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SAY NO TO SALVAGE – GM Issues Statement on Salvaged Parts

SAY NO TO SALVAGE – GM Issues Statement on Salvaged Parts

| September 5, 2017
 

 Insurers occasionally push salvage parts into the repair mix, declaring them to be critical cost-cutting ingredients. Whatever savings they may promise, recycled parts can arrive with serious quality issues that both compromise repair safety and raise costs. GM announced its refusal to support the use of salvage replacement parts in a statement released in late […]

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HIRING ALERT – Collision Repair Education Foundation Expands Employee Search Opportunities

HIRING ALERT – Collision Repair Education Foundation Expands Employee Search Opportunities

| September 5, 2017
 

  One of the greatest challenges facing the collision repair industry can be summed up in two words — gray hair. An aging workforce and difficulties in attracting new workers are combining to put a virtual stranglehold on the future of even the best shops. The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) is stepping in to […]

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OEM1Stop – Repair Info at Your Fingertips

OEM1Stop – Repair Info at Your Fingertips

| September 5, 2017
 

 When shops can conveniently find what they need, they create efficiency. That can further translates into potential revenue. www.OEM1Stop.com At one time, repairers may have gotten by through deducing how a repair should be performed based mainly on experience. Today, that approach is reckless and dangerous. Most repairs must be performed according to OEM guidelines. […]

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SERVICE, EDUCATE, EMPOWER – Bogi Lateiner Talks Changing Industry Mindsets

SERVICE, EDUCATE, EMPOWER – Bogi Lateiner Talks Changing Industry Mindsets

| September 1, 2017
 

 Industry phenom Bogi Lateiner looks to change attitudes a full 180 degrees Just call her Bogi. Born Sarah Lateiner in Flushing, Queens, she’s a master technician, management trainer, owner of 180 Degrees Automotive in Phoenix, host of Velocity TV’s “All Girl Garage” and a passionate supporter of women in the automotive world. She’s also rebuilding […]

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BEAT THE HEAT – Avoid Repair Damage with MIG Brazing

BEAT THE HEAT – Avoid Repair Damage with MIG Brazing

| September 1, 2017
 

 Help avoid potential repair damage with MIG Brazing Forget, for a moment, about all-aluminum vehicles. And carbon-fiber intense models. And any other futuristic materials being discussed in technical circles. In the automotive industry, the future is now. A big part of that future are hybrid construction vehicles — those made from a mixture of aluminum, […]

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