National Collision

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...
AirPro Diagnostics’ pocket-size FieldPro allows an initial “health scan” of all vehicles to see if trouble codes are found and an in-depth pre-scan is needed.
Jacksonville, Fla.—As awareness of the need for pre- and post-repair scans rapidly increases, there’s no consensus among insurers and repairers for the conditions when scans are required, said Michael Quinn, senior vice-president of business development for AirPro Diagnostics, LLC. AirPro’s scan...
Hoffman Estates, Ill.—Following a nearly five-year comprehensive process of gathering and applying industry insights and feedback about its education and recognition programs, I-CAR has announced a variety of enhancements designed to better serve the rapidly evolving needs of the collision repair...
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...
Chicago—CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) announced the availability of CCC OEM Care, a suite of solutions that support OEM certification programs and enable collision repairers, insurers, and auto manufacturers to collaborate on safe, quality repairs. Included in the suite are CCC Shop Locator,...
Irvine, Calif.—Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis of the Global Automotive Adhesives and Sealants Market reveals that increased adoption of high-performance products such as crash safety adhesives, liquid applied sound deadeners (LASD), advanced high-temperature-resistant silicones, and water-...
Jeffrey Blecher, of Agero, says semi-autonomous vehicle systems can confuse drivers or lead to more distracted driving.
Cambridge, Mass.—Transportation researchers are working to answer a question that is often on collision repairers’ minds: What impact will accident avoidance systems and semi-autonomous driving features have on crash frequency? Speaking at a recent insurance industry conference, Jeffrey Blecher of...
Every year the R-M calendar from BASF Automotive Refinish features 13 of the most unique and outstanding vehicles finished with R-M paint in the US and Canada*. Do you believe you have what it takes to make your vehicle stand out from the rest? Act now to showcase those special details that make...

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