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Mike Anderson is the president and owner of Collision Advice, a consulting company for the auto body/collision repair industry.
From the Desk of Mike Anderson: Are You Itemizing the Vehicle Prep Steps Necessary Prior to ADAS Calibrations?Some steps are often required by an automaker to be taken---by your auto body shop or by a sublet vendor you're using---prior to ADAS calibration.
Abby Andrews is the editor of Autobody News.
- As technology increases in new vehicles, so too does the risk of liability for collision repairers, but steps can be taken to mitigate it.
Ed Attanasio is an automotive journalist based in San Francisco.
- Chris Slack, who manages a dealership parts department, predicts there will be fewer collision shops and fewer wholesale parts dealers in 2025.
Stacey Phillips is an award-winning writer for the automotive industry based in Southern California. She has 25 years of experience and co-authored two books.
- OEConnection created RepairLogic, a repair planning platform designed to help shops find accurate OEM repair information quickly and efficiently.
Cole Strandberg is a principal with FOCUS Investment Banking, specializing in automotive aftermarket mergers and acquisitions.
John Yoswick is a freelance writer who has been covering the collision industry since 1988, and the editor of the CRASH Network.
- In 2018, the average repair cost was about $3,000. Today, it's north of $4,000, and, with inflationary trends, expected to rise to $4,400 or $4,500 in 2023.