Pre and Post Measuring Collision Damage

I am sure you have seen the commercials where the latest model vehicle will parallel park, brake, keep you in the correct lane or even put your boat in the water all by itself. While all the new technology is great, the collision industry is missing an important correlation between Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and structural alignment. In fact, we can confidently say the majority of collision repairers are missing about 40% of structural misalignment. To put it another way, approximately 4 out of 10 vehicles you write estimates on have structural misalignment and there are no visual indicators such as, misaligned panel gaps…

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Structure vs. Frame

As we provide training to collision repairers across the USA and Canada, we find there is a considerable gap in understanding how to write structural repair. Estimators have been convinced that a structural repair is different than a frame repair. We have also seen structural repairs written at the body repair labor rate…

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Documentation Equals Evidence

Building a bulletproof repair file requires forethought, planning and time. There is no easy solution as each shop operates a bit differently. Many shops have never even thought about their front office operations as doing anything more than greeting customers, writing estimates and collecting payments. In fact, the office operation controls their entire business…

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Estimating Quick Tip: Taking Supplement Images

Estimating Quick Tip: Taking Supplemental Images How much time do you spend on the phone with bill payers trying to justify your supplement estimates? This video shows you a quick tip on how to arrange the parts included on your supplement to reduce or remove...

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Why do you take photos of Collision Repair?

Consider this scenario; your daughter is getting married, would you (a) hire a wedding photographer, or (b) ask all of your guest to take lots of photos on their smart phones and send them to the happy couple. Of course, you would hire a wedding photographer. Why?…

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