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October 15, 2019

Honda Body Repair Revisions

Removal of aluminum coating on 1,500 MPa steel is among the changes to Honda welding & sectioning guidance.

Honda last month “extensively revised” its general guidelines for welding and sectioning its vehicles.

The OEM said the document supersedes a 2017 edition (which was largely similar — it appears merely to have changed a phone number — to the August 2016 variant we wrote about here).

Repairers will want to review the new document, dated September 2019, and purge your shop of prior versions.

“The following are general guidelines for welding and sectioning Honda vehicles. It also lists the most current, Honda approved methods and [...]

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October 2, 2019

Calibration road time can be extensive

Calibration may mean much more than a mere test drive.

Calibration road time can be extensive and not the same as an alignment test drive.

Recalibration of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) or even a tire-pressure sensor (TPS) can be an involved operation, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists pointed out Wednesday in a new video educating repairers that a calibration may mean much more than a mere test drive.

Test Drive

The concept of a test drive isn’t even included in any of the three estimating systems, except as part of the CCC and Mitchell book time for an in-house wheel alignment, narrator Aaron Schulenburg explains in the video posted [...]

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August 21, 2019

Southwest Collision recognized by Gallagher Bassett

Gallagher Bassett has recognized Southwest Collision as a premier performer in the Phoenix valley.

The goal for the Gallagher Bassett Bodyshop Referral Network is to build ongoing relationships with participating shops for our mutual customers’ vehicle repair needs.

Gallagher Bassett has selected Southwest Collision to help them with their repairs of custom and exotic vehicles.

When a claim is referred to Southwest Collision, a Gallagher Bassett Retention Manager works with Southwest Collision directly to ensure the proper information is included in estimates written.

Gallagher Bassett is one of the highest and best [...]

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August 19, 2019

Kudos from Customers

Kudos from our customers: One of our writers, Jeremy, received a personalized card from another satisfied customer.

Kudos Card to Jeremy

And our General Manager, Mike, not to be outdone, received another handwritten card in the same week!

Kudos Card to Mike

And Mike’s card contained a letter that also called out our technicians behind the scenes who did the work that prompted the kudos.

Thank you, Southwest Collision team, we appreciate you!

To make your appointment for a free inspection, click here.

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May 29, 2019

What Will the Collision Landscape Look Like in 10 Years?

What will the automotive collision landscape look like in the future? Hit the link for an in-depth look!
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