Technicians

Lincoln Electric® introduces new GTAW (TIG) cut lengths, offered in high silicon formulations in three common stainless steel alloys.
The GTAW process allows for incredibly clean, high-quality welds with reduced spatter and welding fume. With upgraded manufacturing...
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Interested in a vehicle whose design reveals the engineering philosophy OEMs use to build vehicles today and points to what the future golds? Consider the Dodge Challenger GT. First manufactured in 2017, the Challenger GT is retro, modern and futuristic. It’s both...
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A few years after fuel economy standards increased, Ford announced the 2015 model year F-150 pickup truck would be aluminum-intensive. It debuted at the 2014 North American International Auto Show and went on sale a few months later. In that same year, Ducker Worldwide...
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When consumers think of serious collision damage, many no doubt picture high-speed rollovers. Little wonder. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics show rollovers account for more than a third of overall traffic fatalities—22 percent...
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An old saying declares that “doing the right thing never goes out of style.” The issue here is determining what the right thing is. If you interviewed every shop in the country and asked if they always do the right thing when it comes to repairs, certainly a...
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Growing up I always knew about the phrase “doing a 360,” and what it meant to me was that someone was doing a total change in their life or simply doing a full circle on a skateboard. Times are changing so fast in the automotive arena and now we’re...
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As vehicles continue to advance with electrical components, safety features and new metal substrates, repair procedures will continue to become even more complex. These complexities create new and unique reimbursement needs, which can be difficult to be fully compensated...
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Pity the poor sportscar.
That’s the shared opinion of many in the automotive sales and repair industries, which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone familiar with this vehicle segment. Even with respectable sales, these hot-running coupes always seem...
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Shop owners know that the biggest factor in the success of their business is their employees. Hiring hard-working, knowledgeable and trustworthy technicians is the first step in establishing and maintaining a thriving business.
However, finding the right talent is becoming...
Pro Spot announces a new team member to their European division. We are excited to welcome Frank Kirmis as our new Director of Sales and OEM Relationships for Europe and Asia.
In his new role, Frank will help Pro Spot continue to build our relationships with the European...
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“My car is trying to kill me!” our customer stated to a service manager. She went on to explain that when she engaged her adaptive cruise control that the vehicle would advance dangerously close to the vehicle in front of it then brake hard. She explained how...
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This article was co-authored by Lisa Lofton.
Editor’s Note: This is the second part in a two-part series on autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the collision repair industry. See Part One in the June 2019 issue to learn more about the training technicians must seek to align...
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These are exciting times in the automotive refinish industry. Dramatic advances in color technology combined with familiar and reliable resources have created a diverse array of digital and print tools that make accurate refinish color matching faster and easier than ever....
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This article is co-authored by Lisa Lofton.
This is the first part in a two-part series on autonomous vehicles (AVs) and the collision repair industry. See Part Two in an upcoming issue of ABRN to learn more about AVs, their challenges and what collision repair shops should...
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“Do you have a little time to talk about what we can do for your business?”
Sound familiar? No doubt a lot of your vendors ask this kind of question. While investing your valuable time in a discussion with a company rep may seem inconvenient, these talks can...