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The Top 5 Websites to Improve Your Collision Repair Marketing

The Top 5 Websites to Improve Your Collision Repair Marketing | Bodyshop Global News | Scoop.it
The top 5 websites to improve your collision repair marketing, from Stratosphere Studio. If you are reading this right now, then you are clearly someone who cares about your auto body shop business...
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Head-to-head: Porsche Panamera GTS v Maserati Quattroporte GTS

Head-to-head: Porsche Panamera GTS v Maserati Quattroporte GTS | Bodyshop Global News | Scoop.it
Updated hard-core Panamera faces off against Maserati's gorgeous new Quattroporte.

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One in 10 UK motorists think the MOT test is Only an option

One in 10 UK motorists think the MOT test is Only an option | Bodyshop Global News | Scoop.it
Millions of UK drivers are clueless about the legal requirement for MOT tests, insurance and road tax (Mot's only cover approx 20% of your car being checked but servicing covers approx 70% as i was told when i last...

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eric roberts's curator insight, March 9, 2014 2:07 PM

As the owner of an MOT test station I can believe these figures from the excellent Auto express magazine. This article makes interesting reading and state that 10% of British car owners do not know that the MOT test is compulsory on cars that are after three years old.

The British government are computerising the whole system of car insuring and road tax along with the MOT test. In my opinion they would be better off aligning the three together so that you could not have one without the other. At the moment they are not aligned and you could have a car insured without an MOT test. In my opinion this will be the Governments aim as at the end of this year the road tax disc will be abolished and the system will go online, the MOT test details will probably have to be entered along with the insurance details, thus tightening up on the whole system which is at the moment flawed.



Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I have worked for a

couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

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Ford Fusion, behind coastal surge, poised to challenge Japan's Big 3 - Automotive News

Ford Fusion, behind coastal surge, poised to challenge Japan's Big 3 - Automotive News | Bodyshop Global News | Scoop.it
Ford Fusion, behind coastal surge, poised to challenge Japan's Big 3
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"We're seeing some of our fastest retail sales growth for Fusion on the coasts," said John Felice, U.S. sales chief for Ford.
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BASF to Display Chip Foose Custom Roadster at SEMA - BodyShop Business

BASF to Display Chip Foose Custom Roadster at SEMA - BodyShop Business | Bodyshop Global News | Scoop.it
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BASF to Display Chip Foose Custom Roadster at SEMA
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At Foose, the vehicle had its body smoothed and aligned.

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American Honda Launches Two New Editions of Body Repair News - BodyShop Business

American Honda Launches Two New Editions of Body Repair News BodyShop Business American Honda has announced two new editions of Body Repair News, a collision industry publication from American Honda covering new Honda and Acura model body repair...
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Service King buys New Braunfels auto paint and body shop - San Antonio Business Journal (blog)

Service King buys New Braunfels auto paint and body shop - San Antonio Business Journal (blog) | Bodyshop Global News | Scoop.it
Service King buys New Braunfels auto paint and body shop
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Tri County is a full-service paint and body shop that serves customers in Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe counties.
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Bay Area MSO Gives New Vehicle to Local Family in Need - BodyShop Business

Bay Area MSO Gives New Vehicle to Local Family in Need
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Car West Auto Body, a six-location MSO in the Bay Area, teamed up with Farmers Insurance to present a 2005 Mazda 6 to a local family in need on Sunday, Oct.
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BASF to Showcase Automotive Refinish Solutions at NACE - BodyShop Business

BASF to Showcase Automotive Refinish Solutions at NACE
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BASF will share its latest automotive refinish solutions to improve collision center productivity and enhance profitability at booth No.
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AudaExplore Joins ASA as Newest Corporate Member - BodyShop Business

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AudaExplore Joins ASA as Newest Corporate Member
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The Automotive Service Association announces that AudaExplore has joined the organization as its newest corporate member.
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Mercedes QR codes aim to save lives

Mercedes QR codes aim to save lives | Bodyshop Global News | Scoop.it
Mercedes-Benz is to paste QR codes onto its vehicles to help rescue workers access schematic diagrams and save car crash victims.
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Grove Collision Has Added a Virtual Tour of Their Car Body Shop in Parkland - Watch List News (press release)

