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Could vehicle to grid power be the EV game-changer?

The ability to get EV’s charged is in the forefront of the owners’s minds. But what about the potential for …
With an Apprentice of the Year title under his belt at just 17, Josh Coats proves that you are never too young to start pursuing your dreams.

Young and raring to go; the promise in the next generation

With an Apprentice of the Year title under his belt at just 17, Josh Coats proves that you are never …

Partial automation could lead to driver complacency and crashes; report

Two key US safety bodies studying the rate of collisions have revealed  partial automation may not be preventing crashes.

Research reveals the main issues with EV repairs

A new J.D Power study highlights the issues that repairers see with EVs in the workshop, and reveals the most …

Government must support aftermarket to ensure EV transition ‘success’

An inadequately equipped and prepared aftermarket could sour Australian’s EV experience and undermine the move to a zero emission car …

Parked cars top list of crash claims

Crash damage caused when the driver is not even in the car are the among most common form of insurance …

Major OEM wants design rule changes to open up car options

Car giant Mitsubishi is calling for reform to Australia’s design rules to allow more models into the country and achieve …

Product and Services

Glasurit’s 100 Line is fast gaining a global reputation as the most outstanding waterborne basecoat line for eco-effective paint results.

Glasurit range showcased by the best

Whether it is the fiercely fought out competition of the WorldSkills in France or the local workshop owner looking for …
David Azzopardi represents the diverse career pathways the industry can offer and the SAPE Group can make them happen.

A passion for paint perfection

With more than two decades experience in the automotive industry, David Azzopardi represents the diverse and changing career pathways the …
All workshops and garages across Australia’s can benefit from a Rechargeable LED Inspection Light from Narva.

‘See Ezy’ with Narva’s inspection light

All workshops and garages across Australia’s can benefit from a Rechargeable, ‘See Ezy’ LED Inspection Light from Narva.
BASF Coatings Division has been honoured the Red Dot Award in Product Design at one of the most prestigious design competitions in the world.

Outstanding new coating takes out Red Dot Award

BASF Coatings Division has been honoured with the Red Dot Award in Product Design at one of the most prestigious …

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Movers & Shakers

Opening up the vital career gateway to the future

This year has placed recruitment issues as front and centre for many repair businesses but the new advocacy body, the …

Closing a gender gap in crash testing

Her work began with pioneering investigations into whiplash from car crashes but now road safety researcher Astrid Linder has her eye …

The way ahead for Australia’s largest repair group

The new chair for the AMA Group, Caroline Waldron, has a clear message for the repair industry; it must stay …

Entrepreneurial Women in Automotive

One of the National Collision Repairer's entrepreneurial women and future leaders of the industry, has added another award to her resume.

Star apprentice celebrated at awards night

One of the National Collision Repairer’s entrepreneurial women and future leaders of the industry, has added another award to her …

WorldSkills young talent to take on the best with Glasurit

Emerging spray painters at the WorldSkills Global Skills Challenge will be arming themselves with the latest premium refinish products from …
The first winner of the new category at the Collision Repair Awards, the 'Woman in Automotive' Award, has been announced.

Diverse background adds to the business for the new winner of the ‘Woman in Automotive’ Award

The first winner of the new category at the Collision Repair Awards, the ‘Woman in Automotive’ Award, has been announced.
From bartending to supercars, Bonnie Inkster is a shining example of what happens when you drown out background noise and pursue your dreams. 

Welding her future to the world of Supercars

From bartending to working on supercars, Bonnie Inkster is a shining example of what happens when you drown out background …

Special Reports

Barry Edney discusses a selection of the challenges and "hot topics” currently facing collision repairers in Europe.
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An Australian legacy to stand the test of time

A career in the automotive repair industry is guaranteed to be a challenging endeavour. For the Maher family, this challenge …
Four minutes away from the crystal-clear waters of Esperance Bay, Melisa and David Rowe have set up shop in a beautiful town in WA.

Local workshop thriving in a rural community

A four-minute drive from the crystal-clear waters of Esperance Bay, Melisa and David Rowe have set up shop in one …
The Karavasilias from the MPSR Group are shining examples of a successful career in the automotive industry.

How this Sydney business took risks but set itself up for growth

Johnny and Sarah Karavasilias from the MPSR Group are shining examples of the different pathways that can lead you towards …
Repair workshops face new challenges every day but the tide of change, with new powertrains and technology, appears to be accelerating.

How one repair shop is set on a new automotive horizon

Repair workshops face new challenges every day but the tide of change, with new powertrains and technology, appears to be …

‘Like everybody’s part of a big family’; finding the support you need

Friends in need may well be friends indeed, but it also helps to have support and advice in the everyday …