Good ‘Ol Giard

Bob Giard reflects on his career and contributions Bob Giard has been a cornerstone of the automotive collision realm since the ‘60s. He remembers prepping cars for $30 a week, using gasoline as a prep agent to clean surfaces. Yes, times have changed, and process have evolved; but the one thing which hasn’t changed are […]

Know Your Stuff

Providing proper repairs doesn’t have to be a labyrinth—hold strong Insurer-repairer relations can be a maze for the collision repairer striving to restore a vehicle to its pre-accident condition, according to OEM standards. And, when it comes to getting fairly compensated for necessary scanning, diagnostics and calibration procedures, that maze becomes an everyday labyrinth for […]


Demystifying one of the industry’s most vexing issues—and its ramifications BY STEVE LEAL If you have been following the news and developments taking place across the world, chances are you would’ve come across the term Right to Repair more often in recent times than before. Over the past few years, a great deal of steam […]

Craftsman Collision and Pro Spot International

Over the past 2 months, Pro Spot International has been helping Craftsman Collision expand their aluminum repair capabilities. All of Craftsman Collision’s 43 locations are now qualified to repair aluminum vehicles. Pro Spot, through their distributor Color Compass, supplied all of the Craftsman shops with PR 5 riveting systems, Aluminum Dent Repair Stations, new Glue […]