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CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts recently announced that its first location in Idaho has opened, bringing its U.S. locations total to 33 states.

No. 1 Automotive Body Repair in Bellingham, WA, has been officially certified by Assured Performance, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training and facilities necessary to repair the participating automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturers’ specifications.

Wednesday, 09 May 2018 20:20

CA High School Senior’s Auto Body Skills Earn 1st in State SkillsUSA

Written by Risa Johnson, Oroville Mercury-Register

A Las Plumas High School senior in Oroville, CA, was recently awarded first place at a statewide SkillsUSA competition in the automotive refinishing category and is now heading to nationals.

Snowbirds and weekend warriors love their motor homes, trailers, 5th wheels, sprinters and even luxury buses for those who can afford them. 

Friday, 04 May 2018 21:30

Willits, CA, Body Shop Seeks Car Giveaway Nominations

Written by Aura Whittaker, Willits News

After a successful partnership with Willits Furniture Center last year, Yokum’s Body Shop in Willits, CA, has teamed up with three more local businesses to host a second car giveaway in 2018. 

Friday, 04 May 2018 16:53

Self-Driving Cars’ Shortcomings Revealed in CA DMV Reports

Written by Ethan Baron, The Mercury News

A demand from the California DMV of eight companies testing self-driving cars has highlighted a number of areas where the technology falls short of being safe to operate with no human back-up.

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