High Fuel Prices Squeezing Collision Repair Shops


Parts and mate­r­i­al costs are going up as well as the cost to deliv­er them to the shop. Col­li­sion repair shops must pass on these costs to insur­ers or cash cus­tomers to main­tain prof­itabil­i­ty. Insur­ance com­pa­nies noto­ri­ous­ly balk at cov­er­ing deliv­ery sur­charges as over­head expens­es, but these costs are not going away any­time soon.