• From the courtroom to the aluminum “clean room,” 2016 is shaping up to be another year of change and drama for the collision repair industry. New laws will go into effect, new vehicle technology will roll into shops and new insurer and vendor practices are expected to play a role in the day-to-day business of shops.
  • 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
  • General Motors has approved Spanesi's Benches and the Superstar Universal Jig system for structural repairs for the all-new Cadillac CT6.
  • So, how do you return a damaged vehicle to its "as-built" condition? The answer is—"by using materials that are equivalent to the original manufacture." You can use repair seam sealers and foams that duplicate the look and performance of the original OEM products.  
    Douglas Craig
  • When true structural bonding requirements are specified by the automotive OEMs for collision repair, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division has the solution – 3M Impact Resistant Structural Adhesive 07333 / 57333.
  • Certified Collision Group (CCG) announced further expansion of the its 1stCERTIFIED initiative. With the California addition of Red Hill Collision Center, the group now offers more than two dozen affiliate locations in 4 states.
  • To assist in managing the HD MOU, search and feedback related to this cooperative effort between HD OEMs and independent HD service specialists, NASTF was asked to expand its scope with the addition of heavy duty to its similar service already being provided to the light vehicle industry.
  • Nearly every industry deals with some controversial issue that it resolves but doesn't eliminate. In the collision repair market, that issue would be sectioning.