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Auto Body Shop Discussions

Auto body shop discussion forum. Business and general topics relating to the automotive collision industry.

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  1. Auto Body Marketing

    The auto body shop business has seen great changes throughout the years. How are auto body shop owners marketing their businesses to keep pace with technology and the fierce competition today? What steps are being taken to secure your future?

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  2. Insurance Companies

    With the high cost of labor, equipment, training and other rising costs, how are auto body shops coping and dealing with insurance companies?

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  3. Parts, Paints, & Supplies

    The debate rages on and we would like to hear from auto body shop owners on how they feel about using aftermarket parts and original factory parts. Do aftermarket parts compromise your work? Are all factory parts better, or is it hype? What paints and supplies do you use?

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  4. Auto Body Shop Efficiency

    With the ever increasing challenges auto body shops face these days; efficiency plays an important part to insuring a successful business. What are auto body shop owners doing to increase efficiency and productivity; whether through business management systems, investing in new technology, training, etc?

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    • Auto Care Association Supports Supreme Court Decision Allowing States to Collect Online Sales Tax POSTED BY AUTO CARE NEWS ON JUNE 21, 2018 The Auto Care Association applauds today’s decision by the Supreme Court to permit states to collect sales tax on purchases of products made over the Internet. The 5-4 decision means that online sellers will now be on a level playing field with brick and mortar retailers regarding charging sales tax. The Auto Care Association had filed an amicus brief with other retail groups urging the Supreme Court to hear the case based on the price advantage that the current system provided on-line sellers. The decision overturns a previous Supreme Court decision that required companies to have a physical presence in the state where the purchaser resided in order to charge sales tax. 

      “This is an important decision for many of Auto Care’s retail members and we are pleased that the Supreme Court saw the unfairness in the current system and determined to make everyone play by the same rules,” said Aaron Lowe, senior vice president, regulatory and government affairs, Auto Care Association. “We hope that implementation of the sales tax will be done uniformly across state lines to ensure a fair and efficient system of tax collection.
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    • SCOTUS just ruled that online sellers have to charge sales tax to all online buyers. This is huge. So many times when matching Tire Rack the sales tax puts us at a disadvantage. No more. It's about time!
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