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Mike Anderson’s Links for the Collision Repair Industry

Mike Anderson’s Links for the Collision Repair Industry

Links

Alliance of Automotive Service
Providers (AASP)
Minneapolis, Minn.
Tel: (612) 270-6696
www.autoserviceproviders.com
Automotive Service
Association (ASA)
Bedford, Texas
Tel: (800) 272-7467
www.asashop.org
Coalition for Collision Repair
Excellence (CCRE)
Bainbridge Island, Wash.
Tel: (877) 700-7743
www.theccre.com
Collision Industry Relief
Mechanicsville, Va.
Tel: (888) 667-7433
www.collisionindustryrelief.com
Independent Auto Body
Association (IABA)
Raleigh, N.C.
Tel: (336) 210-1947
National Auto Body Council
(NABC)
Mechanicsville, Va.
Tel: (888) 667-7433
www.autobodycouncil.org
Society of Collision Repair
Specialists (SCRS)
Tel: (877) 841-0660
www.scrs.com

ALABAMA

Alabama Automotive Repair Industry Society of Excellence
2105 Montgomery Hwy Suite 100-A
Pelham, AL 35124
205-623-9307
Steve Plier
steve@alarise.com
www.alrise.com
Alabama Collision Repairer Association
Jasper, Ala.
Tel: (256) 773-2132
No Web site at this time.

ARIZONA

ASA-Arizona
Phoenix, Ariz.
Tel: (602) 544-2600
www.asaaz.org

ARKANSAS

Arkansas Collision Repair Association
1215 Thomas G Wilson Dr.
Conway, AR 72032
Tel: (501) 519-2567
Jay Scott
jayscottatty@aristotle.net
www.arkansascollisionrepair.com

CALIFORNIA

California Autobody Association, East Bay Chapter
Oakland, Calif.
Tel: (510) 836-2535
www.ebaanow.com
California Autobody Association (CAA)
Sacramento, Calif.
Tel: (916) 646-8111
www.calautobody.com
Automotive Service Councils of California (ASC)
Sacramento, Calif.
Tel: (916) 924-9054
www.ascca.com
Collision Repair Association of California (CRA)
Santa Rosa, Calif.
Tel: (707) 636-1770
www.cra-ca.com

COLORADO

ASA-Colorado
Lakewood, Colo.
Tel: (800) 982-2224
www.asashop.org/asaco
Unified Collision Centers of Colorado (UCCOC)
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Tel: (719) 597-3924
www.uccoc.net

CONNECTICUT

Auto Body Association of Connecticut
104 Chesire Road
Prospect, CT 06712
Tel: (203) 767-5731
Tony Ferraiolo
arbody@sbcglobal.net
www.abaconn.com
Automotive Service Association of Connecticut
P.O. Box 1042
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
www.asashopct.org
(860)778-6967

D.C.

Washington Metropolitan Auto Body Association
Washington, D.C.
Tel: (202) 363-1858
www.wmaba.com

DELAWARE

AASP-Pennsylvania/Delaware
Harrisburg, Pa.
Tel: (717) 564-8400
www.aasp-pa.org

FLORIDA

Florida Autobody Collision Alliance
Tel: 904-994-6515
www.facafl.com
Florida Automotive Industry Association
Tampa, Fla.
Tel: (800) 989-1992
www.faia.org

GEORGIA

ASA-Georgia
Augusta, Ga.
Tel: (706) 832-7242
www.asashop.org/asaga
Georgia Collision Industry Association
Roswell, Ga.
Tel: (770) 641-1810
www.gcia.org

HAWAII

Automotive Body Painting Association of Hawaii
94-173 Leokane Street
Waipahu, HI 96797
Tel: (808) 593-0211
Brandon Okahara
brandon@okasautobody.com
www.abpah.com/membership.htm

IDAHO

IACA
Tel:(208) 344-3582
905 Royal Blvd.
Boise, Idaho 83706
wwwwww.idahocraftsman.org

ILLINOIS

Alliance of Automotive Service
Providers of Illinois (AASPI)
Springfield, Ill.
Tel: (217) 528-5230
www.aaspi.org

INDIANA

Indiana Auto Body Association (IABA)
Indianapolis, Ind.
Tel: (317) 290-0611 ext. 88
www.iaba.info

IOWA

Iowa Collision Repair Association (ICRA)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Tel: (319) 393-3226
www.iowacra.com

KANSAS

Missouri/Kansas Chapter of Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS MOKAN)
Independence, Mo.
Tel: (816) 254-9900
www.scrsmokan.com

KENTUCKY

ASC of Kentucky-Indiana
Sadieville, Ky.
Tel: (877) 548-4284
www.ascky.org

LOUISIANA

ASA-New Orleans
Metalairie, La.
Tel: (800) 272-7467, ext. 213
No Web site at this time.
ASA-Baton Rouge
Bedford, Texas
Tel: (800) 272-7467, ext. 213
No Web site at this time.

MARYLAND

Washington Metropolitan Auto Body Association
Washington, D.C.
Tel: (202) 363-1858
www.wmaba.com

MASSACHUSETTS

AASP-Massachusetts
10 Liberty Square, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
617-574-0741
Jullian Zywien
Jzywien@aaspma.org
www.aaspma.org
Massachusetts Auto Body
Association (MABA)
Hanover, Mass.
Tel: (800) ITS-MABA
www.massautobody.org

MICHIGAN

ASA-Michigan
P.O. Box 10099
Lansing, MI 48901-0099
Tel: 517-484-2950
www.asamichigan.com
Northern Michigan Body Shop Association
Alpena, Mich.
Tel: (231) 525-8012

MINNESOTA

AASP-Minnesota
1970 Oakcrest Avenue Suite 102
Roseville, MN 55113
Tel: (612) 623-1110
Judell Anderson
judell@aaspmn.org
www.aaspmn.org

MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi Auto Body Association
Ridgeland, Miss.
Tel: (601) 856-0700
No Web site at this time.
Mississippi Collision Repair Association
Brook Haven, Miss.
Tel: (601) 835-3377
No Web site at this time.

MISSOURI

AASP-Missouri
PO Box 609
ST. Charles, MO 63302
Tel: (800) 288-3683, (636) 949-5990
Ron Reiling
aaspmo@aol.com
www.aasp-mo.org
ASA-Missouri/Kansas
Kansas City, Mo.
Tel: (816) 781-5801
www.asamokan.org
Missouri/Kansas Chapter of Society of Collision Repair Specialists
(SCRS MOKAN)
Independence, Mo.
Tel: (816) 254-9900
www.scrsmokan.com

MONTANA

Montana Collision Repair Specialists
Billings, Montana
Tel: (406) 652-1440
www.gomcrs.com

NEBRASKA

ASA-Nebraska
Lincoln, Neb.
Tel: (402) 434-6961
www.asanebraska.com
Nebraska Auto Body Association
PO Box 4483, Lincoln NE 68504
Tel: (402) 937-6960
www.nebraskaautobody.com

NEVADA

Nevada Collision Industry
Association (NCIA)
Las Vegas, Nev.
Tel: (702) 450-4822
www.ncia.us

NEW HAMPSHIRE

New Hampshire Collision Repair Association/Automotive Collision Repair Services (ACRS)
Nashua, N.H.
Tel: (603) 886-1800
www.acrsnetwork.com

NEW JERSEY

AASP-New Jersey
PO Box 734
Neptune, NJ 07753
Tel: (732) 922-8909
Charles Bryant
Setlit4u@msn.com
www.aaspnj.org

NEW YORK

Autobody Craftsmen’s Guild
826 Forest Avenue
Staten Island, N.Y.
Tel: (718) 448-4075
Fax: (718) 448-4517
ABCGNYC.com
New York State Automotive Collision Technicians Association
Centereach, N.Y.
Tel: (631) 941-9647
www.nysact.org
Long Island Auto Body Repairmen’s Association (LIABRA)
Centereach, N.Y.
Tel: (631) 941-9647
www.liabra.com
Westchester-Putnam-Rockland Auto Body Association
Harrison, N.Y.
Tel: (914) 835-5688
www.wpraba.org
New York State Association of Service Stations & Repair Shops (NYSASSRS)
Albany, N.Y. 12206
Tel: (518) 452-4367
www.nysassrs.com

NORTH CAROLINA

Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina Inc. (IGONC)
Raleigh, N.C.
Tel: (800) 243-1560, (919) 782-1560
www.igonc.com
ASA-North Carolina
Raleigh, N.C.
Tel: (919) 846-8799
www.asanc.org
IABA-North Carolina
Tel: (828) 252-0131, (828) 884-2275
No Web site at this time.

NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota Auto Body Association
Steele, N.D.
Tel: (701) 947-5511
www.ndautobody.com

NORTH WEST

North West Automotive Service Association
Tel: 253-473-6970
www.asanorthwest.com

OHIO

ASA-Ohio
Lewis Center, Ohio
Tel: (800) 441-6518
www.asashop.org/asaohio
Choice Autobody Repair Association (CARA)
Cadiz, Ohio
Tel: (877) 635-2272
E-mail: cara.info@yahoo.com
www.c-a-r-a.org
Ohio Body Shop Owners Association
Columbus, Ohio
Tel: (614) 589-6262
www.theoboa.org
US Alliance of Collision Professionals (USACP)
Cincinnati, Ohio
www.usacp.org

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma Auto Body Association (OKABA)
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Tel: (405) 751-1337
No Web site at this time.

OREGON

Northwest Automotive Trades Association
Portland, OR
Tel: (800) 730-7282
www.aboutnata.org
Oregon Collision Repair Specialists Association (OCRSA)
Boring, OR
Tel: (503) 250-1134
www.ocrsa.org

PENNSYLVANIA

AASP-Pennsylvania
2151 Greenwood Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Tel: (717) 564-8400
Jeffrey Walter
jwalter@aasp-pa.org
www.aasp-pa.org
Automotive Service Association of Pennsylvania
North Wales, PA
Tel: 855-221-0122
www.ASAshop-PA.org
Pennsylvania Collision Trade Guild (PCTG)
Philadelphia, Pa.
Tel: (215) 342-1818
www.pctg.org

RHODE ISLAND

Auto Body Association of Rhode Island
Tel: (401) 467-7575
www.abari.net
ASA-Rhode Island
Warren, R.I.
Tel: (401) 739-7247
No Web site at this time.

SOUTH CAROLINA

ASA-South Carolina
Columbia, S.C.
Tel: (803) 736-1489
www.asashop.org/asasc
IABA-South Carolina
Tel: (803) 736-1489,
(336) 210-1947 or (704) 861-0900
No Web site at this time.

SOUTH DAKOTA

ASA-South Dakota
Bedford, Texas
Tel: (800) 272-7467, Ext. 213
www.asashop.org/asasd
South Dakota Auto Body Association
Brookings, S.D.
Tel: (605) 692-4024
www.sdautobody.org

TENNESSEE

IABA-Tennessee
Tel: (336) 210-1947, (704) 861-0900
No Web site at this time.
TCRA/Tennessee Collision Repairers Association
www.mytcra.com
731-267-3609 or 615-974-1963

TEXAS

Auto Body Association of Texas
1207 N Frisco Street
Henderson, TX 75652
Tel: (903) 657-8082
www.abat.us
ASA-Texas
Austin, Texas
Tel: (800) 606-2728
www.asashop.org/asatx
IABA-Texas
Tel: (336) 210-1947, (704) 861-0900
No Web site at this time.

