Collision

Share and Share Alike?

CCC responds to concerns about its new Secure Share Network and discusses the impact it’s expected to have on the collision repair industry. Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series on CCC Information Services’ upcoming launch of…

A Volatile Redundancy

Shop owners and automaker reps share concerns over certification’s costs and ROI. But what’s the bottom line? Now that more collision repair shops have experience with automotive manufacturers’ certification programs, it’s common to hear comments of concern from shop owners…

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,…

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…

Tugging Back at the Big 4’s Pull

Shop owners wrestling with the large MSOs tell how they’re surviving and thriving despite the competition. Almost-weekly announcements of new acquisitions and growth by the “Big 4” collision industry consolidators might seem scary for single-location or smaller multi-shop operations (MSOs).…

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…

Aluminum Foiled?

Use these expert tips to avoid the pitfalls of converting your shop to ‘advanced material’ repairs. Aluminum repair is more a business challenge for collision repairers than a technical one. Aluminum hoods 1have been in use for years, and even…

Civic Improvements

How Honda’s new steels and safety systems will impact collision repairs. The 2016 Honda Civic, available since November 2015, was recently named AutoGuide.com 2016 Car of the Year. According to Colum Wood, AutoGuide group editorial director, “A car that’s this…

The Road to Refinement

How to recognize and implement process efficiencies in your auto body shop that promote profitability. What’s the fastest way to make more money in the collision industry? Enable your labor pool to become more efficient. Cost cutting can yield some…

In Need of Repair?

Since State Farm’s national PartsTrader program went into effect, shops and others in the industry have adapted. But it’s been a bumpy road, and changes may be just around the corner if pending legislation gains support. Since the implementation of…

Passing the Torch

As aluminum gains on steel in auto-body structure, these 10 tips will transform you into a shop superhero for the brave new world of welding. No spoiler alert here: Aluminum is the auto industry’s new super metal. Its strength is…

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…

Waterborne Paint: What’s New

An update from some of the leading paint companies on the latest technology and innovations. Cars are changing. So is the paint that covers them. What’s new? For the answer to that question, AutoInc. reached out to the paint companies…

Partners in Customer Satisfaction

How providers of Green Recycled Parts® are helping collision repairers put green in their repairs and their pockets. As a busy collision repair shop owner or manager, when the word “green” is mentioned, your first thought might be “show me…

Changing Dynamics of Vehicle Estimating

Writing a successful estimate today requires technology, understanding your market, knowledge of substrates and other key factors. Your estimating system is the first step toward a lean and efficient repair process, and it deserves to be understood and scrutinized before…

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