Workplace diversity is a priority across all PPG Industries’ business units. Supporting that corporate-wide commitment — a key part of PPG’s core values — the Automotive Refinish division of PPG recently released a video celebrating the company’s diversity in the workplace.
You’ve heard me harp over and over about the need to perform a safety inspection on every car you touch for a number of reasons. You owe it to your customer because he or she is depending on your knowledge to keep their family in a safely operating vehicle.
I was recently called to two different shops working on vehicles that would not start after being involved in accidents. It is not uncommon for this to happen, especially if there has been damage to wiring harnesses or possible blown fuses that would render certain operating systems that are vital to cranking or starting a vehicle inoperable.
What does an acceptable repair consist of? That depends on what is being repaired. Who makes the repair rules, and who is performing the repair. Who performs the wiring repairs in the shop you work at? What is their background? Are they a mechanical technician or a body technician?
These sessions will feature content in a variety of the most relevant topics in the collision repair industry, offering attendees countless opportunities to become more knowledgeable business owners moving forward.
I was called to a body shop with a hard start and CEL lamp illumination on a 2013 Toyota Sienna with a 3.5 Liter engine that was recently involved in a rear-end collision. The vehicle had been in the shop for quite a while due to extensive repairs.
The future shop, with an efficiently implemented linear remanufacturing model, will achieve touch time approaching 100 percent, as someone is always on a vehicle, as opposed to one technician having to dance around several cars at a time.
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