National Collision

Chicago, IL, OCTOBER 26, 2017 –CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) and FCA US LLC (FCA) announced today they are working together to address vehicle safety, creating a new method for FCA US to identify recalled vehicles and help collision repairers notify affected vehicle owners so necessary...
Chicago, IL, OCTOBER 30, 2017 –CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) announced today that American Honda Motor Co., Inc. has selected the CCC® Parts technology as its collision parts e-commerce solution for the company and in support of their dealers in the United States. In-market testing of CCC...
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., November 1, 2017 – I-CAR® today announced the winners of its annual I-CAR Awards, which recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to advancing technical education and professionalism in the collision repair industry. The winners were revealed on November 1...
Southfield, Mich.—Rear-view and side-view mirrors on new vehicles will begin to see major changes over the next decade, according to new analysis from business information provider IHS Markit. Combining high-definition cameras and displays in place of – or to complement – traditional mirror designs...
Laguna Hills, Calif.—Kia Motors America (KMA) has announced it is entering into a strategic agreement with Assured Performance Network to develop, launch, and manage its Recognized Collision Repair Facility program and the Kia Recognized Wholesale Dealer program. KMA will be an integral strategic...
Prosser, Wash.—As one of the earliest supporters of the Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series and OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit during the SEMA Show, 2017 marks the seventh year that PPG has demonstrated its commitment to industry advancement as the highest-level continuing-sponsor of the...
Sherwin-Williams’ ATX HP Single Stage is the latest addition to the ATX product line.
Sherwin-Williams adds ATX HP Single Stage topcoat line      Warrensville Heights, Ohio—Sherwin-Williams (www.sherwin-automotive.com) popular ATX Refinish System has expanded with the introduction of ATX HP Single Stage.  This topcoat enhances the ATX product line, delivering a powerful solution...
Based on a Collision Advice/CRASH Network survey of more than 1,000 shops, independent shops make up a higher percent of the shops in State Farm’s direct repair program compared to seven other large insurers. (Graphic credits: CRASH Network)
Portland, Ore.—The bad news for independent, single-location collision repair shops: How effectively they can still compete with franchisees and multi-shop operators (MSOs) for spots on insurers’ direct repair programs may depend on which DRPs they are vying for. But the good news: A not-...
The Blackhawk Postlift can be set at multiple working heights.
Conway, Ariz.—The new Blackhawk Postlift is a multi-purpose machine that can be used by repair shops for diagnostics, light to full vehicle repair or as a lift for mechanical service on unitized body vehicles. “The new Blackhawk Postlift takes up much less space than frame racks but is just as...
“We also take people who just have some aptitude and a good attitude,” says shop owner Ron Reichen.
Beaverton, Ore.—The need for initial and ongoing training in collision repair shops has perhaps never been greater. Collision Repair Education Foundation figures show that of the 21,500 technicians who leave the industry nationwide each year, only about 10,000 training program graduates are...

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