PARS Paintless Dent Removal Blog

PARS Paintless Dent Repair Sponsors Make-A-Wish Charity Golf Tournament

PARS Paintless Dent Repair sponsored the 17th annual Make-A-Wish charity Golf Tournament at Omni Interlocken Golf Course on August 17. Enterprise Rent-A-Car hosted the event and proudly announced with the help of PARS and other sponsors, more than $10,000 was… Read More

PARS Paintless Dent Repair set to sponsor Operation Homefront Freedom Walk

PARS has teamed up Operation Homefront to sponsor the Freedom Walk in acknowlegement of the tenth anniversary of 9/11. The Freedom Walk is set to take place at 6:30 a.m. at Iron Horse Park on the army base of Fort… Read More

INSURANCE INDUSTRY TRENDS: Insurer adds telematics policy

State Farm last month announced it is expanding its “pay-as-you-drive” insurance policies to Illinois with the introduction of “In-Drive,” a telematics system that, similar to one offered by Progressive, tracks when and how a how is driven. The system allows… Read More

CLAIMS HANDLING NEWS: State Farm continues to develop parts ordering system

Speaking at last month’s Collision Industry Conference, George Avery of State Farm said the insurer is continuing to work on an electronic parts ordering system it will require its Select Service direct repair shops to use. “The repairer will continue… Read More

HEARD IN THE INDUSTRY

“If you do not require training of those shops that are doing repairs for you, you need to consider the rapid changes (in vehicle design and materials). You cannot properly repair a new car accidentally any more. You just can’t… Read More

GOVERNMENT: Nevada adjusts total loss calculation

A new Nevada law has gone into effect that excludes the cost of painting, towing and replacement of any electronic components from the total loss calculation; a vehicle is declared a total loss if the cost of repairs, other than… Read More

TRENDS: Technology continues to impact vehicles, insurance

In technology-related news in recent weeks: • Progressive offers a new app that allows anyone to scan the VINs of two or three vehicles, send them to the insurer, and receive a comparison of the potential costs to insure the… Read More

CUSTOMER SERVICE: Allstate hopes to improve cycle time, customer satisfaction

Allstate has notified its direct repair shops in recent weeks that participation in the program now requires three specific mandates designed to improve cycle time and give Allstate customers “priority service.” “Good Hands” shops now must: • upload an estimate… Read More