The podcast series is hosted by I-CAR, and features industry leaders providing their view on a variety of topics related to the transformative and rapid changes within the collision repair industry. The audio series offers listeners access to current and valuable information to give them better insights into the opportunities and challenges facing the collision repair industry.
EP 20 Lessons Learned; Inside A Dedicated EV Center
Join us in this episodes discussion with Terry Mostul, owner of Artistic Auto Body, Inc., a dedicated EV collision repair center serving the entire Northwest. As featured in Collision Reporter: THE ELECTRIFICATION ISSUE, Terry’s Artistic Auto Body, Inc. is an 18-year-Gold Class shop, and he shares with us a deeper dive into the conversation of the opportunities, considerations and challenges associated with creating a dedicated EV collision repair center.
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EP19 Platinum Painting
In this podcast we are speaking to an auto collision technician who was featured in a recent edition of Collision Reporter, and is someone I already know and admire— Leah Gatton, yes, a woman in our “male-dominated” industry who brings 16 years of experience in our industry, as a refinishing tech. Leah, I am so happy to welcome you to our “Driving the Conversation” podcast series.
EP18 Virtual Claims Rise
This podcast dives into the details, opportunities and challenges behind the Podcast Guest’s expertise in virtual and traditional insurance claims, including lessons learned in a huge uptick in virtual claims during the pandemic. The Podcast Guest, Jonathan Chase, is Director, Claims Process & Centralized Services for National General Insurance Company. The podcast supports & supplements Jonathan’s recent article “Virtual Claims on the Rise,” featured in THE VIRTUAL ISSUE of I-CAR’s Collision Reporter magazine; https://info.i-car.com/collisionreporter
EP17 Education Pivots
We have such an important and timely discussion planned for anyone in the collision repair industry who may be caught during this pandemic thinking, "Well, business might be a little slower and I'd like to take some time to get my tech certified with some of the new I-CAR courses, but they're virtually conducted right now and we can't do a hands-on training. So what do I do? Can I still get the same educational value out of the online courses? And is that return on investment there?"
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EP16 Scanning For ADAS
We've recently heard from some great experts at Bosch on Driving the Conversation podcast, they've provided insights on the tooling and equipment size of this evolving conversation. And, today, we're adding to this dialogue with perspective from the experts, asTech. And, speaking of asTech, some of you may recall that earlier this year Jake Rodenroth, asTech's director of OEM and industry technical relations, was part of I-CAR's virtual conference on the topic of navigating the new era of ADAS, and its ripple effect on your business.
EP15 Autel Equipping for ADAS
We have an important and timely discussion plan for everyone in the collision repair industry who is trying to wrap their heads around everything about ADAS, especially the equipment, and what to consider investing in, how and where to start, and it can be really overwhelming. And yet there is a need to become really critical as we get on the cusp of our new model years rolling out with even more ADAS features or advanced driver assistance.
Very knowledgeable information, especially coming from an independent body shop that’s been around for 30 plus years. For them seeing the changes coming faster then ever is hard. I’m 32 and been doing collision work for the past 12yrs and new to podcast so definitely something to look forward to other then listening to music.
Need better audio. Hard to hear and echoes.
Looking forward to future podcasts...
Really impressed with this first podcast from I-CAR---informative, great points-of-view that get me thinking...and learning. I look forward to this continuing. Thank you I-CAR!