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Autopark Collision Relies on DJS Fabrications for Productivity through Organized Parts Storage

Autopark Collision in Escondido, CA delivers quality repairs to their market.


Autopark Collision has been serving customers in the Escondido, CA, by capitalizing on their reliability and trustworthiness to build their business with superior customer service and high quality repairs.

Two California Assembly Committees have passed important, life-saving drunk driving legislation with unanimous votes. The next stop for SB 1046, which would require ignition interlocks for all drunk driving offenders in California, is the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

OR DMV Rules Makes State Ripe for Fraud, Auto Theft

In March, Crystal Toner found her 2011 Subaru had been stolen, and the car title was fraudulently placed in someone else's name. TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ


Crystal Toner was aghast to find an empty carport outside her Southwest Portland condominium in March, her supposedly theft-proof Subaru missing.

When she reported her car stolen, she received an even bigger surprise. Nearly two weeks earlier, her vehicle title had been transferred to someone else without her knowledge — fraudulently, according to police.

Alleged Intoxicated Driver Hits Truck Sporting Anti-DUI Message

A driver charged with DUI drove through a fence at Pringle and Hoyt streets SR in Salem (Photo: Special to the Statesman Journal)

A couple of months ago, an SUV missed the turn at Pringle and Hoyt in southeast Salem and plowed through the fence at Carzntrux Collision Repair, wrecking four vehicles.

Shop owner Denis Lafferty, who has coped with a few similar crashes through the years, decided he'd finally had enough.

Auto Data Direct, Inc., (ADD) has announced the launch of DropClaim.com, a secure, paperless compliance tool for California tow operators and businesses taking possession of towed vehicles.

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) has announced the grand opening of its new $6.8 million Pacific Northwest Parts Distribution Center (PDC) in Rocklin, CA.

Ken Garff Chevrolet Moves to Expanded Location in American Fork, UT

Built on nine acres of land, the newly-constructed Ken Garff Chevrolet in American Fork features hundreds of new and used cars and state-of-the-art amenities. (PRNewsFoto/Ken Garff Automotive Group)

Ken Garff Automotive Group is relocating Ken Garff Chevrolet to a new location situated right off Interstate 15 (Exit 276), next to Ken Garff Ford.

The Boyd Group Inc. (the "Boyd Group") has announced the June 11 opening of a collision repair center in Airway Heights, WA, about nine miles west of Spokane. The center previously operated as City West Auto Body.

Mark Brnovich, Attorney General of Arizona, has filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against A.J.'s Auto Glass, a Prescott Valley-based provider of windshield repair and replacement services.

75-Year-Old CA Technician Discusses Career, Why He's in No Rush to Retire

Otto Nikoleyczik, 75, poses in front of J P's Paint and Body Works in Chico, CA. 

Otto Nikoleyczik began dabbling in the collision repair industry at the age of 13. He had just moved from Germany to Long Island, NY, to live with his aunt and uncle, who owned a body shop.

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