Technicians





Preparing for aluminum repair is a big challenge when you consider the investment, shop renovations, new processes and training for the repair experts. 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division is helping shops better understand what’s needed to prepare them...
Today's collision repairer faces more challenges than ever before in remaining successful, relevant and profitable. With the need for valuable, pertinent information on the rapidly changing landscape at an all-time high, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS...
The Independent Glass Association (IGA) has joined the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) with intent to address the critical nature of education, industry best practices, and technology in order for collision repair facilities to participate in automotive glass...
Automakers have announced additional recalls related to faulty airbags from Japanese manufacturer Takata. Both Nissan and Honda announced additional recalls this week, urging drivers to have the airbag inflators replaced in the affected models.
There have been a number of...
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John Michael and Jason Halbach of Sheboygan Chevrolet



LAS VEGAS — Jason Halbach of Sheboygan Chevrolet in Sheboygan, Wis., was named the winner of the GARMAT USA Sharp Shooter contest at SEMA 2014 in Las Vegas. The contest, which...
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The collision repair industry is seeing more vehicles with high-strength steel, posing some new challenges for technicians. As OEMs push to meet future CAFÉ standards, they are looking to new alternative body materials that provide greater strength to meet crash and...
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I-CAR®, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, is gearing up to offer an exceptional lineup of 2015 Ford F-150 presentations, discussions and training at SEMA 2014. I-CAR will be bringing members of Ford’s Service Engineering team to the SEMA...
Ensuring proper fit of vehicle components is part of a technician’s job. The newly released OTC 6” resurfacing grinder, P/N 8330, helps a technician remove corrosion and debris from rotors, wheels and hubs, which helps parts fit more safely and securely....
Understanding the need to service the proliferation of specialty fasteners found in vehicles in North America, OTC has released a set of XZN super-short socket bits, P/N 5942, and external TORX PLUS® socket bits, P/N 5931.
The XZN eight-piece socket set features four...
OTC has released the locking collar rack wrench in North America, P/N 7485, creating a better way to move steering rack components without disassembly. Made of durable tool steel, the wrench features an eccentric cam design and split-circle, which opens to wrap around and...
With the forthcoming launch of the 2015 Ford F-150, the collision repair industry has been hungry for information about what the future holds as the best-selling truck in America becomes the first aluminum-bodied vehicle in its class. While production models haven't hit...
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Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. will demonstrate their breakthrough collision repair estimating solution at SEMA, the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world, November 4-7, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev. Tens of thousands of collision industry...




PPG Automotive Refinish has introduced EC530 En-V™ Performance Clearcoat, an easy-to-use clearcoat with premium gloss retention over waterborne basecoat, which meets or exceeds regulatory requirements in all U.S. and Canadian regions. The new clearcoat...
U.S. Chemical & Plastics (USC) has expanded its product line with the addition of several new primers, reducers, and clearcoats. USC’s new coatings are designed to meet the needs of refinishers looking for value and high-quality materials that compete in...
As the Ford F-150 all aluminum bodied pickup prepares to roll into dealerships around the country, CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, the only MSO with a qualified aluminum repair consulting and certification-focused program in place to handle repairs on these, will share...