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BMW, certified independent auto body shop discuss expanded collision network

BMW and a newly certified collision center recently offered independent auto body shops a look at the experience of joining the OEM’s repair network. BMW had historically allowed sponsored independent collision repairers to participate in [...]

2020-09-08T11:08:35-04:00September 8th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

Drew expert touts alignments, test drives, OEM info in CIC calibration talk

Drew Technologies technical systems manager Bob Pattengale this summer promoted adherence to OEM calibration repair procedures and minimizing variables like thrust angle and uneven wear that could throw off results. A key question involves whether [...]

2020-09-07T11:10:36-04:00September 7th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

Mercedes’ 2021 S-Class NVH, aerodynamic efforts could impact bodywork

Mercedes’ efforts to optimize airflow and limit noise, vibration and harshness on the 2021 S-Class involve both bold and subtle features that might affect structural and “cosmetic” collision repairs. Mercedes said the rigidity of the [...]

2020-09-07T11:10:06-04:00September 7th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

2021 Mercedes S-Class up to 132 lbs. lighter, more than 50% aluminum

Mercedes on Wednesday announced the “bodyshell” of the next-generation 2021 S-Class would present repairers with a mixed-material structure that leans aluminum but still carries a significant amount of steel. “The newly developed aluminum/steel hybrid bodyshell [...]

2020-09-07T11:09:35-04:00September 7th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

Enterprise Holdings gains 300+ Canadian locations with Discount purchase

Enterprise Holdings on Wednesday announced it now controlled more than 900 locations in Canada following its purchase of a major car and truck rental company in the nation. Details on the transaction were not disclosed, [...]

2020-09-07T07:09:06-04:00September 7th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

The labor shortage on Labor Day: Review past RDN coverage, help schools through CREF

The Collision Repair Education Foundation this summer again called on the industry to support local high school and college collision education by donating uniforms and personal protective equipment. The effort might potentially help a few [...]

2020-09-07T07:08:35-04:00September 7th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

Jeep shows plug-in hybrid 2021 Wrangler 4xe, talks battery’s AC system

Jeep on Thursday showed off its plug-in hybrid 2021 Wrangler 4xe, which carries a battery permitting up to 25 miles of all-electric travel. The plug-in hybrid format lets Jeep fans run in-town errands purely in [...]

2020-09-04T07:09:15-04:00September 4th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

IIHS: Forward collision warning, autobraking reduce large truck rear-ending

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on Thursday reported new data that large trucks with forward collision warning posted 22 percent fewer crashes, while trucks with autobraking saw 12 percent fewer crashes. Rear-ending plummeted even [...]

2020-09-03T14:23:47-04:00September 3rd, 2020|RDN News Feed|

Longtime Nissan trainer Searles named new AMi president

The Automotive Management Institute announced Tuesday it hired longtime Nissan trainer and former dealership service technician Chuck Searles as its new president. Searles has already started the position, which has been empty since former President [...]

2020-09-03T07:24:51-04:00September 3rd, 2020|RDN News Feed|

TechForce finds technician ‘shortage continues to worsen,’ notes COVID-19 might help supply

The TechForce Foundation said Monday an analysis of new Bureau of Labor Statistics data found the combined automotive, collision and diesel technician shortage “increasing in severity.” “Although demand is strong, with 642,000 auto/diesel/collision techs needed [...]

2020-09-02T13:24:10-04:00September 2nd, 2020|RDN News Feed|
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