19 restrictions, but that doesn’t necessarily mean claims frequency and severity will return to historic patterns.

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After many years of trying, Florida is closer than ever to repealing its 50-year-old motor vehicle no-fault law.

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Sales of light trucks continue to skyrocket and are expected to reach more than 82% of all new light vehicles purchased by 2028, according to a new 92-page market research report from the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA).

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Li-Cycle Corp., an industry leader in lithium-ion battery resource recovery and the largest lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, on April 20 announced it will build its third commercial lithium-ion battery recycling facility, to be located in Gilbert, AZ, within the Phoenix metropolitan area.

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Origin Materials, Inc., a carbon-negative materials company, and Solvay, a leader in chemicals and materials, on April 20 announced a collaboration to develop and industrialize advanced materials built on the Origin Materials carbon-negative technology platform for applications in the automotive industry.

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The Texas House on April 19 gave initial approval to a series of bills aimed at preventing another massive power failure, including one that would require state officials to adopt rules designating certain gas facilities as critical during an energy emergency.

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Tesla’s Fremont, CA, factory workforce is growing, and the automaker is preparing for it by constructing a new employee parking lot on the southern portion of the 370-acre piece of land it purchased in 2010.

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U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, on April 20 announced the 2021 Best Hybrid and Electric Cars.

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Two federal agencies, the NHTSA and the NTSB, are investigating a fatal Tesla Model S crash that happened April 17.

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Following through on a portion of President Joe Biden’s January executive order, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a national emphasis program (NEP) with a focus on enforcement efforts for companies that put the “largest number of workers at serious risk of contracting the coronavirus,” the workplace safety administration reported.

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AirPro Diagnostics and Auto Techcelerators, LLC on April 20 announced they have completed an exclusive technology licensing agreement allowing AirPro Diagnostics to integrate Auto Techcelerators’ ADAS, Calibration and Test Drive CoPilot™ technologies into its diagnostic and calibration services platform.

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CARSTAR, North America’s largest network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities, surprised lucky residents from communities across North America with $100 cash gift cards.

Tuesday, 20 April 2021 16:01

GEICO Files Another Arizona Lawsuit

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GEICO has filed a $300,000 federal lawsuit in Arizona against A&G Auto Glass for alleged fraudulent or non-reimbursable claims for windshield replacement services.

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Car-O-Liner has received another prestigious approval from Volkswagen Automotive Group for its unique VAS 6755A fully automatic resistance spot welder.

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Dave Luehr’s Elite Body Shop Solutions announced the next installment in the free Elite Webinar Series: “It’s Not Just About DTCs.”

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Wantalease.com, the nation’s first online car lease marketplace for new lease deals, reports the latest update on new lease offerings for the month of April.

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The Matrix Wand is pleased to announce the donation of a Matrix Wand 3D structural diagnostic, blueprinting and collision repair system to the Salina Area Technical College in Salina, KS.

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Caliber, parent company to Caliber Collision, Caliber Auto Glass and Caliber Auto Care, announced April 19 that Roland Smith will be joining its Board of Directors, effective that day.

Monday, 19 April 2021 19:46

ABPA Introduces MyPartsChoice.com

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The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) announced the launch of its new website and consumer education portal, www.mypartschoice.com.

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Ford employees interested in being vaccinated against COVID-19 can now receive an on-site vaccination at manufacturing facilities in three states.

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PPG on April 19 announced it has acquired Cetelon Lackfabrik GmbH, a manufacturer of coatings for automotive and light truck wheel applications.

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A GM airbag investigation has been opened following claims of injuries caused when the airbags failed to deploy in crashes.

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The Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) is thrilled to announce National Coatings & Supplies/Single Source has joined the CIF Annual Donor Program at the highest level: a 1st RESPONDER with a $15,000 pledge.

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According to an analysis of the U.S. auto market by Cox Automotive and Kelley Blue Book, sales growth of both electric and hybrid vehicles outpaced overall market performance in the first quarter of 2021.

 

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On April 17, a tragic crash involving a 2019 Tesla Model S claimed the lives of two people, a 59-year-old and a 69-year-old, both of whom are yet to be identified.

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In the Before Times, Jerry McNee wasn’t always a fan of appraisers.

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At Ferrari's annual shareholder meeting April 15, interim CEO John Elkann announced three new models will be revealed over 2021. 

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The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) 2021 Annual Education Conference will feature a variety of speakers, workshops and programs aimed at informing, resourcing and educating members and students of the greater collision repair industry.

 

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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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This year marks Service King's 45th anniversary, and its passion and drive to help others through the act of service remains steadfast.

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The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) made a step forward in electrification of its light duty fleet with the arrival of the first electric vehicles (EVs) procured through the state’s EV as a service contract.

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A second IDRA Giga Press machine appears to have been delivered to Tesla Gigafactory Texas, marking another step towards the factory’s completion.