National Collision

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – November 18, 2016 – Honda has awarded $36,000 in grants to three schools through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. These schools are part of Honda’s Professional Automotive Career Training Program (“PACT”) designed to provide students with real world automotive repair...
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – November 18, 2016 – The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) in collaboration with AkzoNobel Vehicle Refinishes North America is pleased to announce those schools being recognized for efforts to advance sustainability within their respective automotive and collision...
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – November 18, 2016 – Anest Iwata has awarded spray guns to 50 schools through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The spray guns are valued at $30,000 and will help to provide schools with the most up-to-date equipment for instructing their students. The schools...
Doug Kelly, CEO of Collision Diagnostic Services-asTech, says proper documentation and insurer education can get more shops paid for pre- and post-repair diagnostic scans.
Plano, Texas—The collision repair industry is abuzz about the need for pre- and post-repair scans following the recent release of position statements from five OEMs, either recommending or requiring that they be done, and using only their scan tools. Their reason is simple: as vehicles include more...
Brian Herron, president of Drew Technologies, accepts the SEMA New Product Award in the Collision Repair & Refinish Product category for his company’s Remote Assisted Programming kit as presenters Jessi Combs and Dennis Pittsenbarger look on.
Las Vegas–Each year, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) awards the most innovative and cutting-edge automotive aftermarket products. This year, more than 3,000 products were entered into 16 different showcase categories to be considered for the SEMA New Product Awards. “Winners were...
Mazda is an OEM that shops should be closely studying, as a large percentage of its vehicles don’t visit Mazda dealerships for service, Donny Seyfer says.
Las Vegas—The AAPEX Let’s Tech & Tour session, “Don’t Get Your ADAS Kicked,” focused on the technology of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and the challenges it presents to the aftermarket service and repair community. “ADAS has been described and defined in many ways,” said speaker...
Vince Claudio, of Gerber Collision & Glass, says more consistent messaging throughout an insurers’ claims organization would be helpful.
Las Vegas—A panel discussion at the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) in Las Vegas in November brought insurers and collision repairers together to discuss ways that each can play in helping the other improve their businesses. Clint Marlow, director of analytics, innovations and strategic...
“To save this car for future generations, we had to go back 44 years to its original movie condition,” Ray Evernham says.
Las Vegas—TV host and former NASCAR champion crew chief Ray Evernham had an opportunity to realize a lifelong dream at the 2016 SEMA Show – unveiling a car that he pursued for more than 40 years – the 1958 Chevy Impala featured in the movie “American Graffiti” in front of hundreds of guests....
Chicago—With a record-setting 51 million vehicles identified for a recall in 2015, the urgency for car manufacturers to reach consumers with recall notifications is unprecedented. CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) and American Honda Motor Co., Inc. announced they are working together to address...
Warrensville Heights, Ohio—Dynamic Clearcoat (CC200) from Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes creates a new category among premium clearcoats by offering superior appearance in half the time of a typical glamour clearcoat, the company said. As a speed glamour finish, the Dynamic Clearcoat offers a...

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