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David and Lauren Keeton converted to digital inspections in November at Keeton Auto Repair.
Overland Park, Kan.—It takes some adjustment to move from a paper inspection form, but with the tablet-based “digital inspection,” repair shops can confidently sell additional repairs. Husband-and-wife team David and Lauren Keeton, who started Keeton Auto Repair in August 2016, went completely  ...
Sticking to OEM repair procedures has earned Best Body Shop owner Clay Hoberecht praise from his customers and friction from insurers.
Wichita, Kan.—“Design-based repair” is a phrase that Clay Hoberecht, owner of Best Body Shop, said neatly describes the duty of today’s collision repair shop: to use OEM parts and procedures to restore as-built crashworthiness. He picked up the catchy phrase in talking with a representative at...
Yingling’s Auto Service, Topeka, Kan., had its website, yinglings.com, selected as a Top 10 site.
Yingling’s Auto Service, Topeka, Kan., has been selected as an annual Top 10 website by ASA and AutoInc. magazine. Since its inception, AutoInc.’s Top 10 contest has served as a guide to help member-shop owners create a site that proactively promotes their business through cost-effective digital...
CHARLOTTE (November 20, 2017) --  The CARSTAR Omaha locations helped make the upcoming holiday season special for one community organization this year, presenting the keys to a minivan to a Salvation Army chaplain during their annual Tree of Lights Kickoff last Friday night in Omaha. Recycled Rides...
Palm Beach Gardens, FL – November 20, 2017 – Big O Tires®, one of North America's largest retail tire franchisors with more than 400 independently-owned and operated locations in 23 states, is pleased to recognize the expansion of the brand in Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri in partnership...
Billie Estes of Estes Collision & Towing LLC in Miami, Oklahoma were selected from thousands of participants at the 2017 SEMA Show to receive a Spanesi Q5.2 welder that was raffled from the SCRS booth.
Prosser, Washington, November 16, 2017 - The SEMA Show has been touted as one of the best venues to explore opportunity for the collision repair industry, and the 2017 Show floor reinforced the possibilities that exist. As a long-running tradition at the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (...
AWARDS APPLICATIONS Service Facility of the YearThis award spotlights a single shop's efforts to promote professionalism in the automotive service industry, and judges review the business's practices, industry and association participation, community involvement and physical appearance of the...
Stilwell, Kansas— There are more than 5.8 million vehicle collisions a year.  In crashes where minutes can spell the difference between life and death, first responders to the accident scene need up to date training so they can act quickly and safely! The First Responders Emergency Extrication (F.R...
Arnold Motor Supply ranks in the top 50 for midsized companies to work for in Iowa.
MIDWEST Arnold Motor Supply announced it has been recognized as one of the top workplaces in Iowa for the fourth consecutive year. The 2017 Top Workplaces, sponsored by the Des Moines Register, ranked Arnold Motor Supply in the top 50 for midsized companies. “It’s a distinct honor to all of us at...
Instructor Bryan Compton (right) and Brian Franz, service manager at Cable Dahmer of Kansas City, talk about coming service challenges after a recent advisory committee meeting.
Independence, Mo.—Instructors Bryan Compton and Bill Lieb “make technology come alive” for students in their Automotive Technology I and II classes at the Career and Technology Center at Fort Osage, which serves the high schools of Blue Springs, Blue Springs South, Fort Osage, Grain Valley, and Oak...

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