Welcome to the official Mississippi Collision Repair Association Website
MSCRA promotes professionalism and consumer awareness of the collision repair industry in the state of Mississippi. Our members are here to serve all your Automotive repair needs. Thank you for choosing a member of the Mississippi Collision Repair Association.
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[SPECIAL REPORT] CNN’s Drew Griffin investigates claims that some insurance companies are skimping on repairing damaged vehicles to pad their profits. See this CNN Report
[New Resource] – The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) is proud to announce the launch of Repairer Driven News (RDN), an online news portal for headlines, analysis, and in-depth reports on current events from the collision repair vantage point. Currently available in desktop and mobile optimized browsers, RDN was formed to offer fresh perspective on issues that matter most to those in the collision repair business.
“A well-informed industry is a more viable industry, and we want to empower those in our trade through better awareness,” advised SCRS Chairman Ron Reichen. “It is our belief that collision repairers will identify with Repairer Driven News as their own, and that our exploration of business, regulatory and technology issues from the vantage point of the repairer will provide understanding and assistance to business owners and operators we serve.”
The website is free of charge and provides a streamlined approach to delivery of news and information for those wishing to browse content. Registered users will be able to receive custom notifications through a daily, weekly or monthly email digest. SCRS has also worked to develop a soon-to-be-released iOS mobile app that will be able to receive alerts as news breaks, with an Android version slated for later in 2015. http://www.repairerdrivennews.com
News from Honda on issues that can be created by using parts other than original equipment parts.
November 17, 2014
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New Consumer-Oriented Website
SCRS Members and Industry Professionals, We thought many of you might be interested to look into a new consumer-oriented website created by the OEM Collision Repair Roundtable which can be found at www.crashrepairinfo.com. The site was launched last week, aimed at providing consumers with information that can help them navigate the process of getting their vehicles repaired following a collision. Please feel free to share this online resource with your friends, colleagues, members and consumers. If you have feedback, please feel free to share it and we will pass it along to the roundtable participants.
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MSCRA Position Statement
Recent changes to State Farm’s Select Service agreement have required that MSCRA shops make the difficult decision to remove themselves from the direct repair program that has been promoted as consisting of only the “best of the best” shops through an extensive selection process. We do not feel we can live up to that distinction if we are forced to compromise our commitment to our customers, which recent changes to this agreement would require us to do. MSCRA membership, along with hundreds of other repair shops across the country, believe that the changes to the program provide no benefit to repair shops or their customers and some terms of the agreement have the potential to compromise the level of service and integrity of repairs our customers deserve and have come to expect.
Only Select Service shops are compelled to abide by the terms of the agreement and MSCRA shops decline to continue on the program in order to work with State Farm agents and claims offices to the benefit of our mutual customers, without the constraints imposed by the Select Service agreement. Vehicle owners may be subjected to subtle pressure and misleading statements to choose a Select Service shop instead of a shop of THEIR choice. Should vehicle owners be tempted to comply, they should insist on reading a copy of the agreement for themselves and make their own decision as to whose best interest is protected.
The MSCRA believes the agreement serves to limit repairer choices regarding part selection and appropriate repair procedure, which can compromise passenger safety and vehicle value. MSCRA shops are still the best of the best and we intend to remain so by protecting the best interest of only our customer.
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