• I have found that essentially two types of students come to my I-CAR classes: those who ask, "Why am I here?" (I have to go) and those who say, "This is great—I am going to learn new things that will help me earn and increase my value. My company must care about me because they are investing in me." (I get to go).
  • Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes announced its latest first quarter 2016 collision repair industry courses taking place at training sites from January 5 through March 14, 2016. 
  • There’s just a few days left until the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey’s (AASP/NJ) NORTHEAST 2016 Automotive Services Show and the industry is abuzz with excitement.
  • Registration is now open for PPG's annual spring MVP Business Solutions Conference April 24-26 at the JW Marriott Camelback in Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • CARSTAR is expanding its proprietary EDGE Performance Group training program exclusively for body shop owners in its network that is teaching leading-edge business practices and financial management. 
  • The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey has again partnered with I-CAR for NORTHEAST Automotive Services Show to help provide training.
  • The Martin Senour Company announces its 2016 second quarter training schedule, with courses running from April 19 to May 19, 2016. 
    Martin Senour Paints
  • Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes announced its latest second quarter 2016 collision repair industry courses, taking place nationwide at training sites from April 4 through June 27, 2016. 
  • As we all know, OEMs are being forced to meet very tough safety and fuel mileage standards, and they must design vehicles with lighter materials. Let’s take a look at two specific vehicles that will set the standard for the future of vehicle design in the next few years. 
  • When a plastic bumper is dented, the plastic becomes very stressed. All of the stresses need to be released in order to remove the dent correctly; the only way to do this is with the correct amount of heat and pressure in the right areas.  
    plastic bumper repairs
  • BASF will open a new Refinish Competence Center in Houston, Texas on March 7. 
  • Top Shop Marketing, Inc. is announcing a call to action for its 231 partner shops to achieve the I-CAR Gold Class designation. 
  • Sherwin-Williams will hold its first 2016 EcoLean™ Level 2 workshop on March 8-9, 2016 at the Radisson Hotel Phoenix Airport in Arizona. 
    Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes
  • Metal fabrication services all can provide valuable revenue streams and create opportunities to win new customers.
  • I-CAR has announced that it will launch three new courses in the first quarter of 2016: MIG brazing, rivet bonding, and Honda & Acura electrical system repair.
  • Unfortunately, vehicle components that can be most susceptible to rust and corrosion are parts that have been subjected to collision repair welding. That is why using quality products and practicing good corrosion prevention techniques during a collision repair is so important.
    Toyota CRRT
  • New 2016 model year cars and trucks are hitting the roads, which means it won’t be long before some are involved in collisions and start appearing at your shop. Are you prepared for these new vehicles? If not, you’ll likely waste valuable time playing catch-up and could even drive away potential customers.
    Richard Perry
  • The Martin Senour Company announces its 2016 first quarter training schedule, with courses running from January 5 to March 21, 2016.
    Martin Senour
  • Aluminum components will have an increasing affect on the type of work collision shops see over the next several years, and training and certification will be an important part of being able to accept jobs that involve more mixed materials. 
    Cadillac CT6
  • Focusing on customer service makes your business just like any other collision shop. What you need to create to truly stand out is the customer/employee experience.