Automotivation: March 2022

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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