On Aug. 15, ASA North Texas held a meeting, sponsored by DRiV Inc.
Guest speaker Paul Stinson of North Texas Pro Solutions spoke about pre- and post-repair scans during the collision repair process. According to meeting coordinator John Firm, “The event went well. We had one new member and the ASA-Texas board present. We held the meeting to make members aware of changes in our industry and to provide an update from our sponsor about their recent changes.”
ASA North Texas Secretary Rod Burtch added, “The meeting went as planned, and we had a great showing of membership. There were lots of questions about the change from Tenneco to DRiV Inc., but the meeting also provided a great opportunity for attendees to network with other shops, meeting sponsors and their employees.”
Stinson’s presentation on pre- and post-repair scans was incredibly educational. Stinson recounted, “I addressed the topic of pre- and post-scans for our body shop owners that were present, and I explained to our mechanical shops that cars involved in collisions may have stored trouble codes and how the requirement to have parts calibrated once installed will impact our shops. I also explained that many new cars and trucks have various driver assistance features that will have to calibrate if removed and reinstalled, such as mirrors, windshields and mirrors. There was great participation from members.”
Stinson added, “Our goal at all our events is to inform our members of changes in our industry that will affect their business today and in the future. We also allow our sponsors to inform us of their product lines and any changes that may affect us. We know that networking with other shops and their employees, as well as meeting sponsors, such as parts suppliers, parts manufacturers and other services, help strengthen our understanding of trends and help us to adapt to changes that are coming to our industry.”