Collision Repair Industry News

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  • Repairer Driven News Nov 13, 2018 | 13:33 pm

    A Collision Advice webinar earlier this fall demonstrated that fixing a Volkswagen can mean paying attention to some very important times related to adhesives within...The post Anderson webinar: Body shops should keep time in mind while repairing Volkswagens appeared first[…]

  • Repairer Driven News Nov 13, 2018 | 12:15 pm

    Volkwagen collision repair procedures can demand body shops use specific repair products with individual VW parts numbers instead of leaving that decision up to the...The post Anderson highlights VW-specific repair products, shows how two have ‘dual purpose’ appeared first on[…]

  • Repairer Driven News Nov 12, 2018 | 14:06 pm

    The Paradise, Calif., location of the four-shop Collision Pros has been destroyed by the Camp Fire raging in the California Sierra Nevada area, and the...The post Small MSO seeks help for Paradise, Calif., auto body shop staff in wake of[…]

  • Repairer Driven News Nov 12, 2018 | 13:00 pm

    Audatex on Wednesday said its AudaTarget software could predict total losses based upon responses to a set of questions at the time a claim was...The post Audatex: AudaTarget uses AI, questions to predict total losses appeared first on Repairer Driven[…]

  • Repairer Driven News Nov 12, 2018 | 12:08 pm

    Audatex late last month announced it had made its AudaTarget predictive analytics software available to U.S. insurers, allowing carriers to direct specific vehicles to a...The post Audatex’s AudaTarget uses predictive analytics to compare network body shops on specific repairs appeared[…]

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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[…]

  • DEG Apr 24, 2018 | 11:29 am

    For Immediate Release For Additional Information Contact:   Danny Gredinberg (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[…]

  • DEG May 29, 2017 | 14:40 pm

    For Immediate Release For Additional Information Contact: Danny Gredinberg (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[…]

  • 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[…]

  • 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[…]


GM Repair Insights
  • GM Repair Insights Oct 30, 2018 | 13:55 pm

     Mike Anderson is a former shop owner, industry advocate and writer with over 30 years of experience in collision repair. He’s president and owner of CollisionAdvice, a full-service autobody collision consulting company. Anderson’s also a highly sought-after speaker who regularly presents[…]

  • GM Repair Insights Oct 30, 2018 | 13:42 pm

     ENSURE SAFETY SYSTEM FUNCTIONALITY Replacing a damaged bumper/fascia on modern GM vehicles is no small matter. That’s because these parts now serve as home for sophisticated Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) such as blind spot detection, park assist, collision alerts[…]

  • GM Repair Insights Oct 30, 2018 | 13:22 pm

     To section or not to section? Just over a decade ago, that was the question that perplexed much of the repair industry. The extensive use of high strength steels and other materials dramatically changed where shops could safely section parts,[…]