collision repair

  • Having previously been presented as a stand-alone event in Essen, Germany, the long-running REIFEN tire industry show is gaining additional international traction as it is now being held alongside the vast Sept. 11-15 Automechanika Frankfurt exposition.
  • Nobody wants to feel helpless. They want to be involved and make a difference. Using online training, webinars and tutorials shops can change the front office CSR position and increase CSI scores.
  • Certified Collision Group has signed 57 new locations since January​. Coupled with the implementation of 40 national vendor partnerships​, the CCG network of 200-plus locations is on pace to eclipse $1 billion in annual collision ​​sales prior to year’s end.
    Certified Collision Group
  • The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota announced scholarship awards totaling $14,000 to help automotive service and collision repair students pay for tuition and tools during the 2018-19 school year.
  • The most common labor rates in a collision repair facility are: body, structure, frame, mechanical and paint. The goal is to have a higher effective labor rate than your posted door rate.  
  • Paint material dollars can be measured by the price you pay on the jobber invoice – the expense – or the amount you use on a job – the cost. The problem with the expense is it’s difficult to realize the value. To see the value, you need to determine your cost per paint hour.
  • Our job is to create one damage assessment that clearly describes the repairs needed and how the repairs must be performed. To accomplish that we must use the estimate line, line notes and photos to illustrate what is expected.
  • How many repairs are in the dead zone because they are waiting on a sublet vendor, the frame machine or mechanical work? This chaos can all be prevented through repair planning.