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Monday, 19 February 2018 22:58

4 Tips for Setting Labor Rates in the New Year

Written by Sam Valenzuela – President, National AutoBody Research

It’s the New Year, and many body shops use this time to consider changes to their labor rates. But for collision repairers, 2018 is distinctively different from prior years.

Monday, 19 February 2018 22:13

What's New in a New Car?

Written by David LaChance, Bennington Banner

The steering wheel spins rapidly over to the right, all by itself, as the vehicle slowly backs into the parking space.

During the VeriFacts Automotive 10th Symposium on Monday, Feb. 12 at The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA, VeriFacts announced the Winners of the 2017 Achievement in Collision Repair Excellence (ACE) awards.

Friday, 16 February 2018 00:03

Smart Key Systems Are Increasingly a Target for Car Thieves

Written by Erin Mundahl, InsideSources

In the early 2000s, the music industry attempted to combat illegal song downloads with an ad campaign that stressed that if you wouldn’t download a car, you shouldn’t download music for free.

Thursday, 15 February 2018 15:59

1Collision Announces New Call Center, Phone App

The 1Collision Network announced the release of a phone app and call center integrated technology solution designed to assist the motorist---from handling the scene of an accident, to finding the nearest 1Collision repair center, to initializing the repair process.

In January, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) held an open board meeting in Palm Springs, CA, including a presentation from the SCRS Education Committee on "Kool Tools” that may provide assistance or convenience in collision repair tasks.

Earlier this year, Ford revealed the world’s first-ever pursuit-rated hybrid police vehicle.

Ford is advising owners of certain additional North America 2006 Ford Ranger vehicles with Takata non-desiccated airbag inflators to stop driving their vehicles and contact their dealers immediately for repairs.

Universal Technical Institute is launching "Ignite," a free summer program to train high school juniors in fundamental transportation technician skills.

Billy Walkowiak, founder and CEO of Collision Safety Consultants (, announced the opening of the company’s eight new locations.

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