National Collision

David Zuby of IIHS says a misaligned bracket on a non-OEM windshield impacted the performance of the vehicle’s accident avoidance system.
Atlanta—Perhaps the most notable caution about non-OEM parts and proper calibration of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) came this summer not from automakers, scanning companies or collision shops, but the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Speaking at the Automotive Service...
Kyle Neely uses a file belt sander to dress a weld at Schaefer Autobody in St. Louis, recording with his “Snap Spectacles” for his vlog, BlueCollarKyle.
St. Louis—Immersed in the automotive repair trade at an early age, Kyle Neely knew the potential of a blue-collar career. But with a shortage of collision repair technicians, he saw a need to inspire and motivate those who may have not considered a career in collision repair or other trades. Neely...
Dearborn, Mich.—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 variety of data...
Chief and Celette, two of the world’s leading providers of vehicle specification data, computerized measuring systems and collision repair equipment, are working together to jointly develop the most expansive databases of vehicle dimensional specifications in the industry. The companies announced the alliance today at the SEMA Show 2018.
Las Vegas (Oct 30, 2018) SEMA Booth #10122 – Chief and Celette, two of the world’s leading providers of vehicle specification data, computerized measuring systems and collision repair equipment, are working together to jointly develop the most expansive databases of vehicle dimensional...
ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 25, 2018) – 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...
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - October 23, 2018--PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Don Ridler Memorial Award will be one of three custom vehicles featured in its booth at the upcoming SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2. Attendees also...
Charley Hutton - Charley Hutton's Color Studio
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - October 9, 2018PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that attendees at this year’s SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 are in for an adventure when they visit booth 24601. The one-of-a-kind display will feature custom vehicles, distinctive artwork pieces,...
CLEVELAND – October 5, 2018 – Sherwin-Williams® Automotive Finishes will host some of the industry’s most trusted and popular automotive refinish professionals and TV personalities at SEMA this year to meet fans and sign autographs. Fan favorites Ryan Evans, Lonny Speer and Mike Henry of Count’s...
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Strongsville, Ohio—PPG has introduced a training video to assist paint technicians with refinishing Lexus automobiles sporting the OEM’s Structural Blue finish, a complex premium color available on a limited number of Lexus LC500 models. The video has been produced to dispel the notion that complex...
Rainsville, Ala.—Accountable Estimating has announced the release of the second course in their Estimating Technician Level One Certification series. Addressing an industrywide need for education on plastic part damage assessment, Accountable Estimating has joined forces with Polyvance to introduce...

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