Ricky Rosa of Aurora, IL, said he had never even changed his own oil before applying to the auto body program at Waubonsee Community College.
New challenges posed for collision repairers by increasingly complex vehicle technology were discussed during several presentations at the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) held in Las Vegas during SEMA week.
On Oct. 25, leaders from the North Carolina Association of Collision and Autobody Repair (NCACAR) and Elite Sales and Marketing met with eight South Carolina body shop owners and the manager of a local MSO at Carabbas in Columbia, SC, to discuss founding a new association.
On Thursday, Oct. 12, the Houston Auto Body Association (HABA) held a meeting at Mossy Nissan in Houston, featuring a presentation on the Variable Rate System (VRS) by Sam and Richard Valenzuela of National AutoBody Research (NABR).
Every year, the 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division makes a major impression at the SEMA Show. This year, it pushed the envelope even more with a busy schedule packed with activities and celebrity appearances.
Giving refurbished vehicles to deserving people is an amazing philanthropy model that is ideal for the collision industry because it involves body shops, local charities and insurance companies as they work together to help others.
On Oct. 24, the North Carolina Association of Collision and Autobody Repair (NCACAR) held a board meeting via telephone call.
On Oct. 3 and 4, the Auto Care Association stormed Washington, D.C. for its first Legislative Summit in five years.
Post repair inspectors (PRI) are a relatively new part of the industry being “officially” a little over 25 years old and still a niche part of the business.
The John Eagle verdict that occurred back in October, and the $42M judgement for the plaintiffs, Matthew and Marcia Seebachan, who were severely injured in an incorrectly repaired Honda Fit, was, no doubt, the biggest collision industry story of the year---if not the decade.