Independent Garage Owners
Of North Carolina
Supporting North Carolina Independent
Garage Owners Since 1959
Vendor of the Month
Hodges Insurance Agency
Hodges Insurance Agency is an independent family-owned full-service insurance agency. We specialize in providing health insurance options to small businesses. No matter how big or small your business is, Hodges has you covered. Congratulations!
Member of the Month
Gold Standard Auto Body
Gold Standard Auto Body is located in Hickory, NC and have been IGO members since 2013. They pride themselves on excellent customer service and providing the 'Gold Standard' on every job. Congratulations!
April Collision News
‘Who Pays for What?’ Survey Finds More Than Half of Shops Paid Regularly to Mask Engine Compartment

When Collision Advice and CRASH Network conducted their first “Who Pays for What?” survey in 2015, only about one-third of shops said they were paid “always” or “most of the time” by the eight largest insurers for the...
CCC Introduces Redesigned CCC® Repair Methods, Featuring Enhanced OEM Data

CCC Information Services Inc. announced March 30 a redesign of CCC® Repair Methods, launching the solution with General Motors as the first OEM.
NASTF to Launch Assisted Immobilizer Reprogramming Service

During the week of April 5, the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) will be launching the new Assisted Immobilizer Reprogramming (AIR) service.
Arity behavior database could help body shops market to crash-prone drivers

The telematics company Arity on Friday announced companies could leverage its Core Driving Risk Audiences service and market themselves to drivers of various skill levels.
IGO is proud to host the Automotive Service & Technology Expo - the largest aftermarket auto show in the Southeast! Be sure to mark your calendars for September 24 & 25. Attendee registration and class schedules coming soon!
Upcoming Events
Triangle Chapter Meeting
April 6, 6:30PM at Backyard Bistro

Join us for our first in-person chapter meeting of 2021! We will be enjoying a member dinner and social. Must RSVP in advance to attend.
Reduce Legal Risks For Your Small Business
April 7, 12-1PM EST
Hosted by Attorney Kristy Cook, we will be discussing Reducing Legal Risks for Your Small Business. Join us for this free lunch and learn for more about the ins and outs of legal best practices for running a business.
S Piedmont Chapter Meeting
April 8, 7PM EST
Join us for our first in-person chapter meeting for the Charlotte area in 2021! We will be meeting at 200 North Family Restaurant in Locust, NC. We will be discussing the apprenticeship programs offered in the area. Dinner to be provided. Must RSVP in advance.
Western NC Chapter Meeting
April 13, 6:30-7:30PM EST
Join us for our monthly chapter meeting for the western part of NC. Topic for this month's meeting coming soon.
Missed some events? Recap on our website!
Coaching Corner with ATI
April 15, 12-1PM EST
Join us for our monthly Coach's Corner with ATI! This month's Lunch & Learn is: ADAS & It's Impact on the Repair Shop with coach Keith Manich. Register below!
How To Attract More Technicians To Your Shop
April 20, 12-1PM EST
Join us for a free lunch & learn with our partner WrenchWay! Learn how to make your shop stand out when attracting potential employees. Register below!
Tireside Chat: Coupons - The good, the bad, and the ugly.
April 26, 7PM EST
Join us for our monthly Tireside chat! This month we will be discussing coupons. Are they helpful or hurtful for your business? Free and open to all!
For a full list of our upcoming events, visit our website!
IGO is proud to offer our members the best benefits to offset membership cost. Enrolling in just a few of these programs will save your shop hundreds. Whether its parts, oil, insurance, or marketing, we have what you need to help your business.