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  • 16 Jan 2018 6:22 PM | Anonymous

    Please take a moment to read this announcement from SCRS.  They are sharing a special video series with us!  CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ARTICLE.

  • 14 Jan 2018 2:44 PM | Anonymous

    Auto Insurance Carriers pressure and downright bully the collision industry into using cheaper aftermarket auto parts and non Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts to save money.   READ MORE AT THE TRACY FIRM

  • 11 Jan 2018 6:18 PM | Anonymous

    In November, New York's Second Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the decision of a lower court, ruling that Nick's Garage in Syracuse, NY, had presented sufficient evidence to defeat summary judgment as it related to its allegations against Nationwide and Progressive in two separate cases.....READ MORE AT AUTOBODY NEWS 

  • 10 Jan 2018 6:16 PM | Anonymous


    CLICK HERE to take the
    just-launched
    2018 REFINISH survey! 

     

     

    What percentage of shops say they are paid "always" or "most of the time" by the top eight insurers to "mask jambs and openings" when it is necessary as part of a repair? 

    A. 15% 

    B. 24% 

    C. 52% 

    D. 63%

    If knowing about "not-included" refinish operations that other shops are successfully billing for would be helpful for your business, please take a few minutes to complete the latest "Who Pays for What?" survey.

    These surveys are designed to help the industry see, for example, that although one-in-five shops have never asked to be paid to "mask jambs and openings," 52% of shops last year reported being paid "always" or "most of the time" when this procedures is necessary and they include it on their invoice.

     

    Your participation in this year's refinish-related survey will helps us improve the accuracy of the data we can report back to you. And as always, the complete results of the survey will be made available free of charge to shops that participate.

     

    Just click here to take the survey.

     

    The survey should be completed by the person in your shop most familiar with your shop's billing practices and the payment practices of the largest national insurers. It will take about 15 minutes to complete.

    Your shop's individual responses will be held in the strictest confidence. Only cumulative data will be released.

    Please help us continue to inform you and the industry about "Who Pays for What"! 

     

     

    Take a moment right now

    to complete the
    2018 REFINISH survey!

    Just click here.


  • 9 Jan 2018 6:21 PM | Anonymous


  • 7 Jan 2018 12:19 PM | Anonymous

    "Tracy Law Firm attorney Todd Tracy on Wednesday declared his experiment crash-testing cars with improper repairs and aftermarket parts a success."

    Read more at Repairer Driven News!


  • 30 Dec 2017 2:26 PM | Anonymous

    Burl's Collision Center, owned by ABAT president Burl Richards, has repaired two Honda fit vehicles to go out for crash testing in California. The first vehicle was repaired by Burl's Collision for Mr. Todd Tracy and repairs were made mirror image to how the vehicle was fixed at John Eagle Collision. The second vehicle was outfitted with aftermarket parts and documented along the way. Burl's Collision put the vehicle on a Car-O-Liner Frame bench where it was pre-measured to verify that it had NO existing structural damage, documented via computer printout and video clips. It's left and right hood hinges, radiator support and bumper reinforcement bar were replaced with Aftermarket Parts. They replaced the left and right fenders as well as the hood with CAPA Certified Aftermarket Parts. Destructive weld tests were performed and documented before welding took place on the vehicle. After assembly, a Post Scan was performed to ensure no Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) were indicated. The vehicles are now en route to KARCO International in California to be crash tested and results will be made available to members of ABAT before a general release is made. Be on the lookout for results!

  • 28 Dec 2017 2:23 PM | Anonymous

    Karco crash-testing footage of three Honda Fits shows obvious variations between the airbag timing on the two experimental cars compared to a control 2010 Fit. READ MORE

  • 21 Dec 2017 2:23 PM | Anonymous

    Karco on behalf of attorney Todd Tracy of Tracy Law Firm on Dec. 18, 2017, conducted this IIHS moderate-overlap crash test of a 2009 Honda Fit with a roof bonded with 3M 8115 adhesive instead of the welds Honda demands.        ...Read More

  • 19 Dec 2017 2:19 PM | Anonymous

    After listening to customers and industry stakeholders, CCC announced today it will continue its support for the export of Estimate Management Standard (EMS) files. The company also announced today changes to Secure Share™, which leverages a cloud-based platform to enable the secure distribution of data between collision repairers and third-party application providers.

    Changes to Secure Share announced today include:
    • Secure Share Fees Eliminated. CCC has eliminated fees for Secure Share creating an environment where participants can share data securely with their chosen partners at no cost.
    • Secure Share Terms Revised. CCC has updated its Secure Share terms of agreement based on direct feedback from app providers while maintaining a safe, reliable platform.

    CCC is committed to facilitating efficient, collaborative, and secure communication between our customers and the business partners they rely on to operate successfully.  We’ve had ongoing discussions with customers and industry stakeholders on the best ways to do that and today’s announcement is in response to that feedback. Repairers and application providers will now have more choice and flexibility in how they work with one another.

    Sincerely, 
    Jim Cannon

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