John Clark

One Happy Family

Elissa Larremore, owner of CBS 1 Collision’s three shops in Shreveport and Bossier City, La., has a simple philosophy for business success. Well, executing the philosophy is not that simple. In fact, it takes a special outlook on work life…

If You Can Dream It …

Jerry Vazquez in the shop with technician Marco Llamas and a customer’s late-model Mustang.Twelve years ago, Debbie and Gerry Vicario were awake in the middle of the night talking about a big issue: closing down their business. The husband and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…