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PPG tackles battery safety issues

PPG is taking an active part in the bold new world of alternative automotive power sources and meeting the specific …

Ambassadors, resources, events and more; ACIA lays out its strategy

The industry alliance aimed at addressing the skills shortage has taken its next big step forward with the release of …
The call for the sharing of critical data on causes of road trauma has never been louder, after the increase in road deaths this year.

Worst road toll in more than a decade must drive crash data; AAA

The call for the sharing of critical data on causes of road crash trauma has been amplified by an 11.2 …
The Collision Repair Expo brings high exposure to eager businesses and the opportunity to showcase the best in automotive innovation.

Experts from around the world showcase cutting-edge technology

Australia often relies on the innovation of automotive technology from far flung places, so there is nothing like having those …

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 …
The new NHTSA rule will require automatic emergency braking (AEB) on all new vehicles obligates repair businesses to prevent non-compliance.

Mandatory automatic braking the next step in safety campaign

A new rule for vehicles to require automatic emergency braking (AEB) has been introduced in the United States to reduce …
The United States have quadrupled tariffs on Chinese-made electric cars, in a move that may impact vehicles sold by all manufacturers.

Trade war ramps up as US quadruples tariffs for Chinese-made cars

The United States has quadrupled tariffs on Chinese-made electric cars, in a move that may impact vehicles sold by all …

Product and Services

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 …

Back to a new kind of grind

Tradesmen and women have long enjoyed the flexibility, convenience and safety of cordless hand tools, so repair technicians will welcome …
Recent figures show almost one quarter of new vehicles are made up of hybrids and EVs and it is only a matter of time before their presence is felt on the repair shop floor.

Handling the future safely

Recent figures show almost one quarter of new vehicles are made up of hybrids and EVs and it is only …

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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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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 …
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 …