National Collision

TROY, MICHIGAN - This holiday season, even more people in need and the organizations that help them are getting support for getting around, thanks to the merger of two recycled car programs. AkzoNobel, a global leader in automotive and specialty coatings, is handing over the keys for its Acoat(R)...
CLEVELAND – December 11, 2018 – Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes® has released its 2019 shop calendar, showcasing a full year of breathtaking vehicle designs. The calendar features ambitious concepts brought to life by the world-class talents of Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes customers. “...
CHARLOTTE (December 17, 2018) — CARSTAR, North America’s largest multi-store operator network of independently-owned collision repair facilities, has announced it will exhibit on the show floor at the 2019 National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) show, to be held January 24 to 27, 2019, at...
Subaru of America, Inc. announced today that the Subaru Certified Collision Network (SCCN), designed to ensure the proper training and equipment necessary to restore vehicles to original factory specifications, will open enrollment to independent collision centers across the country starting...
TROY, Michigan – This holiday season, even more people in need and the organizations that help them are getting support for getting around, thanks to the merger of two recycled car programs. AkzoNobel, a global leader in automotive and specialty coatings, is handing over the keys for its Acoat®...
DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 10, 2018 – To ensure collision repair quality matches the fast-paced development of today’s automotive industry, in January Ford will launch its Ford Certified Collision Network. The Ford Certified Collision Network will replace the National Body Shop Network. This new network...
LEWISVILLE, TX and BROOKLYN PARK, MN, Dec. 5, 2018 – Caliber Collision (“Caliber”) and Abra Auto Body Repair of America (“Abra”) today announced a definitive merger agreement that brings together the companies’ talented teams, trusted brands and industry-leading operations to better serve their...
Kentwood, MI – The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), an independent non-profit standard setting and certification organization for automotive crash parts, has approved a new standard, CAPA Standard 702, for exterior cameras. The standard, which currently applies to rear-view cameras...
Gary Boesel, owner of CARSTAR Alpine in Aurora, Colo., and CARSTAR Jordan Road in Centennial, Colo., hoists his first-place trophy after the 3M Hire our Heroes 500 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Boesel posted the top speed of the event, 153.87 MPH, to take the honors.
ST. PAUL, MINN., (OCTOBER 31, 2018)­ When the tire smoke cleared and the final results tallied, Gary Boesel, owner of CARSTAR Alpine and CARSTAR Jordan Road took home the top honors with a fast time of 153.87 in the 3M Hire Our Heroes 500, outpacing representatives from top collision repair...
UV-cured primer surfacer is ready to sand in a matter of seconds after using the UV Fastlane 2K.
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. First...

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