Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and West Virginia
U.S. Navy Veteran Anetra Christian and her son, Masiyah, 2, with their new car at ABRA Body & Glass in Roswell on St. Patrick's Day.
Anetra Christian will remember this St. Patrick’s Day at ABRA Auto Body & Glass in Roswell, GA every time she gets behind the wheel of her 2014 Ford Focus.
Nine soldiers at Ft. Bragg will be completing their military service and returning to civilian life fully armed with a $2,500 toolbox, employment offer and a new career in the fast-growing collision industry.
Smartphone-addicted drivers are facing more scrutiny from North Carolina insurers who say distracted driving is causing more wrecks. More than one in three text while driving, and 29 percent access the internet while driving, according to a survey by State Farm Insurance. Rich Pedroncelli-AP
North Carolina auto owners haven’t seen an insurance rate increase since 2009. That soon could change.
A Fulton County, GA jury convicted a man of felony murder for gunning down his longtime friend after an argument, District Attorney Paul Howard Jr. announced Tuesday, March 14.
West Virginia Senate Bill (SB) 544, introduced by state Sen. Mark Maynard, R-6, would eliminate the requirement for consumer written consent when using aftermarket parts in a vehicle that is still under the manufacturer’s warranty.
As the North American collision repair market continues to integrate, CARSTAR North America is leading the charge on cross-border insurance programs to provide the highest-quality repairs to customers in the U.S. and Canada, while delivering the industry standard in KPIs and performance to its insurance partners.
Casey Skelton enrolled in the Automotive Collision Repair Program at Athens Technical College in January 2017.
Hitting a deer with only liability coverage would be a disaster for most people, but Casey Skelton was able to find a silver lining.
Drive in Florida during the winter months and you’ll see that birds aren’t the only migratory guests of the state: each year, more Canadians visit Florida for the winter than any other state.
Plastic repair is gaining in importance as more body shops are realizing its impact on gross profit margin and cycle time.
The collision repair industry is known for being male-dominated, and with the increasing need for young professionals to enter the industry, it’s refreshing to meet Katie Inge, a 23-year-old shop owner in Chesapeake, VA.
Industry stakeholders met with Commissioner Adam Putnam in January to discuss concerns about the collision repair industry
A group of industry stakeholders in Florida recently sat down and met with Commissioner Adam Putnam of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
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.
Nancy McInerney repairs a vehicle during one of her courses at TCAT Crossville.
As Nancy McInerney approached her fourth and final year in a student teaching program, she realized her passion lay elsewhere.