VERMONT

Vermont Auto Body Association
Williston, Vt.
Tel: (802) 775-3777
www.vaba.org

VIRGINIA

IABA-Virginia
Tel: (336) 210-1947, (704) 861-0900
No Web site at this time.
Washington Metropolitan Auto Body Association
Washington, D.C.
Tel: (202) 363-1858
www.wmaba.com

WASHINGTON

Autobody Craftsman Association
Renton, Wash.
Tel: (800) 526-3792
www.acanw.com
ASA-Washington
Lakewood, Wash.
Tel: (253) 473-6970
www.asawa.com
Northwest Automotive Trades Association
Portland, Ore.
Tel: (800) 730-7282
www.aboutnata.org

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin Auto Collision Technicians Association
Waukesha, Wis.
Tel: (262) 542-7707
www.wactal.com

Website that includes Performance Services such as Education, Consulting, Performance Groups, Tools, and Performance Alliance that will help improve profitability by driving more work “TO” your repair center and then optimizing how quickly and cost effective you get the vehicles “THRU” your repair center.


www.dpslibrary.dupont.com

This site is designed to provide you with additional content related to the DPS Educational classes, Business Councils, or Local Performance Groups you might attend. For access to this site, please contact your local DPC Sales Representative or Business Development Manager.


www.dupont.com (For more on DuPont check out YouTube:www.youtube.com/dupont)

The global population will surpass 9 billion by 2050, bringing increased pressure to supply enough nutritious food, decrease dependence on fossil fuels, and protect people and the environment. Solutions to these challenges will take collaboration on a global scale. With our science-driven expertise and our global collaborations, we are developing innovative and sustainable solutions.


www.gatessolutions.com

As a Performance Alliance member this site gives you access to view and update your repair center profile, marketing tools, customize standard operating procedures, upload shop digital pictures, and access Performance Alliance and Performance Feedback reports.


www.pa24.com

This website is intended for consumers who are searching a performance alliance qualified local repair center within their community or within range of their zip code.


www.pc.dupont.com

DuPont Performance Coatings is the world’s leading provider of innovative products, services, and solutions aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the vehicle refinish process. From the back of the shop to the front of the shop, no one does more to help refinishers improve productivity. Website includes links to DuPont Refinish, Standox, Spies Hecker, Nason, Hot Hues, DuPont Imron, DuPont Industrial Coatings, DuPont Commercial Finishes, DuPont Aviation Finishes, DuPont Marine Finishes.


www.pcxclaims.net

This website provides insurers with the tools to develop, manage, and motivate supplier networks. Performance Claims works with over 12,000 body shops throughout the United States and ties in directly with Shop Locator.


www.respexam.com

This is a 3M website for the mandatory respirator medical evaluation for employees. A five-minute video at the site explains the process. You create a “respirator profile” for the job. The person you’ve offered the position to can answer screening questions online in English or Spanish. Based on the answers, you will receive a letter saying he or she is cleared or that additional information or medical screening is required. The fee for the process is similar to that charged by a local provider of this service, but the online process makes it all paperless and easier to maintain confidentiality.


www.yadasystems.com

Yada Systems Inc. is systems integrator for DuPont Performance Coatings that includes ProfitNet, ColorNet, Global ColorNet, and Technical Support.

Website that includes Performance Services such as Education, Consulting, Performance Groups, Tools, and Performance Alliance that will help improve profitability by driving more work “TO” your repair center and then optimizing how quickly and cost effective you get the vehicles “THRU” your repair center.

www.gatessolutions.com

As a Performance Alliance member this site gives you access to view and update your repair center profile, marketing tools, customize standard operating procedures, upload shop digital pictures, and access Performance Alliance and Performance Feedback reports.


www.pa24.com

This website is intended for consumers who are searching a performance alliance qualified local repair center within their community or within range of their zip code.


www.pcxclaims.net

This website provides insurers with the tools to develop, manage, and motivate supplier networks. Performance Claims works with over 12,000 body shops throughout the United States and ties in directly with Shop Locator.


www.respexam.com

This is a 3M website for the mandatory respirator medical evaluation for employees. A five-minute video at the site explains the process. You create a “respirator profile” for the job. The person you’ve offered the position to can answer screening questions online in English or Spanish. Based on the answers, you will receive a letter saying he or she is cleared or that additional information or medical screening is required. The fee for the process is similar to that charged by a local provider of this service, but the online process makes it all paperless and easier to maintain confidentiality.


www.yadasystems.com

Yada Systems Inc. is systems integrator for DuPont Performance Coatings that includes ProfitNet, ColorNet, Global ColorNet, and Technical Support.

www.autoclaimshelp.net
This is a website from Diminished Value expert Charlie Barone. Serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, New York, Connecticut, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin.


www.bar.ca.gov

From its headquarters in Sacramento and through 12 field offices around California, the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) conducts consumer protection services related to automotive repair. BAR registers and regulates automotive repair dealers, accepts and resolves auto repair complaints from the public, investigates violations of the Automotive Repair Act and, when appropriate, refers cases to law enforcement authorities. BAR also administers a statewide licensing program of repair facilities and service technicians in lamp and brake inspection and repair. BAR licenses more than 34,000 auto repair dealers in California.


http://www.collisionsafetyconsultants.com/

This is a website that provides no cost post repair inspections. Their goal is to make sure that North Carolina vehicles are being repaired under safety guidelines and that your vehicle is returned to you at pre-accident condition in regards to function, safety, appearance and value. In addition to making sure North Carolina auto repair facilities are doing their jobs correctly; they are also making sure that the Insurance Companies are not taking advantage of their customers. All of their data is being turned over to the North Carolina Insurance Commissioners office, at their request.


https://collisionsafetyconsultants.shutterfly.com/

This is a website where you will you’ll find day-to-day pictures taken of Bad Repairs found and the interesting stories behind them.


http://crashrepairinfo.com/
This is a website presents information from eleven vehicle manufacturers who are members of the roundtable and is designed to educate consumers on collision repair issues.


www.ican2000.com
Official website for the Insurance Consumer Advocacy Network (I-Can), an organization dedicated to informing consumers of their rights and options in vehicle repair and service.


www.ihavebeensteered.com
This site uses animated video and other media to warn consumers of insurer steering. This site also includes a form that consumers can fill out to share their experiences with this practice.


www.insurancegripe.com
This is a website that consumers can go to in an attempt to gain assistance from retired insurance execs to file complaints with the insurance commissioner if they are not satisfied with the handling of their claim.


http://www.mdinsurance.state.md.us/sa/jsp/Mia.jsp

This is a website from the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) with information on how to file a formal complaint against an insurance company in Maryland. It features information and facts on the role of the MIA in handling complaints as well as online resources and downloadable complaint forms.


www.naic.com
This is a website that you can log into and search for consumer complaints filed against specific insurance carriers state by state and the results of the resolution of the complaint.


www.propertycasualty360.com/pages/claims-guidelines.php

This is a website that will allow you to view by state the STATE guidelines insurers must follow in handling claims


www.ripoffreport.com
This is a worldwide consumer reporting website and publication, by consumers for consumers, to file and document complaints about companies or individuals.


www.safekids.com
This website will give you information on child safety seat regulations.


http://www.safercar.gov/parents/CrashSeats.htm

This is an additional website where you can retrieve information in regards to child safety seat regulations for replacement after a collision.


http://www.scc.virginia.gov/boi/complaint.aspx

This is a consumer resource guide from the Virginia State Corporation Commission’s Bureau of Insurance, containing information and instructions on how to file a complaint against an insurer as well as an FAQ section and downloadable complaint forms.


http://www.takeagoodlook.com/
Not all collision replacement parts are created equal. And not all are built and tested during the vehicle development process to work as a system like original Ford Collision parts. Take A Good Look: At Your Parts, At Your Insurance, At Your Repairs.


www.takingthehill.com
This website is ASA’s legislative website, whereas you can search for any legislation going on in your state that affects the automotive industry. This website also will give you the email addresses for your Political Representatives. It will provide you a forum to contact your insurance commissioners as well to file complaints or to enlist ASA’s assistance in resolution or tracking of complaints.


www.stopsteering.com
This website contains OEM position statements and basic information on aftermarket parts, claims handling, insurer steering practices and other matters consumers should consider during the repair process.


http://www.vehicleinfo.com/
This website contains consumer-based articles related to the automotive repair industry, written by attorney and consumer advocate Erica Eversman

www.AutoDamageExperts.com

Since 1995, we at Auto Damage Experts, Inc. (ADE) have been serving consumers, legal professionals, insurers and repairers in auto, truck, RV etc. related inspection services. Such services include but are not limited to Pre and Post Repair inspections, In-Process Repair Monitoring, Pre-Purchase inspections, Appraisals (for total loss and legal settlement proceedings, insurance coverage etc.), Diminished Value (DV) claims, Consulting Services and Expert Testimony etc. ADE provides its services across the our great nation and does so in a most efficient and professional manner. ADE offers a no-cost-no obligation consultation. When you need help…call ADE First!


www.vehicleinfo.com

Erica Eversman’s website which contains her blog ‘Automuse’, articles she’s written, industry information (including much from the New York case) and other consumer advocacy information.  Also include on Erica’s site is a low cost ($89.95) diminished value service which is helpful in those situations where a detailed vehicle inspection and thorough report is not necessary.


www.wreckcheckcarscan.com

The nation’s oldest and best collision post repair inspection/diminished value assessment service. On the website the user can learn valuable consumer advocacy information and get in contact with the Wreck Check professional nearest to them – including – me.

www.ase.com

This website is used to test and certify people in the collision industry to meet standards that are required by some OEM Certifications. The non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) works to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals.


www.crrtraining.com

This website is where you can register for Toyota and/or Lexus Factory Training for your collision and Refinish Technicians.


www.autobodyonline.com

This website relays industry related news and forum.


www.i-car.com

This website is used to educate people in the collision industry to meet standards that are required by some OEM Certifications. The I-CAR vision is that every person in the collision industry, current and future, has the necessary knowledge and skills relevant to their position to achieve a complete and safe repair.


www.lincolnwelding.com
This website is for Lincoln Welding equipment and also to review their course offerings for welding schools. GREAT COURSE FOR BASIC MOTORSPORT WELDING.


www.mentorsatwork.com
This website is for Mark Claypool’s apprenticeship program and he can assist you with getting funding from the Department of Labor for Federal Grants for your apprentices.


www.standox.com
This is Standox’s website that will allow you access to view paint defects with visual examples.


State Farm® Hi-Tech Toolbox

Visit www.youtube.com and type in state farm Hi Tech Toolbox, you will find a vast array of videos that State Farm’s technical training department has put together for informative as well as training purposes.

www.airbagsolutions.com
The website is a pay to use website IF and ONLY IF you want to utilize their Airbag software or determine what Air bag or SRS system components require replacement. HOWEVER, this website will allow you to review Airbag crash videos NO CHARGE and research vehicle recall bulletins NO CHARGE.


www.autodatalabels.com
This website is a company that can supply you with replacement VIN decals, tire pressure decals, paint codes, etc, any decal you need for a vehicle. The label will be delivered to your shop within one to two days from placing the order. As an Added Bonus, for every eight decals ordered you get a free I-CAR coupon.


www.ciclink.com

This website has a lot of useful power points under committees and reports. It also has contact information for a lot of the insurance heads.


www.degweb.org
This website was developed to help improve the quality and accuracy of collision repair estimates, through proactive feedback from the collision repair industry and other “end users” to the Information Providers (IPs) that supply the databases for the various estimating products. This site enables repair shops to submit Requests for Reviews for Database replacement times on the website. Response time is generally within 48 hours.


http://drcolorchip.com/colorcode.html

This is a website that will show you with actual photos of where to find paint codes for vehicles.


www.law.justia.com/us/cfr/title49/49-6.1.2.3.17.html#49:6.1.2.3.17.0.1.1
This website is the Federal website that explains where the VIN numbers must be displayed on a vehicle and what to do on LKQ parts, as well as replacement parts.


www.paintscratch.com
This website is for the purpose of buying paint touch up kits. However, you can also look up for FREE paint codes on a vehicle and look at color chips WITHOUT buying touch up kits. Great way to determine a paint code if you can’t find it. It does include some RV’s as well as motorcycles.


www.partsvoice.com
This website is the largest open OEM parts locator in the US and Canada. You are able to search for parts based on part numbers or descriptions. This website is awesome.


www.realoem.com
This is a website that allows you to look up BMW part numbers and parts prices. It also allows you to decode all BMW VIN numbers and to view the same exact parts graphics as the dealerships for any model of BMW, with complete parts breakdowns.


www.safekids.com
This website will give you information on child safety seat regulations.


www.stopsteering.com
This website contains OEM position statements and basic information on aftermarket parts, claims handling, insurer steering practices and other matters consumers should consider during the repair process.


