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Mission: BodyShop Business is the ultimate information source for the collision repair industry. We’re dedicated to empowering shop owners with the knowledge they need to run successful businesses.

What Is the Best Way to Keep Up with OE Repair Procedures? Well...there's a lot that goes into that answerhttp://ow.ly/1...
05/17/2019
OE Information and Repair Methods

What Is the Best Way to Keep Up with OE Repair Procedures? Well...there's a lot that goes into that answer
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What is the best way to keep up with information and repair methods to prove to the insurance company that certain things need to be done during a repair?

Little scratch = total loss......Happy Friday from BSB!.......#carmemes #carjokes
05/17/2019

Little scratch = total loss......Happy Friday from BSB!
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Have YOU taken our Industry Profile Survey yet? In addition to gaining industry trend info, you'll also have a chance to...
05/16/2019
BodyShop Business Launches Industry Profile Survey - Body Shop Business

Have YOU taken our Industry Profile Survey yet? In addition to gaining industry trend info, you'll also have a chance to win some prizes!
https://www.bodyshopbusiness.com/bodyshop-business-launches-industry-profile-survey/

Survey respondents will have the chance to win a $100 gift card, or one of four second-place prizes of $50 gift cards, from a selection of retailers including Home Depot, Lowe's, Target, Walmart and Macy's.

“After our trial, we had friends ask us, ‘Does this type of jury judgment make it worth it?’ We said, ‘Absolutel...
05/15/2019
John Eagle Plaintiff Discusses Post-Verdict Life

“After our trial, we had friends ask us, ‘Does this type of jury judgment make it worth it?’ We said, ‘Absolutely not.’"
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The May issue of Texas Automotive features an interview with Marcia Seebachan about the aftermath of her and her husband's near-fatal 2013 accident and a $42 million verdict against John Eagle Collision Center.

The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) announced that it is now offering FCA LLC online courses.http://ow.ly/orhr50u9...
05/14/2019
AMi FCA Online Courses

The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) announced that it is now offering FCA LLC online courses.
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AMi announced that it now offers FCA LLC online courses that are available 24/7 and are approximately 45 minutes each.

ASA's Collision Operations Committee is concerned about a State Farm document on scanning released at the recent Collisi...
05/13/2019
ASA Concerned with State Farm's Scanning Document

ASA's Collision Operations Committee is concerned about a State Farm document on scanning released at the recent Collision Industry Conference meeting.
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The Automotive Service Association's (ASA) Collision Operations Committee is expressing concern about a State Farm document on scanning released at the recent Collision Industry Conference (CIC) meeting in Nashville.

Who are your biggest competitors? There's a good bet that the answer to that questions is the insurance companies who ha...
05/11/2019
Who Are Collision Repairers’ Fiercest Competitors? - Body Shop Business

Who are your biggest competitors? There's a good bet that the answer to that questions is the insurance companies who have developed DRP relationships with other shops in your market.
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Regardless if you’re a small mom and pop, large independent, DRP shop or MSO/consolidator, it’s a good bet that your largest and fiercest competitors are the insurance companies.

"Pack Brothers’ complaint to the DOI stated that a Travelers adjuster may have steered a claimant away from their shop...
05/10/2019
Travelers Ordered to Reimburse N.C. Shop After Steering Accusation - Body Shop Business

"Pack Brothers’ complaint to the DOI stated that a Travelers adjuster may have steered a claimant away from their shop, which resulted in a loss of revenue in the amount of $1,566.38."
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Travelers and the North Carolina Department of Insurance (DOI) have entered into a voluntary settlement agreement following an accusation of steering by Pack Brothers Collision Center.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! We’re asking you to fill out our Industry Profile survey so we can provide you with up to date tren...
05/09/2019
BodyShop Business Launches Industry Profile Survey - Body Shop Business

WE NEED YOUR HELP! We’re asking you to fill out our Industry Profile survey so we can provide you with up to date trends in the collision repair industry.
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Survey respondents will have the chance to win a $100 gift card, or one of four second-place prizes of $50 gift cards, from a selection of retailers including Home Depot, Lowe's, Target, Walmart and Macy's.

05/03/2019
Recalibration Best Practices

Let's clear up some “differences of opinion” on scanning and recalibration here shall we?
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#bodyshopbusiness #collision LAUNCH Tech USA

Listen....there's some of us who are a jack of all trades and others that should stay out of the paint booth...Happy Fri...
05/03/2019

Listen....there's some of us who are a jack of all trades and others that should stay out of the paint booth...Happy Friday from BSB!
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#carjokes #carmemes

We survived SAI, HSS, BC/CC, HAPS, HVLP, ABS and now we will survive SDV, ADAS, and more to come.http://ow.ly/97nr50tbhq...
05/02/2019
The Next Blizzard of Collision Industry Acronyms - Body Shop Business

We survived SAI, HSS, BC/CC, HAPS, HVLP, ABS and now we will survive SDV, ADAS, and more to come.
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Each of the changes in car construction, finish quality, environmental regulations and passenger safety were all ushered in on a tsunami of scary acronyms: SAI, HSS, BC/CC, HAPS, HVLP, ABS and now SDV. But what do they mean?

"Are you within throwing distance of your competitor? Do you watch what they’re doing? Do you know what they’re doin...
05/02/2019
Business Lessons from Chick-fil-A - Body Shop Business

"Are you within throwing distance of your competitor? Do you watch what they’re doing? Do you know what they’re doing better than you?"
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I cannot express enough my fascination and admiration for the Chick-fil-A drive-thru. And I think there are things that all businesses can learn from it.

