National Collision

Jake Rodenroth cited an example of an OEM repair procedure for a 2006 Toyota had been updated as recently as this year, 12 years after the vehicle was released.
Las Vegas—A Collision Industry Conference (CIC) committee in Las Vegas in late October offered clear examples of the necessity for collision repairers to always review and follow OEM repair procedures. As part of the CIC “Emerging Technologies Committee,” Jake Rodenroth, of asTech, said checking...
At the SEMA Show, Evercoat Zone Manager Mike Franqui shows how Rage Optex applies pink and will turn green when it has properly cured.  CS-Products_Evercoat_Optex.jpg Evercoat’s Rage Optex body filler (shown) and putty won Best New Collision Repair & Refinish Product at the SEMA Show. (Photo by Jay Sicht)
Evercoat Optex body filler named best at SEMA Show      Cincinnati—Evercoat launched its Rage Optex body filler with color-changing technology at the SEMA Show, where it was also named Best New Collision Repair & Refinish Product at the show. Changing colors from pink to green, it indicates to...
Delray Beach, Fla.—If a shop could deliver up to two more cars per day using its existing footprint, it might consider changing its priming processes to the latest in ultraviolet primers and curing lamps. It’s a combination that increases shop throughput and with lower energy and labor costs.
Washington D.C.—The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it is prepared to challenge the agency in court if it fails to take immediate action to implement the low volume replica car law. Under the 2015 law spearheaded...
Las Vegas—At SEMA Collision, General Motors’ Customer Care and Aftersales division announced that in just a few months, nearly 1,000 dealers and repair facilities will have begun enrollment in the GM Collision Repair Network to help with safe and proper repair of GM vehicles. “The industry response...
Orlando, Fla.—According to new research from AAA, vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) such as automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning and others, can cost twice as much to repair following a collision due to expensive sensors and their...
November 15, 2018 - Pasco, Washington - The Collision Industry Conference (CIC) 2019-2020 Chairman Jeff Peevy wants feedback from the industry on issues they face in today's collision repair market. The ten-question survey will contribute this information to what is commonly referred to as the "...
October 30, 2018, Laguna Hills, CA – As the next phase of their evolving OEM Certification program, Assured Performance Network, the leading industry Certification entity and OEM Certification program administrator announced their “Certified Repair Program”.  The new program will provide the...
Kyle Neely records his repairs each day for his video blog, or “vlog,” which now can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube through his tag @BlueCollarKyle.
“[Repairers] don’t need to learn a new tool to do business with us, they simply view and purchase from our live inventory,” says Keith Burtram, senior manager for Tonkin Parts Center in Portland, Ore.
Chicago—CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) has announced that FCA US LLC will promote select Mopar collision parts through the CCC Parts e-commerce solution to help increase collision parts sales for the company and its dealers. CCC Parts is powered by the CCC ONE platform, which connects OEMs,...

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