Collision Repair Industry News

News And Information From Various Collision Repair Experts

RTS Portal Delivers Access to DEG News Blog and Repairer Driven News

Through our efforts to bring you the collision repair information that matters, I-CAR Repairability Technical Support has partnered with DEG News Blog and Repairer Driven News.

We are bringing you this relevant industry information right from the RTS Portal. Simply click on the button in the left bar with the DEG and Repairer Driven News logos. This will take to you all of their most recent stories.


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  • Repairer Driven News Jul 20, 2018 | 13:57 pm

    Service King board member and former Virgin America CEO David Cush has replaced longtime Service King employee Chris Abraham as CEO, the national collision repair...The post Former Virgin America CEO David Cush replaces Abraham as Service King CEO appeared first[…]

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  • Repairer Driven News Jul 20, 2018 | 12:53 pm

    Let’s face it. Our old events section was pretty weak. But we’ve changed that with the launch of a new, interactive events calendar that puts you...The post Upload your own collision industry events to new interactive RDN calendar appeared first on[…]

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  • Repairer Driven News Jul 20, 2018 | 11:01 am

    “More than 90 percent of our business comes from our insurance partners,” CARSTAR President Michael Macaluso said Thursday, and the company has signed performance-based agreements...The post CARSTAR discusses juggling PBAs and profit, insurer and OEM networks appeared first on Repairer[…]

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  • Repairer Driven News Jul 20, 2018 | 06:00 am

    A new CCC analysis of first-quarter 2018 data reveals that about 12 percent of all appraisals included a reference to scanning the vehicle, an increase...The post CCC: Scanning grows in frequency, drops in price appeared first on Repairer Driven News.

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  • Repairer Driven News Jul 19, 2018 | 15:00 pm

    As CARSTAR celebrates its milestone of 600 shops across both the U.S. and Canada, let’s take a look back to see how it and the...The post 2017 tallies show other MSOs growing as well appeared first on Repairer Driven News.

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  • DEG Jun 13, 2018 | 12:04 pm

    Database Enhancement Gateway Recognizes Spanesi Americas for Gold Sponsorship.   For Immediate Release Colorado Springs, Colorado 6/13/2018- Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG) introduces new Gold sponsor Spanesi Americas to the 2018 line up. “We are excited to have a top tier[…]

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  • DEG Apr 24, 2018 | 11:29 am

    For Immediate Release For Additional Information Contact:   Danny Gredinberg   admin@degweb.org (302) 423-0207   Database Enhancement Gateway Recognizes industry leader PPG for continued support and sponsorship Colorado Springs, Colorado, April, 24th 2018 – The Database Enhance Gateway (DEG) recognizes[…]

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  • DEG May 29, 2017 | 14:40 pm

    For Immediate Release For Additional Information Contact: Danny Gredinberg admin@degweb.org (302) 423-0207 Database Enhancement Gateway Announces New Administrator for the DEG May 29, 2017 – Colorado Springs, Colorado – The Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG) announces Danny Gredinberg as the new[…]

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  • DEG Dec 17, 2016 | 08:35 am

    The DEG addresses the issue of Non-reusable parts. A non-reusable part is an item on the vehicle that the OEM recommends replacing after it has been removed during the repair process. Some of these non-reusable parts are listed in the[…]

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  • DEG Sep 10, 2015 | 14:13 pm

    The CCC bumper prompt has changed over the years and currently when replacing or refinishing a bumper the prompt SHOULD pop up and ask “Will the bumper be refinished in a separate procedure from the other panels?” The prompt will[…]

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GM Repair Insights
  • GM Repair Insights Jun 1, 2018 | 12:33 pm

     Know the rules for applying I.R. structural adhesives Repairing bonds using impact resistant I.R. structural adhesives can present some steep challenges. “The glue doesn’t tell you what it is or how to fix it,” says GM Lead Service Engineer Bob[…]

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  • GM Repair Insights Jun 1, 2018 | 12:04 pm

     Late last year, GM announced plans to launch a comprehensive collision certification program in the early part of 2018. Since then GM has been building a set of requirements based on a rethinking of the certification program model to create[…]

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  • GM Repair Insights Jun 1, 2018 | 11:39 am

     OEM Roundtable on crusade to help repairers and vehicle owner In a highly-competitive industry with powerful insurance groups influencing labor rates and repair policies, shops can find themselves asking that question. Repairers perform all the work and assume all the[…]

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