AsTech is evaluating ADAS calibration systems at its 8,500-square-foot calibration center in Plano, Texas.
Plano, Texas—Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) features can do much to reduce a driver’s workload, alerting to hazards such as blind spots or adjusting following distances with active cruise control.
Cable Dahmer Chevrolet Service Director Rich Frost shows how compact the sensor cabinet is of the Hunter Engineering Quick Check Drive system.
Independence, Mo.—Rich Frost, service director of Cable Dahmer Chevrolet, wanted to sell more alignments through courtesy inspections.
From left: Family-owned Morrison Tire & Service is operated by three generations of Morrisons, including Kevin Morrison, service manager , Joe Sproha, general manager, Paul Morrison, CFO, Gary Morrison, president, Dyllan Franks, service advisor, and cousin, Jim Ludloff, store manager.
Garden Grove, Calif.—After years of averaging 5 percent growth, business suddenly took off for Joe Sproha in 2017.
From left: Customer service staff at Preedy’s Tire & Automotive includes longtime service advisor and manager Mel Fries, Service Advisor Deidre Steppe, Owner Kelly Wright, and Service Advisor Luke Ensor.
Spokane, Wash.—Preedy’s Tire & Automotive has been around for 55 years in the Inland Northwest, said Kelly Wright, AAM, co-owner with his wife, Carolyn, AAM.
Owner Chris Steger (left) and his crew helped make repairs to a vehicle which was donated to CFS along with help from NAPA.
St. Louis—Sometimes the best way to beat the competition is to just buy them out.
Hans Art started Hans Art Automotive in San Francisco after working on a 1955 Pontiac for a friend. Today, he relies on training, customer education and diagnostic prowess.
San Francisco—The hair might be gone, but the passion is still there.
As Jack’s Alignment approaches its 69th year, Jack Humphrey continues to invest in tools and training. The shop averages 20-45 alignments per day depending on the season.
Colorado Springs, Colo.—Nobody could argue that the $20,000 Jack Humphrey’s father invested in building a four-bay alignment shop in his backyard in 1971 wasn’t a good idea.
AsTech is evaluating ADAS calibration systems at its 8,500-square-foot calibration center in Plano, Texas.
Cable Dahmer Chevrolet Service Director Rich Frost shows how compact the sensor cabinet is of the Hunter Engineering Quick Check Drive system.
From left: Family-owned Morrison Tire & Service is operated by three generations of Morrisons, including Kevin Morrison, service manager , Joe Sproha, general manager, Paul Morrison, CFO, Gary Morrison, president, Dyllan Franks, service advisor, and cousin, Jim Ludloff, store manager.
From left: Customer service staff at Preedy’s Tire & Automotive includes longtime service advisor and manager Mel Fries, Service Advisor Deidre Steppe, Owner Kelly Wright, and Service Advisor Luke Ensor.
Owner Chris Steger (left) and his crew helped make repairs to a vehicle which was donated to CFS along with help from NAPA.
Hans Art started Hans Art Automotive in San Francisco after working on a 1955 Pontiac for a friend. Today, he relies on training, customer education and diagnostic prowess.
As Jack’s Alignment approaches its 69th year, Jack Humphrey continues to invest in tools and training. The shop averages 20-45 alignments per day depending on the season.
AsTech is evaluating ADAS calibration systems at its 8,500-square-foot calibration center in Plano, Texas.
Plano, Texas—Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) features can do much to reduce a driver’s workload, alerting to hazards such as blind spots or adjusting following distances with active cruise control. However, to work properly, the systems require due diligence in following OEM repair...
From left: Justin Arnold, Joe Brenner, and David Morrison say Eurocars Collision Center is striving to become the brand that consumers will recognize as the place they can leave their $140,000 car and know it’s being restored to pre-loss condition.
Colorado Springs, Colo.—Eurocars Collision Center doesn’t feel like a collision shop and it wasn’t designed to. Much like the high-end, luxury foreign import vehicles that make up its main clientele base, everything from the waiting area to the tools, equipment and technicians are meant to project...
From left: Family-owned Morrison Tire & Service is operated by three generations of Morrisons, including Kevin Morrison, service manager , Joe Sproha, general manager, Paul Morrison, CFO, Gary Morrison, president, Dyllan Franks, service advisor, and cousin, Jim Ludloff, store manager.
Garden Grove, Calif.—After years of averaging 5 percent growth, business suddenly took off for Joe Sproha in 2017. “If you had told me five years ago that we’d see 12 percent growth in one year I wouldn’t have believed it,” said Sproha, who is general manager Morrison Tire & Service in Garden...
Hans Art started Hans Art Automotive in San Francisco after working on a 1955 Pontiac for a friend. Today, he relies on training, customer education and diagnostic prowess.
San Francisco—The hair might be gone, but the passion is still there. Hans Art, the owner at Hans Art Automotive has seen the industry change in several dramatic ways since he opened his doors in 1970, but this “old hippy” said many of the most important things are still the same. By staying on top...
Cable Dahmer Chevrolet Service Director Rich Frost shows how compact the sensor cabinet is of the Hunter Engineering Quick Check Drive system.
Independence, Mo.—Rich Frost, service director of Cable Dahmer Chevrolet, wanted to sell more alignments through courtesy inspections. He had been interested in service drive inspection equipment for several years, but even though each car could be assessed in just a few minutes, for his shop, he...
Dan Risley said OEM collision repair procedures cannot be viewed as only a “recommendation.”
Atlanta—The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers plan to push for state legislation next year that will call for the use of OEM repair procedures for collision repair claims. Dan Risley, who resigned from his leadership role at ASA in July but has...
Owner Chris Steger (left) and his crew helped make repairs to a vehicle which was donated to CFS along with help from NAPA.
St. Louis—Sometimes the best way to beat the competition is to just buy them out. As Chris Steger’s shop, Steger Service, has grown, so has the need for expansion. Steger recently acquired a former Midas facility across the street which, for many years, was the source of the shop’s most direct...
As Jack’s Alignment approaches its 69th year, Jack Humphrey continues to invest in tools and training. The shop averages 20-45 alignments per day depending on the season.
Colorado Springs, Colo.—Nobody could argue that the $20,000 Jack Humphrey’s father invested in building a four-bay alignment shop in his backyard in 1971 wasn’t a good idea. The building and the business have become staples in the Colorado Springs community, and Jack’s Alignment Service will enter...
 
 

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