Motor P-page links via DEG: http://www.motor.com/documents/PDFs/GTE-2013_February_20130110.pdf


Mitchell P-page links via DEG: https://na4.salesforce.com/sfc/p/300000000cy9qBuFD1feQmRqDGDKvB6LkKTo3Cg=


Audatex P-page links via DEG: https://www.training.audatex.us/otc4-viewdoc.asp?ID=802

 

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The iEstimator app is free and available on the App Store for iPhones, iPads & Google Android Devices
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iTechnician App Features:
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Google link – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=appnotch.sec.wpc5578
The iPainter app is free and available on the App Store for iPhones, iPads & Google Android Devices
iPainter Features:
Keep a Spray-Out Inventory, Favorite Formulas, Favorite Custom Lists (Fleet, RV, and Custom Colors), Verified Paint Variances List, Log Assigned Repair Order Numbers, Record Rate of Flat Rate, Track Weekly or Bi-weekly Pay Cycles, Track Paid Labor Hours, Track Unpaid Labor Hours, Calculate Expected Pay Amount, Record a Weekly or Bi-Weekly Work History Report

www.dropbox.com

Dropbox is software that can go on your computers and cell phones. It creates a “cloud” storage area where you can store files and access them from anywhere. We use smart phones to take pictures and we upload the pictures to Dropbox. Usually by the time the estimator is back at their desk the pictures are in the Dropbox folder on the desktop ready to be added to the job.


www.google.com/voice

This website allows you to create a phone number for advertising purposes and record the conversations for training purposes and for advertising success tracking. The Google Voice number can be forwarded to any number you choose.


www.lastpass.com

This website is a one stop secure site that you can use one password to manage and create all of your passwords. You can access it from anywhere. I keep track of cell phone passwords, telephone system passwords, padlock passwords, garage door passwords, website passwords, sensitive notes, etc. Works and syncs with Android Phones.


www.passpack.com

This website is a one stop secure site that you can use one password to manage and create all of your passwords. You can access it from anywhere. I keep track of cell phone passwords, telephone system passwords, padlock passwords, garage door passwords, website passwords, sensitive notes, etc.


www.text4free.net

This website will allow you to send text messages via the website. It will also allow you to personalize the message with your logo. You should alert the customer the message will come from the provider’s name admin@host.sbfusion.net


www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov
This website is a great website to download items that you could utilize for Twitter feeds or FACEBOOK posts. This website also will assist you with videos in English and Spanish that you might utilize for Consumer awareness presentations and Press Releases


www.zerohassleit.com

Cloud computing!! We no longer have to deal with servers being down or installing complicated software updates. I can sleep safe at night knowing that my data is being properly backed up. If our electric goes off we can still operate via a laptop and wireless data card to print estimates and process transactions. ZeroHassleIT maintains our virtual server offsite and they handle all of our computer problems quickly. We no longer have computers. We have dummy terminals that access our virtual machines and we can access the virtual machines from anywhere there is an internet connection. It has saved me so much time. It would take me hours/days to fix computer issues and now ZerohaslleIT virtually fixes the problem in minutes. No more hardware to buy. Best thing I ever did for my company.

www.badgy.com

This website offers professional quality name makers of badges, gift cards, preferred customer cards, etc.


http://www.consortemarketing.com

This website takes a scientific approach to web marketing. They believe in strategy before execution, and so every project begins with a full analysis of your business and/or website and the competitive landscape as they identify opportunities for success and potential threats. They get websites ranked, plain and simple. Pay Per Click advertising is one of the fastest ways to get targeted traffic to your website. If your goals include networking with other website owners to promote your brand, they can offer you first-class affiliate program management. Social media appeals to our need for acceptance into large groups and they can help with this. They design beautiful websites that convert traffic to sales. If someone is determined to defame your business’s excellent character online, Consorte Marketing can defend your reputation.


www.giveawayoftheday.com

This website offers free daily software releases before they go for sale retail.


www.getlisted.org

This website allows you to see how your business is listed on Google, Bing and other major local search engines – plus a ton more info on how to be found online with only an investment of time.

– enter your business name and zip code


Google Places for Business:


MapQuest online business listings:


Starbucks cards for business:


www.ubl.org/index.aspx

This website helps you get listed, get found, manage your brand online.


www.zxing.appspot.com/generator

This website will allow you to generate QR codes.


http://www.melissaanddoug.com/car-carrier-wooden-truck

Consider customizing a convoy truck for the kids play area with your logo printed on clear labeling sized-to-fit grill and doors of cab and cars.


http://www.nhtsa.gov/nhtsa/ImageLibrary/category_search.cfm?sCategories=Child+Passenger+Safety&Action=GET+KEYWORDS
Great website provided by the NHTSA if you need images for your marketing campaigns, fliers, Facebook page, etc.

www.insurancedirtytricks.com

This website is one that was developed for the USACP.  It’s kind of salty and edgy.  I may take it down.  It may be causing some people some problems.  Good site and – entirely truthful but – salty – maybe too salty.  Insurance companies really hate it.


www.originalwraps.com

Prior to the Original Wraps alternative, consumers’ options were limited to expensive paint jobs or low quality “stickers” that may never have been intended for vehicles. Original Wraps architects the future on-demand personalized graphics.

www.aftermarket.org

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association is the only aftermarket trade association that represents the entire distribution channel. AAIA’s vertically integrated membership includes manufacturers, warehouse distributors, jobbers, retailers, service chains, manufacturers’ reps and independent repair shops and other aftermarket-related businesses and organizations.


www.automotivemanagementnetwork.com

The Automotive Management Network is a place to exchange information about the management of all types of vehicle service facilities, independent repair shops, car and truck dealers, franchises, fleets, etc.


www.iatn.net

The International Automotive Technician’s Network is the largest network of automotive repair professionals in the world. This website allows its members to exchange technical knowledge with their peers around the globe.


www.macsw.org

The Mobile Air Conditioning Society is the leading non-profit trade association for the mobile air conditioning, heating and engine cooling system segment of the automotive aftermarket.

www.3m.com/automotive
This is 3M’s website. It has training videos for their new products, SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures), catalogs and a ton of other great resources.


www.airbagsolutions.com
This website is a “pay to use” website IF and ONLY IF you want to utilize their Airbag software or determine what Air bag or SRS system components require replacement. HOWEVER, this website will allow you to review Airbag crash videos NO CHARGE and research vehicle recall bulletins NO CHARGE.


www.alldata.com/collisionadvice/

Subscription based site for accessing all makes repair procedures and technical service bulletins for vehicles 2000 and newer.


www.autoaluminum.org
This Aluminum Association web site has listings of vehicles that have used and may currently be using aluminum for exterior body panels and structures.


www.autocomposites.org
This Automotive Composites Alliance web site has information regarding the manufacturing process and the characteristics of carbon fiber parts for automotive use.


www.boronextrication.com

This is a helpful website for firefighters and for technicians to familiarize themselves with which vehicle components are made of UHSS/Boron materials. This website would also be helpful for estimators in educating them on which panels could NOT be repaired due to their being UHSS/Boron.


www.collisionhub.com

This website is the premier networking, training and multi-media marketing website created for the collision repair industry.


www.collision.honda.com
This website is for Honda vehicle accident assistance. They provide many things shops and vehicle owners should be aware of before, during, and after an accident. They also provide a search for Honda certified body shops.


www.intlmag.org
This International Magnesium Association web site provides information regarding the use of magnesium for automotive applications.


www.paintscratch.com
This website is for the purpose of buying paint touch up kits. However, you can also look up for FREE paint codes on a vehicle and look at color chips WITHOUT buying touch up kits. Great way to determine a paint code if you can’t find it. It does include some RV’s as well as motorcycles.


https://performancegateway.com

This website offers Assignment Workflow which allows you to combine the power of their Performance Management System when integrating their cloud based assignment workflow tool. Track assignment status, locate high performing suppliers, upload estimates from any estimating system and manage your network from anywhere.


www.refinishnetwork.com
This website was started by a body technician as a means to exchange information i.e. technical problems, helpful hints etc for other bodymen. The website is growing every day and there are some pretty interesting blogs and videos that have been posted especially some for consumers to better understand the repair process.

www.steel.org
The American Iron And Steel Institute website contains technical information regarding the use of advanced strength steel for automotive applications.


www.tech-cor.com/bulletins.asp
This is Allstate’s TECH –COR research Center website. It is free and allows you to see several bulletins and sectioning procedures from the OEMS.


www.verifactsauto.com

This website is recognized as the industry’s only independent onsite quality verification service and in-shop technician assessment provider.

www.3m.com/automotive
This is 3M’s website. It has training videos for their new products, SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures), catalogs and a ton of other great resources.


www.airbagsolutions.com
This website is a “pay to use” website IF and ONLY IF you want to utilize their Airbag software or determine what Air bag or SRS system components require replacement. HOWEVER, this website will allow you to review Airbag crash videos NO CHARGE and research vehicle recall bulletins NO CHARGE.


www.alldata.com/collisionadvice/

Subscription based site for accessing all makes repair procedures and technical service bulletins for vehicles 2000 and newer.


www.audiusa.com/us/brand/en/owners/audi_service/repair_centers.html

Audi Authorized Collision repair Facilities and Authorized Audi Aluminum Collision Repair Network Database. All Audi Authorized Collision Repair Facility technicians undergo extensive training in the proper use of the Audi factory-approved repair equipment, tools and technologies to ensure the repair meets Audi’s exact standards.


www.autoaluminum.org
This Aluminum Association web site has listings of vehicles that have used and may currently be using aluminum for exterior body panels and structures.


www.autocomposites.org
This Automotive Composites Alliance web site has information regarding the manufacturing process and the characteristics of carbon fiber parts for automotive use.


www.boronextrication.com

This is a helpful website for firefighters and for technicians to familiarize themselves with which vehicle components are made of UHSS/Boron materials. This website would also be helpful for estimators in educating them on which panels could NOT be repaired due to their being UHSS/Boron.


www.collisionhub.com

This website is the premier networking, training and multi-media marketing website created for the collision repair industry.


www.crrtraining.com
Collision Repair & Refinish site for Toyota, Lexus, and Scion. Allows you to look up CRIBS, sign up for courses, etc.


http://www.cvel.clemson.edu/auto/systems/auto-systems.html
This website shows a detailed interactive vehicle map for most of the Automotive Electronic systems. A typical automobile on the road today has dozens of computer controlled electronic systems. Click on a system in the figure to learn more about it; or choose a system from the list below the figure.


www.erwin.audiusa.com

This website contains all published service information from Audi of America, as well as any additional information necessary to help the aftermarket service provider or Audi owner to service Audi vehicles.

