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Capital Paint & Refinish, a BASF ColorSource distributor, has expanded its distribution of BASF Automotive Refinish paint brands, Glasurit®, R-M® and Limco® into the Denver metropolitan area and Colorado Springs.

Service King Collision Repair Centers® have announced the opening of their new repair center located in The Colony, Texas.

Friday, 16 September 2016 17:21

Tucson Police Release Descriptions of Suspects in Auto Parts Store Robbery

Written by Tucson News Now Staff

Descriptions of the suspects in an armed robbery committed Sunday, September 4 have been released by Tucson police.

Monday, 12 September 2016 22:46

Sub-Water: Flooded Cars Overwhelming

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Photo credit: Scott Clause/The Advertiser


The destruction of some 100,000 vehicles--maybe more--due to recent flooding may have left the southern Louisiana automobile market out of balance.

Friday, 09 September 2016 20:19

95-Year-Old Veteran Keeps Busy at TX Body Shop

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Clay B. Ford, 95, has worked at Carl Owens Paint & Body for 17 years.


Clay B. Ford has seen and experienced more than the average person during his 95 years on this planet, with no signs of slowing down.

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Alicia Grauberger will be attending Northeastern Junior College in the fall and work toward earning a business degree.


A few years ago, Alicia Grauberger spent the summer working at her father’s body shop in Colorado, Tim’s Paint and Body.

Houston in Top 3 List of Cities with Most Auto Insurance Fraud


HOUSTON - Texas auto insurance rates have gone up 40.5 percent in the last five years.

We’re Not Driving Model Ts Anymore: TX School District Upgrades Auto Classes
Credit: The Valley Morning Star

Talk about a makeover.

Autobody News reached out to Roszell Gadson, State Farm spokesman, to learn more about the flood damage and best practices for auto body shops and customers impacted.

SALT LAKE CITY — Employees of a Salt Lake auto repair shop arrived at work Monday, August 29 to find a dead body in one of their vehicles.

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