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CCC Introduces CCC Secure Share Network

CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) announced the launch of its CCC Secure Share Network (CCC Secure Share), a network using a cloud-based application program interface (API) that will allow collision repairers to control the distribution of their da...

PPG Introduces Upgraded Tint Guide Posters

Recognizing that blending is not always an option for some paint technicians, PPG has made significant upgrades to its traditional tint guides and created new posters that provide quick, visual “at-a-glance” recommendations for refinish situation...

Proposed California Anti-Steering Regulation Amended

An anti-steering regulation that was proposed last March by the California Department of Insurance (DOI) due to continued complaints about insurer steering since Insurance Code section 758.5 (AB 1200) was amended to address the problem in 2009 has ha...

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Panthers Fullback Mike Tolbert Pays Body Shop $3,900 in Coins

WSOC-TV reported that Carolina Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert said he paid a Charlotte, N.C., car repair shop $3,900 in coins after they wouldn’t accept his check. In an Instagram post on Sept. 27th, Tolbert warned anyone in Charlotte and th...

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Approved for All Honda and Acura US Warranty Repairs

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. approved Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes paints for its warranty and goodwill repairs. Included in the approval are Sherwin-Williams AWX Performance Plus waterborne system and Ultra 7000 solventborne refinish s...

AirPro Diagnostics Introduces Remote Solution for Pre- and Post-Repair Scanning

The AirPro is a state-of-the-art, high-level scan tool equipped with OEM-validated, vehicle communication interfaces that connect directly to the vehicle for real-time functionality (as designed by scan tool developers and manufacturers). This method...

Surveys Find Millennials Crave Cars After All

Forbes reported that despite previous reports suggesting the Internet, social media and car-sharing/public transportation had supplanted the need for a driver’s license among young would-be motorists, two recent surveys indicate that perhaps th...

Renault-Nissan and Microsoft Partner to Deliver the Future of Connected Driving

From aftermarketNews.com The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Microsoft Corp. have signed a global, multiyear agreement to partner on next-generation technologies to advance connected driving experiences worldwide. The companies will work together ...

CarCareers.org Releases Automotive Industry Counseling Kit

The automotive industry has changed at a blistering pace in the last few decades, and automotive service and collision repair professionals are in high demand to maintain today’s high-tech cars. Minnesota Careers in Automotive Repair and Service (M...

Germany Aims to Make First Legal Framework for Self-Driving Cars

New Scientist reported that this month, Germany’s Transport Minister, Alexander Dobrindt, proposed a bill to provide the first legal framework for autonomous vehicles. The bill would govern how such cars perform in collisions where lives might ...

Gerber Collision & Glass Opens New Repair Location in Indiana

The Boyd Group Inc. announced the Sept. 26th opening of a new collision repair center in Portage, Ind. The location will focus on the repair of semi-trucks and large commercial vehicles, as well as recreational vehicles. It was previously operated by...

Service King Releases a Behind-the-Scenes Look at 'The Great American Recycled Rides Giveaway'

Service King Collision Repair Centers released a behind-the-scenes look at its record-breaking Recycled Rides giveaway earlier this month. The Great American Recycled Rides Giveaway took place in 15 different cities over a single weekend, setting the...

Lyft Co-founder Says Personal Car Ownership to Die Out by 2025

Blasting News reported that on Sept. 18th, Lyft Co-founder posted his vision of the future, “The Third Transportation Revolution,” to Medium. In the document, he makes several bold predictions about how the nature of transportation will change i...

Pro Spot Exhibits at Automechanika in Frankfurt, Germany

Pro Spot International had another successful exhibition at the Automechanika trade fair held Sept. 13-17 in Frankfurt, Germany. Pro Spot released the SP-5.3 MIG Welder with 3-phase power to the Automechanika attendees. With its Mercedes-Benz ...

Service King Once Again Named Among Top Places to Work in Dallas-Fort Worth

Service King Collision Repair Centers was officially named the No. 3 Best Place to Work in Dallas-Fort Worth, as announced by The Dallas Business Journal. The announcement came at the official awards banquet held inside the historic Fairmont Hotel in...

Report: Carbon Fiber in Automotive Manufacturing Could Double by 2020

Composites Manufacturing reported that according to a newly published report from IHS Markit, titled "IHS Chemical Carbon Fibres, Chemical Economics Handbook," the usage of carbon fiber in automotive manufacturing is expected to nearly double from 20...

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