San Diego, California -- August 5, 2014 -- Mitchell has released its Industry Trends Report (ITR) for the third quarter of 2014.

Highlights from the latest issue include an exploration by Editor-in-Chief Greg Horn of how the uptick in mid-size sedan sales and quicker styling changes will influence alternate parts availability and pricing, an article by Sunil Nayak examining how, new and evolving technology will revolutionize the way the automobile insurance and collision repair industries handle accidents, and a report by Frank LaViola of Enterprise, discussing how the increased use of more special equipment and specialization will combine with other factors to continue to influence the upward trend in length of rental.

As always, the report also includes information on Canadian collision summaries, as well as total loss data, actual cash value trends from J.D. Power, and more.

Mitchell has also announced it will hold a webinar to discuss the report. The 60 minute webinar will be led by Greg Horn, who will discuss the latest trends and studies, focusing on the impact of mid-size vehicle sales on alternate parts, availability, and price, as well as severity trends, the latest parts and paint KPIs, and changes in length of rental.

The webinar is scheduled for August 12 at 9 a.m. PDT, 12 p.m. EDT. If you're interested in attending, space is limited and all are encouraged to register online by clicking here.

Please click here to access the full report.

 

 

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