Better Together

What the rise of repair networks means for the collision repair industry and how joining one could improve an independent shop’s business. The benefits that come with multiple shop operators (MSOs) and corporate-owned repair shops can prove immensely useful from a business perspective. And smaller shops can’t always compete, or at least they couldn’t until […]

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Faster, Smarter, Better

Three new technologies that repair professionals can use to detect serious problems before they cause serious breakdowns. The faster automotive manufacturers develop new technologies to improve vehicle performance and automation, the faster automotive service repair professionals find problems with these new technologies. And they need more ways to improve, repair, calibrate, diagnose and prevent issues. […]

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Creating a NEW BREED

With changes taking place so quickly in the collision repair industry, here’s how estimators can learn to improve their current processes to write it right. Start a discussion about the process of creating an estimate in the collision repair industry, and you’re likely to find differing opinions – even among seasoned professionals. Estimates generally bring […]

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Before … & After

Collision repair professionals and insurance company representatives face off over the need for pre- and post-repair scans. How do you handle a situation in which everybody says they want to do the right thing, but they can’t agree on the right thing to do? This question has created a fair amount of friction lately in […]

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Damage Control

Check out these nine expert tips for streamlining your collision estimating process and learn how to apply them in your shop. Estimating the cost of repairs in a collision shop is one of the most important steps in the repair process. According to industry professionals, the way we estimate hasn’t changed in about 30 years. […]

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