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On the north side of the Big Island in Hawaii, in a quiet little town named Kamuela, Judith was at home watching a football game. She noticed her back door was open and soon realized her 2014 BMW X3 had been stolen from the garage.

A recent announcement from the California Autobody Association (CAA) gave body shops some hope, but that does not mean that shop owners in California can rest for even a minute, because the insurance industry isn't slowing down on AB 1679.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 20:55

LTCC Student-Veteran Wins Recycled Ride in Contest

Written by Tahoe Daily Tribune

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Nick Aguilar accepts a refurbished vehicle, donated by State Farm and restored by volunteers, on behalf of his partner Amber Wade, a LTCC student and veteran, on Friday, May 26. (PHOTO CREDIT: LTCC)

 

On May 26, one Lake Tahoe Community College student-veteran received a "new" set of wheels.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 18:53

State Wants to Limit Parts Up-Charge to Consumers

Written by Autobody News Staff

The Wyoming Department of Insurance is proposing a change to its 1988 regulations regarding the use of non-OEM parts.

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Robert McTaggart (left) has been teaching all of the auto body repair classes at SVCTE since 2001.

 

With Nathan Chukes and Robert McTaggert, two veterans of the collision industry who are now collision repair instructors at the highly-regarded Silicon Valley Career Technical Education (SVCTE), this tech school in San Jose, CA creates the metal technicians, painters and estimators of the future.

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 20:53

Tech Careers Senior Comfortable with Cars

Written by Kevin Trevellyan, The Post Register

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Alex Perkes poses for a portrait at the Technical Careers High School on May 25. (PHOTO: Taylor Carpenter)

 

Classrooms and textbooks never appealed to Alex Perkes. The Technical Careers High School senior prefers working with his hands.

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts announced June 2 the opening of CARSTAR ARA Collision Seattle.

DM AUTO BODY ASSURED PERFORMANCE CERTIFIED

 

D M Auto Body located in Van Nuys, CA has been officially Certified by Assured Performance, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training, and facility necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

A Nevada bill that would have revised the provisions governing total loss vehicles was pending a vote in the state Assembly before it was removed from the table. Now, all parties involved are looking to see how this might affect future decisions in regard to totaling a vehicle.

If you are a body shop owner in California, you have likely received an email from the California Autobody Association or a colleague that had the words "Emergency Meeting" in the subject line.

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