PARS Paintless Dent Removal Blog

HEARD IN THE INDUSTRY

“It’s not going to be the strong that survive. It’s going to be the smart who survive. There’s so much knowledge that’s required to repair these cars safely. If you’re not invested, you’re not going to survive.” – Bruce Tschida,… Read More

INDUSTRY STATS: Shop expenses gain on revenues

Using numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau, CollisionWeek reports that expenses (including payroll, benefits, rent and supplies) are eating up a higher percentage of shop revenue. In 2005, expenses equaled 78.5 percent of shop revenue; in 2009, expenses were 85.3… Read More

GOVERNMENT: ASE supports Obama initiative

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is voicing its support for the “Skills for America” expansion announced by President Obama this month. The Skills for America initiative is designed to help students graduating from career and technical education… Read More

TRENDS: Study finds consumers work to reduce insurance costs

A new study by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners found that the economy has led 1 in 6 drivers to reduce or cancel their car insurance coverage in the past year. The study asked about 1,000 people in April… Read More

SHOP IDEA: SCORE offers free business help

Looking for free help with the business side of your shop – your accounting and workflow analysis, for example? Score, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, a non-profit partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, offers free online business consulting… Read More

MANAGEMENT: How exit interviews can help your business

It’s never pleasant having an employee quit, but human resource experts say far too many employers – particularly at smaller businesses – miss a key opportunity that such departures offer. “An exit interview with a departing employee is your opportunity… Read More

PARS Paintless Dent Repair Participates in American Family Golf Tournament

On Friday, June 17, PARS representatives took part in the American Family Golf Tournament held at Murphy Creek Golf Course in Aurora, Colorado. The tournament consisted of more than 140 golfers with a 4-person scramble kicking off at 8 a.m.… Read More

INDUSTRY VIDEOS: Need to recalibrate electronic stability control

Industry trainer Toby Chess is alerting shops to the need to recalibrate the steering angle sensor that is part of the electronic stability control system on an increasing number of new vehicles. Such systems are standard equipment on 85 percent… Read More

GOVERNMENT: Round-up of state legistlative activity

A bill approved by the Nevada Assembly to establish a program to help low-income drivers get low-cost auto insurance coverage died in that state’s legislature last week because it failed to come up for a vote in the Senate within… Read More

TRENDS: First China-made cars in U.S. may total easily

Speaking at an industry event last month, Greg Horn of Mitchell International offered a look at some of the vehicles that Chinese automakers – a number of which have plans to enter the U.S. market – currently produce. Horn said… Read More