National Collision

Assembly Technician Clint Roby shows off the compact footprint of the FS Curtis ECO Scroll ES08 10HP oil-free compressor at the recent SEMA Show. (Photo by Jay Sicht)
ECO Scroll oil-free compressors are quiet and compact St. Louis—FS-Curtis’ (www.fscurtis.com) ECO Scroll oil-free air compressors are energy-efficient, easy to operate and maintain, and are quiet and compact, according to the company. The oil-free air alleviates defects such as fisheyes, streaks,...
From left: Mark Allen, Erica Eversman, John Ellis, Aaron Clark, and Todd Tracy, discuss the importance of adhering to repair standards and not bowing to insurance pressure.
Las Vegas—New materials require different collision repair methods, and advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) sensors and modules must be calibrated to work properly. At the same time, the collision repair industry faces a shortage of skilled technicians and pressure from insurance companies to...
Jacksonville, FL December 18, 2017 – AirPro Diagnostics, the industry leader in providing OEM compliant scanning, diagnostics and safety system calibrations, announced today the appointment and inaugural meeting of its 2018 Industry Advisory Council.  “We are excited to have these industry leaders...
Goolsby Customs 1940 Ford Convertible, coated in Glasurit Cabernet, Goolsby Edition custom BASF color, was awarded the Goodguys Gold Award and Glasurit Best Paint Award at the 2017 SEMA Show.
SOUTHFIELD, MI, December 7, 2017 — Vehicles painted with BASF’s Glasurit® and R-M® paint lines received multiple awards and industry recognition at the recent 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. BASF-coated vehicles received the following recognition at SEMA 2017: ·        Ford Design Award: Honoring...
November 27, 2017 - Pasco, Washington - The Collision Industry Conference (CIC) is asking the industry and CIC Meeting attendees to participate in a brief survey (Link for Press Distribution). The objective of the survey is to determine the current top issues impacting the collision repair industry...
Hoffman Estates, Ill.—I-CAR has launched 13 new courses as additions to its “Electrical & Diagnostic” curriculum. The courses were developed in response to the collision repair industry’s need to understand both the “why” and “how” of diagnostics. As the technology in vehicles has increased,...
Troy, Mich.—Automotive body repair shops can become more efficient with a digital solution introduced by AkzoNobel’s Vehicle Refinishes business. Offering simpler workflows and easier access to information, Carbeat provides benefits by giving a real-time overview of the repair process. The...
At a glance, configurable Dashboards, accessed through CCCONE.com, can provide real-time insight into a business’ metrics.
Las Vegas—CCC’s latest add-ons for its CCC ONE platform can help collision repair shop managers and owners ensure vehicles are repaired correctly and drive more business to the shop, said Mark Fincher, vice president of Market Solutions for CCC, who sat down at the recent SEMA Show with Parts...
Jack Rozint noted “a disconnect” between the percentage of vehicles CIC participants see in their shops that require a vehicle scan, and the percentage for which a scan is paid for on the final invoice.
Las Vegas—The importance of vehicle scanning and systems calibration, as well as the need to check and follow OEM repair procedures, were common themes of committee presentations at the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) held during SEMA week in early November. Polling of approximately 200 CIC...
San Diego—Mitchell has announced they have signed a strategic agreement with Repairify to integrate Repairify’s asTech diagnostic services and solutions with the Mitchell Diagnostics System. Users that employ both solutions can benefit from integrated document management to streamline workflows and...

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