According to HABA's membership, "as the insurance industry tightens it's belt by paying for fewer hours and operations, we are seeing an increase in labor, material, equipment and training cost. As a result, shops have increased the rates charged for their services."
In response to these increases, HABA will be commissioning surveys of the local collision repair market, to determine want the majority of the businesses our charging for their services.
The association added, "Don't believe when you're told 'you're the only shop charging that' because you're not. Make your voice heard and let other shops know they are not alone. Start making a difference."
As always, all shop information is kept confidential. Only the overall results will be released.
Membership price: $300
For those who are members but haven't paid their dues, please visit this website: http://www.habaonline.org