Repair shops say insurers refusing to cover ‘critical’ scans
Car manufacturers will be required to share information about their vehicles with every Australian mechanic if Labor wins the next federal election. Bill Shorten MP believes the measure can keep hundreds of thousands of jobs in Australia.
The customer complained to the Suncorp Recommended Repairer but was told this was the best they could do. The insurer will be looking at it this week, we will let you know the outcome. If you want reassurance your car has been repaired properly get a post repair inspection.
NSW drivers will soon be able to show their licence on their phones if they are pulled over by police, with digital licences due to be rolled out across the state.
Senate advances bill backed by R.I. auto-body shops Use of aftermarket parts may becomme illegal if Australia follows USA
Insurers say the measure, which would loosen the mandate for use of original or after-market parts, would hike up costs for consumers
BMW to allow independent body shops onto certified collision network
It’s been hailed as a “tipping point” for the tech. It’s also deeply strange to listen to.
Certified Collision Group – CCG, which allows single-location and small multi-shop operations to team up and have the power of national MSOs, announced Monday it had added another 57 locations to date this year. The network of independent shops has risen to “200-plus locations,” it wrote in a Monday news release. While it declined to provide its exact shop count for an October 2017 article, our rough tally then estimated around 190 facilities.
The Code of Conduct requires Insurers and Repairers to restore the safety, structural integrity, Presentation and utility of the vehicle. The average consumer can see problems with paintwork. The Code requires Repairers and Insurers to carry out repairs that are in accordance with the documented manufacturer’s technical specifications including those supplied by other industry recognised authorities. I questioned a panel of paint company representatives on Friday at Autocare what their recommendation was for door apertures – to back mask or refinish and did not get a straight answer. One paint company advised they don’t have any documentation for masking training. You all know what is required to rectify the problem. The spot blend on the rear bumper is just a reflection of being on the fixed cost program with NRMA/IAG. Yet another Partner Repair that had to be rectified by an independent repairer who refused to repair to a price.
WHAT’s THE STORY WITH CHOICE OF REPAIRER? In 2017, NRMA updated it’s product disclosure statement in it’s attempt to retain further control of the smash repair market. The move made by NRMA mirrors similar policy changes done by various Suncorp…