• 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.

    Jim Cannon

  • 14 Nov 2017 9:41 PM | Anonymous

    “Folks, the case was over before it began, because I knew the answers to each and every single one of these,” Tracy said. “But the testimony got better.”  …..READ MORE at Body Shop Business

  • 2 Nov 2017 10:55 AM | Anonymous

    Hilbish Ford is having their annual car show Nov 18th in Kannapolis, NC and this year NCACAR is helping to sponsor the event. All proceeds go to Toys for Tots which is a great cause. Please bring your friends and family. There will be free food and prizes. If you have any show cars please bring them as well as this is a great way to show off your toys and meet some awesome people but most importantly it is for a great Charity.


    If you would like to donate  please reach out to Josh Kent, Brian Davies or Mike Klosek ( Parts manager) @ Hilbish Ford.


    Members please let Josh Kent know if you can make it and help out by being a judge or helping in other areas.


    Vendors who are in this area of expertise and want to contribute please let Josh Kent know as there is always room for a booth or two or anything else you would like to do.


    Click here for more information!

  • 26 Oct 2017 10:54 AM | Anonymous

    Check out the latest volume of On Target from Ford here: OnTarget - 2017 Vol. 3 (LR)

    In this issue, learn more on the 2017 Lincoln Continental and the 2018 aluminum alloy Expedition/Lincoln Navigator!

  • 19 Oct 2017 10:54 AM | Anonymous

    On Thursday, Sept. 21, the North Carolina Association of Collision and Autobody Repair (NCACAR) held a membership meeting at the Burlington Shrine Club.

    The group celebrated its first anniversary with a highly informative meeting that included presentations from Keith Manich of ATI, LIABRA’s Ed Kizenberger, and NC Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey.......READ MORE at Autobody News

  • 28 Sep 2017 10:53 AM | Anonymous

    Check out this article from on legislation relating to collision repair in other states.....


    "Lawmakers in state capitols around the country this year have been busy proposing, considering and – in a few cases – enacting legislation that could have an impact on collision repairers. Even if your shop’s state legislature isn’t working on any such bills, keeping up with what’s happening in other states may give you or your state association ideas on" ..... Read More at

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