What Does Your Car Color Say About You?

Axtala Automotive (formerly DuPont) released a 2013 Color Popularity Report. It outlines the connection between driver personality and vehicle color.

Were they right? Read the story, comment below and let us know!

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One in Five Car Owners Name Their Vehicle. Have you?

One out of five drivers name their car. Click the link to learn more and let us know your vehicle’s name in the comments below!

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands Operations in Illinois

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (January 10, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged  vehicle repair company and one of the country’s top multi shop repair operators, announced the acquisition of X2 Collision in Southern Illinois, just outside St. Louis, Missouri. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

With today’s transaction, ABRA’s portfolio now includes 132 company-owned locations and 48 independently-owned franchises for a total of 180 collision repair centers in 17 states.

“This deal is another important step for us and strengthens our position as an industry leader,” said Duane Rouse, ABRA’s president and chief executive officer. “Today’s acquisition builds on our increasing success in the region and helps meet the demand of our customers and business partners. This is an exciting time for the company and the next chapter in ABRA’s aggressive growth strategy.”

The new ABRA Auto Body & Glass is located at 2727 Maryville Road in Maryville, Illinois and will serve the Metro East, surrounding communities, and the city of St. Louis, Missouri.

X2 employees will join ABRA’s staff and continue servicing long-time customers in the area. “For many years our repair center has been a trusted part of the community,” said Scott Jennings, owner of X2 Collision. “ABRA’s superior service, excellent reputation, and industry-leading processes make it a win-win for customers, employees, and business partners.”

Building on its increasing success, ABRA plans to continue expanding in the months and years ahead as part of its aggressive national growth strategy.  It is actively seeking new opportunities to acquire repair centers and integrate them into its industry-leading operating system. Interested parties in major markets should contact Scott Gerling, Vice President of Corporate Development (sgerling@abraauto.com  or 763.585.6210).

For franchise opportunities in small and midsize markets contact Mark Wahlin, Vice President of Franchise Development and Operations (mwahlin@abraauto.com or 763.585.6315).

ABRA is committed to conducting business based on responsible business practices including implementation of environmentally sustainable initiatives, health and safety, and a commitment to the communities in which they serve.

About ABRA Auto Body & Glass

Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, ABRA is a leading provider of vehicle repair services specializing in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement. ABRA’s mission is to be the best auto body and glass company in America by providing quality repairs, in a timely manner, with friendly, helpful service. For more information about ABRA visit www.abraauto.com

Media Contacts
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Director of National Marketing
763.585.6240

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BMW Debuts Self-Drifting Car at 2014 CES

The Consumer Electronics Show is going on this week and with it we’re seeing the future of automobiles in action! Check out the self-driving, self-drifting car BMW is developing. We’re keeping our eyes peeled for more cool stuff from the future!

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Subzero Safety Tips for the Family, House, and Car

Brrrrrr! Stay warm and safe out there everyone! Click the link for safety tips for your family, house, and car over these next few days: http://joliet.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/dealing-with-the-deepfreeze-safety-tips-for-the-family-house–car

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Seven Safety Resolutions for 2014

Still looking for a New Year’s resolution? Here’s a few ideas; click the link for seven vehicle safety resolutions to stick to in 2014: http://www.edmunds.com/car-safety/7-resolutions-for-a-car-safe-new-year.html

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Happy New Year from ABRA Auto Body & Glass!

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Best (and Worst) New Vehicles of 2013

Here’s a look back at the best (and some of the worst) the automotive industry had to offer in 2013. What was your favorite car that came out this year? The new Corvette? Comment below and let us know!

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/12/2013-cars/

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Washington Toys For Tots Drive

ABRA is proud to announce the incredible success of the Toys for Tots drive at our 23 Washington locations. Thanks to the heartwarming generosity of WA residents, ABRA helped gather over 850 gifts this holiday season. Happy Holidays and a big ABRA thank you to all who donated.

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