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Top industry gong goes to Tasmanian repair veteran

The repair industry’s top honorary award has been revealed.
The Freedom of Mobility Forum released the results of a new survey that measures the change in mobility habits of people in five countries.

Freedom of Mobility Forum suggests a slow change to ‘green’ transport

The Freedom of Mobility Forum released the results of a new survey that measures the change in mobility habits of …
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.
The changing world of automotive technology can leave business owners daunted. In such situations there is nothing like calling in the experts

Overcoming a growing barrier to repair efficiency

The rapidly changing world of automotive technology can leave some business owners bewildered and daunted, in such situations there is …
From six finalists, to one winner, the Next Generation Leader Award at the Collision Repair Awards has been announced.

A Melbourne local wins Next Generation Leader Award

From six finalists to one winner, the Next Generation Leader Award has been announced.

Self-driving cars? Australians are open but want to keep control

New research has revealed Australians are open to the future of self-driving cars but want to retain ultimate control.

ACIA gets the skills message across in SA

The repair industry’s new alliance, aimed at solving the skills shortage, has wrapped up another capital city visit in its …

Product and Services

Lifting and clamping are fundamentals of any workshop, doing them safely and efficiently makes for a quicker turnover and happier clients.

Car-O-Liner’s reliable and flexible system

Lifting and clamping are fundamentals of any workshop but doing them securely, safely and efficiently can make the difference to …
Car-O-Liner have taken their innovative approach to workshop solutions and quality, and incorporated them in a range of lifting devices.

Giving a workshop the lift it needs

Car-O-Liner have taken their innovative approach to great workshop solutions and trusted quality, and incorporated them in a range of …

Clearing up the confusion about weld through primer

Weld through primer is one of the most misunderstood materials in auto restoration. Weld through primers contain either zinc or …

Farécla’s polishing partnership worth seeking out

For workshops looking for a combined polishing system that will help deliver the best outcomes with less effort and lower …

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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

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 …
National Collision Repairer Lifetime Achievement Awards finalists have been announced.

2024 Lifetime Achievement Awards finalists announced

The 2024 National Collision Repairer Lifetime Achievement Awards finalists have been announced in three categories including Women in Automotive Award, …

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 …

Special Reports

Barry Edney discusses a selection of the challenges and "hot topics” currently facing collision repairers in Europe.

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Talking Shop

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 …

Adding light and space to inspire training

When a workshop is cluttered or tired looking, a change of scenery may be what is needed to inspire staff …
Talking Shop – Max Auto Smash Repairs

Talking Shop – Max Auto Smash Repairs

The National Collision Repairer chats with Jamie Carruthers, who shares his journey and discusses his current businesses as he celebrates …

Max Auto Smash Repairs

We visit Max Auto Smash Repairs and chat with owner Jamie Carruthers who shares his journey as he celebrates Max’s …