Body Shops

Body Filler Showdown: When to Go Light and When to Go Heavy?

In the realm of automotive body repair, the choice between lightweight body filler and standard weight body filler is crucial, as each type offers distinct advantages depending on the repair task at hand. These fillers or putties in Europe, are essential for smoothing over dents, holes, and other imperfections to restore a vehicle’s pre-accident smooth …

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Navigating the New Frontier of Car Repairs with ADAS and Coatings

Recently I conducted small research on Linkedin, asking my colleagues a simple question: “Do you think that in the future collision repair industry will have a massive decline because of ADAS (advanced driver-assistance systems)?” There were four options for the answer: Yes definitely Yes, but not so drastically No It will change, not decline The …

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Mastering Inventory Management: A Deep Dive for Collision Repair Shops

I strongly believe that a successful collision repair shop needs deeper knowledge of business basics. It is not enough to be good in fixing cars. Today, let’s tackle a topic that’s often underrated but critically important in the collision repair industry: effective inventory management. It’s not just about knowing what’s on your shelves; it’s about …

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Will ADAS destroy the car collision repair business?

So, you know those high-tech safety features in newer cars? They’re called ADAS, short for Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems. These nifty gadgets help prevent accidents by doing things like automatic braking and lane keeping. They’re becoming super common in cars, and that’s changing how bodyshops will operate. Analysts from the insurance industry, the ones who pay …

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Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Metrics for Collision Repair Shops

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and metrics for a collision repair shop can help assess its efficiency, profitability, and customer satisfaction. Here are some important ones: Cycle Time: The average time it takes to repair a vehicle, from intake to delivery, can impact customer satisfaction and shop throughput. Repair Quality: Assess the quality of repairs through …

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You Can’t Attract People to the Collision Repair Business Unless You Fix These 9 things

In an era where young professionals are continuously presented with a myriad of career options, the collision repair industry is struggling to keep pace. I have had multipole opportunities to speak with the colleagues in many countries, and everywhere I heard about the lack of people joining the trade. It is a pandemic. We can …

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