Body Shop News

MSOs discuss parts, work-in-progress, insurer KPIs

By John Yoswick A panel of representatives from a number of multi-shop collision repair operations at the “MSO Symposium” in Las Vegas during SEMA discussed how disruptions in the...

MSO Symposium: Insurance claims, shop consolidation

By John Yoswick Vince Romans of The Romans Group consulting firm has been monitoring the growth of multi-shop operations (MSO) in the collision repair industry for more than 15...

AI, new finishes mean changes for collision shops

By John Yoswick The impact for collision repairers of artificial intelligence (AI) and changes in automotive finishes were among the topics discussed by presenters at the Collision Industry Electronic...

Honda increases crash parts output, offers repair tips

By John Yoswick Collision repair shops reporting difficulties in getting replacement parts this year may be glad to hear Honda is ramping up parts production. “As...

Challenges, opportunities from ADAS and calibrations

By John Yoswick Dealing with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is becoming a significant portion of the bottom line of any repair order for collision repairers. That’s adding both...

How will the collision repair industry will look in 2035?

By John Yoswick Where will the collision repair industry be in 2035? As the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) “Future Disruptions Committee” panel discussion began tackling that...

Parts, not microchip shortage, causing shop delays

By John Yoswick PartsTrader’s Greg Horn said that his company isn’t seeing any significant disruption in crash parts availability based on the global microchip shortage, which is impacting new...

Better Estimates, Better Bottom Line

By John Yoswick Are you doing too much work for free? Industry trainer and consultant Mike Anderson of Collision Advice each year surveys thousands of shops...

Lease or purchase when it comes to adding locations?

By John Yoswick Here’s a tip: Investors might be interested in buying your shop’s real estate. Gary Chou, executive vice president of commercial real estate brokerage...

States consider OEM repair laws but few enact them

By John Yoswick More than a dozen state legislatures have considered proposed legislation over the past three years related to the use of OEM collision repair procedures, and this...