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  • Get Comfortable with ADAS Sensor Calibration and Repair

    Operating a modern collision repair facility successfully means keeping up with advancements in vehicle manufacturing and related technology. From high-tech body materials to vehicle Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), your shop needs the most accurate and reliable OEM collision repair information. Does your collision facility know how to calibrate a collision sensor, replace a rear […]

  • What do OEM Collision Repairs Mean for Your Body Shop?

    You already understand how Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts, information, and repair procedures help ensure safe, accurate repairs. OEMs know their vehicles inside and out and spend thousands of hours developing & documenting vehicle procedures. Simply put, OEM for automotive collision repairs is the safest and most reliable way to get vehicles back to their […]

  • Why Staying Up to Date on Collision Repair Procedures is So Critical

    According to Body Shop Business Magazine, as of 2021, there are over 73 million ADAS-equipped vehicles on the road. ADAS and other technology will continue to change how we inspect, diagnose, and repair in the collision repair industry. As vehicle technology continues to advance, the line between collision procedures and mechanical repairs is disappearing too […]

  • Collision Repair Technology is the Future: Are You Ready?

    Advanced collision repair technology impacts everything from  materials, manufacturing methods, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and sensors, control modules, occupant safety equipment. These and other advancements are drastically changing collision procedures. In addition to the increasing complexity of auto technology, there may still be a lingering mentality that 10, 20, or more years of experience […]

  • What Are the Most Common Collision Repairs?

    A cracked turn signal, loose bumper, or a buckled hood are obvious after an accident, and professional technicians typically know how to handle these common collision repairs. But there are many components and systems that can be damaged in an accident that are much less obvious or hidden. From frame repair and alignment to ADAS […]

  • You May Be Able to Keep More Jobs In-House Than You Think

    Knowing when to outsource collision repair and mechanical work is critical for keeping your body shop’s productivity in top gear. You have to quickly assess which jobs can be handled in-house and when to outsource jobs that require tools or knowledge beyond the scope of your shop. How do you avoid wasting time with diagnostics […]

  • How Advancements in 2021 Models Will Impact Collision Repair

    As the auto industry continues to evolve, it’s no surprise that 2021 models include more advanced technology, and bring new collision repair industry trends your body shop needs to know about. From the increasing complexity of ADAS to electric and hybrid vehicles, technology innovations keep shop owners on their toes. Your body shop has likely […]

  • The Importance of OEM Collision Repair Information

    You know the importance of restoring a damaged vehicle correctly for the safety of your customers, reputation, and bottom line. You also know accurate, updated OEM collision repair information and correct diagnoses are critical for repairing a vehicle to its pre-collision condition. Even with all your knowledge and skill, accessing accurate, up-to-date OEM information can […]

  • The ROI on Collision Repair Software

    If you own a small business, every decision matters. One poor choice can be the difference between a business succeeding or failing. Weighing the pros and cons of every decision to make the best possible choice for the business is especially important for auto body facilities. As the saying goes: If it doesn’t make dollars, […]

  • How to Save Time and Cut Costs with Automotive Diagnostic Software

    Is your body shop making enough money? Do you have a good work/personal life balance? Is your shop organized and efficient? If your answer is “no,” to one of these questions, it’s probably “no” for the others too. That’s because efficiency and organization directly impact your profits as well as how hard you have to […]