 


www.hmaservice.com

This is an OEM website for viewing Hyundai’s OEM procedures, technical service bulletins, shop manuals, etc.


www.intlmag.org
This International Magnesium Association web site provides information regarding the use of magnesium for automotive applications.


www.moparrepairconnection.com/

This website offers Free collision repair information directly from Chrysler.


www.oemonestop.com
This website will allow you to have one stop access to all of the OEM manufacturers’ websites. Most are pay to use with the exception of all of your domestic manufacturers such as GM, Jeep, Ford, etc. and also the Hyundai and Kia websites. Honda’s website will give you for free several OEM bulletins on the use of Aftermarket parts, sectioning procedures, etc. You will have to register first for many of these websites but they are free.


www.kiatechinfo.com

This is an OEM website for viewing Kia’s OEM procedures, technical service bulletins, shop manuals, etc.


www.paintscratch.com
This website is for the purpose of buying paint touch up kits. However, you can also look up for FREE paint codes on a vehicle and look at color chips WITHOUT buying touch up kits. Great way to determine a paint code if you can’t find it. It does include some RV’s as well as motorcycles.


https://performancegateway.com

This website offers Assignment Workflow which allows you to combine the power of their Performance Management System when integrating their cloud based assignment workflow tool. Track assignment status, locate high performing suppliers, upload estimates from any estimating system and manage your network from anywhere.


https://www.porschecollisioncenter.com

Porsche Approved Collision Center Site Administration and Shop Locator for Porsche Authorized Collision Centers. The site includes a link for Approved Repair Centers to access PACC.


www.refinishnetwork.com
This website was started by a body technician as a means to exchange information i.e. technical problems, helpful hints etc for other bodymen. The website is growing every day and there are some pretty interesting blogs and videos that have been posted especially some for consumers to better understand the repair process.


www.steel.org
The American Iron And Steel Institute website contains technical information regarding the use of advanced strength steel for automotive applications.


www.tech-cor.com/bulletins.asp
This is Allstate’s TECH –COR research Center website. It is free and allows you to see several bulletins and sectioning procedures from the OEMS.


www.techinfo.toyota.com

Subscription based website for Toyota service bulletins, repair manuals, wiring diagrams, and technical information and procedures.


www.techinfo.honda.com

Subscription based website for Honda repair information, owner manuals, accessory information, and parts catalogs.


www.verifactsauto.com

This website is recognized as the industry’s only independent onsite quality verification service and in-shop technician assessment provider.


http://www.vwccrf.com/

Volkswagen of America has established a VW-Certified Collision Repair Facility Program. Prospective repair facilities and sponsoring dealerships can watch a short video that provides an overview of the VW-Certified Collision Repair Facility Program.


www.worldautosteel.org

This great website will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about Steel, Where it is located at in each vehicle, and what types of steel. Sign up for their E newsletter which is FREE to stay out in front of any industry changes. Also great glossary for Steel Types and Terminology.

http://www.costco.com/TRINITY-5-Tier-NSF-Outdoor-Wire-Shelving-Rack-.product.11505870.html

This is the website where you can purchase your bakers carts.


http://www.homedepot.com/p/BOEN-11-in-Black-Nylon-Cable-Ties-500-Pieces-ZT-0011/203193091#

This is the website where you can purchase your zip ties


http://www.homedepot.com/p/Pratt-Retail-Specialties-20-in-x-1000-ft-Stretch-Film-5005002/202029370#

This is the website where you can purchase your stretch wrap


http://www.homedepot.com/p/Scotch-1-88-in-x-54-6-yd-Heavy-Duty-Shipping-Packaging-Tape-3-Pack-3850S-3-DC/202258943#

This is the website where you can purchase your packaging tape


http://www.homedepot.com/p/Tartan-2-4-9-in-x-1-8-9-in-x-163-4-5-ft-Pistol-Grip-Packaging-Tape-Dispenser-with-Clear-Packaging-Tape-3710-PD-DC/100581598#

This is the website where you can purchase your tape dispenser

http://estore.sjf.com/sjf.nsf/0/3237049C7C6147A78625773C00539F51?OpenDocument&cvsfa=2505&cvsfe=2&cvsfhu=31383432303936343331323053&gclid=CNasq-X74rsCFfJxOgodNiQA4g&Count=5&EndVars 1?

This is the website where you can purchase your pallet racks


http://www.homedepot.com/s/54%2520gallon%2520tubs?NCNI-5

This is the website where you can purchase your 54 gallon tubs


http://www.michaels.com/Medium-Bead-Box/bd1058,default,pd.html?cgid=products-beads-beadlandingtoolsandstorage

This is the website where you can purchase your hardware trays


http://www.mightyhook.com/default.aspx

This is the website where you can purchase your parts carts hooks. They are hooks used for powder coating!


http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/212257/Office-Depot-Brand-Binder-Rings-2/

This is the website where you can purchase your binder rings


http://www.sidsavage.com/prod_detail_list/s?keyword=posca+markers

This is the website where you can purchase your posca markers.


http://www.uline.com/BL_467/Bubble-Wrap-Strong

This is the website where you can purchase your bubble wrap


http://www.uline.com/BL_801/Job-Ticket-Holders

This is the website where you can purchase your job jackets

http://www.uline.com/Product/AdvSearchResult.aspx?KeywordTyped=wire%20ta&keywords=Wire%20Tags%20

This is the website where you can purchase your wire tags


http://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/H-1138-WOOD/Packing-Tables/72-x-36-Composite-Wood-Top-Packing-Table?pricode=WU353&gadtype=pla&id=47379824482&gclid=CLfRrteA47sCFQrxOgodOyoANg&gclsrc=aw.ds

This is the website where you can purchase your parts tables


www.empireauto.us

This website allows you to search Aftermarket parts, serving the North Eastern United States

www.aeromotivecorp.com
This is a website where you can purchase online wiring harnesses, plugs, or sockets. They can even recreate an entire factory wiring harness, if needed. You can actually BUY, SELL, or even BARTER wire harnesses.


www.autodatalabels.com
This website is a company that can supply you with replacement VIN decals, tire pressure decals, paint codes, etc, any decal you need for a vehicle. The label will be delivered to your shop within one to two days from placing the order. As an Added Bonus, for every eight decals ordered you get a free I-CAR coupon.


www.lipmanonline.com

This website provides Automotive Harness Repair Kits.

Audi


www.partslink24.com
This is a pay website requiring either a daily, monthly, or yearly subscription. Once you register you can have access to view the same exact parts graphics as the dealerships for any model of Audi, Porsche, and VW.

www.parts.com
This website will allow you to view most OEM parts graphics, parts breakdowns, and descriptions.


www.partsvoice.com
This website is the largest open OEM parts locator in the US and Canada. You are able to search for parts based on part numbers or descriptions. This website is awesome.


www.partswebsite.com
This is a website that allows you to select from more than 40 auto manufacturers, enter your location, and then view all wholesale online dealerships in your region.



Acura


www.acuraautomotiveparts.org

This website is dedicated to providing you with Genuine Acura Automotive Parts, as well as providing the most complete inventory. They stock and sell Genuine Acura Automotive Parts allowing you to search by part numbers or year and model.


www.moreoemparts.com

This is a website provided by both oeconnection and Snap-On for viewing factory mechanical parts diagrams. The site also allows for ordering parts for Ford, GM, Chrysler, Nissan, Acura, and Honda vehicles.


www.parts.com
This website will allow you to view most OEM parts graphics, parts breakdowns, and descriptions.


www.partsvoice.com
This website is the largest open OEM parts locator in the US and Canada. You are able to search for parts based on part numbers or descriptions. This website is awesome.


www.partswebsite.com
This is a website that allows you to select from more than 40 auto manufacturers, enter your location, and then view all wholesale online dealerships in your region.



BMW


www.realoem.com
This is a website that allows you to look up BMW part numbers and parts prices. It also allows you to decode all BMW VIN numbers and to view the same exact parts graphics as the dealerships for any model of BMW, with complete parts breakdowns.


www.parts.com
This website will allow you to view most OEM parts graphics, parts breakdowns, and descriptions.


www.partsvoice.com
This website is the largest open OEM parts locator in the US and Canada. You are able to search for parts based on part numbers or descriptions. This website is awesome.


www.partswebsite.com
This is a website that allows you to select from more than 40 auto manufacturers, enter your location, and then view all wholesale online dealerships in your region.



Dodge

www.dodgetruckparts.net
Dodge Truck Parts has been providing trustworthy service for many years. Our trained professionals are always receptive and attentive to hear your questions, listen to your concerns, and get you the correct Dodge part for you. Our low prices and great selection of parts and accessories are only the beginning. For a Dodge Parts buying event you will be more than satisfied with, come to Dodge Truck Parts- your home for Dodge parts and accessories in the Houston, Texas area.



Ford


www.fordparts.com

This website accesses the official Ford parts dealer network and states they can obtain any ford part, any time.

Ability to search by VIN, model, or part numbers and access detailed diagrams that let you view every part in an assembly. Log on to FordParts.com any time for money-saving rebates and better ways to order quality parts.


www.moreoemparts.com

This is a website provided by both oeconnection and Snap-On for viewing factory mechanical parts diagrams. The site also allows for ordering parts for Ford, GM, Chrysler, Nissan, Acura, and Honda vehicles.


www.motorcraftservice.com

This is a website where you can find everything you need to know about Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles- inside or out.

www.parts.com
This website will allow you to view most OEM parts graphics, parts breakdowns, and descriptions.


www.partsvoice.com
This website is the largest open OEM parts locator in the US and Canada. You are able to search for parts based on part numbers or descriptions. This website is awesome.


www.partswebsite.com
This is a website that allows you to select from more than 40 auto manufacturers, enter your location, and then view all wholesale online dealerships in your region.



GM


www.classicindustries.com

This is a website that is recognized as the undisputed leader of the Restoration Parts industry. Classic Industries is one of the largest and respected distributors of reproduction, performance, and original GM and MOPAR parts and accessories in the industry. Try this website for those hard to find parts that have been discontinued.


www.moreoemparts.com

This is a website provided by both oeconnection and Snap-On for viewing factory mechanical parts diagrams. The site also allows for ordering parts for Ford, GM, Chrysler, Nissan, Acura, and Honda vehicles.

www.gmpartsgiant.com

This website is an authorized GM dealer. They have all the GM parts and accessories searchable by the VIN, year and model, or part number.

www.mopar.com/shop-by-dealer/

This is a website that offers authentic Mopar parts and accessories for Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Fiat. Mopar parts and accessories are engineered and built specifically for your vehicle providing precise fit, finish, and quality.


www.partsformygm.com/Scripts/default.asp
This is a website that allows you to look at the factory parts graphics for any GM part or accessory. You can also search for parts by part number, view pricing, and view parts illustrations.


www.parts.com
This website will allow you to view most OEM parts graphics, parts breakdowns, and descriptions.


www.partsvoice.com
This website is the largest open OEM parts locator in the US and Canada. You are able to search for parts based on part numbers or descriptions. This website is awesome.


www.partswebsite.com
This is a website that allows you to select from more than 40 auto manufacturers, enter your location, and then view all wholesale online dealerships in your region.



