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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 23:54

NY Body Shop Owner Steps up to Clear Spray-Painted Swastikas

Written by Angela Christoforos, News 4 Reporter

Eleven vehicles had swastikas and other graffiti spray-painted on them over the weekend of February 26 in Orchard Park, NY.

Monday, 27 February 2017 23:46

CT-Based Mobile Auto Body 101 Brings Body Shop to Your Driveway

Written by Greenwich Free Press

Mobile Auto Body 101 Father Son

THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE IS A CONSUMER-ORIENTED STORY that is reprinted here so that Collision Professionals are more aware of activities and reports in the general media about Collision Repair. We do not endorse or critique any such services. ---Autobody News


In Greenwich, CT, where people rush around and busy parking lots can feel like treacherous games of musical chairs with cars, dings and dents are inevitable.

Carubba Collision of Buffalo, NY recently launched a new website devoted strictly to the employment of candidates interested in a career in the auto body industry. 

Billy Walkowiak

Billy Walkowiak, founder of Collision Safety Consultants


Since Billy Walkowiak founded Collision Safety Consultants seven years ago, he has helped consumers, body shops, dealerships and even insurance companies with diminished value claims as well as inspecting post-repair vehicles to determine whether they were fixed properly.

Apple Hill

Apple Hill Auto & Collision, located in Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania body shop has confirmed that it was purchased by LKQ Corporation, one of North America’s largest aftermarket parts suppliers.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 18:21

Auto Body Program Offers Training, Hope for Return to Old Jobs

Written by Jim Martin,

The Occupational Outlook Handbook, produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, reports that another 15,300 auto body technicians will be needed between now and 2024.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 22:03

NJ Senate Introduces Bill to Require Warranty Disclosure

Written by SEMA Washington, D.C. Staff

jersey bill

Legislation to require new-car dealers to provide purchasers a written statement declaring it is illegal for manufacturers or dealers to void a warranty or deny coverage because aftermarket or recycled parts were installed or because someone other than the dealer performed service was introduced.

Carubba Collision Golden Gloves

Carubba Collision Corp. President and CEO Joe Carubba (right) and NYS Golden Gloves President Don Patterson (center) are joined by young boxing hopefuls who will be competing in the Carubba Collision New York State Golden Gloves.


The Carubba Collision New York State Golden Gloves Boxing organization held a news conference recently in Buffalo, NY to announce the 2017 kickoff of one of the nation’s greatest amateur events in all sports.

3D Auto Body & Collision Centers president David Niestroy recently announced the opening of the nearly year-long build of 3D’s state-of-the-art Symach Shop, which opened its doors on January 10th, 2017.

Thursday, 09 February 2017 17:52

Auto Parts Chain With NJ Shop Fined for Price Discrepancies

Written by Fred J. Aun

Bloomfield Fined Price Discrepancies

Advance Stores Co., which has an Advance Auto Parts location at 77-105 Bloomfield Avenue in Bloomfield, NJ charged customers more than the amount shown on store displays, according to the state Attorney General’s Office.

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