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Chevy Chase, MD — The GEICO Board of Directors has promoted Shane Wheeler to vice president in charge of the company’s claims operations. Wheeler will be based at GEICO corporate headquarters in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Since 2016, he had served as assistant vice president of claims for GEICO’s regional operations in Tucson, Arizona. Before that, he was Read more…


Source: Matt Hudson, National Oil and Lube News If connected vehicle technology is the future of the auto industry, quick lube shops are poised to capitalize on the efficiencies it provides. Speed is already a key part of the business model, after all. Telematics tech is melding vehicle diagnostics, location services and user preferences into a streamlined Read more…


Effective 7/15/2019, new Partslink data is available for download for existing subscribers. For information on the Partslink program, including market intelligence, and how to subscribe to Partslink, please visit www.autobpa.com/partslink. Partslink Monthly Statistics Partslink is more than just a database of part numbers. Information pertaining to part pricing and supersession are also available to subscribers.


Source: CollisionWeek For the eleventh straight month, the increase in body repair prices was above the rate of inflation. Auto insurance price increased below inflation for past four months. The most recent government figures on inflation through June 2019 indicate the rate of growth of auto body repair prices continues above inflation. For the first half of Read more…


Tong Yang Group Products (TYGP) of McKinney, TX has released a new video of their waterborne priming process. Click the link below to see the video! https://vimeo.com/neoncloudproductions/review/334721928/cc5ce49d57


Kentwood, MI – The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), an independent non-profit standard setting and certification organization for automotive crash parts, announces a new, free mobile app for the CAPA Quality Complaint Program. The CAPA Certified Parts app, available for both Apple and Android platforms, allows users to quickly and easily file quality complaints with more accuracy. Read more…


Source: CollisionWeek Backyard Competition: While the overall number of individuals reporting collision repair income decreased, revenue increased to record levels in 2017. 2018 collision repair revenue projections updated. As the collision repair industry continues to grow as indicated by our reports detailing the number of independent repair facilities with payroll and collision repair production, the number of Read more…


Source: CollisionWeek Production was up in March versus both 2018 and the previous month in the U.S. An analysis of the latest data released from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), shows that collision repair industry production in March 2019 was up compared to both March 2018 and February. However, production remains below Read more…


Kentwood, MI – The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), an independent, non-profit, standard setting and certification organization for automotive crash parts, is reassuring the collision repair industry it will continue its mission to ensure that high-quality, certified aftermarket parts remain an option for insurers, repairers, and consumers. “CAPA’s commitment to the aftermarket industry spans more than 30 Read more…


Houston, TX – Many ABPA members are familiar with the fact that the Association is based in Texas with strong routes dating back to Texas resident and late Executive Director Stan Rodman managing the ABPA from his Texas-based office starting in the early eighties. What many people may not realize is that Texas has one of the Read more…

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