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Plugged-In: EV repairs and write-offs both rise in US

Electric vehicle repairable claims frequency rose to new highs in the North America with increases of approximately 40 per cent …

High-tech chemicals to help make batteries run better

The future of global mobility is gradually shifting to electric drivetrains of one form or other and the success of …
Finding solutions for repair workshops with innovative products has been at the heart of the SAPE Groups commitment to the industry.

Clear cut advantages for a perfect finish

Finding solutions for repair workshops with innovative products has been at the heart of the SAPE Groups commitment to the …
A recent study has shown that Australia's best selling cars are involved in the growing number of wildlife strikes each year. 

Ignore at your peril: Wildlife strikes rise 22 per cent

A recent study has shown that Australia’s best selling cars are involved in the growing number of wildlife strikes each …

Multiple industry voices demand high need repair roles are on priority list

The voices from the repair industry have been consistent and strong on the roles they want included in the federal …
Productivity is essential for smooth operations in any workshop. Car-O-Liner’s workbenches offer an efficient and effective solution.

Speed and efficiency

Workplace productivity is essential for smooth operations in any workshop. Car-O-Liner’s workbenches and equipment offer an efficient and effective solution …

The next big Japanese car player declares its electric future

In a week that has seen some definitive statements from Japan on its envisioned future for the Australian car parc, …

Product and Services

The automotive refinish industry is witnessing a transformative trend that is reshaping the way car panels are prepared.

New flexible packaging

The automotive refinish industry is witnessing a transformative trend that is reshaping the way car panels are prepared.

A window into the future; tech insights from the world

A window on the world can reveal future trends and lessons for the Australian collision industry. Don’t miss the chance …
There’s nothing worse than a dead battery just when you need it most.

Reliability when you need it most

There’s nothing worse than a dead battery just when you need it most.
U-pol Raptor products have developed an industry reputation for ultra-durability across a range of applications and temperature resistance.

The Raptor evolution is here

Since its introduction into the automotive scene, Raptor products from U-pol have developed an industry reputation for ultra-durability across a …

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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

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 …
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, …

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

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 …

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 …