Inside July/August Issue:

Repair Procedure Restrictions are Late-Season Legislative Focus

Rhode Island legislation still alive. Although several states have seen legislation and debate regarding original equipment manufacturer (OEM) repair procedures, companion bills in Rhode Island have gained the most traction. Senate Bill (SB) 2679, introduced by Senators Maryellen Goodwin, Dominick Ruggerio and Michael McCaffrey on March 20 was followed by House Bill (HB) 8013, introduced […]

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Don’t Get Left Behind

The race is on to produce the fully autonomous vehicle with a collision avoidance system. But would your shop know how to repair it? Every industry needs to prepare for its next generation of employees, which, ideally, continually flows in. The collision repair industry currently faces an aging population in several ways. Not only are […]

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The Digital Decision

Digital vehicle inspections are taking the automotive repair trade by storm, but are they right for you?It’s literally a million-dollar question. Digital vehicle inspections (DVI), everyone is talking about it, but not everyone is doing it – yet. Increased efficiency, higher average repair order, fewer customers with buyer’s remorse and being environmentally friendly top out […]

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How can you make your shop more attractive to women consumers and attract and retain female employees? Simple.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T For many shops, hiring women is about putting forward an atmosphere of friendliness and trustworthiness, particularly to women customers, who, as we all know, account for 85 percent of all purchase decisions. It turns out that hiring women involves more than just appearances. Studies such as “The Case for Investing in Women” (, a […]

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NACE | Automechanika Chicago

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 […]

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