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Wednesday, 12 December 2018 16:43

AAPEX 2018 Keeps Attendees Ahead of the Curve

With the automotive aftermarket undergoing significant evolution and change, AAPEX 2018 featured the latest new products and innovations, advanced training by industry experts, and current and futuristic technology demonstrations to keep attendees ahead of the curve.

An automated system that can detect tiny dents or other vehicle “anomalies” within seconds. Collision parts being ordered within minutes of a crash. A not-for-profit data repository that would ensure shops have long-term access to their job file records.

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 18:46

Toyota To Replace Burned Tundra as a Thank You to Brave Nurse in CA

Written by Paulo Acoba, Tire Meets Road

NOTE: This blog was originally published on Tire Meets Road on Nov. 12, 2018.


Toyota certainly didn’t have to gift Nurse Allyn Pierce a new truck for his bravery, but it’s doing it anyway.

Detectives from the California Department of Insurance arrested four people early the morning of Nov. 16 for allegedly ripping off four auto insurers for more than $34,000 by filing fraudulent insurance claims.

On Oct. 26, Mike's Auto Body hosted a Grand Opening ribbon-cutting event and gave away its 73rd vehicle to Veteran USMC Ryan Mason at its Vallejo, CA, location.

Monday, 26 November 2018 19:25

SEMA Attendees Learn About Digital Marketing Strategy for Collision Repair

Written by Rochelle Beckel

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, several SEMA attendees gathered in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center for a seminar on how to develop an effective digital marketing strategy in collision repair.

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