National Collision

AsTech is evaluating ADAS calibration systems at its 8,500-square-foot calibration center in Plano, Texas.
Plano, Texas—Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) features can do much to reduce a driver’s workload, alerting to hazards such as blind spots or adjusting following distances with active cruise control. However, to work properly, the systems require due diligence in following OEM repair...
Dan Risley said OEM collision repair procedures cannot be viewed as only a “recommendation.”
Atlanta—The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers plan to push for state legislation next year that will call for the use of OEM repair procedures for collision repair claims. Dan Risley, who resigned from his leadership role at ASA in July but has...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 26, 2018) – More and more, drivers are recognizing the value in having vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) like blind spot monitoring systems, forward collision warning and lane keeping assist. However, while many of these technologies are rapidly being...
DEARBORN, MI, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 – To modernize delivery of original equipment collision parts pricing, Ford will begin using MyPriceLink, an OEConnection LLC (OEC) patented technology, delivering real-time dynamic collision parts list pricing based on timing and local market conditions. Using a...
The 2017 Glasurit Best Paint Award winner was a 1940 Ford Convertible, owned by Debbie Walls, built by Jonathan Goolsby, owner of Goolsby Customs with an exclusive Glasurit 55 Line color, “Glasurit Cabernet, Goolsby Edition”. Standing from left are Dan Bihlmeyer, North American marketing director, Jonathan Gooslby, Chip Foose.
Southfield, Mich.—BASF is accepting submissions for the fourth annual Glasurit Best Paint Award. Submitted photos must be of a Glasurit-painted vehicle, and the vehicle must meet the following criteria: • Be on display at the upcoming 2018 SEMA Show • Utilize Glasurit 22, 55 or 90 Line products,...
GLEN MILLS, Pa., Sept. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Axalta (NYSE :AXTA ) today announced its 2nd Annual Brilliant Finishers Regional Distribution Recognition Program for North American distributors who have achieved outstanding year-over-year growth with Axalta refinish products, including Cromax®,...
Matrix Automotive Finishes, a Sherwin-Williams brand, to host painters from the same Las Vegas garage as hit TV program “Counting Cars” in booth.
CLEVELAND, OHIO – September 21,2018– Matrix Automotive Finishes® will feature an appearance by Ryan Evans, Lonny Speer and Mike Henry of Count’s Kustoms at the 2018 Barrett Jackson Auction. The 11th Annual auction will be held September 27-29, 2018, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las...
BASF Presents guests from the General Motors collision group with a signed Chip Foose rendering after the BASF Performance Group OEM Technology meeting. Left to right: BASF Vision+ Program Manager Craig Seelinger; Collision Mgr. of GM’s Customer Care and Aftersales John Eck; and BASF Mgr., OEM & Industry Relations, Jeff Wildman.
Detroit’s Big Three automakers recently participated in BASF’s Performance Group OEM Technology meetings, which concluded last month. Each BASF Performance Group attended one of four sessions held throughout the summer with General Motors, Ford Motor Company and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. BASF...
Jacksonville, FL – Sept 12, 2018 - Collision industry veteran Gary Ledoux is pleased to announce the launch of his new book, YesterWreck: The History of the Collision Repair Industry in America.  The book’s 13 chapters and 850+ pages, together with approximately 60 photos and illustrations cover...
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the North America automotive adhesives and sealants market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Sika Automotive (Sika) with the 2018 North America Product Leadership Award for its best-in-class range of automotive...

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