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The History of the Automobile in America,

it’s mechanical and auto body technology and development, the people who drive them, the laws they are subject to, the evolution of the roads they drive on, and almost inevitably, the technology required to recover a collision-damaged vehicle and return it to drivable condition, are all intertwined. The history of the collision repair industry, most specifically, the many companies that support the industry, have a long and interestingly varied past.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013


The decade of the 40’s saw such automotive innovations as automatic transmissions, safety-rim wheels, two-speed electric windshield wipers, electro-hydraulic power windows and seats, and disc brakes.  Car design was influenced by aviation and the air war over Europe and the Pacific theater.  The once-boxy automotive design was becoming sleeker, and more stylish – adding new challenges to their repair after a collision. 

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