Independent Garage Owners
Of North Carolina
Supporting North Carolina Independent
Garage Owners Since 1959
Vendor of the Month
NTW - National Tire Wholesale
With leading brands you rely on, covering the segments and specialty products you need, NTW delivers great prices, promotions and incentives year-round. NTW is a new member of IGO and is looking to support members. Congratulations NTW!
Collision Member of the Month
CARSTAR Spring Valley Auto Body
CARSTAR Spring Valley Auto Body is a complete auto care facility located in Columbia, SC. They offer body repairs, refinishing, as well as mechanical repair. Spring Valley Auto Body has served the Northeast area since 1983 and been an IGO member since 2011. Congrats!
May Collision News
Virtual Claims Becoming the Norm for Auto Insurance

Prior to COVID-19, just 15% of auto insurance claims were handled virtually. Following shutdown measures, nearly every auto claim was, according to LexisNexis Risk Solutions’ Future of Claims report.
ASA Bonus Webinar Explores Value of Return to Work Programs

On March 31, ASA hosted a special bonus webinar, “Importance of a Return to Work Program for Your Bottom Line,” featuring Nick DiCarlo, vice president, regional sales director, AmeriTrust CONNECT.
Chief Collision Technology Introduces First Mobile 3D Hail Damage Scanning System

Chief Collision Technology has the collision industry covered this hail season with the introduction of the industry’s first mobile 3D hail damage scanning system.
ASE Education Foundation Partners with Companies, Organizations to Offer Free Training

The ASE Education Foundation has partnered with several auto care industry companies and organizations to offer free e-learning and online training resources for its auto, truck and collision instructors and students.
Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Two Collision Repair Centers in NC

The Boyd Group Inc. announced the acquisition of two collision repair centers in North Carolina.
These locations operated as Overton Body Shop, founded in 1980 with an opening in Southern Pines, followed by the addition of a location in Sanford in 2019.
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 opens May 17 for IGO members only and May 19 for the general public.
Upcoming Events
Western NC Chapter Meeting
May 11, 6:30-7:30PM EST - Virtual
Join us for our monthly Western NC Chapter Meeting. This month, we will be having a group conversation about our value as an industry and how we can charge for our services. This event is free and open to all!
Tireside Chat - Loaner Cars
May 18, 7PM EST
Join us for our monthly Tireside Chat - an open forum discussion aimed at tackling issues in the automotive industry. This month we are discussing loaner cars and their impact on repair shops. Join us for this free chat!
Coaching Corner with ATI
May 20, 12-1PM EST
The lifetime Maintenance Club is a great way to have your Client pay you to marry you. We spend all this money on Marketing when if we had our current customers stay and be educated then it is so much easier. Hosted by coach Brian Hunnicutt.
Soup to Nuts: Understand and Effectively Manage Your Workers' Comp
May 25, 12-1PM EST
Join us for this free lunch & learn webinar!
Workers’ compensation, a mandated business insurance typically thought of once a year at renewal, is often not understood or effectively managed.
For a full list of our upcoming events, visit our website!