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A mild winter left repairable first-quarter collision and liability claims up just 1.1 percent from 1Q 2016, LKQ told investors Thursday, citing CCC data. Chief Financial...
Author: John Huetter
Posted: April 28, 2017, 5:57 pm
The next-generation, lighter 2018 GMC Terrain is about to go on sale in a couple of months, confronting repairers with more ultra-high-strength steel and potentially...
Author: John Huetter
Posted: April 28, 2017, 11:00 am
A Collision Repair Education Foundation partnership with ASE to open career fairs to mechanical repair students has paid off for the auto body organization, an executive...
Author: John Huetter
Posted: April 27, 2017, 5:11 pm
The Collision Industry Conference discussion of CCC’s controversial Secure Share program also pointed out a possibly surprising responsibility for body shops within the company’s existing...
Author: John Huetter
Posted: April 27, 2017, 11:00 am
Using a brush and applying products before body filler were among two of the tips offered for certain corrosion-protection primers in a new Society of...
Author: John Huetter
Posted: April 26, 2017, 10:00 pm
Phoenix-area residents can apply for free rides in one of Google’s self-driving Chrysler Pacificas — another move that hastens the rise of autonomous technology that seems...
Author: John Huetter
Posted: April 26, 2017, 11:00 am
Helping to inform the California Assembly Insurance Committee prior to its 13-0 approval of an insurer-backed collision repair bill was what seems to be a...
Author: John Huetter
Posted: April 26, 2017, 11:00 am
Despite members praising its sponsor for being willing to hear auto body industry concerns, the California Assembly Insurance Committee unanimously gave a seal of approval...
Author: John Huetter
Posted: April 25, 2017, 6:48 pm
“Corrosion protection” is a process, not a single operation, and failure by a shop to realize this could lead to unfortunate outcomes down the road,...
Author: John Huetter
Posted: April 25, 2017, 11:00 am
Sweetening the deal by more than $4 billion, PPG on Monday announced it had offered AkzoNobel about $28.8 billion to buy the company. The Pittsburgh-based...
Author: Repairer Driven News
Posted: April 25, 2017, 3:45 am