Breaking collision repair convention

by Aaron Marshall FenderBender asked me to contribute some insight with regard to the automotive collision repair industry and what we at Marshall Auto Body in Waukesha, Wis., have learned since we replaced our traditional value delivery model with the “teaching production system,” predicated upon the principles of Toyota, and ... Read More

5-Star safety ratings test procedures

How does NHTSA perform the frontal crash test? Crash test dummies representing an average-sized adult male and a small-sized adult female are placed in the driver and front passenger seats, respectively, and are secured with seat belts. Vehicles are crashed into a fixed barrier at 35 miles per hour (mph), ... Read More

Local body shop fixes up old car for worthy casue

TURTLE CREEK (KDKA) — Johnny Mock’s Auto Body has been turning banged up wrecks into drivable cars for more than 60 years. But the KIA Sedona that was towed to the Turtle Creek shop in October had a date with the scrap heap. Or so it was thought. “This was ... Read More

In case of an accident

Please download and print out this important form that you can keep in your glove box. Download and print one for each vehicle. In case of accident all you have to do is grab this form and a pen. Remember to take down all possible information to help accident investigators. ... Read More

Measuring cognitive distractions while driving

In this landmark study of distracted driving, the AAA Foundation challenges the notion that drivers are safe and attentive as long as their eyes are on the road and their hands are on the wheel. Using cutting-edge methods for measuring brain activity and assessing indicators of driving performance, this research ... Read More

Automobile donations

     Car Angel Become a Car Angel. Donate a Car, Boat, Plane, House or RV!  Receive a Tax Deduction while Avoiding Hassles that come from a Private Sale!      Kars 4 Kids You've come to the right place – our Kars4Kids crew in Pennsylvania can pick up virtually any car ... Read More

Automobile safety guidelines and resources

     SafeCar.gov provides a monthly updated of recalled automobiles.  The report includes Safety Recalls and NonCompliance Notices for the following categories: child seat safety, equipment, tires, automobiles, trucks, tractors, motor coaches, motor homes, travel trailers and coaches, sunroofs, freight vans, municipal equipment, motorcycles, electric low-speed vehicles, utility vehicles, recreational vehicles, ... Read More