BASF Automotive Refinish

Southfield, MI 48033


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26701 Telegraph Road , MI 48033
Southfield, MI 48033
(248) 827-4670

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Are you being reimbursed for all waste disposal?

Dec. 11, 2023
All disposal expenses incurred during a collision repair are directly linked to the insurance claim and are reimbursable.
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How the elite compete

Oct. 6, 2023
Collision centers will need to change the way they operate as they focus on the OEM-certified business model and move away from the insurance direct repair program (DRP) model...
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What is feather, prime, and block?

Aug. 8, 2023
This refinish operation is required to restore a repaired panel to a new undamaged condition. Documentation and education are key to overcome any contention with third party payers...
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Harness the chaos of parts management

June 1, 2023
Review your ordering processes to bring some stability to your parts program.
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Finding the value in estimating guides

April 4, 2023
Spend some time on your estimating system’s P-pages to make your damage appraisals more informative and profitable.
There are several critical steps that must be performed before any disassembly to identify damage not visible at first glance.

5 critical steps in blueprinting: the 'who, what, where, why, and how' of the repair

Feb. 23, 2023
Removing parts and looking at a vehicle will not let you see everything that is wrong with the vehicle after a collision. There are several critical steps that must be performed...
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The complexity of today’s vehicles is changing rapidly, and the days of assigning a repair to your “A” tech who would handle the complete repair are gone.

Assign the right skill set for ADAS repairs

Feb. 1, 2023
Technicians need more knowledge for ADAS than for typical mechanical repairs.
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Paint supplies/paint materials include paint, clearcoat, and the tapes, gap-filling materials, masking paper, sandpaper, cleaners, thinners, and additives used during the refinish process.

The intricacies of paint material profitability

Dec. 5, 2022
Understanding the difference between liquid products and materials is the first step to profitability.
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Don’t hesitate to ask!

Sept. 28, 2022
When documenting damage, just ask better. Think like a news reporter and offer the 'who, what, why, where, and how.'
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How to collect for today's paint materials

Aug. 26, 2022
Although paint colors are now well beyond basic black, paint materials are still multiplied based on estimated paint hours, as they were for single-stage colors. Billing your ...

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Talk with your customers

June 29, 2022
Walking the customer through the repair process helps them understand why an eight-hour repair won’t be ready by five o’clock.
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DRP-dependent vs. OEM-focused

May 2, 2022
It takes strategic planning to determine which DRP to move away from and which OEM certification to pursue
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Before you begin repairing EVs, you will need some very specific equipment, including a high-voltage lift table.

Are you prepared for electric vehicles?

March 28, 2022
Repairing an EV isn’t for everyone, especially those who are not equipped and trained properly
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Your homework assignment: 5 areas to focus on in 2022

March 1, 2022
Sales per RO, sources of work, severity breakdown, touch time, and paint hours per RO will show you where to focus improvement efforts and how to bring sustainability to your ...
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The trials of the collision industry

Jan. 25, 2022
Make changes to your business that remove frustration will allow you to create sustainability and feel more successful
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Validating vehicle repairability

Nov. 30, 2021
With new vehicle designs and technology taking hold, validating whether or not a vehicle can or should be repaired isn’t as easy as it used to be.