September 2014 ASE Question of the Month

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Our September issue article on performing a professional brake service shared a lot of tips on preventing noise and pedal pulsation. This month’s Federated Auto Parts “ASE Question of the Month” tests your knowledge of the finer points of disc brake reconditioning.

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Hertz Improves Rental Process for Collision Repair Customers

From on site rentals for collision repair shop owners to local off site locations, Hertz has a customer service solution for every need.    Working closely with shop owners and insurers and responding to feedback, in 2014 Hertz has expanded their off airport locations and service options to the Collision Repair Industry.    Learn more about Hertz and how Travling At the Speed of Hertz, can improve your customer relations.

I-CAR Unveils Repairability Technical Support Portal and Website at NACE 2014

I-CAR unveiled several new products and services at NACE 2014. We dropped by the I-CAR Education Stage to talk about the latest advancements. The new website contains newly created and relevant content, covering everything from specific details on all programs and services that I-­CAR offers to more strategic insights that will help users gain more value from I‐CAR solutions. Expanded accessibility to the technical information required to support repair excellence is now available through the Repairability Technical Support Portal.User‐friendly navigation is another key component of the website redesign. Content can be found in multiple ways:By I-­CAR program: including the I‐CAR Professional Development Program, Welding Training & Certification, Industry Training Alliance and moreBy industry segment: collision repair, insurance, OEM, suppliers, and career and technical schoolsBy individual role: such as repair technicians, training managers, insurance claims managers and executivesExpandable menus and detailed navigation options allow users to see important content at a glance, while advanced search capabilities put critical information at the user’s fingertips. Clearly labeled buttons, links and a new I-­CAR Class Search functionality make it easy for users to take action once they find the information they need.“The collision repair industry is being flooded with a tsunami of new automotive technologies and cutting-edge vehicle advancements,” said John Van Alstyne, I-CAR CEO and president. “I-­CAR is keeping pace so that we can help the industry we serve keep pace as well. By providing cutting-­edge tools that are relevant and accessible, we are helping to move the industry closer to the I-­CAR vision that every individual has the information, knowledge and skills required to perform complete, safe and quality repairs for the ultimate benefit of the consumer.”

LIFT - AudaExplore Eyes 4 Zimbabwe

Solera LIFT to LIFE MissionEnable Solera associates the opportunity to lead a LIFT to LIFE Mission supporting a cause they are passionate about. Our purpose for doing this is to make a positive contribution that is sustainable in the lives of those in need of a 2nd chance. This will be accomplished by leveraging the associates skills, introducing innovations and leveraging Solera's global footprint for marketing and awareness. We teach the 20 tools in order for recipients to learn and maintain the 80 at the end of our mission. LIFT to LIFE seeks to provide support and awareness to the localized causes of the Solera global family and help strengthen the overall LIFT movement.Eyes4Zimbabwe is a charity that works to restore eyesight to the 80,000 Zimbabweans suffering from cataract-induced blindness. A team of volunteer surgeons and doctors provide free medical services to those in need, giving thousands a second chance with the gift of sight.Eyes4Zimbabwe also distributes basic humanitarian supplies to orphanages, hospitals, and church organizations and promotes education and self-reliance to those in need. The Goal: Bring awareness to Eyes4Zimbabwe Raise $50,000 in cash for the purchase of medical supplies Receive $50,000 worth of donated items Enlist volunteers to assist in the sorting and packing of the collected goods

Bodyshop of Tomorrow Unveiled At NACE 2014 Detroit

Want to take a tour of the Collision Hub shop? For NACE 2014 in Detroit Collision Hub assembled a new exhibit, The Bodyshop of Tomorrow.For most auto body repair shop owners information from vendors is presented as segmented bits of information from a company hoping to sell you their service or product. The struggle for most, as been how these pieces fit together for the overall benefit of the repair. We gathered our top products, services and equipment and assembled a mock facility right on the show floor. Take a tour of our shop and watch for more coverage on preparing yourself for the future of collision repair.

The Paint Department NACE Bodyshop of Tomorrow

During NACE 2014 Detroit, MI the Bodyshop of Tomorrow was on display for show attendees to tour. For the paint department, the foucs was on waterborne and the production benefits offered well beyond the health or the environment.

Blueprinting and Repair NACE Bodyshop of Tomorrow

As cars change with new technology, so must our collision repair centers. Gone are the days of estimating in the parking lot and having one dedicated bench in a facility. Now more then ever a complete tear down and blueprinting area is critical to not only completing a proper estimate, but starting the repair on the right track for cycle time. Having multiple lifts and tower options around your store will also ensure cars are repaired timely and properly for not only today, but the cars coming in tomorrow.

PPG Brings Crystallance Glass Flake Collection To NACE 2014

After a few years away, PPG Refinish returned to NACE 2014 with a larger presence and a new product fresh off being named GoodGuys Rod and Custom Best new product of the year. The CRYSTALLANCE™ glass flake collection contains six unique pigments that create bright finishes with intense sparkle and flare. The brilliant effect of these pigments is very evident in sunlight, and is ideal for jobs where an intense, dazzling shimmer is desired. Offered in five colored glass flakes and one unique silver coated glass flake, these pigments can be added directly to basecoat, ground coat or mid-coat to create an exceptional sparkle effect.

AudaExplore Brings Innovative Platform of Products to NACE 2014

It's been a busy year of Innovation for AudaExplore.    The company brought their suite of products to NACE 2014 as a holistic solution for collision repair shop owners.    From estimating, to management, to mechanical AudaExplre has a solution for each. They also recently announced their addition of LINX glass services to their family of companies.

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