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Stacey Phillips

IMG 1006 copy Stacey Phillips is a freelance writer for the automotive industry based in Southern California. She has 20 years of experience as an editor including writing in a number of businesses and fields. She can be reached at sphillips.autobodynews@gmail.com. 

A group of body shop owners and managers in the state of Hawaii have come together with a common goal: to protect consumer safety by introducing new legislation that addresses the use of OEM and aftermarket parts and who ultimately pays the price.

Mitchell executives recently presented the company’s newest products and services during a special event in Palm Springs, California, held in January.

Just over 60 years ago, Jack Taylor founded Enterprise Rent-A-Car in St. Louis, Missouri.

Tom & Ed’s Autobody dates back to 1983 when Tom Tylka and his partner, Ed, moved their garage operation into a 2,000-square-foot facility in Schererville, Indiana, after quitting their jobs at an engineering company.

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According to surveys conducted by Phoenix Solutions Group (PSG), close to 80 percent of body shop customers choose a collision repair facility that they feel has their best interests at heart.

Keith Manich of the Automotive Training Institute (ATI) said collision repairers tell him on a regular basis that they often hear the word “no” when asking to be paid for required procedures associated with the repair plan, and that they “feel intimidated.”

Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Information and Collision Mitigation Braking Systems are just a few of the Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) in vehicles today.

As new vehicles are introduced to the market, often equipped with complex technology, the collision industry is challenged with keeping up-to-date with repair procedures.

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When talking about industry training, most collision repairers typically assume such training is technically oriented. 

Growing up in Southern California, Kye Yeung always had a passion for cars.

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