LAST CHANCE TO WIN $50! Can you guess the vehicle model this illustration represents? The winner will be randomly select...
05/01/2019

LAST CHANCE TO WIN $50! Can you guess the vehicle model this illustration represents? The winner will be randomly selected from correct entries and awarded $50! **HINT: IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH TOM HANKS**

05/01/2019
New IIHS Study Indicates Need for Better Rear-Seat Restraint Systems - Body Shop Business

"Manufacturers might also find a way to equip rear seats with frontal airbags – for example, deploying from the roof – but so far that hasn’t been done in any production vehicle."
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A new IIHS study of frontal crashes in which belted rear-seat passengers were killed or seriously injured suggests that more sophisticated restraint systems are needed in the back.

04/30/2019
ADAS Recalibration and Realignment

ADAS features can add to your customers’ safety, but without proper alignment and recalibration, you're risking the system malfunctioning and potentially injuring the occupants.
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Martin Senour Paints has announced its 2019 second quarter training schedule, offering classes in Color Adjustment and B...
04/30/2019
Martin Senour Paints Releases 2019 Q2 Training Schedule - Body Shop Business

Martin Senour Paints has announced its 2019 second quarter training schedule, offering classes in Color Adjustment and Blending, Painter Certification and Pro//BASE Refinish System Painter Certification.
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Martin Senour will be offering classes in Color Adjustment and Blending, Painter Certification and Pro//BASE Refinish System Painter Certification in Dallas, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Reno.

Can you guess the vehicle model this illustration represents? The winner will be randomly selected from correct entries ...
04/30/2019

Can you guess the vehicle model this illustration represents? The winner will be randomly selected from correct entries and awarded $50! Send us a Facebook message with your guess!

Lyft is entering the mechanical and collision repair market with an "assembly line" shop set-up to expedite repairs.http...
04/29/2019
Lyft Mechanical, Collision Centers

Lyft is entering the mechanical and collision repair market with an "assembly line" shop set-up to expedite repairs.
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Lyft believes it can make its service centers more efficient than existing repair shops by using a system similar to an assembly line or NASCAR pit stop.

The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) has announced the appointment of seven new members to its board of directors.http:/...
04/29/2019
Women's Industry Network Board of Directors

The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) has announced the appointment of seven new members to its board of directors.
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#bodyshopbusiness #collision WIN - Women's Industry Network

The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) has announced the appointment of seven new members to its board of directors.

"It’s no revelation that the paint labor hours directly affect the P&M reimbursement dollars on every estimate. When y...
04/26/2019
Paint & Materials Management: Get the Habit Started - Body Shop Business

"It’s no revelation that the paint labor hours directly affect the P&M reimbursement dollars on every estimate. When you think about that formula, one must wonder how we got here."
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It’s no revelation that the paint labor hours directly affect the P&M reimbursement dollars on every estimate. When you think about that formula, you have to wonder how we got here.

Welp.....what more is there to say about photo estimates?  Happy Friday from BSB!.......#carjokes #carmemes
04/26/2019

Welp.....what more is there to say about photo estimates? Happy Friday from BSB!
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ASA has announced that it supports New Hampshire House Bill 664, which addresses OEM repair procedures for collision rep...
04/25/2019
ASA Supports New Hampshire OEM Legislation

ASA has announced that it supports New Hampshire House Bill 664, which addresses OEM repair procedures for collision repairs.
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The Automotive Service Association (ASA) announced that it supports New Hampshire House Bill 664, which addresses OEM repair procedures for collision repairs.

04/22/2019

Does anyone use the Launch Tech scan tool? We'd like to hear about your experience if you're willing to share. Thanks!

CIC & SCRS both had lots happening this morning! SCRS held its award ceremony where it swore in the new board members an...
04/17/2019

CIC & SCRS both had lots happening this morning! SCRS held its award ceremony where it swore in the new board members and chairman and honored three industry icons. CIC held a session on data access and a governmental legislative panel discussion.

The collision industry has grown incredibly complex with the advancement of technology and repair requirements.
04/17/2019
The Right Part is an OE Part - Body Shop Business

The collision industry has grown incredibly complex with the advancement of technology and repair requirements.

Luckily, shops are in a great position to boost every aspect of their business by using the best products in the market today: original equipment (OE) parts.

04/17/2019
Society of Collision Repair Specialists

We’re in Nashville, TN covering CIC today and tomorrow, but kicked things off with the SCRS open board meeting yesterday. Stay tuned for more!

The open SCRS Board of Directors meeting is underway, kicking off all our industry week events. It’s very exciting to have a big crowd!

Drew Technologies's collision-focused diagnostic platform, DriveCRASH, has been officially approved by General Motors fo...
04/15/2019
GM Approves Drew Technologies' DriveCRASH for Collision Repair Network - Body Shop Business

Drew Technologies's collision-focused diagnostic platform, DriveCRASH, has been officially approved by General Motors for their collision repair network.
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Drew Technologies announced that its collision-focused diagnostic platform, DriveCRASH, has been officially approved by General Motors for their collision repair network.

04/12/2019

Have you ever tried using cold straightening via induction heat on today’s heat-sensitive advanced metals?
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Okay, okay calm down! Am I the only one here who thinks he's barking up the wrong tree? Happy Friday from BSB!........#c...
04/12/2019

Okay, okay calm down! Am I the only one here who thinks he's barking up the wrong tree? Happy Friday from BSB!
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PPG has announced the schedule of collision refinish training classes for the second quarter of 2019. Collision refinish...
04/11/2019
PPG Announces Q2 2019 Collision Refinish Training Schedule - Body Shop Business

PPG has announced the schedule of collision refinish training classes for the second quarter of 2019. Collision refinish courses set for April, May and June will cover PPG premium brands.
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Collision refinish courses set for April, May and June will cover PPG premium brands including the Envirobase High Performance, Aquabase, Deltron and Global Refinish System lines.

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