PPG’s EC520 En-V® High Production Clearcoat is a new “speed” clear for the ENVIROBASE® High Performance basecoat system. Designed to meet the demands of the cycle-time minded collision center, EC520 features a fast bake time of only 15 minutes at 140°F, or 20 minutes at an energy-saving temperature of 120°F.
Maine, Ohio and Idaho all have large swatches of rural areas, competitive insurance marketplaces and, best of all, cheap car insurance premiums.
OEConnection LLC (OEC), the leading automotive technology provider for original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) distribution networks, announced that Kia Motors America has added CollisionLink to its collision parts marketing program.
The Auto Care Association is pleased and relieved to see that the tax reform framework negotiated by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), announced today, has removed the border adjustment tax (BAT) from consideration.
The Auto Care Association has announced the appointment of Sheila Andrews as director, heavy duty programs. The new position was created to directly apply the Auto Care Association mission statement and strategic pillars to the independent heavy duty aftermarket.
General Motors’ Customer Care and Aftersales division announced at NACE Automechanika Chicago, the largest U.S. trade show dedicated to high-end technical and management-related training for automotive collision and service repair shops, that it will launch a comprehensive collision certification program in 2018.
Subaru recently released its position statement on pre- and post-repair scanning for 2004-model-year-and-newer vehicles involved in a collision. The “OEM Diagnostic Scanning Positions Quick Reference Chart,” first introduced to the collision repair industry by Autobody News in March 2017, has been updated to include Subaru.
The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) will be co-locating its International Big R Show with NACE Automechanika in 2018 and subsequent years, according to a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the parties. The first co-located event will occur August 8-10, 2018 in Atlanta, GA.
The Collision Repair Education Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the scholarships in collision repair that were created to assist deserving students pursuing a career in the collision industry. These awards are part of over $200,000 in scholarships given out in May 2017 by the Collision Repair Education Foundation.
The Auto Care Association elected its new Executive Committee members for 2017-18. Executive Committee members serve a one-year term and are elected annually. This Executive Committee was effective as of July 1, 2017.
Recall Masters, Inc., the leading provider of automotive recall news, data, training, and communications, announced a partnership with Record360, the leading software for digital asset condition documentation and asset condition management, to integrate its real-time vehicle recall lookup into the Record360 app. Dealers, rental agencies and consumers now have enhanced transparency and real-time updates when returning vehicle rentals and/or during recalls. This also helps both parties avoid unnecessary claims disputes.
The Automotive Management Institute (AMi), the industry's leading nonprofit provider and collaborator of administrative and management education for automotive collision and mechanical service repair segments, announced the development and launch of two new professional designations for the Collision Repair Estimator role.
The U.S. House Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protections held a hearing on a bill to advance the testing and deployment of highly automated vehicles. Following the consideration of several proposed, ultimately withdrawn amendments, the subcommittee approved the bill by voice vote.