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Tuesday, 25 June 2019 16:27

ABAC Meeting Provides Close Look at GM’s Collision Repair Network

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ABAC President Bob Amendola encouraged association members to submit ideas and topics for future meetings so the ABAC can best address members’ needs. ABAC President Bob Amendola encouraged association members to submit ideas and topics for future meetings so the ABAC can best address members’ needs. ABAC News

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Luis Camacho, instructor of automotive technology at W. F. Kaynor Technical High School in Waterbury, CT, then shared, “The ABAC helps guide us in the direction of what they do. We ask for volunteers to become members of the advisory committee. Attending the two meetings each year will help facilitate teaching at the school. One of the ABAC’s meetings was about pre- and post-scanning which guided the school to purchase the proper equipment to perform these tests. We will be having a career fair next year and would welcome the support of the ABAC.”

 

Following dinner, GM Field Manager Jeff Shaw began his presentation: “GM spends millions of dollars designing, prototyping, developing, crashing, testing, diagnosing and analyzing their automobiles. How many cars has Allstate built? Do you think Allstate has a better opinion on how to repair a vehicle? Better than GM designers? Better than all of you here? No.”

 

Referring to the technology anticipated to be on the market within the next five years as “mind-boggling,” Shaw advised attendees that complete, accurate and up-to-date repair procedures are available to network facilities through GM Service Info (GMSi), provided through their Mitchell subscription. GMSi and TIS2Web (used for vehicle calibration) is also accessible at acdelco.com/for-professionals/shop-tools.html.

 

“Customers turn to you when it’s time to repair their GM vehicles, and now, you can back up your business with the strength of GM by becoming part of the GM Collision Repair Network,” Shaw added. “We’ve developed this program to provide tools and information that help promote proper, safe repairs of GM vehicles.”

 

Shaw continued to explain the benefits of joining the GM Collision Repair Network. ABAC News’ Don Cushing recounts, “The GM Collision Repair Network is designed as a comprehensive program that will evaluate several KPIs that are not typically measured by other OEM collision certification programs today. The major difference the GM Collision Repair Network offers is that it will be metrics-driven and dynamic, meaning that the dealer, MSO, or independent repair facility will continuously undergo audit checks, ensuring they maintain the proper requirements established for the program.”


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