National Collision

ST. PAUL, MN (July 20, 2017) – For 2017, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division returns to exhibit at the NACE Automechanika Show with a full lineup of appearances by automotive designer Chip Foose, technical presentations, product demonstrations and new product introductions.  3M AAD will showcase its...
Madison, Ind. (July 17, 2017) – At NACE Automechanika Chicago this month, Chief (booth #1823) will showcase some of the latest Chief, Globaljig presented by Chief, and Chassis Liner brand equipment to perform proper collision repairs on the newest vehicles. NACE Automechanika Chicago 2017 takes...
Set the PACE with a One-Step Solution
Barberton, OH, July 10, 2017 – Paint runs, overspray, orange peel and dirt nibs can slow a body shop down. However, just another compound isn’t going to help. An easy-to-use, one-step solution for paint finishing is required. Presta Products is proud to introduce the Presta® PACE™ Paint Finishing...
Plano, TX July 7, 2017 – Repairify, Inc., owners of the patented asTech™ device, completed its acquisition of One Stop Mobile Solutions, Inc.  One Stop provides mobile electrical automotive diagnostic services in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex, and will continue operating under the asTech™ brand...
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., July 6, 2017 – I-CAR today announced that its Gold Class® designation, the industry standard for role-relevant technical training, has been selected as a requirement for collision repair shops to participate in the Volvo Certified Collision Facility (VCCF) Program.   “I-CAR...
ST. PAUL, MN (June 30, 2017) – For 2017, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division returns to exhibit at the NACE Automechanika Show with a full lineup of appearances by automotive designer Chip Foose, technical presentations, product demonstrations and new product introductions.  3M AAD will showcase its...
Detroit—According to a new report from the KPMG U.S. Manufacturing Institute Automotive Center, OEMs will see a 48-percent decrease in their collision parts business as a result of self-driving cars. KPMG projects that OEM collision repair revenue, which was $5.6 billion in 2015, could drop to $2.7...
Hoffman Estates, Ill.—I-CAR announced seven courses that its collision repair instructors will offer at the 2017 NACE Automechanika Chicago trade show and conference, July 26-28, in the West Hall of McCormick Place. “Upwards of 100 important vehicle technology changes are introduced every year on...
All Viking 3350 Series helmets offer a pivot-style headgear designed for comfort and fit.
Viking helmet features hot-rod-inspired theme      Cleveland–Classic hot rod cars inspired Lincoln Electric’s (www.lincolnelectric.com) latest helmet design in its Viking 3350 Series, the Hot Rodders concept. The hand-drawn artwork’s vibrant color scheme blends various welding and hot-rod-inspired...
Corey Harper, of Carnegie Mellon University, says accident avoidance technology is likely to reduce accident frequency but raise repair costs.
Pittsburgh—The three speakers at the recent Society of Collision Repair Specialists’ (SCRS) “Repairer Roundtable” in Pittsburgh, Pa., came from widely varying backgrounds, but all focused on one topic: what lies ahead for shops. Pittsburgh is home to Carnegie Mellon University, a hub of research...

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