National Collision

Austin, Texas—The perceived benefits of the driverless vehicle have car manufacturers hurtling toward a new world of improved mobility, reduced emissions and enhanced safety. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn spoke about these benefits in an article for LinkedIn’s “Influencer” series, saying “zero emissions...
San Diego—Mitchell International released Toyota’s Recommended Repair Procedures within their desktop solution, Mitchell Estimating, also known as UltraMate. The Toyota Recommended Repair Procedures offer two key benefits. First, estimators can reduce the time required to write a collision estimate...
Carlsbad, Calif.—CARSTAR had a record year in 2014 for sales, growth, and industry performance. And with recent enhancements from its operations teams, franchisees can look for continued strong performance, said CEO David Byers at the 26th annual CARSTAR conference in Carlsbad, Calif. CARSTAR Auto...
Atlanta—One after another, speakers at a recent roundtable discussion rattled off examples of vehicles with model-specific repair requirements from the automakers: from a mainstream vehicle on which MIG brazing must be used rather than spot welding, to Mercedes-Benz rivets that when installed...
Austin, Texas—The perceived benefits of the driverless vehicle have car manufacturers hurtling toward a new world of improved mobility, reduced emissions and enhanced safety. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn spoke about these benefits in an article for LinkedIn’s “Influencer” series, saying “zero emissions...
DETROIT, MICH. (July 6, 2015) – Pro Spot International, USA manufacturer of repair equipment and tools for the collision repair industry, will host live demonstrations and three collision repair seminars at this year’s International Autobody Conference and Exposition (NACE), July 22-25, 2015, in...
DETROIT, MICH. (July 6, 2015) – Pro Spot International, USA manufacturer of repair equipment and tools for the collision repair industry, will host live demonstrations and three collision repair seminars at this year’s International Autobody Conference and Exposition (NACE), July 22-25, 2015, in...
Detroit—After a successful rebound year in the Motor City for its flagship event, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) expects an even bigger turnout for the 2015 International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) and the mechanically oriented Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (...
Strongsville, Ohio—PPG Automotive Refinish held an automotive custom restoration seminar at the company’s Wixom, Mich., Business Development Center, in March. The three-day event, part of a series of PPG custom training classes, provided instruction in PPG processes and products for successfully...
As this screenshot shows, vehicle owners can find a collision repair shop or log in to check their repair status.
Chicago—When looking for a collision repair shop, consumers increasingly turn to the Internet, said Jaclyn Sorci, program marketing manager for CCC Information Services’ Automotive Services Group. Carwise (www.carwise.com), CCC’s consumer-facing website, is an online resource that helps vehicle...

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