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Across the country, “insurers aren’t fully reimbursing consumers so they can have proper and safe repairs done,” according to Ron Perretta, owner of Professionals Auto Body in Pennsylvania.

Autobody News recently visited Mitchell’s Technical Research Center (TRC) in San Diego, CA, to learn more about how the company collects automotive frame and unibody measurements for the collision repair industry.

To simplify the permitting, licensing and certification process and make it easier for body shops all over the country to stay in compliance, RecsLock recently entered into a partnership with the Independent Automotive Damage Appraisers (IADA) Association.

Now more than ever, it is crucial to follow OEM procedures and focus on the operations of every vehicle during the repair process so there are no surprises, according to Jake Rodenroth, director of industry relations for asTech.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 22:23

NCACAR Holds Estimating Class, Meets with DOI

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The North Carolina Association of Collision and Autobody Repair (NCACAR) spent mid-February supporting its local industry.

On Thursday, March 8, the South Carolina Association of Collision and Autobody Repair (SCACAR) hosted its first official meeting at the Dave & Busters in Colombia, SC.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 17:25

ASA-CT Appoints New Association Leaders

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During its February meeting, the Automotive Service Association of Connecticut (ASA-CT) appointed new leaders for its 2018--2019 Executive Board, representing equal parts of both the mechanical and collision industries.

On Wednesday, Feb. 28, the Automotive Service Association of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (ASA-MARI) held a seminar in Holyoke, MA, on hybrid and electric vehicle technology.

On Monday, Feb. 12, ASA-CO hosted a seminar on “Planning Your Businesses' Future---It Pays to Plan Ahead!” at the Kenz & Leslie BG Training Center in Wheat Ridge, CO.

More than half of all the collision repair professionals in the industry are likely not participating in training, according to John Van Alstyne, CEO and president of I-CAR.

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