Honda


www.bkhondaparts.com

This website is your #1 source for discounted Honda OEM parts & accessories! All parts they sell are genuine Honda parts, so you know it will fit perfectly for your Honda. Search by VIN, part number, or key words.


www.estore.honda.com

This is a website that will allow you to view both Honda and Acura factory parts diagrams & part numbers. This website can be used for ordering the parts as well, pending your dealership participation.


https://radio-navicode.honda.com/

This is a website that will allow you to get radio codes directly from Honda. This is specifically convenient when you need a radio code after the battery has been disconnected.


www.moreoemparts.com

This is a website provided by both oeconnection and Snap-On for viewing factory mechanical parts diagrams. The site also allows for ordering parts for Ford, GM, Chrysler, Nissan, Acura, and Honda vehicles.


www.parts.com
This website will allow you to view most OEM parts graphics, parts breakdowns, and descriptions.


www.partsvoice.com
This website is the largest open OEM parts locator in the US and Canada. You are able to search for parts based on part numbers or descriptions. This website is awesome.


www.partswebsite.com
This is a website that allows you to select from more than 40 auto manufacturers, enter your location, and then view all wholesale online dealerships in your region.



Infiniti


http://parts.infinitiusa.com

This website is Infiniti’s factory website and once you register you will be able to access and view the same exact parts diagrams as the Infiniti Dealership. You can search by year and model, part number, or keyword. In addition, you can actually place an order thru the website and it will be processed to your local dealership.


http://parts.nissanusa.com

This website is Nissan’s factory website and once you register you will be able to access and view the same exact parts diagrams as the Nissan Dealership. You can search by year and model, part number, or keyword. In addition, you can actually place an order thru the website and it will be processed to your local dealership.


www.parts.com
This website will allow you to view most OEM parts graphics, parts breakdowns, and descriptions.


www.partsvoice.com
This website is the largest open OEM parts locator in the US and Canada. You are able to search for parts based on part numbers or descriptions. This website is awesome.


www.partswebsite.com
This is a website that allows you to select from more than 40 auto manufacturers, enter your location, and then view all wholesale online dealerships in your region.



Kia


www.kiagenuineparts.com

This website is Kia’s factory website and once you register you will be able to access and view the same exact parts diagrams as the Kia Dealership. Go to and choose from hundreds of Kia Genuine Parts in their Wholesale Collision Parts Guide.

www.parts.com
This website will allow you to view most OEM parts graphics, parts breakdowns, and descriptions.


www.partsvoice.com
This website is the largest open OEM parts locator in the US and Canada. You are able to search for parts based on part numbers or descriptions. This website is awesome.


www.partswebsite.com
This is a website that allows you to select from more than 40 auto manufacturers, enter your location, and then view all wholesale online dealerships in your region.



Lexus


www.lexuspartsnow.com

This website is a genuine Lexus parts seller with a full line of parts and accessories. All of the OEM Lexus parts are accessible in their complete catalog searchable by the VIN, year and model, or part number.

www.parts.com
This website will allow you to view most OEM parts graphics, parts breakdowns, and descriptions.


www.partsvoice.com
This website is the largest open OEM parts locator in the US and Canada. You are able to search for parts based on part numbers or descriptions. This website is awesome.


www.partswebsite.com
This is a website that allows you to select from more than 40 auto manufacturers, enter your location, and then view all wholesale online dealerships in your region.



Mazda

www.partsformymazda.com/Scripts/default.asp
This is a website that allows you to look at the factory parts graphics for any Mazda part or accessory. You can also search for parts by part number, view pricing, and view parts illustrations.

www.parts.com
This website will allow you to view most OEM parts graphics, parts breakdowns, and descriptions.


www.partsvoice.com
This website is the largest open OEM parts locator in the US and Canada. You are able to search for parts based on part numbers or descriptions. This website is awesome.


www.partswebsite.com
This is a website that allows you to select from more than 40 auto manufacturers, enter your location, and then view all wholesale online dealerships in your region.



Porsche


www.autoatlanta.com/porsche-parts/porsche-models.php

This website is the largest Porsche Parts superstore giving you access to Porsche factory parts diagrams and part numbers for vehicle year 1950 and newer.


www.partslink24.com
This is a pay website requiring either a daily, monthly, or yearly subscription. Once you register you can have access to view the same exact parts graphics as the dealerships for any model of Audi, Porsche, and VW.


www.parts.com
This website will allow you to view most OEM parts graphics, parts breakdowns, and descriptions.


www.partsvoice.com
This website is the largest open OEM parts locator in the US and Canada. You are able to search for parts based on part numbers or descriptions. This website is awesome.


www.partswebsite.com
This is a website that allows you to select from more than 40 auto manufacturers, enter your location, and then view all wholesale online dealerships in your region.



Nissan


www.cerritosnissanparts.com/nissanparts/#

This website offers Genuine Nissan parts and accessories that deliver the fit, reliability, and performance of your car’s original parts. Also, when ordered through this website and installed by your Nissan dealer, they’re covered by your warranty. So keep it original, and keep it real with Genuine Nissan Accessories. Search by vehicle year and model, VIN, or part number.


www.courtesynissanparts.com
This website will allow you to search and view the same exact parts graphics as the dealerships for any model of Datsun or Nissan.


www.moreoemparts.com

This is a website provided by both oeconnection and Snap-On for viewing factory mechanical parts diagrams. The site also allows for ordering parts for Ford, GM, Chrysler, Nissan, Acura, and Honda vehicles.


www.parts.com
This website will allow you to view most OEM parts graphics, parts breakdowns, and descriptions.


www.partsvoice.com
This website is the largest open OEM parts locator in the US and Canada. You are able to search for parts based on part numbers or descriptions. This website is awesome.


www.partswebsite.com
This is a website that allows you to select from more than 40 auto manufacturers, enter your location, and then view all wholesale online dealerships in your region.



Toyota


www.toyotapartsandservicehub.com/
This website is Toyota’s factory website and once you register you will be able to access and view the same exact parts diagrams as the Toyota Dealership. In addition, you can actually place an order thru the website and it will be processed to your local dealership.


www.toyotapartseast.com

This website is a genuine Toyota parts seller with a full line of parts and accessories shipped directly from authorized Toyota dealers. All of the OEM Toyota parts are accessible in their complete catalog.


www.parts.com
This website will allow you to view most OEM parts graphics, parts breakdowns, and descriptions.


www.partsvoice.com
This website is the largest open OEM parts locator in the US and Canada. You are able to search for parts based on part numbers or descriptions. This website is awesome.


www.partswebsite.com
This is a website that allows you to select from more than 40 auto manufacturers, enter your location, and then view all wholesale online dealerships in your region.



Volvo


www.volvopartswebstore.com

This website is a Genuine Volvo Parts Web store quick link to order any Volvo OEM Part or Genuine Volvo Accessory online 24/7. Site also offers an Ask a Volvo Tech feature.


www.parts.com
This website will allow you to view most OEM parts graphics, parts breakdowns, and descriptions.


www.partsvoice.com
This website is the largest open OEM parts locator in the US and Canada. You are able to search for parts based on part numbers or descriptions. This website is awesome.


www.partswebsite.com
This is a website that allows you to select from more than 40 auto manufacturers, enter your location, and then view all wholesale online dealerships in your region.



VW


www.vwparts.com

This website offers OEM VW parts and accessories. The right part, with the right fit, can be delivered right away with a simple phone call. No searchlight needed. This site also offers Tech Tips and Position Statements.


www.partslink24.com
This is a pay website requiring either a daily, monthly, or yearly subscription. Once you register you can have access to view the same exact parts graphics as the dealerships for any model of Audi, Porsche, and VW.


www.parts.com
This website will allow you to view most OEM parts graphics, parts breakdowns, and descriptions.


www.partsvoice.com
This website is the largest open OEM parts locator in the US and Canada. You are able to search for parts based on part numbers or descriptions. This website is awesome.


www.partswebsite.com
This is a website that allows you to select from more than 40 auto manufacturers, enter your location, and then view all wholesale online dealerships in your region.

www.car-part.com

This website allows you to locate used parts by year, make, and model and then allows you to sort by the distance from your zip code.

https://pdrtalk.com
PDRtalk is an online magazine, written and curated by expert PDR technicians, highlighting the art and business of automotive paintless dent repair. PDRtalk has two types of articles, pro and public. The pro articles can be viewed by members only and are geared towards PDR technicians. These articles provide information that helps other independent PDR technicians improve their businesses. Some popular topics include marketing, sales training, website help, tools, techniques, social media, certifications, hail storm management, and industry trends.


http://pdrnation.org/
The mission of PDR Nation is to unite the International Paintless Dent Repair community by bringing standardization, accountability and the highest level of ethical practices through universal certification. To collect, manage and distribute technical, educational and business information to all industry related segments to promote a positive image worldwide and bring recognition to the Paintless Dent Repair segment of the automotive repair industry. ”


http://napdrt.org/about-napdrt/
The NAPDRT is a Not for Profit organization that was started by quality PDR Technicians who are concerned about the future of our trade, the lack of consumer awareness about quality paintless dent repair, and its many advantages over conventional body shop repairs. The mission of the National Alliance of Paintless Dent Repair Technicians is to unite independent PDR technicians, and to educate both technicians and consumers about the accountability, quality service, and value provided by our members.

http://www.autobodynews.com/

Autobody News is a primary source of information about the collision repair industry on both a regional and national level.


www.bodyshopbusiness.com

Body Shop Business is a website that provides business management information, market trend analysis, technical content, breaking news, and the latest collision repair products.


www.collisionweek.com

Collision Week is a subscription based news resource that is devoted to providing collision repair participants the news, statistics, and trend analysis needed to compete and prosper in the industry.


http://www.crashnetwork.com

Crash Network is a website that offers a weekly digest of new, views, and information vital to the collision industry in the format that keeps in mind the limited time available to business owner’s company executives.


www.fenderbender.com

Fender Bender is a website exclusively serving collision repair shop owners and operators through examining in-depth real world struggles, successes, and solutions from the industry, providing readers the inspiration, tools, and motivation to help them succeed in this industry,


http://www.searchautoparts.com/abrn/
Automotive Body Repair News is a monthly trade publication serving the collision repair industry. This site provides news, products, and technical service information on a variety of collision repair topics.


www.southernautomotivejournal.com
Automotive Journal for the Southern region of the U.S. Provides up to date news articles, information on parts vendors, etc.

https://www.acap.army.mil/employers/
This website it to search for potential employees, review their resumes for individuals getting out of the military and looking for employment, in addition, this website will allow you to post help wanted ads.


www.collisionhub.com
This website is the “Facebook” equivalent for the Collision Repair Industry. It also has sections to post help wanted ads or look at existing resumes. This website also has several chat rooms that are topic specific. i.e. Lean, Women in the Industry, etc.


http://www.culturalvistas.org/
This is a website company that will allow you to bring foreign workers over on a J-1 VISA legally.


https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/jobs
A Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense. This site allows Veterans to search for jobs as well as businesses to search for employees. Veterans are able to translate skills, build profiles/resumes, etc.


www.mentorsatwork.com
This website is for the assistance with an apprenticeship program and they can assist you with getting funding from the Department of Labor for Federal Grants for your apprentices.


http://www.theresumator.com/

This website helps your team find and hire the right people in less time and for less cost. The Resumator makes it easy to spread the word that you’re hiring. Use simple, yet powerful, tools to easily promote your jobs through your website, job boards and social networks. This site allows you to enjoy the best applicant tracking around. Centralize all applicants, communications and evaluations in one secure location, using workflows to keep applicants moving through your process. Collaborative hiring is accomplished by simply assign roles, set permissions and start hiring. This sites reporting and dashboard analytics help your team make better decisions through each stage of the hiring process. The data will help you hire with confidence.


