Toby Chess

Toby Chess is an I-CAR program instructor, training specialist, and former salvage yard operator. Toby is universally known in the collision industry for his work with first responders and advocacy for body shops and consumers. He can be reached at tcspeedster@gmail.com.

Thursday, 16 May 2019 16:30

Collision Repair Headlines Show Need for OEM-Recommended Procedures

Written by Toby Chess

On July 13, 2018, an Ohio appellate court rejected an auto body shop’s arguments in a $105,462 case where the body shop was convicted for failing to follow OEM procedures during a repair.

Dallas Body Shop was ordered to pay 31.5 million dollars for not following OEM Procedures.


A major MSO with 38 collision repair centers has settled a lawsuit, because it had collision repairs performed that did not follow manufacturer procedures.


Are you following OEM procedures on weld testing as outlined?


Manufacturers have a lot to say about Squeeze Type Resistance Spot Welding (STRSW).


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