In Case You Missed It: Top 5 Stories of the Week of April 3-7

In Case You Missed It: Top 5 Stories of the Week of April 3-7

These were the top five collision repair news stories published on Autobody News this week. Scroll through to get caught up, or if you want a second read.

estimators-collision-repair-trainingFrom the Desk of Mike Anderson: Are You Giving Your Estimators the Time and Training Needed to Succeed?

Damage severity is going up but labor hours aren't, partly because some shops have people writing estimates or repair plans who have not been properly trained.

Read the full article here.

stolen-Kia-Hyundai-theft-steering-wheel-locksHyundai, Kia Offer Old-Tech Solution to Hi-Tech TikTok Car Theft Epidemic

Sometimes the oldest and simplest solutions are the best. And sometimes they’re the only ones that work. Which is why Hyundai Motor Co. is giving away 1980s-style steering wheel locks in a desperate attempt to tackle a car theft epidemic fueled by viral TikTok videos.

Read the full article here.

lottery-winner-bankrupt-car-collectionOn The Lighter Side: Check Out A Bankrupt Lottery Winner’s Car Collection

You might fantasize about winning the lottery and all the cars you could buy as a result, but the reality is probably a lot worse than you think. 

Read the full article here.

stolen-Maserati-Levante-sold-bought-Carvana

NC Man Bought Stolen Maserati from Carvana

A U.S. Army veteran living in North Carolina was shocked to learn the Maserati Levante he bought for more than $68,000 from Carvana was in fact stolen. 

Read the full article here.

Texas-Senate-bill-vehicle-inspections-2023Texas Senate Transportation Committee Kills Vehicle Inspection Bill

The Texas Senate Transportation Committee rejected legislation that would have eliminated Texas’ vehicle safety inspection program.

                                                    Read the full article here.

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