WIN Career Tracker (Women’s Industry Network) Career Tracker
This website is sponsored by the Women’s Industry Network. An organization that promotes Women in the Collision Repair Industry. Even though the organization is for women, they make their Career Tracker available to any person in the industry male or female. Users may review resumes of potential candidates or post help wanted ads. Also has great tips for interviewing and more.


http://thetalentmonger.com/
Talent Monger is a career marketplace that connects collision shop owners with local, qualified auto technicians. It turns traditional, passive recruiting processes on their head to create an efficient method for finding and hiring new staff.


www.onlineconversion.com/

This website offers a conversion tool that can convert measurements of weight, volume, length, temperature, area etc. There are apps for smart phones as well.


www.YouTube.com

There are some interesting collision related channels that have DIY collision info, 3M SOPs, product info etc.  Subscribe to channels on your web browser or on your smartphone using the YouTube App.

Channels to Watch:

  • Collisionhub- They have news, events, DIY info, and educational videos.
  • FenderBenderMag- You tube version of the online magazine.
  • 3Mautobodyrepair  – They have 3M SOP’s.
  • Kpauser   – They have compliance information.
  • Learnautobody  – DIY’s some good info, some bad info.
  • Cityofstarscollision – some of their repair videos.
  • Butlercollision – They have some DIY videos.  Some good info, some bad info.
  • SATAgmbh  – They have SATA spray gun refinish videos.
  • Mitchellintl – This is Mitchell’s youtube channel.
  • Autorepairhelp101 – They have DIY videos.
  • DIYautoschool – Everything that is wrong about autobody repair.  This guy is trying to get his own reality TV show for his bodyshop.  Great examples/evidence of how not to repair a car.  He thinks he is educating people on how to do bodywork the “right” way.  Extremely comical. Use to show employees on what not to do.
  • SWRNC – same guy as DIYautoschool – it’s the youtube channel for his “business” Southwest Rod and Custom in Texas.  Entertaining to say the least.  It’s no wonder this guy is struggling as a bodyshop owner.  He should go into business as a video editor.

www.SaferCar.gov/vinlookup.

Against a backdrop of increasing automotive recalls, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has gone live with its online VIN-based recall search tool at

Under a recent NHTSA mandate, all major light vehicle and motorcycle manufacturers are required to provide VIN search capability for uncompleted recalls on their own websites, with the data updated weekly. NHTSA’s new VIN look-up tool relies on this information from those sites.

www.sopmd.com

This is a website dedicated to both the creation and effective online delivery of Standard Operating Procedures.

www.cbs.state.or.us/ins/consumer/auto-insurance/auto.html

Oregon Department of Insurance – Auto


www.cbs.state.or.us/ins/consumer/consumer-tips/4845-4_vehicle-total-loss.pdf

Total Loss Tips from Dept. of Insurance


www.ct-clic.com

This website is for the State of Connecticut’s Online Licensing Info Center. This would be the website that an individual would go to for information for their Motor Vehicle Physical Damage Appraiser’s License.


www.propertycasualty360.com/pages/claims-guidelines.php

This is a link to Claims Handling for each specific state

www.bfgoodrichtires.com

This website offers tires for whether you’re on the street, track or off-road, BFGoodrich tires are designed for the driver who puts high performance first. You can search for tires by tire size, name, category, or year, make, and model of the vehicle.


www.michelinman.com

This website offers safe, fuel efficient, long-lasting Michelin tires that provide exceptional performance and extraordinary value. You can search for tires by tire size, name, category, or year, make, and model of the vehicle.


www.rma.org

This website for the Rubber Manufactures Association is a great website for learning more about Tires. For example you can download Tire Information service Bulletins, Wall charts, proper Tire inspection, anything you might want to know Tires you will probably find on this website.


www.tireindustry.org

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is an international association representing all segments of the tire industry, including those that manufacture, repair, recycle, sell, service or use new or retreaded tires, and also those suppliers or individuals who furnish equipment, material or services to the industry. Check out their Links section as well for other helpful websites.

www.autolift.org/

This website is a great resource for learning about what is required for Lift maintenance and inspections as well as what lifts are actually certified. A complete guide to understanding what you need to know for proper lift selection as well as use of a lift.


www.collisionrepairstore.com

This website was built by Robert Williams an Autobody Shop Owner. This website can be used to buy or sell those parts that you may have in stock at your body shop that you can’t return or somehow ended up with. In addition you can also buy or sell used equipment and place help wanted ads.


http://www.collisionedge.com

Today’s Collision Centers are faced with ever increasing challenges. Collision Edge is committed to providing forward thinking shops with solutions to improve communication, visual organization, cycle time and ultimately maximize profits. We are committed to providing the industry with new solutions to old problems.


www.innovativetools.com

This website is dedicated to helping customers be more efficient, productive, and profitable with its uniquely and virtually indestructible work and parts management systems. They offer parts carts, stands, etc.


www.theinductor.com

This website showcases a product line of commercial grade induction heating tools for automotive professionsal which leverages Invisible Heat to remove adhesives bonded to metal quickly, easily, and safely.

www.aapexshow.com

The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo is your connection to the automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators all in one place.


http://www.asrwevents.com/

The International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) and the Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) are the premier events dedicated to the automotive service and repair industries.


http://www.semashow.com/

The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world.

Some of these sites are provided free of charge and some are pay sites which may have several subscription options. Additional information on vehicle maker technical information web sites, including a price list, can be found at www.nastf.org.

Acura (Pay Site)
www.ServiceExpress.Honda.com
This site provides diagnostic and repair information for 1996 and newer OBD II-equipped Honda and Acura vehicles, as well as body repair manuals, service manuals, and electronic troubleshooting manuals. It also contains repair bulletins and tech articles back to 1990. This site, however, is password protected. It requires completing and submitting a sign-up form. Subscriptions are available for 3 days, 30 days, or 1 year.


ALLDATA (Pay Site)

www.alldata.com/collisionadvice/
ALLDATA provides detailed OEM diagnostic & repair information to the collision industry with on-line accessibility and fast, reliable, library staff support. Collision repair procedures, frame sectioning information, vehicle dimensions, panel replacement procedures, mechanical and electrical information as well as TSBs and recall information can be found here.


Aston Martin (Contact information)

www.astonmartintechinfo.com
This site provides contact information on where to access technical, emissions, service training, and diagnostic information for Aston Martin vehicles.


Audi (Pay Site)

www.erwin.audiusa.com
This site contains the same service information that is available to the dealers. In addition they contain specific information for collision repair, aftermarket scan tool use, training self study programs, on-line emission related reprogramming information, tool purchasing and enrollment and access procedures for Security Professionals.


Bentley (Pay Site)

www.erwinusa.bentleymotors.com
This site contains the same service information that is available to the dealers. In addition they contain specific information for collision repair, aftermarket scan tool use, training self study programs, on-line emission related reprogramming information, tool purchasing and enrollment and access procedures for Security Professionals.


BMW (Pay Site)

www.bmwtechinfo.com
The BMW site provides information on vehicle service, technician training, bulletins, etc. Subscription rates are available for one day, one month, or one year. The system requirements for the web site include Windows operating system with Netscape 6.0 or higher or Explorer 5.0 or higher.


Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep (Free Site)

www.installers-mopar.com
The MOPAR Repair Connection web site provides collision, mechanical, and power train repair information at no charge. The web site is compatible with most web browsers and requires few plug-ins to navigate the site.


Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep (Pay Site)

www.techauthority.com
This Chrysler site provides information on diagnostics, service, training, and technical bulletins. The site requires a Windows operating system with Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher. Subscriptions are available for one day, one month, or one year. In addition to purchasing information online, service manuals can also be purchased by calling an 800 number.


Ferrari (Free Site)

www.ferrariusa.com
This Ferrari site provides contact information for ordering technical service information (service@ferrariusa.com)


Ford/Lincoln/Mercury (Pay Site)

www.motorcraft.com
This Ford site provides information on mechanical repair such as OBD II, diagnostic tool support, technical training, and body repair manuals. The body repair manuals are accessed through an online subscription. Subscriptions are available for 72 hours, 31 days, or one year. Currently, body repair manuals are available for the 2002/2003:

  • Explorer/Mountaineer, Focus, Explorer Sport Trac, Ranger, Excursion, Aviator, Taurus/Sable, Thunderbird, Lincoln LS, F-Super Duty, Expedition/Navigator

GM Good Wrench (Free Site)

www.goodwrench.com/gmgoodwrenchjsp/gmspo
This General Motors site is devoted to providing technical collision repair information for a number of late model GM vehicles. Note that the information on this site is from the NACE publications and is not maintained.


Honda (Pay Site)

www.ServiceExpress.Honda.com
This site provides diagnostic and repair information for 1996 and newer OBD II-equipped Honda and Acura vehicles, as well as body repair manuals, service manuals, and electronic troubleshooting manuals. It also contains repair bulletins and tech articles back to 1990. This site, however, is password protected, and requires completing and submitting a sign-up form. Subscriptions are available for three days, thirty days, or one year.


Hyundai (Free/Pay site)

www.hmaservice.com
This Hyundai site provides information on troubleshooting mechanical problems, scan tool updates, body part removal and installation, etc. This site is optimized for the IBM-compatible personal computer and does not show up very well if using a Macintosh computer. There are two areas on this website. One area offers free information to the public and the other requires a password to gain access to restricted publications.


Infiniti (Pay Site)

www.infinititechinfo.com
This site provides information on training, body repair, Electronic Control Module (ECM) program data, and related publications for Nissan and Infinity vehicles. The site provides links for purchasing printed material, CD-ROMs, or online information. Information for 2000 model year and up vehicles is available electronically, and 1999 and older model year information can be ordered in hard copy. Subscriptions are available for one day, 30 days, or one year.


Isuzu (Pay Site)

www.isuzutechinfo.com
This Isuzu site provides access to Isuzu products and services, service manuals, training materials, bulletins, tools, etc. Subscriptions are available for one day, one month, or one year. The system requirements include Windows 95 or higher with Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher, Netscape 6.2 or higher, and Adobe Acrobat Reader.


Jaguar (Pay Site)

www.jaguartechinfo.com
This Jaguar site contains service manual information, and electrical and technical guides. Collision and body information is included in the service manual. Subscriptions are available by the day, month, or year, and can be purchased for 1 model for 1 year, one model for all years, or all models for all years.


Kia

www.kiatechinfo.com
This Kia site provides information on OBD II, service manuals and wiring diagrams, technical service bulletins, tools and equipment, etc. Registration is required and the recommended system requirements include Windows 98 or higher, Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher, and a 128K Internet connection or faster.


Lamborghini

To order technical information for Lamborghini vehicles call 781.788.0600781.788.0600.


Land Rover (Pay Site)

www.landrovertechinfo.com
This Land Rover site provides information on diagnostics, service information, service bulletins, body repair manuals, electrical troubleshooting manuals, training, etc. The subscription allows the user to choose from three different options: one model for one year, one model for all years, or all models for all years. Each of these options can be purchased for a day, a month, or a year. The system requirements include Windows with Netscape 6.2 or higher or Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher.


Lexus (Pay Site)

www.techinfo.lexus.com
This Lexus site provides information on purchasing online information regarding service, parts, tools, training, collision repair, etc. Also included is the procedure for purchasing printed material as well. The system requirements include Windows 98 or higher. Also required are Internet Explorer 5.5, Adobe Acrobat, and Macromedia Flash player. Subscriptions are available for one day, one month, or one year.


Maserati (Free Site)

www.maseratitechinfo.com
This Maserati site requires submitting a registration form and is an online bookstore for ordering service and parts literature and special tools.


Mazda (Pay Site)

www.mazdaserviceinfo.com
EServiceInfo.aspx
This Mazda site provides information on electronics, diagnostics and programming, service tools and equipment, obtaining printed manuals, etc. Subscriptions are available for one day, 30 days, six months, or one year. It includes all models from 1996 to present for service manuals and 1990 to present for all technical service bulletins (TSBs).


