Technicians

As the inventor of 3M™ Wetordry™ sandpaper and masking tape for the automotive industry nearly a century ago, 3M today is recognized in the collision repair industry as a leading manufacturer that brings innovative solutions to our customers around the globe....
PPG today announced that it will continue its long-standing support of Team Penske by serving as a primary sponsor for multiple races throughout the 2019 season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NTT IndyCar Series. The sponsorship...
In 2019, Intertek is taking collision repair professionals behind the scenes and explaining CAPA’s testing and certification programs. In a new video series, Stacy Bartnik, Intertek’s aftermarket industry relations manager for the CAPA program,  ...
On April 29, 2019, Ranger Design will be launching the next generation of our drop-down ladder rack, the Max Rack 2.0! Tough, safe and simple, this rack is a fit for extreme use on the jobsite.
Built as a solution for all high roof cargo vans, the Max Rack 2.0 allows...
Formulators looking to enhance the corrosion protection of increasingly popular water-based coatings systems can now use Cortec’s M-120, a water-based corrosion inhibitor additive that does not contain heavy metals. M-120 can be used alone or in conjunction with other...
PPG  today announced the 2019 appearance schedule of its popular show truck. The bold red, white and blue PPG tractor-trailer rig — a rolling exhibit of premium PPG products — will kick off its cross-country trip on March 8 at the 9th annual Goodguys Spring...
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As demand for passenger vehicles continues to expand in emerging markets and they become more technologically advanced, consumers are placing greater importance on maximizing comfort and creating the best overall driving experience.
Noises created from a vehicle’s...
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Miller Electric Mfg. LLC, a leading worldwide manufacturer of Miller® brand arc welding equipment, introduces the Millermatic 255 MIG welder and Multimatic 255 multiprocess welder that reduce downtime and increase productivity. These new machines are easy to set up and...
 
Products and services that protect and add value to drivers’ vehicles are key to a successful aftermarket automotive business. Investing in products that will command interest from your customer base can increase revenue and prepare shop owners for long-term...
Automotive telematics offer consumer-based services that allow wireless connectivity. This allows repair shops to use telematics to obtain important remote vehicle diagnostics.
Telematics is a system that can talk to the onboard powertrain computer. If a problem with the...
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I was called to a shop to do a post-repair scan on a 2019 VW Golf (Figure 1) that was all finished and ready for delivery. This shop is a high-volume shop, and they move many cars in and out of the door and they make it their own policy to scan all cars when they are done...
PPG today announced its schedule of collision refinish training classes for the first quarter of 2019. Collision refinish courses set for January, February and March will cover PPG premium brands including the ENVIROBASE® High Performance, AQUABASE® Plus, DELTRON...
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Battery disconnecting is an operation that occurs, or at least should occur, on nearly every car that is repaired. Welding discharges substantial energy in order to generate heat to melt metal. It’s easy to understand the amount of heat required to melt metal, now...
Many 2019 model year vehicles introduced in 2018 share a common attribute: an advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) structure. More than 65 AHSS-intensive vehicles debuted at major auto shows across the country this year. AHSS was represented in the composition of every...
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Customers send their mashed-up vehicles to your body shop for repair. They’re trusting you to do whatever necessary to make it look and drive like new again – as soon as possible.
After spending hours straightening the frame or unibody, replacing parts and...