PARS Paintless Dent Removal Blog

INDUSTRY VIDEO: GM introduces first front-center airbag

General Motors will introduce the industry’s first front center air bag, an inflatable restraint designed to help protect drivers and front passengers in far-side impact crashes where the affected occupant is on the opposite, non-struck side of the vehicle. The… Read More

GOVERNMENT: Wrap-up of state legislative and regulatory news

California Gov. Edmund Brown has signed into law a new requirement (AB 1215) that dealers must label salvaged vehicles with a red warning sticker after obtaining vehicle histories through the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) for every vehicle… Read More

RESEARCH: Little impact on supply of parts, paint from Japan disaster

Six months after the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, fueling concerns about shortages of replacement parts and other issues for the U.S. collision repair industry, there’s little indication any of those problems materialized. As it did last spring, CCC… Read More

CUSTOMER SERVICE: Lack of rental coverage hurts customer retention

Would insurers be better off including full coverage for a comparable rental vehicle for the duration of a repair as a standard part of auto insurance policies? Some analyzing the findings of J.D. Power and Associates’ customer satisfaction surveys think… Read More

TRENDS: One state’s look at effectiveness of teen driving laws

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles has issued a report on the effectiveness of that state’s more restrictive teen driving laws, showing a 28 percent decline from 2007 to 2009 in crashes in which a 16- or 17-year-old driver was… Read More