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Automotivation: June 2022

May 31st, 2022 by

  Hitting The Gas: Pump Prices Surge As Oil Gets More Expensive Washington, D.C.—Drivers are paying more at the pump — a lot more — as the cost of gasoline moves steadily higher. In the past two weeks, the national average for a gallon of gasoline has risen 20 cents to $4.32, a penny less

Automotivation: May 2022

May 1st, 2022 by

  Current and Future Challenges for Independent Repair Shops The challenges they expect to face this year are markedly different than they were during the pandemic as well as prior to the pandemic, according to survey     Click Here to View More                        

Automotivation: April 2022

April 1st, 2022 by

  Automakers: Collision Repairers Must Ensure ADAS Calibration Procedures are Followed The importance of proper ADAS calibrations was a key focus as the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) brought collision repairers and automakers together at an event in Las Vegas during the SEMA Show.     Click Here to View More      

Automotivation: March 2022

March 8th, 2022 by

  Mileage Shift to Older Vehicles Boosts Aftermarket With fewer new vehicles sold during 2020 and 2021, billions of miles that would have been recorded by newer cars and light trucks have shifted to older models     Click Here to View More                        

Automotivation: January 2022

March 8th, 2022 by

  St. Louis I-CAR Committee Leads Nation with Adopt-A-School Project November 13th was a great day for the St. Louis I-CAR Committee. We had a lot of volunteers to build, weld, assemble and paint the plastic repair workstations for the Adopt-A-School Project.     Click Here to View More            

Automotivation: December 2021

March 8th, 2022 by

  A Customer Asked Me How Much it Costs to Make a Table… A customer asked me how much it cost to make a table…. I answered him: $1500 He said: So expensive for this job? I asked: How much do you think it would cost you? He answers me: $800 maximum… That’s a pretty

Automotivation: November 2021

March 8th, 2022 by

  The Path Forward to Filling the Technician Shortage Mount Horeb, Wis.—By 2024, there will be a shortage of approximately 642,000 technicians — automotive, diesel and collision — in the industry. But what can shops be doing to improve the trade so that more people want to enter the industry and less people want to

Automotivation: September 2021

October 11th, 2021 by

  Are Some Major Players Getting Cold Feet About SEMA? With a rise in COVID-19 cases in Clark County and the State of Nevada’s indoor facemask mandate again in full force, there are under- standably some concerns among collision repair-related companies about whether or not to participate in the 2021 SEMA Show.     Click

Automotivation: August 2021

September 10th, 2021 by

  A Customer Asked Me How Much It Costs to Do This Job A customer asked me how much it cost to do this job…. I answered him: $1500 He said: So expensive for this job? I asked: How much do you think it would cost you? He answers me: $800 maximum… That’s a pretty

Automotivation: July 2021

July 3rd, 2021 by

  How to Find Additional Repair Work A topic that I’m finding our Elite Body Shop Solutions community is interested in lately is where to find additional repair work. While some auto body shops have been negatively affected by the pandemic, others have become more efficient and found additional capacity they want to fill. Either