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Posts by John Morris

Advanced Steels

Traditional vehicle materials are evolving alongside new substrates. As Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards are forcing automakers to build lighter vehicles, there’s been a significant growth…

Direct Injection Issues

Caked valves are creating engine problems. It’s frustrating and maybe a bit ironic that along with many automotive innovations comes a new set of problems. For…

Rubber Part Revolution

Better for shops, better for customers. When it comes to automotive parts, the hose and belt world has seen significant changes. A big factor that has…

Retention Strategies

Collision repairs can be a gateway to building lasting customer relationships. There’s an aspect of the collision industry that makes it very different from other businesses,…

Trends: Accuracy Matters

In the second installment of our Estimate series, we take a look at how repair planning and understanding vehicle construction are critical for getting things right.…

car2go: A Touch of Class

The debut of Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA models on the car2go fleet is offering members a taste of the good life. The sharing economy really took…

Fleet on Fast-Forward

This outside-the-box thinker is changing the way fleets are managed. Sandeep Kar is an executive whose position, like the company he works for, paints an excellent…

Shop Support: On the Move

Mobile product training provides a whole range of benefits. One word on everyone’s lips is TRAINING. The Why is simple: a shortage of skilled workers, the…

No Sign of Slowing

You can’t stop the growth in brake part SKUs. Brake parts are a significant part of most jobbers’ and many shops’ business, so much so that…

Integration: Coming Together

Collision and mechanical shops are finding common ground. I n the 1920s, as cars evolved from buggies with engines to motorized vehicles, the need for speed…

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