Body Shop News

Why are many repairs done without scans, research?

By John Yoswick With estimating-system companies reporting that less than half of all appraisals include a line item for vehicle scanning, and with industry surveys showing less than half...

Speakers offer tips for better estimating, negotiation

By John Yoswick John Shoemaker says too often shop estimates “create more questions than answers.” In a presentation before industry events began being canceled earlier this...

FCA among first to place limits on vehicle scanning

By John Yoswick New automaker restrictions on vehicle scanning were among the topics discussed at the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) held in Palm Springs, Calif., earlier this year.

Topic: Following OEM calibration steps for ADAS

By John Yoswick George Lesniak, director of sales and training for Autel, said one of the biggest challenges for shops working to follow OEM collision repair procedures — in...

CIC group looks at ‘most-favored nation’ clauses

By John Yoswick What do Amazon’s contract with some online sellers have in common with State Farm’s direct repair agreement (and that of some other auto insurers as well)?

Industry hears from couple that sued shop over repairs

By John Yoswick In an emotional on-stage interview at the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) held in Las Vegas in llow OEM repair procedures talked about the dramatic changes in...

Conference: Total losses, sensors, parts certification

By John Yoswick Is there a potential silver lining for collision repairers in the current trade war between the United States and China? It could result in fewer vehicles...

Speaker offers advice on hiring, retaining veterans

By John Yoswick Collision repair businesses of all sizes have a potential talent pool of new employees among those concluding their service in the U.S. military, according to a...

Grade the Performance of Insurers in your State

From CRASH Network press release Collision repair professionals once again have a unique opportunity to grade the performance of the insurance companies in their state, with the launch of CRASH Network’s...

Conference offers female views of collision industry

By John Yoswick Although the Women’s Industry Network (WIN) annual conference is designed to serve the needs of women in the collision industry, the content included topics of equal...