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Wednesday, 27 February 2019 21:11

Florida Bill Moves Forward – Will Impact Auto Glass Shops

Written by Emmariah Holcomb,

In January, Florida House members introduced a bill known as HB 323. One of its primary goals was to prevent auto glass shops in the state from “offering anything of value” to their customers in exchange for making claims for their auto glass work.

In February, West Virginia State Senator Randy Smith (R) reintroduced his 2018 bill that would require insurers to only use new OEM parts on vehicles from the current model year and the two previous years.

Monday, 25 February 2019 22:24

VA Auto Body Shops Keep Busy With Busted Bumpers From Winter Storms

Written by Jay Korff, ABC7/WJLA

On Feb. 19, it was so busy at C&G Specialty Auto Repair and Auto Body in Arlington, VA, that it was tough to find an open spot outside. Inside, there was a flurry of activity thanks to the city’s last snow fall.

Friday, 22 February 2019 20:54

Norfolk, VA, Navy Vet Receives New Car From GEICO, Hendrick Collision

Written by Staff, WTKR

A Norfolk, VA, mother recently received a helping hand from GEICO and Hendrick Collision.

Thursday, 21 February 2019 23:05

WV Body Shop Owner’s Service Dog ‘Absolutely’ Helps With Everyday Life

Written by Matt Welch, The Journal

A pair of customers walked into Coty’s Auto Body Shop in Martinsburg, WV, and were greeted by the shop’s owner, Coty Graff.

Thursday, 14 February 2019 19:07

GICCA Hosts Regional SkillsUSA Competition in Brunswick, GA

Written by Lauren McDonald, The Brunswick News

Brandon Hales stood alone in the collision repair lab, preparing a car fender to be spray-painted with primer.

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