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used car dealer to pay $125,000 for wrecked car scam discount auto sales


On May 2, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Discount Auto Sales LLC will pay $125,000 in restitution and attorney’s fees after selling unsuspecting customers previously wrecked cars that had been declared a total loss.

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Gary Murray, of Gary’s Auto Body and 24-hour Towing, with his award winning 1958 Chevrolet Impala and his first place plaque from the 24th Annual Winter National Chevrolet Convention in Orlando, Florida in February.
Credit: Heather Hoelscher - Daily News

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The Every 15 Minutes Program offers real-life experience without the real-life risks, by staging a realistic reenactment of a serious accident.

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Scott Drake’s 1965 Ford Mustang has undergone its third restoration since he paid $300 for it when he was 16 years old

Larry Edsall / Special to The Detroit News

Maaco Grand Opening

The grand opening took place at the Spring Mountain Road location in Las Vegas


Maaco expanded into the Las Vegas, NV market with the addition of two new locations under new ownership. Customers were invited to come out for the grand opening celebration with a BBQ, music, a car show, and more on April 2.

From My Position:
Kerry Soat,
CEO Fas-Break

The Auto Glass Fraud Law changes of HB 2500 or SB1162 were stopped in the Military Affairs and Public Safety Committee of the Arizona Senate on March 17th, 2016.

Service King Collision Repair Centers announced on April 5 the opening of its 22nd repair center in Southern California.

West Coast Customs Showcases New Products at Spring Fling 2016 Ryan Friedlinghaus

Ryan Friedlinghaus, owner of West Coast Customs. Photos by Victoria Antonelli, Autobody News

On April 19, Autobody News attended Spring Fling 2016 at the West Coast Customs Showroom in Burbank, CA. The interactive event previewed all that is new and exciting in tech, luxury automotive, fashion, eateries, and nutrition, with more than 20 different brands participating.

Power Performance Center

Partnership is “#1” in helping students land successful careers in the automotive industry.


More than 13,000 visitors attended the Bill Luke Bass Days Tournament