PARS Paintless Dent Removal Blog

2016 Automotive Hail Damage Repair

2016 is going to be a very busy year for hail repair companies with many severe hail storms predicted. Make sure that you are not caught without a plan. Body Shop and Collision Centers should make sure that all of… Read More

BROADER TRENDS: Drivers keeping their cars

The average length of ownership of new vehicles has risen to a record 71.4 months or nearly six years, according to market research firm Polk. The average length of ownership for used vehicles is 49.9 months. Combined, new and used… Read More

REPAIR INDUSTRY STATS: Number of shops declining

The latest data available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms that there were 785 fewer autobody shops reporting payroll information at the end of 2009 than there were at the start of the year. The U.S. shop population… Read More

INDUSTRY VIDEO: Two sides in parts debate take to YouTube

Ford has posted a 7-minute video on YouTube explaining the crash-testing and other recent research the automaker has done related to the differences between Ford and non-OEM parts. Ford explaining the crash-testing differences in parts But to counter Ford’s effort,… 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

INDUSTRY VIDEO: Getting involved with the NABC

INDUSTRY VIDEO: Getting involved with the NABC Looking for a way to generate positive publicity for your own business and the industry? The National Auto Body Council (NABC) brings together shops, insurers and suppliers around the country to give back… Read More

TRENDS: Fleet of vehicles continues to age

One factor in the rise of total losses over the last decade is that, overall, vehicles on the road today are older than they were a decade ago. In 1991, the average passenger car was 9.1 years old (8.8 years… Read More

GOVERNMENT: Changes to total loss and other regulations in Nevada

A new Nevada law goes into effect this month (July 2011) 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… Read More

MANAGEMENT: Checking (or giving) employment references

For many business owners, fear of lawsuits keeps them from telling other employers much when they are called about a former employee. Yet these same business owners are anxious to have as much information as possible about potential employees when… Read More

CUSTOMER SERVICE: Be quick, keep them informed

J.D. Power and Associates data – based on surveys of more than 11,500 insured drivers who had a claim within the previous year – once again shows how important to customer satisfaction it is to get repairs done quickly and… Read More