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Top body shop consolidators step up competition with dealers


06/18/2018

The "Big Four" collision repair chains are buying up more independent body shops and investing in training, equipment and certification to ramp up their competition with dealership shops.

Independent operation relies on work from dealers with their own body shops
6/18/2018
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6/18/2018
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COMMENTARY: Richard Truett
Automakers need to help dealers control tool costs

Our in-depth look at collision repair in the June issue of Fixed Ops Journal covered the problems dealers face competing in the body shop business. But what about the unnecessarily high cost of tools?


LETTER TO THE EDITOR
GM's dog won't hunt

I thought the comments that Peter Lanzavecchia madewere right on target.

Who pays for techs' online training?

As cars and trucks evolve, service technicians routinely keep up with the changes -- and maintain their professional certifications -- by taking small-scale online refresher courses.


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