The technician was expressing some frustration because an insurance company would not add to the estimate the time needed to repair the weld damage that was created from installing a new panel. http://bit.ly/ja6KHU
Added by Bruce Adams on April 29, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments
*This article was originally published on April 28, 2011 on the GFS Booth Blog:
Waterborne, waterborne, waterborne! It's been pretty much all the auto refinish industry has been talking about for the last few years, and rightfully so. It's a major shift. It involves new processes, new equipment, and…Continue
Added by Bruce Adams on April 27, 2011 at 2:02pm — No Comments
We can think of a lot of times when the lowest price is the best choice … airline tickets, soap, gasoline (cellphone provider?).
At the same time, you probably do not want the cheapest heart surgeon anymore than you’d want the cheapest sushi, or two-for-one parachutes.
We’d add the cheapest repair parts to that second list. Sure, price is important. It’s just as…Continue
Added by APU Solutions on April 27, 2011 at 1:45am — No Comments
Lets compare old and new
Old: High touch face to face interactions
New: High touch…Continue
Added by Bill Park on April 25, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Most of you have heard me talk about the importance of belonging to a local industry association as well as a national one. Well in April's edition of Body Shop Business there is an article about Uniting Body Shops and Lee Amaradio Jr is telling explaining the need to join an association. Read the article and join an association, it will be very rewarding for you.
Added by John Shoemaker on April 25, 2011 at 3:34pm — No Comments
So one of the questions we’re asking ourselves around here lately is, Should the auction companies allow in unregistered buyers?
Of course many of these unregistered folks are not — repeat, not — exactly disposing of vehicles in an ethical, environmentally conscious fashion.…Continue
Added by APU Solutions on April 21, 2011 at 3:18pm — No Comments
Don’t wait any longer to sign up for a free webcast at 12 p.m. EST April 26 that will help you understand how to get the best performance out of your compressed air system.
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On May 5, 2011 State Farm will be filming several interviews for the “Hi-Tech Toolbox” Show during the conference. The Hi-Tech Toolbox is a webcast/website dedicated to the latest information in collision repair and refinishing technology and vehicle design. It's hosted by State Farm corporate claim training instructors. Many of the videos can now be viewed on the www.statefarm.com YouTube channel. Look for the Hi-Tech Toolbox…Continue
Added by Aeromotive on April 18, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Pleased to meet you, State Farm. This seems like it could be a dream date since CollisionWeek just told us you’re back in the market for a partner. “We are looking for something that is robust enough to take care of all the parts,”CollisionWeek heard you say.
What luck! APU Solutions manages a web-based parts exchange platform calledPartsNetwork that…Continue
Added by APU Solutions on April 13, 2011 at 9:19pm — No Comments
The book is closed on the 53 California repair shop owners in a wide-ranging sting conducted in 2010 by the Orange County District Attorney’s (OCDA) office.
The OCDA conducted 152 undercover operations in Orange County from January to May 2010, targeting shops that had been identified by
the California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR)…
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