AASP-IL/Collision Advice Webinar -FREE for MEMBERS

Collision Repair Advisory Board Meeting

Wednesday, November 15

Time 11 am – 1 pm

Location: Parkland Applied Technology Center 2400 West Bradley Ave Champaign, IL 61821

  1. Review of Program Sequence and Curriculum
  2. Content Expert Hiring
  3. Lab Vehicles
  4. Department of Labor Apprenticeship Registration Day
We understand that scheduling can be challenging, but we urge you to prioritize attendance at both meetings. However, if circumstances prevent your participation, please don’t hesitate to send a representative from your team.
Please forward to people from your team or others in the industry that you think should join us.
For any inquiries or further assistance, please feel free to reach out to us.
Future Events:
11-27 WILCO Career Center classroom visit with Ford ASSET and D’Orazio Ford
11-29 Rantoul High School / Sheilds Automotive / Ford ASSET (Looking for Collision Repair businesses to join me)
12-7 Normal West High School Career Fair (Tentative – let me know if you want to join me)
12-8 BACC classroom visit with Ford ASSET and Sam Leman
Please let me know if you would like to plan a recruiting event specific to your location or local high school.
Jon Ross
AST Department Chair
Parkland College

IN PERSON TRAINING- HANDLING NON-REPAIRABLE CLAIMS

AASP-IL/Collision Advice Webinar -FREE for MEMBERS

A virtual meeting invitation will be sent out after registration is completed. 

Upcoming Meetings- Apprenticeship

Meeting 1: Tuesday, October 24 Time: 11 am – 12 pm

Location: Virtual – MSTeams meeting request to be sent separately.

Topic: Preparing for Your New Apprentice

Discover best practices for ensuring your apprentice’s success, including setting clear expectations, long-term retention strategies, and the importance of mentorship.

  1. Celebrate your investment in nurturing your own technician.
  2. An in-depth discussion on the certifications your apprentices will complete during their on-the-job training in your shop.
  3. Explore entry-level toolkit requirements.
  4. How Parkland College can help you recruit an apprentice

Meeting 2: Wednesday, November 15 Time 11 am – 1 pm

Location: Parkland Applied Technology Center 2400 West Bradley Ave Champaign, IL 61821

Topic: Collision Repair Advisory Board Meeting

  1. Review of Program Sequence and Curriculum
  2. Content Expert Hiring
  3. Lab Vehicles
  4. Department of Labor Apprenticeship Registration Day

Collision OEM Share Initiatives – a new initiative to improve OEM Parts sales! 

  • Wednesday, October 4th:  5:30-6:30pm
    AASP-IL Members/Nissan Certified Repair Network
  • Wednesday, October 18th:  5:30-6:30pm
    AASP-IL Members/Nissan Certified Repair Network/State of Illinois Collision Repairers

FREE In-Person Legal Seminar

September 28, 2023

Speaker:  Patrick J. McGuire, P.C.
90-minute training followed by 30-minute Q&A.

Topic:  Do you know the laws that impact your collision business every day?

Date:  Thursday, 9/28

Time:  6:00 – 8:00 pm

Place: Holiday Inn
1301 Avenue of Mid-America Effingham, IL 62401

Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages are provided by Axalta.

Savings4Members Informational Meeting with Q & A – SEPTEMBER 20, 2023

Wednesday, 9/20 from 10:00-10:30 am

A Zoom invitation to join this meeting will be sent after you register!

Annual Golf Outing – August 31, 2023

8/31 – Old Orchard Country Club, 700 W Rand Rd, Mt. Prospect IL 60056 

9:00am  – Registration

9:45 am – Group Photo in the back of the Club House Entrance

10:00 am – Shotgun Start

BBQ Lunch – provide your ticket for lunch

4:30 pm – Banquet & Raffle start time

Webinar Series

Legal Series Webinars

Collision Laws 101: The Nuts and Bolts, 6-Part Webinar, Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm

Collision repairers who understand their legal rights and responsibilities have a distinct advantage over those who don’t. This six-part seminar series is essential for anyone who needs a refresher or would like to learn about the laws that impact collision repairs in Illinois. It is designed to provide a cost-effective and convenient way to get an overview of current law with a focus on practical, day-to-day issues. Each seminar will include 50 minutes of instruction followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. The speaker, Patrick J. McGuire, is an Illinois attorney who has 20+ years of experience advising and representing shops.

Price: $400 AASP-IL member/$600 non-mem.

  • JUN 7th The Illinois Collision Repair Act was enacted in 2004 and applies to repairs over $100. Compliance with the law is mandatory and, when properly understood, can help simplify a shop’s workflow and provide confidence when dealing with consumers and insurers. Non-compliance, on the other hand, can be very costly. Learn what you need to know to comply with the law and how it can help you maximize profits while minimizing liabilities.
  • JUN 21st First-party claims: Learn the basic things everyone should know about typical policy provisions, statutes, and regulations that apply when a customer is making a claim for collision repairs under his or her own insurance policy, including issues related to deductibles, aftermarket parts, OEM procedures, paint caps, shop liability, diminished value, bad faith, and DRPs.
  • JUL 12th Third-party claims: Learn the practical differences between first-party and third-party claims and what every shop owner should know about typical policy provisions, statutes, and regulations that do not apply when a customer makes a claim against an at-fault party and his or her insurance policy, including issues related to deductibles, aftermarket parts, OEM procedures, paint caps, shop liability, diminished value, and DRPs.
  • JUL 26th Shop liability in the age of ADAS and OEM procedures: With the increased complexity of modern vehicles and their safety systems, the liability associated with repairing such vehicles has also increased. What are your options if a customer or insurance company says that they don’t want to pay for an OEM procedure? How would a court determine whether your decision to perform or not perform the repair was negligent? Unfortunately, shops have been known to make decisions that increase their liability while decreasing profits while a more legally sound approach could do just the opposite; that is, decrease liability while increasing profits (and peace of mind).
  • AUG 16th Total-loss vehicles: What are the rules? This session will focus on what you need to know to increase your chances of getting paid for your labor, skill, materials, and storage charges and decrease your chances of getting stuck with a practically worthless salvage vehicle.
  • AUG 30th Post-repair rights and remedies: Many shops don’t realize that Illinois law provides repairmen with a variety of options for enforcing payment for their services. Each one has its pros and cons so the question is knowing which option is best in a particular situation, presuming of course that you established your right to payment at the outset and protected it throughout the repair process.