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Time to have your say on a critical gap in the industry

Almost any business owner or technician in the collision repair industry knows getting vehicles back on the road is vital …
The final touches were made, and the restoration completed on a 2002 Holden Commodore, the coveted prize in a 'Car-aoke' singing competition.

Bodyshop alchemists transform tired old commodore into the Golden Holden

Not everyone has that Midas touch but a Braybrook bodyshop has shown how they can convert an ageing ruin into …
For fifty years Australia’s largest automotive cooperative Capricorn has believed in the power of the collective.

When rewards come with ease

For fifty years Australia’s largest automotive cooperative Capricorn has believed in the power of the collective. One of the most …
Jacob Body and Paint is one repair business quietly building an outstanding reputation, both with their customers and OEMs.

Partnerships that help build reputations

Jacob Body and Paint is one repair business quietly building an outstanding reputation, both with their customers and OEMs. 

Where passion and colour collide in a lot of fun

For Hot Rod fans, the last weekend in May holds a very special place and the joys of a custom …

 Collision Repair Expo breaks records showing ‘how incredible the industry is’

Australia’s biggest aftermarket expo has lived up to its name, breaking records in attendance over the three day event.
While efficiency is front of mind for body workshops, the environmental impact of products and energy is where Glasurit is making its mark. 

Glasurit 100 Line continues to grow

While efficiency is front of mind for most body workshops, the environmental impact of their products and energy use are …

Product and Services

The objective is to give that perfect as-new OEM finish. Using these techniques may help overcome the pitfalls of a drop coat.

Don’t drop the ball on your drop coat

The objective is to give that perfect as-new OEM finish. Using these techniques may help overcome the pitfalls of a …

Fast curing even in the cold

The advent of a cold winter doesn’t mean slowing down to U-pol.
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 …

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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 …