A Legacy Preserved

Growing up in the family business gave this California owner the tools he needed to put customers first. Summers, working in his father’s shop, created many happy memories for Bryan Welsh, owner of Artistic Collision in Cordova, Calif. They also helped him carve out a career in the automotive collision repair business. Welsh’s father, Steven, […]

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Forward Thinking

For these Washington-state shop owners, this philosophy has been a key component in their business success. Ask Todd Black what’s the most important thing he’s learned in the automotive service repair business, and you’ll quickly discover a lot about his philosophy for success. He makes no bones about the value of thinking ahead. “It’s easy […]

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They’ve Got You Covered

Asian auto parts manufacturer structures North Texas plant to produce a bumper crop of exclusive products. Something unique is going on in the black-land prairie city of McKinney, Texas. Located 37 miles north of Dallas, this community of just over 150,000 people boasts the presence of a company that can fairly claim that it makes […]

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The Best of the Best

Unrivaled! Unprecedented! And all under one roof! This year’s NACE | CARS event promises to be the one show you can’t miss. We predict sunny days ahead for the automotive service and collision repair industry. That’s why we strongly recommend that you attend this year’s NACE | CARS Expo & Conference, which is guaranteed to […]

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High-Caliber Service

Mark Sanders grew up in the collision repair business. Now he operates the largest such company in the nation. What does he know that you don’t? Mark Sanders might not play drums in a rock band, but he knows a thing or two about rhythm – not on a stage in front of thousands of […]

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Sites To See

The judges have spoken! Check out the winners and get some tips for your site from the results of AutoInc.’s 2015 Top 10 Website Contest. Is your website designed to effectively market your automotive repair services? That’s a question you might be asking yourself after examining the sites of these winners of our 2015 Top […]

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A Mandate To Update

AMI President Jeff Peevy talks about why the organization needs to change and how it will happen. AutoInc.: Last issue, we talked about some areas of AMI’s operation that need improvement, including course content and development, the potential benefits of course mapping and the methods for choosing instructors and accepting students. What do you see […]

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A Shift in Course

Thirty-four-year industry veteran Jeff Peevy took over as president of the Automotive Management Institute (AMI) in May. Peevy, considered a visionary in the collision repair industry, had previously served at the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR), where he was a leading advocate of knowledge management and an organizational culture of learning. In this […]

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Cadillac CT6: A Game Changer

As a collision repairer, what will you need to know to work on this vehicle’s advanced mixed material structure? Cadillac will expand and elevate its portfolio with the upcoming launch of its new top-of-the-range model, the 2016 Cadillac CT6. A new, high-tech formula for the luxury sedan, this car also represents a new milestone for […]

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