OEM REPAIR PARTS AND PROCEDURES BILL IS NOW LAW IN RHODE ISLAND

Consumer in Rhode Island now have the right to choose OEM parts on insurance-paid repairs made up to 48 months after the vehicle’s manufacture date – and insurers must pay for them. The law extends this OEM option from its original 30 month time frame. Senate Bill...
MA and RI Rank High for Body Shop Wages

MA and RI Rank High for Body Shop Wages

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released statistics for wages in the collision repair industry. The numbers are based on wages reported in 2016, the latest year for which full results are available. The results reveal that body shop workers in Massachusetts and...

Fire at Medford Auto Body Shop

Massive Fire Breaks Out At Medford Auto Body Shop A fire at a collision repair shop in Medford, Mass. resulted in no injuries, but significant damage to the structure. Nearby body shops stepped up to offer work space for the owner of the fire-damaged shop.  Click...

ASA Releases Updated Collision Repair Not-Included Operations Charts

March 27, 2018 — The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has released the latest updates to its “Not-Included Operations” charts. The resources are available for free to the industry and designed to ensure collision repairers consider all of the possible operations...

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