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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, March 5, 2013

March 4, 1902

For many years, when a motorist’s car was disabled while on the road, either due to mechanical failure, or collision damage, the common thing to do was “Call AAA” summoning a tow truck.  That procedure still holds true today.  The American Automobile Association (AAA) was founded on this date when nine motor clubs banded together and became one club, 1,500 members strong.

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