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Thursday, 24 January 2013 22:54

I-CAR and Collision Repair Education Foundation Launch Snapshot Survey

The Collision Repair Industry Snapshot Survey, co-sponsored by the Collision Repair Education Foundation and I-CAR, recently launched and is now open for responses from collision shop owners and managers. The collected data will be compared to previous benchmarks. Trends over the years will be analyzed, with results published and shared with the industry.

In order to touch the entire industry, both within the Foundation and I-CAR customer base, as well as externally, the electronic survey, which is intended only for shop owners or managers, will be distributed via various vehicles including:
·    Industry publications
·    Information providers
·    I-CAR Industry Alliance partners newsletters
·    Industry co-ops and buying groups
·    Associations’ newsletters
·    Large paint distributors and others

It is estimated that this survey will be distributed electronically to over 20,000 shop managers and owners (one from each location). An electronic tablet (retail value $400) will be awarded to one randomly selected respondent that successfully completes the survey. All responses will be kept confidential and results will be reported in aggregate; respondents will not be contacted; and the list will not be sold or shared.

Collision shop owners or managers (one per location please) are invited to take the survey at this link:

The deadline for survey response is Feb. 28 and a report to the industry will be made sometime in May, although the timeline may fluctuate, depending on responses. Availability of the report will be available on the Collision Repair Education Foundation and I-CAR websites, and well as emailed directly to respondents who provide an email address.

Any specific questions regarding the survey can be directed to the Collision Repair Education Foundation at

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