Body Shop Nation releases “community-based” program for shop marketing

Scottsdale, Arizona — January 20, 2014 Body Shop Nation is releasing what the company says is the first community-based program for collision repair shops. The system includes a stand-a-lone customer relation management system that Body Shop Nation says will allow collision shops to directly communicate with customers that haven’t walked through the door yet. We […]

Discrepancies found between CarFax, CarProof vehicle history reports

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — January 20, 2014 — An investigation by CBC News has revealed that vehicle history reports from CarFax may be missing key information, such as collisions, auction info and damage estimates.  The investigation was conducted by running the vehicle identification numbers of various used vehicles currently for sale at Canadian […]

CIIA to hold free seminar on shop valuation

Hamilton, Ontario — January 20, 2014 — Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) will hold an evening workshop on shop valuation, grants and incentives and the Federal Small Business Loan program. The event takes place at Admiral Inn in Burlington, Ont., on Wednesday January 29, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. The evening will include guest speakers and […]

I-CAR names Elise Quadrozzi director of insurance segment initiatives

Hoffman Estates, Illinois — January 20, 2014 — I-CAR welcomes Elise Quadrozzi to I-CAR as Director, Segment Development, Insurance. Quadrozzi joins I-CAR after serving two terms as Board Chair on the I-CAR International Board of Directors and was previously Director of Claims for Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG). In her new role with I-CAR, Quadrozzi […]

LKQ refutes report urging the selling of company stock

Chicago, Illinois — January 20, 2014 — LKQ Corporation has stated that there was unusual trading volume yesterday in its common stock. This activity appears to relate to the issuance of a report by Prescience Point, a short seller, recommending that stockholders sell LKQ stock. LKQ has reviewed the report and the company says it […]

NAIAS 2014 sets opening day record despite cold Detroit weather

Detroit, Michigan — January 20, 2014 — Despite low January temperatures outdoors, more than 100,000 people packed into the relatively warmer Cobo Center, where the mood was upbeat and more than 500 new vehicles shined brightly on Detroit’s world stage. “Extending the celebration of new cars and one of Detroit’s most exciting weeks ever is […]

New uParts KPI allows shops to evaluate, manage suppliers

Irvine, California — January 20, 2014 — uParts has announced it has trademarked the term “Procurement Efficiency” and developed an index called Procurement Efficiency Index (PEI). With PEI, uParts says it’s possible to evaluate all aspects of parts transactions to produce a single score from one to ten that measures supplier performance. Repair shops use […]