House passes repeal of McCarran-Ferguson Act for health insurers. Two major national issues have pushed insurance reform back in the national spotlight. First, efforts to reform or repeal Obamacare have produced a renewed interest in the repeal of the McCarran-Ferguson Act. Second, the 115th Congress’ move to revisit the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer […]
Keeping You Ahead of the Changes If there’s one thing everyone in the automotive industry agrees on, it’s that ongoing training is no longer an option in keeping up with changing vehicle technology. If you haven’t already signed up to attend the inaugural NACE | Automechanika Chicago, scheduled for July 26-29, both the ASA Mechanical […]
What collision repairers need to know about today’s vehicle frames and the new machines that meet OEMs’ exacting specifications. The more advanced our vehicles become, the more exact each system within them needs to be, especially with developments made in the past 15 years. It’s not just because cars have more computers, sensors and safety […]
Pay them now or pay yourself later! Believe it or not, it benefits your shop to buy your techs the tools they need. Here’s why. Tradition is often cited as the reason certain processes exist, and, sometimes, the tradition makes sense. Other times, though, learning the reason the tradition started can make you roll on […]
They think differently. They buy differently. Here’s how you can rethink your strategies for selling your services to them. With the average age of a shop owner in America at 55, they’ve been through many generations of customers. But when considering marketing to millennials, many shop owners say, “I’m not sure who they are, and […]
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 […]
This second of a two-part series offers additional perspectives on CCC’s switch to its Secure Share Network. In the May-June issue, AutoInc. conducted a Q&A with CCC Information Services about its newly launched Secure Share Network, a significant change in terms of how shops using CCC’s estimating system can share estimate information. Readers of this […]
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