Mercedes-Benz (Pay Site)

www.startekinfo.com
This Mercedes-Benz site contains online service and training information, as well as bulletins and information on tools and equipment. Contact information is also given for ordering manuals on CD. Subscriptions are available by the day, month, or year.


Mini (Pay Site)

www.minitechinfo.com
This Mini site provides information on vehicle service, technician training, electronic troubleshooting manuals, and bulletins. Subscriptions are available for one day, one month, or one year. The system requirements for the web site include Windows operating system with Netscape 6.0 or higher or Explorer 5.0 or higher.


Mitsubishi (Pay Site)

www.mitsubishitechinfo.com/epacarb/
This Mitsubishi site provides service manuals and TSBs and information on scan tools, technical training materials, OBD II, etc. Subscriptions are available for one day, seven days, 30 days, six months, or one year. The web site is best viewed in Internet Explorer 6 or Netscape 7 with the monitor set at a resolution of 1024 x 768.


Nissan (Pay Site)

www.nissan-techinfo.com
This site provides information on training, body repair, Electronic Control Module (ECM) program data, and related publications for Nissan and Infiniti vehicles. The site provides links for purchasing printed material, CD-ROMs, or online information. Subscriptions are available for one day, 30 days, or one year.


Porsche (Free Site/Purchase Information)

https://techinfo2.porsche.com/techinfo/index.jsp

The Porsche site contains information on training equipment and tools, workshop manuals, technical information, diagnostic information, and wiring diagrams. Registration is required to access the site and subscriptions to download information are available yearly, or by individual document.


Rolls Royce (Free Site)

www.rrtis.com
This Rolls Royce site contains repair instructions and technical data, diagnostic information, bulletins, campaigns, and information on special tools for 2004 and newer Rolls Royce vehicles. Collision repair information is included in the repair instructions section.


Saab (Pay Site)

www.saabtechinfo.com
This Saab site provides information on special tools, training, service information, etc. Subscriptions are available for one day, 30 days, three months, or one year.


Subaru (Pay Site)

www.techinfo.subaru.com/index.html
This Subaru site provides service manual information, owner’s manual information, TSBs, video training, tech tips, etc. Subscriptions are available for three days, 30 days, or one year. The system requirements include Windows 2000 or higher, 1024 x 768 display resolution, Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher, and Adobe Acrobat Reader 5 or higher.


Suzuki (Pay Site)

www.suzukipitstopplus.com/
This Suzuki site provides information on training, tools and equipment, service, collision (which is included in the service manual), etc. The information is available either in an online PDF file or as printed material. To receive unlimited online access to all vehicle information, subscription rates are available for one day, one month, six months, or one year.


Toyota (Pay Site)

www.techinfo.toyota.com
This Toyota site provides information on purchasing online information regarding service, parts, tools, training, collision repair, etc. Also included is the procedure for purchasing printed material as well. The system requirements include Windows 98 or higher. Also required are Internet Explorer 5.5, Adobe Acrobat, and Macromedia Flash player. Subscriptions are available for one day, one month, or one year.


Volkswagen (Pay Site)

www.erwin.vw.com
This site contains the same service information that is available to the dealers. In addition they contain specific information for collision repair, aftermarket scan tool use, training self study programs, on-line emission related reprogramming information, a parts link, tool purchasing and enrollment and access procedures for Security Professionals.


Volvo (Pay Site)

www.volvotechinfo.com
This Volvo site provides information on service, parts, tool information, owner’s manuals, training, etc. Items are purchased either as printed material, downloadable Acrobat files, or as a subscription to specific documents. Subscriptions are available for three days, 31 days, or one year. The system requirements for this web site include Internet Explorer 5.0 and Netscape Navigator 7.0 or higher. Macromedia Flash 6.0 and Adobe Acrobat reader is also required.

www.optimaworldwide.com

This is a website dedicated to Website Design, Search Engine Optimization, and Web Presence Management.


Estimator Training


Commercial Vehicles (RV’s & Heavy Duty Trucks) Websites

http://www.truckpartsandservice.com/industry-roundup-the-industrys-associations-organizations/
DESCRIPTION: Associations, organizations and trade shows provide the aftermarket with the agenda-setting dialogue, networking and product knowledge that help continue its collective success. This industry enjoys a wealth of resources ranging from general interest to highly specialized groups and events. Following is Truck Parts & Service magazine’s annual roundup of the industry’s associations, organizations and shows.

www.taraassociation.com

DESCRIPTION: To associate and band together in one association the members of the Truck-frame and Axle repair industry in pursuit of the common purpose of mutual benefit and assistance to its members and the general public.

www.axalta.us/transportation
Axalta’s Commercial Transportation Coatings used on the production line and in the aftermarket are identical, so their “repair-in-kind” capability makes it easy to achieve an original factory finish that lasts mile after mile. In fact, thanks to its durability, color selection and gloss, Imron Elite is the choice of five out of six North American heavy-duty truck manufacturers, as well as leading transit bus, coach and other commercial vehicle manufacturers. Shouldn’t their choice be your choice?


www.axalta.us/industrial

For decades, Axalta’s General Industrial Coatings have provided Coating Solutions That Work for a variety of commercial, industrial and institutional applications. Axalta is committed to helping you meet the needs of your most demanding environments, from harsh weather to chemical exposure to wide temperature variation and more. Designed to be easily applied by brush, roller or spray and available in a wide array of colors and gloss levels, our industrial coatings are formulated to provide superior performance with a long life cycle.


www.axalta.us/marine

www.axalta.us/aviation
Axalta’s Aviation Coatings are designed to meet exacting standards for appearance, durability and corrosion protection.


www.coastdistribution.com
This website is a leading supplier to Recreational Vehicle, Marine, Towing, and Outdoor Power Equipment retailers across North America.


www.alldata.com/collisionadvice/
This website allows Via a “collision request” I can ask for tech data on heavy duty trucks for things like panel replacement, wiring diagrams, torque specs etc.


www.hemetvalleyrv.net
This website is a family owned company selling RV Siding and Entryway Accessories.


www.ntpdistribution.com
This website is for RV Parts distribution to dealers, etc.


www.vehicleservicepros.com
This website features products, services and companies that supply the vehicle service and fleet management industries.

http://www.1strespondernews.com/
This website provides news about the fire and ems industry members and suppliers.


www.code3pse.com/

This website sells Fire Truck/Emergency Vehicle parts.


www.fleetspecialties.com/

This website specializes in vehicle warning lights, sirens, speakers and aftermarket products.


www.lionet.com/

This website specializes in Emergency Vehicle Graphics, modern and antique, custom made and ready for installation.

www.ceinetwork.com
Accident management is not a commodity service. Just ask our customers. CEI is North Americas largest accident management and fleet driver safety company. We offer services and savings no one else can because we work directly with our customers in product development. We listen to their needs and develop solutions that drive efficiencies and savings not found anywhere else in our industry. Simply put, it’s what makes us different and what keeps our customers coming back.


www.driversshieldautoclub.com
DriverShield is the key to driving down the costs of automobile ownership. DriverShield is an extraordinary membership program that offers you a wide range of valuable automobile-related services and discounts. Dedicated to combining unparalleled service with attractive discounts, DriverShield can help you deal affordably and conveniently with auto collision repairs, routine maintenance and roadside assistance. The DriverShield Auto Discounts and Services Program is a division of DriverShield, Corp. the nation’s premier auto management company. One of the most valuable benefits of the DriverShield Auto Club is our collision repair management handled through our nationwide network of service facilities. Only the best repair shops pass muster to insure members and clients receive top service and quality repairs at discounted prices. Our ongoing audit of all network facilities assures quality work.


www.phharval.com
Since 1946, PHH Arval has been providing world-class financial and management services for commercial vehicle fleets. Our comprehensive, global fleet management services help organizations like yours ensure that your fleet of cars, trucks and equipment operate at peak efficiency. We understand that our success as your partner is only as good as your fleet’s effectiveness for your organization. Your sales and service vehicles make a real difference to your bottom line – and PHH’s people are dedicated to ensuring that your fleet helps your company achieve its overall goals.


www.wheels.com
We take the time to understand our clients’ unique challenges and then build programs designed to meet those challenges. From there, we find ways to continually improve on improvements. Wheels is able to deliver measurable results for clients worldwide through its 75+ years of a singular focus on fleet management, a relentless pursuit of excellence and a commitment to technology and innovation.


www.GEfleet.com
We provide commercial car and truck financing and fleet management services to help you save time and money and reduce environmental impact. Our tailored solutions address the lifecycle of your fleet – from strategic planning and financing to management and remarketing – to give you the maximum return on your investment

http://www.kpaonline.com/6h-rule-summary.html

This is the website of KPA Online Environmental & Safety Consultants and includes some partial tips on 6H compliance as well as reasons not to file for 6H exemption.


www.epa.gov/collisionrepair/pdfs/20080701_CFR_HHHHHH.pdf

The website has the Federal EPA 6H Text of law.


www.epa.gov/collisionrepair/

This website has the Federal EPA Collision Repair Campaign.


www.epa.gov/compliance/complaints/

This is the federal EPA’s website that inspectors are encouraging shops to report competitors that are in violation of EPA Law


www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety-security/safety-security.htm

This website is from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and explains laws concerning CDL drivers, accident countermeasures manual, safety manuals, new law education


www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/administration/fmcsr/fmcsrruletext.aspx?reg=393.201&guidence=y

This website is from the Federal Motor Carrier Regulations and explains Investigate Subparts of law. This particular section solved an argument when an adjuster claimed that cross members were not considered part of the frame.


www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/pagedetails.action?collectionCode=CFR&searchPath=Title+49%2FSubtitle+B&granuleId=&packageId=CFR-2007-title49-ol1&oldPath=Title+49%2FSubtitle+A&fromPageDetails=true&collapse=true&ycord=1356

This website has the National Highway Traffic and Safety Regulations: Title 49 Transportation Laws


www.industrialhealthtest.com/

This website is for the Industrial Health Test: This is an Ohio Company but there are similar services out there that do pulmonary function tests, respirator fit tests on site to comply with OSHA/NIOSH regs.


www.osha.gov/SLTC/autobody/index.html

This website provides some information that directly relates to OSHA Laws concerning the Collision Repair World like Hazmat, flammable finishes, fire protection, machinery safe guarding, respiratory protection etc.


www.osha.gov/video/respiratory_protection/index.html

This website has OSHA Respiratory Protection Videos: Videos on Fit Testing, Respirator Types, maintenance and care etc.


www.transit-safety.volpe.dot.gov/Safety/Bus.asp

This website is from the Federal Transit Administration and explains Federal Bus Safety Regulation.

www.4statetrucks.com/
This website sells heavy duty truck parts, bumpers, fenders, accessories etc.


www.aeroindustries.com/
This is a website is for a national distribution company of tarp and tarp accessories.


www.alliancetruckparts.com/products/partsreference.asp.
This website is a leading aftermarket parts provider for the commercial transportation industry. It offers an online parts lookup tool enabling a search by either the Alliance Truck Parts number or by a competing supplier’s part number. With the click of a mouse, the parts lookup and cross-reference tool provides the suggested part number and information from Alliance Truck Parts, and by entering a city and state, it offers links to dealers and relevant parts specials in the area.


http://www.all-rite.com/index.php
This website sells Custom RV Parts and Replacement parts for any RV manufacturer.


www.AlternativeMetalWorks.com
This is a website for a company who originated as a fabrication shop but has now diversified into becoming a full manufacturing and processing facility.


www.auveco.com/
With this website, searching their product catalog pdf for part numbers makes clip lookup much quicker.


