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Windshield Replacement Public Service Announcement from ABARI

This message is for anyone in need of a windshield replacement in their vehicle. If your vehicle is 48 months old or newer, you are entitled to an original manufacturer certified replacement windshield, not an imitation. A safety study found that an improperly replaced windshield can result in significant consequences for the proper functioning of your vehicle, including lane departure warnings and automated accident avoidance systems. Unfortunately, due to a …Read More

Couple Awarded $42 Million for Crash Injuries After Body Shop Glues on Replacement Roof

The body shop claims the insurance company bullied them into performing a cheaper repair. In a verdict that could potentially change the way body shops do business, a Texas jury has awarded a couple $42 million after they were severely injured in a crash they should have walked away from—except, a repair center had secretly glued a replacement roof onto their car, instead of welding it on as the manufacturer specified. It’s …Read More

Auto body & insurance industries face off in debate over auto body parts bill

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WNAC) – Jina Petrarca, Spokesperson for the Auto Body Association of Rhode Island, and Frank O’Brien, Vice President of state government relations for the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, joined Dan Yorke to debate a new collision repair bill that has passed the Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee. Original article here

RI “One of the The Top 10 most profitable states for Auto Insurers”

CrashNetwork.com: Overall profit margins for personal auto physical damage insurers improved to 5 percent in 2013, an increase of 1.6 percent over 2012, and right in line with the average profit margin enjoyed over the past 10 years. The data, the most recent that has been released by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and analyzed by Auto Insurance Report, shows that the most profitable states for physical damage insurers …Read More

U.S. Senator Reiterates Call to Investigate Auto Insurance “Scheme”

This article has been provided by CollisionWeek.com and is being reproduced in its entirety with the intent to inform consumers. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 U.S. Senator Reiterates Call to Investigate Auto Insurance “Scheme” A frequent critic of both insurance companies and vehicle manufacturers, U.S. Senator Blumenthal of Connecticut asks Attorney General to investigate possible illegal practices by auto insurers. Asks for DOJ update on 1963 Consent Decree’s applicability to today’s …Read More

CNN Exposes Auto Insurer Schemes

This 2015  featured investigation from CNN’s “AC360” with Anderson Cooper brings to light the fact that insurance companies are often times skimping on safety by using “recycled, remanufactured” and often “junk” parts to repair your car – and pad their profits. • Click here to view the segment in full on CNN.com Excerpts from the segment: Car repair shops say auto insurance companies are coercing them to use cheap parts …Read More