Body Shop News

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...

OEMs offering help for collision repairs in many ways

By John Yoswick A West coast shop owner smiled as he watched a 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe being towed into the shop with not insignificant front-end damage.

Collision repairers, insurers and OEM weigh in on issues

By John Yoswick Collision industry events in the United States have continued to be held “virtually” this year, bringing together panel discussions including collision repairers, automakers and insurers. The...

Driving has rebounded but not usual insurance claims

By John Yoswick Susanna Gotsch says drivers are back out on the roads, but changes in driving patterns are still more adversely impacting the number of claims and shop...

Dealerships offer tips for shops in pandemic

By John Yoswick In a series of webinars this past fall, dealership fixed operations and service department managers shared their experiences and lessons learned during the pandemic, including perspectives...