Grove Collision Has Added a Virtual Tour of Their Car Body Shop in Parkland
Watch List News (press release)
The tour details the process of the repair work that is performed at the car body shop in The County of Parkland.
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Approved Bodyshop

Approved Bodyshop | Bodyshop Global News | Scoop.it
Brian Robson Coachworks (St Albans Car Repairs MOT Garage) are a fully approved bodyshop repairer for almost all vehicle types and are audited frequently to ens (At BRC we are approved by many car manufacturers for our full list please visit
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Porsche reveals Webber's Le Mans challenger

Porsche reveals Webber's Le Mans challenger | Bodyshop Global News | Scoop.it
German brand confirms details of radical V4-powered hybrid prototype racer.

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What's so great about the UK's automotive industry? - Transport News Brief

What's so great about the UK's automotive industry? - Transport News Brief | Bodyshop Global News | Scoop.it
A new fact file of automotive industry facts has been produced by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders to shout about the UK’s industry (RT @TNB_News: What so great about the UK's automotive industry?
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Washington Collision Repair Exposes Shoddy Repairs to Local TV Station - BodyShop Business

Washington Collision Repair Exposes Shoddy Repairs to Local TV Station
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Jeff Butler, president of Haury's Lake City Collision, prides himself on quality repairs.
graham@bodyshopmag's insight:

Well done Jeff, while most shops are professional, invest in the right skills, equipment and methods there are the minority that let the industry down, it happens in every market in the world and we should remember we are judged by the lowest standards!

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The Gates Corporation Highlights Innovation with New Automotive Aftermarket Solutions at AAPEX - Auto Balla

The Gates Corporation Highlights Innovation with New Automotive Aftermarket Solutions at AAPEX - Auto Balla | Bodyshop Global News | Scoop.it

The automotive aftermarket division of Gates will demo the new GC32TSi Crimper, PIC Gauge 2.0 smartphone app, and the eCrimp mobile app as well as innovative products from several of their key lines at the expo.
Read more at http://www.autoballa.com/2013/10/116538/gates-corporation-highlights-innovation-new-automotive-aftermarket-solutions-aapex#LdD4UrSSD0rAd0bC.99


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Service King Acquires Tri County Collision Center in Texas - BodyShop Business

Service King Acquires Tri County Collision Center in Texas - BodyShop Business | Bodyshop Global News | Scoop.it
Service King Acquires Tri County Collision Center in Texas
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Service King Collision Repair Centers announced that it has acquired Tri County Collision Center of New Braunfels, Texas, which serves Comal, Guadalupe and Bexar counties.
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Chrysler's Todd Chizmar Appointed to I-CAR International Board of Directors - BodyShop Business

Chrysler's Todd Chizmar Appointed to I-CAR International Board of Directors
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I-CAR has announced the appointment of Todd Chizmar of Chrysler Group LLC to its International Board of Directors as a board member.
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Tru-Way Company Launches New Website - BodyShop Business

Tru-Way Company Launches New Website - BodyShop Business | Bodyshop Global News | Scoop.it
Tru-Way Company Launches New Website
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Tru-Way Company has created a brand-new, data-driven website, www.tru-way.com, offering point-to-point vehicle measuring data for cars, trucks and SUVs from the 1950s to present day.
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Geared up to drive down costs - The Australian Financial Review

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Geared up to drive down costs
The Australian Financial Review
The increased cost for accident repairs is also related to the repair methods required for a late-model vehicle.
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The Scary Truth Of How Terrorists Could Crash Your Car

The Scary Truth Of How Terrorists Could Crash Your Car | Bodyshop Global News | Scoop.it
Terrorists could attack Americans by using the technology available in everyday cars to cause accidents, experts fear.
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FOS sees 92% increase in complaints

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has published its 2012/13 annual review. In the year, it dealt with c.509k new cases, which is an increase of 92% year-on-year.

 

For insurance-related complaints, payment protection insurance (PPI) accounted for 81% (c.379k) of the total number of cases received by FOS. Of the non-PPI insurance-related complaints, motor insurance accounted for c.24% (c.8k) of new cases, buildings insurance for 14% (c.5k), term assurance for 11% (c.4k), travel insurance for 8% (c.3k) and contents insurance for 6% (c.2k).

 

See the annual review here: http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/publications/ar13/ar13.pdf

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