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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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Friday, March 15, 2013

March, 1983

On this date, there were about 58,000 body shops in the US.  Today, there are about 34,000 and the number shrinks every year.  But don’t worry; repairing your collision-damaged car will not be a problem.  It is also estimated that there are perhaps 20% more body shops in business than need be based on the current and projected future number of vehicle accidents.

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