Each part from Original One Parts™ passes a proprietary VINtegrity™ certification process to ensure it meets the original form, fit and function of a new part.
St, Louis, Mo.--Original One Parts offers 100% OEM parts that pass a proprietary VINtegrity™ certification process to ensure they meet the original form, fit and function of new parts, and all parts are guaranteed with a lifetime warranty
The criteria used to determine the ACDelco Top Shops include building talented teams. From left is Service Writer Chad Stackley, Technician Ryan Williamson, Technician Jeff Hyatt, Technician Steve Sampson, Owner Jeff Bates and Technician Derek Mohart.
Crystal City, Mo.—Jeff Bates, owner of Bates Automotive, was approached about becoming an ACDelco PSC shop in 2011 and it has paid off recently as his shop was named a runner-up in the 2017 Top Shop Competition from ACDelco.
After six months of planning, Rowley’s Accident & Hail Repair opened earlier this year. Pictured, from left, are owners Bill Park, Tony Frasher and Ryan Hampton. The shop uses Symach’s spray booth and quick-drying technology for fast repairs.
Loveland, Colo.--The trio of owners at Rowley’s Accident & Hail Repair are acutely aware that many production collision repair shops are over capacity in Colorado.
From left, the team at J.G. Auto Care includes Carlos Lopez, Hector Piña, Manny Lopez, Jorge Reyes, service advisor, Armando Reyes, and Jorge Gonzalez, owner.
Norco, Calif.—Before deciding to open J.G. Auto Service in 2012, Jorge Gonzalez had already been repairing cars in the Norco area for six years. Three years at a local Mazda dealership, then three years at an independent repair shop.
Cris Kuhnhausen and John Kimpton became Fix Auto USA franchisees about four years ago when they shifted their business focus strictly to collision repair.
Springfield, Ore.—John Kimpton and Cris Kuhnhausen, of Fix Auto Springfield, took an uncommon route to becoming collision repair shop owners.
The “Shop of the Future” panelists discussed how and why shop owners must prepare for a near future that includes specialization and fewer traditional repairs.
Overland Park, Kan.—As the pace of changing technology continues to quicken, the Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo, now in its 26th year, continues to draw technicians, service advisors, and shop owners for top-notch technical and management trai
Luke Walch, owner of Green Eyed Motors in Boulder, caters to customers in the market for previously owned hybrids and EVs. His independent dealership also conducts service and repairs.
Boulder, Colo.—When Luke Walch’s employer, Tesla, asked him to relocate from Boulder to Lone Tree or California he wasn’t thrilled with the prospect of either.
Each part from Original One Parts™ passes a proprietary VINtegrity™ certification process to ensure it meets the original form, fit and function of a new part.
The criteria used to determine the ACDelco Top Shops include building talented teams. From left is Service Writer Chad Stackley, Technician Ryan Williamson, Technician Jeff Hyatt, Technician Steve Sampson, Owner Jeff Bates and Technician Derek Mohart.
After six months of planning, Rowley’s Accident & Hail Repair opened earlier this year. Pictured, from left, are owners Bill Park, Tony Frasher and Ryan Hampton. The shop uses Symach’s spray booth and quick-drying technology for fast repairs.
From left, the team at J.G. Auto Care includes Carlos Lopez, Hector Piña, Manny Lopez, Jorge Reyes, service advisor, Armando Reyes, and Jorge Gonzalez, owner.
Cris Kuhnhausen and John Kimpton became Fix Auto USA franchisees about four years ago when they shifted their business focus strictly to collision repair.
The “Shop of the Future” panelists discussed how and why shop owners must prepare for a near future that includes specialization and fewer traditional repairs.
Luke Walch, owner of Green Eyed Motors in Boulder, caters to customers in the market for previously owned hybrids and EVs. His independent dealership also conducts service and repairs.
The 2018 Toyota Camry is Consumer Reports pick for Best Midsize Car. CR noted that the redesigned Camry had vastly improved style, handling characteristics, and fuel economy.
Top dogs. Consumer Reports (CR) recently released its list of top performers and Toyota was an overwhelming winner with four vehicles on the list of top picks for 2018. Toyota won Compact Car (Corolla), Midsize Car (Camry), Minivan (Sienna), and Midsize SUV (Highlander). Chevrolet did well with two...
John Rost’s father, Joaquim, started German Auto Body back in 1966 in Palo, Alto.
Concord, Calif.—By working hard to attain the right skills, training and OEM information to work on some of the finest vehicles made in the world, German Auto Body has been growing since its inception in 1966. Its second-generation owner John Rost has taken his father’s shop and continued the...
The “Shop of the Future” panelists discussed how and why shop owners must prepare for a near future that includes specialization and fewer traditional repairs.
Overland Park, Kan.—As the pace of changing technology continues to quicken, the Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo, now in its 26th year, continues to draw technicians, service advisors, and shop owners for top-notch technical and management training. This year’s event, March 1-4, in Overland Park...
Luke Walch, owner of Green Eyed Motors in Boulder, caters to customers in the market for previously owned hybrids and EVs. His independent dealership also conducts service and repairs.
Boulder, Colo.—When Luke Walch’s employer, Tesla, asked him to relocate from Boulder to Lone Tree or California he wasn’t thrilled with the prospect of either. The NorCal transplant instead decided to stay put in Colorado and follow his hunch that there was a market for a used EV and hybrid...
Pat’s Garage is one of the few shops in the country that can work on Karmas, a high-end plug-in range-extended vehicle with only 1,900 on the road, says Pat Cadam.
San Francisco—Pat Cadam, 70, has been running the show at Pat’s Garage for 32 years and doesn’t have any plans to retire anytime soon. He says fixing primarily Asian, hybrid and EV vehicles is still a lot of fun and when you walk into his shop, one can see why. With funky posters, original art and...
George Velichkov (left), who was an import parts supplier to Owner Glenn Macmillan for 14 years, is the service manager at Eastside Autoworks and Bellevue Auto Service & Electric.
Bellevue, Wash.—Long before hybrids were as popular as they are today, Eastside Autoworks was servicing the gas/electric vehicles on a regular basis, as well as providing unique engineering and repair services for electric vehicles at the shop through a separate business known as Pacific Electric...
Just prior to delivery, Tom Halvorson shows off the finished Saab 9-4x that he’s just repaired, including a one-off 3D-printed center grille.
St. Ansgar, Iowa—Sometimes, lightning strikes twice. Tom Halvorson, owner of one-man shop Cutting Edge Collision, had already repaired his customer’s 2011 Saab 9-4x crossover in July. Among other damage, a deer hit had center-punched and destroyed the grille. A self-described “Saab geek” who’s...
Scott Schaefer says certifications from OEMs such as Tesla give confidence to consumers and insurance companies, and also attract quality-driven technicians.
Crestwood, Mo.—As Tesla aficionados await delivery of the highly anticipated Model 3, which a Morgan Stanley analyst in September predicted would triple the Tesla population by the end of 2019, the OEM has added 300 additional collision repair shops to its Tesla Approved Body Shop program. In...
 
 

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