In partnership with the 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division (AAD), the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) has announced it has donated more than $750,000 since 2013 to be used toward scholarships and tool grants for more than 210 military veterans and their families through the 3M Hire Our Heroes program.

The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) will continue their efforts of bringing together industry businesses and local collision repair and automotive students this spring with their career fairs.


(L to R) Steve Schoolcraft, Phoenix Solutions; Steve Trapp, Axalta; Ryan Taylor, Body Shop Booster.


During the 2016 SEMA Show, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) held a variety of informative seminars that covered all corners of the ever-changing collision industry.

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Steve Osborne, assistant vice president of American Honda Parts, Service & Technical Division


Body shops across the country learned during a recent SEMA presentation the importance of always following Honda and Acura recommended repair procedures.



Donald Trump’s election to the presidency is expected to have a profound impact on the U.S. automotive industry, from potentially killing trade deals to shaking confidence of car buyers.

The Detroit Free Press has reported that Clarence Ditlow, a consumer advocate who spent a lifetime trying to make cars safer, died on Thursday, November 10 at age 72.

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CARSTAR Opens Door to 500th Location

CARSTAR recently celebrated the opening of its 500th store.

Organizers of the new NACE Automechanika have released the following information regarding the 2017 event to be held in Chicago, IL from July 26th through 29th:

ALLDATA LLC, an AutoZone company, exceeded 100,000 subscribers in North America within the third quarter of 2016.


NFL Network debuts new reality series "Tackle My Ride," starring Super Bowl Champion LaMarr Woodley, right, and Demented Customs master car builder, James Torrez, left, with featured Cleveland fan, Joe Whitthorne, at 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. (Photo: Business Wire)

NFL Network has announced the debut of Tackle My Ride, a new unscripted reality series premiering Tuesday, November 15 at 8:00 PM ET.