Collision Repair

The ARA Partners with EstimateScrubber for Estimating Excellence

New estimating tool helps collision centres get fair compensation for their work. The Automotive Retailers Association (ARA) is thrilled to announce its partnership with EstimateScrubber, introducing a specialized software solution for its Collision Repair Division members. The ARA EstimateScrubber is designed to assist collision repair centres with getting fair compensation for their services while enhancing […]

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Artificial Intelligence in the Estimating Processes

Will the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) pose a risk to the collision repair industry, or will it enhance the overall quality of service? by David Ribeiro There are moments in history when we can identify updates that change the industry forever. The adoption of unibody construction and the implementation of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS)

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Driver’s Licence Requirements for Repair Facilities

What do you need to move vehicles that typically require specialized licenses beyond the traditional Class 5? by David Ribeiro Interpreting insurance coverage is challenging at times, not only for the person who wants to ensure that they are appropriately covered, but also for the insurance staff attempting to interpret the application of coverage. Today,

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The Society of Collision Repair Specialists’ Blend Study

Does paint blending truly takes less time than a full-panel paint job? by David Ribeiro Industry associations have one common trait—we provide a collective voice for individual businesses within an industry. A quality representation of this took place this past November during the SEMA trade show in Las Vegas, where the Society of Collision Repair

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Auto Parts Locating System: Allied vs Car-Part

The Automotive Retailers Association (ARA) conducted an industry survey on locating and purchasing recycled parts. The survey results are below. In September of 2021, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) announced that it will begin phasing out the Allied Recyclers Parts Locating (APL) system and replacing it with Car-Part.com. The announcement caught everyone off-guard,

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