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Modern vehicle technology may have memory function set by the vehicle owner, which may need to be considered during the repair process. 

Thursday, 09 November 2017 18:41

Eleventh Circuit Restores Auto Body Shop Antitrust Case

Written by James M. Burns, Baker Donelson

On Sept. 7, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals handed a big victory to a class of auto body shops in Quality Auto Painting v. State Farm, et. al, reversing a lower court decision that had dismissed the auto body shops' complaint for failure to state a claim. 

I-CAR recently launched 13 new courses as additions to its Electrical & Diagnostic curriculum. These courses were developed in response to the collision repair industry’s need to understand both the why and the how of diagnostics.

Thursday, 09 November 2017 17:33

Second Annual 'Insurer Report Card' Now Open

Consumers and insurance companies are paying attention. So now it's time to update the list of the Top 100 auto insurers around the country. 

I-CAR® has awarded Insurance Gold Class® business recognition at the corporate level to Nationwide, an achievement that places Nationwide in the vanguard of insurers that are committed to enhancing the quality of auto collision repairs.

On Oct. 3 and 4, the Auto Care Association stormed Washington, D.C. for its first Legislative Summit in five years. 

A surge of skilled automotive and diesel technicians is needed nationwide over the next decade, according to new employment projections recently released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Mitchell, a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty (P&C) claims and Collision Repair industries, has now integrated VIN-Specific Recall Notices into its estimating solutions, providing real-time recall data directly from the manufacturer when the VIN is decoded.

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 22:03

Post-Repair Inspectors: Their Past and Possible Future

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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.

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