Customers Using Safe Driving App Have 25% Fewer Severe Collisions

At CmySkills community, we promote safety for drivers and technicians. We were pleased to find out that, according to data from Allstate and partner Arity, customers who use the DriveWise safe driving program drive significantly safer than those who don’t. Drivewise users are 25% less likely to have a severe collision. They also handle phones…

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Wholesale Used-Vehicle Prices Decreased in the First Half of April

At CmySkills, we are always up to date on the latest trends and news in the automotive industry. The recent Collision Weekly report shows that used car prices continued to decline in April 2024. The Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index dropped 13.7% year-over-year in the first half of April. This is the first time the…

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Navigating the Technical Terrain: The Role of Subletting in ADAS Services

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) represent a leap forward in vehicle safety and performance. At CmySkills, we’re aware of these challenges and their impact on the automotive repair industry. We surveyed our 400,000 Instagram followers, focusing on the prevalence of subletting ADAS services. Subletting: A Common Response to Specialized Demands The survey revealed that 80%…

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Cultivating Expertise: The Value of Technician Apprentice Programs According to CmySkills’ Community

In the ever-evolving automotive industry, nurturing new talent cannot be overstated. CmySkills, a community invested in support of auto service professionals, surveyed its 400k+ followers on Instagram to gauge the prevalence of apprentice programs in their workshops.  A Resounding Endorsement for Apprenticeships An overwhelming 84% of respondents confirmed the presence of a technician apprentice program…

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The Preferred Pathways of Tomorrow’s Technicians: Insights from CmySkills’ Community Survey

An Instagram survey conducted by CmySkills among their 400k followers, who are automotive enthusiasts, revealed interesting preferences regarding their future careers in the automotive industry.  Collision repair (49%) was the most preferred sector, followed by general repair and maintenance (30%) and dealership service (21%). This indicates a desire for careers that are not just jobs…

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Gen Z Chooses Tools Over Textbooks: The Rise of the Toolbelt Generation

Gen Z is rejecting traditional college paths and embracing skilled trades like auto repair. This “Toolbelt Generation” values hands-on work, avoids student debt, and enjoys job security in a growing field. CmySkills is a platform that connects these technicians with shops, using a unique skills-based system to ensure a perfect fit. Here’s why Gen Z…

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Embracing the Tools of Tomorrow: How Gen Z’s Shift to Trade Skills is Reframing Success

The employment landscape is shifting, with Generation Z gravitating towards skilled trade careers over traditional ‘desk jobs’. CmySkills.com, a community of over 500,000 members, is at the forefront of this change, championing the move away from the four-year degree and towards vocational education. The Rise of the New Collar Worker Young professionals are choosing vocational…

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AI solutions for insurers and repair facilities helped CCC grow in 2023

In 2023, CCC saw significant growth in revenue, reaching $886.5 million, an 11% increase from the previous year, largely attributed to its advancements in AI solutions for insurers and repair facilities. Githesh Ramamurthy, CCC’s Chairman and CEO, highlighted the pivotal role of AI in the company’s success, noting a shift in client conversations towards addressing…

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