National Collision

Shops can expect increased frequency and severity of deer-related accidents

Leawood, Kan.–It’s the annual battle of the bumpers versus the bucks, the does against the doors in November and December. 

Carstar Auto Body Repair Experts said the frequency and severity of deer-related accidents are growing as quickly as the deer population in some markets. And, with the cold-weather months providing peak season for deer-vehicle crashes, the risk is on the rise.

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
Prosser, Wash.—The collision repair industry benefits from accessibility to clear and concise documentation regarding processes and procedures that are necessary to produce warrantable repairs. In July, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) issued a request to automotive refinish...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
Strongsville, Ohio—A new easy-to-use low-VOC-compliant clearcoat from PPG Automotive Refinish offers greater control over variable environmental conditions with exceptional gloss retention, said PPG Waterborne Segment Manager Tim Jones. PPG’s EC530 En-V Performance Clearcoat is a high-...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
I-CAR announced that two new courses are available to refinish technicians: “Refinish Materials and Application Blending (REF08e)” and “Color Theory, Mixing Toners, and Tinting (REF09).” These courses are available now and have replaced “Color Theory, Application,...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
As per-job margins for collision repair work get squeezed, shops are increasingly looking for ways to get as much production out of their facilities as they can. Whether a company has a smaller, single-location shop or multiple larger facilities, the same goal of maximizing production per square...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 23:11
Detroit—Updates on Ford’s new aluminum-intensive F-150 pickup, plus a look at other new materials and technologies that collision repairers will soon see in their shops, were among the topics at this year’s I-CAR conference in Detroit, where more than 360 people were in attendance...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 23:11
Detroit—Although parts make up 30 to 40 percent of the cost of a typical collision repair, too often repair shops order parts inefficiently, which increases administrative workload, costs the shop money, and can increase its cycle time. By overhauling its parts-ordering and handling...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 23:11
Glen Mills, Pa.–Dr. Jingguo Shen, senior chemist at Axalta Coating Systems, presented research from an international collaboration on coating film formation at the 248th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco.  Shen’s team includes world-...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 23:11
Colleyville, Texas—As the ASA Collision Division Operations Committee continues its focus on refinish issues and its effects on collision repair facilities, it held a press conference in September to specifically address the issue of blend within a panel/zone refinish. Dan Risley, ASA’s...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 23:11
Chicago—CCC Information Services announced that O’Reilly Automotive has signed on to join the CCC TRUE Parts Network, an electronic automotive parts quoting and eProcurement network that  connects auto parts suppliers with CCC’s customer base of collision repairers. O’...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 23:11
Detroit—Although it’s using time-tested materials and construction technology, Ford’s aluminum 2015 F-150 has sparked a lot of buzz at NACE and regional trade shows of what collision repairers must do to properly repair it. And tangential to that discussion has been an increased...
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