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CollisionCast is the premier collision repair industry podcast, helping shop owners and operators improve their businesses with real-world solutions to common problems, delivered by leading industry experts and elite shop leaders.


Last Episode Date: 11 June 2024

Total Episodes: 100

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11 June 2024
CollisionCast: 5 Exceptional Traits of Gen Z Employees

In this episode, the team at Ratchet+Wrench, a sibling publication to FenderBender, interviews Sara Fraser of Haas Performance Consulting to dispel the myths about Gen Z workers and discuss five traits that make them among the best workers in the workforce.

24 min
31 May 2024
CollisionCast: How NACAT Serves Automotive Educators

Drew Barnes and Heather Sebben of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers discuss what NACAT is and how it serves the automotive industry. They are approaching their 50th anniversary of operation and plan to celebrate it at their annual conference this summer.

29 min
14 May 2024
CollisionCast: Stopping Data Pumps at Your Shop

Data security and privacy may seem hard to achieve, but there are solutions to those issues in collision repair. Pete Tagliapietra, the managing director and founder of DataTouch, explains what data pumps are, how they operate, and what DataTouch is doing about it.

26 min
23 April 2024
Repair-planning with Data-Driven Repair Recommendations

How shops approach repair planning is often not optimal for where collision repair is headed, with added repair cost and complexity. Although much of repair planning is currently focused on identification through the pre-scan, it needs to move to data-driven repair recommend...

17 min
9 April 2024
TAP: Solving the Tech Shortage via Apprenticeship

The tech shortage is impacting many trade industries, including the collision repair industry. Eddie Hightower, the senior vice president of sustainability and social responsibility at Caliber Collision, shares how their Technician Apprentice Program (TAP) is making a differ...

20 min
26 March 2024
Behind the Cost of Repairing EVs

If something is expensive to buy, it’s likely even more expensive to repair. This certainly applies to EVs. Kevin FitzPatrick, the senior vice president of North America operations at Opus IVS, explains why this is the case and how quickly one should get certified to repai...

13 min
12 March 2024
A Preview of the WIN 2024 Conference

The Women's Industry Network provides great networking and connection opportunities for women in the mail-dominated collision repair industry. WIN 2024 Conference Chair Blair Womble and member Kim Frasher talk about what attendees can expect at the conference, May 6-8 in New...

27 min
27 February 2024
Maintain Standards with Phone Call Audits: A Deeper Dive with Drew Bryant

The first impression of your business often starts with your phone call-handling process. In this episode, FenderBender Columnist Drew Bryant, owner of DB Orlando Collision Center, expands on his February column and talks about why it's essential to implement a call auditing...

20 min
13 February 2024
CollisionCast: Are You Covered by Business Interruption Insurance?

Events out of your control can happen that will keep your shop closed, such as storms, fires, and more. You may be covered to repair your building and replace its contents, but how will you keep the business afloat if you are unable to operate? David Willett, the chief under...

23 min
30 January 2024
Developing Dealership Relationships: A Deeper Dive with Drew Bryant

As new-car dealerships pull back from collision repair, are you developing relationships with local car dealers to ensure their customers come to you when they need your services? FenderBender Columnist Drew Bryant, owner of DB Orlando Collision Center, expands on his Januar...

21 min
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