www.AwningsByZipDee.com OR www.ZipDeeInc.com

This website specializes in made to order awnings for pretty much everything.


www.barnesdistribution.com/
We purchase most of our nuts, bolts and fasteners from them. They provide us the bar coding software and scanners that we use to keep track of our inventory. The software is MRO Pro. We are considering switching to DuPont’s Ordenet Inventory tracking to keep track of all items, not just paint, when DuPont works some kinks out of their software.


www.CoachGlass.com
This website specializes in OEM and aftermarket windshield and side windows for RV’s, buses, and fire apparatuses.


www.CarefreeofColorado.com
This website specializes in Awnings for camping trailers to the most luxurious motor homes.


www.car-part.com
This website allows you to locate Used parts can be sorted by the distance from your zip code.


www.CoastDistribution.com
This website is an online supplier for RV Parts. It offers a Direct Access online dealer catalog.


www.dawsontrk.com/
This website sells hoods, bumpers, doors, grills, headlights, fenders, and skirts on trucks from manufacturers such as Ford, Freightliner, GMC, Mack, International, Kenworth, Mack, Peterbilt, Volvo, Westernstar, and more.


www.detroitradiatorcorp.com/catalog/product/radiators/#!prettyPhoto/0/
This website sells heavy duty truck radiators.


www.Dicor.com
This website specializes in supplies for RV roofing repair and care products and decorative wheel products.


www.drillspot.com
This website allows for the purchase air line supplies at much cheaper price than jobber.



www.ebay.com

On this website you can create a search for specific items like equipment. Sometimes good deals pop up for frame rack tools, forklifts, jack stands etc.


www.ElixirInd.com
This website is a diversified manufacturer, fabricator, and distributor of a wide range of products.


www.Fenderskirts.us
This website manufactures most of the popular fender skirts in fiberglass with metal hardware and clips for clamp on installation without drilling.


www.FindItParts.com
This website is an online market place for heavy duty trucks, transit, school bus, light/medium duty vehicles, and trailers.


http://www.fleetpartsbuyer.com/
This website is an online business-to-business marketplace for heavy-duty truck parts which utilizes existing industry channels and practices whereby manufacturers’ products are sold through local distributors and dealers. The website allows buyers to: Locate replacement parts from thousands of manufacturers, find local parts distributors, locate alternative parts, submit requests for quotes on pricing and availability, and purchase online via a single shopping cart, in cases where parts are available from multiple distributors. The website allows sellers to: Gain access to new buyers by accepting requests for quotes, list locations and contact information, link to existing e-commerce capabilities, begin implementing e-commerce, via fleetPartsBuyer.com, access powerful analytics and cross-referencing capabilities, implement inventory and sales extensions based on line cards and cross-references of alternative parts, and advertise to fleet maintenance managers and buyers


www.fleettruckparts.com/
This website is a distributor of New Aftermarket, Used OEM, Factory Surplus OEM, & Rebuilt parts. With a global warehouse presence they are able to supply the industry with thousands of products cost efficiently & as soon as possible.


www.Freightlinerchassis.com
This website offers reliable, durable, high quality chassis for the industry’s best motor homes, cars and buses.


http://frontends4trucks.com/
This website is a distributor of Titan Hoods and truck parts.


www.heavytruckparts.net/
This website is dedicated to connecting heavy truck recyclers and customers together. Their searchable database contains thousands of truck and truck parts from yards throughout the United States and Canada and their goal is to make buying and selling trucks and parts easy.


www.HemetValleyRV.net
This websites offers RV siding and storage.



www.Icondirect.com

This website sells fenders skirts and wind deflectors.


www.InterstateRVMetalandSupply.com
This website offers RV accessories and supplies from in stock components to custom made RV Parts. Everything needed to maintain, update, and modernize your RV, camper, trailer, or motor home.


http://www.isuzutruckparts.net/
Isuzu trucks make a striking statement on the highway and on the job site. Every element of these trucks has been designed to improve comfort and productivity, all while lowering your cost of ownership. Their low-cab-forward design offers a wide range of advantages over conventional trucks, pickups or cutaway designs.


www.jonesperformance.com/
This website specializes in fiberglass truck hoods.


www.LAFreightliner.com
This website sells mechanical parts and lighting for heavy duty trucks.


www.mickeytrucks.com
This is a great website for the HD truck industry especially those that specialize in beverage or vending trucks. It has the beverage bodies on it. As well as All-aluminum beverage bodies and trailers Dry freight van bodies for several key industries, including beverage, snack foods, furniture, home improvement and vending Specialty equipment for a wide range of applications, including refrigerated delivery and full-service vending Emergency Vehicles


www.nmeda.com
This website is a non-profit trade association of mobility equipment dealers, manufacturers, driver rehabilitation specialists, and other professionals dedicated to expanding opportunities for people with disabilities to drive or be transported in vehicle modified with mobility equipment.


www.Pacific-Dualies.com
This website specializes in wheel simulators and covers for dually trucks.


www.PellandEnt.com
This website sells RV parts direct from the manufacturer. Specializes in Hehr and Kinro replacement windows, 1500+ Holding Tanks, 1000+ water tanks, 600+ fender skirts, and many hard to find RV replacement parts.


www.pgadams.com
This website if for a company can produce Hi-tensile custom truck frames and cross members, Hi-definition plasma cutting up to 50 feet long, Custom forming, rolling, punching, and more! 24 hour Turn Around time guaranteed!!


www.plastic-mart.com/
This website is the nation’s largest plastic tank and water tank distributor.


www.ryderfleetproducts.com/ryder/af/ryder/core/nav/srm/type/Browse/erm/programPage.do;jsessionid=216EC34634F6925E3E7C5C26E9782EBB?programId=176919&channelId=-10447
This website is a leading authorized distributor for more than 160 auto and truck parts manufacturers. With over 50,000 products in inventory, they offer all the aftermarket parts, shop supplies and safety items you need to keep your fleet running smoothly.


www.rvcomfort.com/
This website offers quality names in air conditioning and appliances for RV’s.


www.RVGlassParts.com
This website arranges nationwide repair and replacement services for RV Glass.


www.Rvpartssierra.com
This website is the place to find all your obsolete and hard to find RV replacement parts.


www.rvdoctorgeorge.com
This website is Northern California’s largest used RV parts.


www.stepvanparts.com/
This website is a complete source for Step Van parts.


www.TheLighthouseInc.com
This website specializes in heavy duty truck lighting, safety equipment, and emergency lighting.


www.ToplineMfg.com
This website sells RV accessories, pickup truck accessories such as ladders, mounts, and roof racks.


http://www.utilitytrailer.com/resources/why-utility
This website that has a thorough stock of parts and accessories for all your truck and trailer needs, and will deliver the quality service you’ve come to expect from the first name in trailers.


www.utilimaster.com
This site provides superior upfit capabilities, as well as aftermarket parts to customers across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Our experienced team, from sales and engineering, through production and parts, is dedicated to serving clients to a level that is unmatched in the commercial vehicle industry.


www.Velvac.com
This website is a leading supplier of truck equipment and RV aftermarket parts as well as heavy truck, and recreational and specialty OEM’s.


https://via.ntpdistribution.com/Via/index.jsp
This website is a fully integrated parts and service platform for everything RV.


www.weldingsupply.com
This website offers drastically cheaper welding supplies, wire, tips, mask glass, plasma cutter nozzles etc.


www.Wfcoelectronics.com
This website is the leading supplier of power conversion products for the RV industry.


www.WheelMasters.com
This websites specializes in wheel cover systems and tire accessories.

www.fmcmagazine.com
Family Motor Coaching offers motor home reviews, RC technical articles, and motor home travel information.


www.NTEA.com
NTEA Insider is an Association for the Work Truck Industry. It is a free e-newsletter and they hold Work Truck Trade Show in March.


www.peterbilt.com/onlinemagazines.aspx
First Class Magazine Peterbilt is about new products, trucks etc. Free site.


www.readoz.com/publication?p=491#1_1028352
Fleet Maintenance Magazine is mainly geared to mechanical issues but they do discuss insurance and collision claims. Could be a good opportunity to write collision related articles.


www.rvjournal.com
RV Journal includes travel stories, events, entertainment, and RV information.


www.searchautoparts.com/
ABRN (Autobody Repair News)/ MotorAge are free body shop news magazines for collision repair shop owners, technicians, jobbers and car dealers. ABRN reaches fleets performing collision repair, specialists in frame or refinishing


www.trailer-bodybuilders.com/
Trailer Body Builders Magazine is a free magazine that talks about innovation in truck bodies and trailers. Good statistics about trailer sales to gauge economic outlook for trucking.


www.truckinginfo.com
Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine Heavy Duty Aftermarket Journal are Free Magazines and email newsletters about the Trucking industry. Mainly geared to mechanical maintenance but I’m sure they would have collision info if we provided content for them.


www.truckntrailer.com
TrucknTrailer Magazine is an Auto trader for Truck sales. It does have some used parts and is not a bad place to get an idea of retail value for trucks. Free site.


www.vehicleservicepros.com
VehicleServicePros.com / Fleet Maintenance Magazine, Professional Tool & Equipment Magazine, Professional Distributor Magazine are free magazines and email newsletters about the Trucking industry. Mainly geared to mechanical maintenance but I’m sure they would have collision info if we provided content for them.


Canadian Websites

www.ccif.net/
CCIF (Canadian Collision Industry Forum) provides a forum for the Canadian collision repair industry to share information, best practices and a means to develop solutions to common national issues and challenges. Sponsored by AIA.


www.claimscanada.ca/
Claims Canada is an online resource published by Canadian Underwriter magazine. Best source for Canadian-specific insurance news.

http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/road-menu.htm
This website allows you to search by car make, model and year for recalls. Nice value-add to any customer.


http://canadianautodealer.ca/category/news/
This is a great website devoted to improving dealership operations. A lot of the content translates well to the collision repair side.


www.goodcarbadcar.net/
This website is a great source for Canadian new vehicle sales stats. This guy quotes his sources.

www.aiacanada.com/
Automotive Industries Association (AIA) is a national trade association for manufacturers and wholesalers. The PBE Council offers support and resource for CCIF action recommendations.


www.autoserviceworld.com/
Jobber News Magazine (Canadian trade publication – The Automotive Group) is the only Canadian publication targeted directly at distributors of Canada’s automotive aftermarket. 12 printed issues per year; website is updated daily. Readership of 10,000 +.


www.autosphere.ca/en/collision-industry-news.html
Autosphere.ca (managed by Rousseau Communications) is a venture of Rousseau (who publish le Carrossier and the new Collision Management magazine). It is a good source for Canadian industry news.


www.bodyshopbiz.com/
Bodyshop Magazine (Canadian trade publication – The Automotive Group) has Canadian autobody repair and refinish market news. It has 6 printed issues per year; website is updated daily. Readership of 10,000 +.


http://www.carsondemand.com/
Canadian Automotive Repair and Service Council (CARS) is Canada’s leader in human resource development and training for the automotive repair and service industry. (DuPont uses this site for On Demand online training.)


www.ciia.com/
CIIA (Collision Industry Information Assistance) is a Canadian collision industry resource listing – includes trade associations, provincial regulations, vendors, etc. Managed by HARA / John Norris. Some good reference material but the site is not updated as frequently as it should be; links are often broken or obsolete.


www.collisionrepairmag.com/
Collision Repair Magazine (Canadian trade publication – Media Matters) is a website which also links to Collision Québec (new sister magazine to Collision Repair).


www.lautomobile.ca
L’Automobile (Canadian trade publication – The Automotive Group) is a French trade publication directed at automotive aftermarket shops (collision, service, etc.)