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  • Chinese auto manufacturers will be looking for mechanical and collision repairs to service their cars, which will be coming to the United States.
  • Manufacturers are doing a better job of making vehicles safer in a crash, but those improvements continue to increase repair costs, which often lead to more total losses following accidents.
    Brian Albright
  • Gullo Toyota of Conroe, Texas, was named the Toyota Certified Collision Center of the Year by Toyota Motor Sales USA. The award is based on meeting Toyota's highest standards for customer service and rigid criteria for productivity in numerous key ar
  • Volkswagen of America has become a corporate member of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS).
  • Hyundai recently issued a statement regarding the use of aftermarket and recycled collision repair parts. The unedited and uncut statement follows.
  • Within four years, North American commercial vehicle companies won't be able to compete against low-cost commercial vehicle manufacturers based in emerging-market countries such as Russia, India and China, according to a study by AlixPartners LLP, a
  • Porsche now requires I-CAR classroom training - the I-CAR Steel GMA (MIG) Welding Qualification Series and the I-CAR Structural Parts Steel Welding Qualification Series - as components of the Porsche Approved Collision Center Program. Collision repai
  • Diamond Standard Brand high strength steel and aluminum reinforcements began the formal certification process in July 2010 with the first parts certified by NSF effective Oct. 18, 2010. Eight reinforcements and applications covering applications for
  • Three NACE attendees got more from their visit to the Toyota booth than live demonstrations of online technical information services and the latest training techniques and courses Toyota offers. The following three also won new Apple iPads.
  • Your shop may be experiencing low morale among employees if they arrive late, take extended lunches, miss work often, become less productive, gossip about other workers, exude negative attitudes or display a lack of enthusiasm.
  • The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is concerned about inequities in the Texas Tax Code. Currently in the Texas Franchise Tax Code, automotive repair and collision shops owned and operated by new or used car dealerships are taxed at half the rat
  • Mitchell International's first quarter 2011 Industry Trends Report (ITR) features "Paint by Numbers: A Deep Dive Into Refinish Data," by Mitchell's Vice President of Industry Relations, Greg Horn. The article explores whether all vehicles are treated
  • Shop owner and industry veteran Mike Quinn, the recently appointed Collision Industry Conference (CIC) chairman, laid out his plans for the organization during a Collision Repair Executive Webcast and addressed several hot-button industry issues.
    Brian Albright
  • A seasoned repairer walks around a damaged vehicle before damaged parts are removed looking for things such as gaps, positive and negative flushness, and opening and closing effort required on doors.
  • Honda Motor Co. Ltd. said it will resume production and shipment of component parts for use in automobile production in regions outside Japan on Monday, April 4, 2011. Production had been halted due to the earthquake and tsunami.
  • Houston-based Northside Lexus is the 2010 Toyota/Lexus Certified Collision Center of the Year. It was selected from among the 180 Toyota and Lexus Certified Collision Center (TCCC/LCCC) dealers nationwide and is the second Lexus dealer collision cent
  • Summit Consulting International announced its FastTrack process control system is now available as part of the Toyota Certified Collision Center (TCCC) and Lexus Certified Collision Center (LCCC) programs.
  • A joint committee hearing was held by the Consumer Affairs and Transportation committees of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on "Right to Repair." Testifying at the Philadelphia, Pa., hearing were three panels of witnesses, including automob
  • Summit Consulting International (SCI) has partnered with Lexus to implement the LFA Certified Collision Center program, which aims to ensure that certified collision centers repair the LFA supercar under strict processes to achieve high standards.
  • Car-O-Liner is participating in the Ford Motor Company Rotunda program as an official approved supplier of collision repair products. The national program, endorsed by Ford to their dealer base, provides dealers with recommended and approved equipmen