Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Alaska and Wyoming
Consumers in California are one step closer to achieving safer vehicles with the introduction of AB 471, a measure that would expand the inspection of vehicle safety components and systems.
Tesla’s largest Supercharger V3 station to date has taken a definitive step forward, with the Santa Monica, CA, Planning Commission approving the 62-stall rapid-charging facility in a 5-2 vote.
A U.S. Forest Service employee was arrested March 1 on a federal grand jury indictment charging him with illegally directing nearly $900,000 in no-bid Forest Service vehicle repair and maintenance work to a San Bernardino County, CA, auto body repair shop that illicitly paid him more than $360,000 in bribes and kickbacks.
Count Artistic Auto Body among the shops geared up and ready for the coming wave of electric vehicles (EVs).
ProColor Collision announced March 3 it has joined the California Autobody Association (CAA), one of the largest nonprofit trade associations of automotive collision repairers in the U.S., as a corporate sponsor.
Officials in Petaluma, CA, have decided to ban the construction of new gas stations in a unanimous vote from the city council following a two-year moratorium passed in early 2019, according to a local news source.
Auto repair shops across Hawaii are seeing more cars needing a new catalytic converter, but because thefts of the valuable part are spiking, it’s taking longer to get replacement parts.
Online auto retailer Carvana on Feb. 24 launched its newest Car Vending Machine in Las Vegas with a special spin, debuting the world’s first slot machine for cars.
EverCharge is the first electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) manufacturer to receive California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CDFA) California Type Evaluation Program (CTEP) certification.
Class action lawsuits were filed in Nevada against 10 major auto insurance companies, contending that the companies charged excessive insurance premiums during the pandemic by failing to account for a drop in driving and crashes.