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March Events Near You

March 1, 2019, Events

Check out what’s happening in your neck of the woods during the month of March! 46th Annual Collector Car Swap Meet When: March 09, 2019 7:00 am – 3:00 pm Where: 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship, MD, 21794 Large, popular Baltimore area collector car swap meet and car corral. Held rain or shine 7am-3pm. Free admission and

The Virginia Automotive Association Convention & Trade Expo in Norfolk, VA. April 12-14, 2019

March 1, 2019, Events

Chesapeake Auto Equipment is proud to announce they will be attending the Virginia Automotive Association Convention & Trade Expo in Norfolk, VA, April 12-14, 2019. The trade show allows us the opportunity to connect with fellow shop owners from across the state, as well as build our relationships with like-minded individuals by sharing our automotive

Attend the NORTHEAST 2019 Trade Show

March 1, 2019, Events

Join Chesapeake Automotive Equipment as we attend the NORTHEAST event, March 15-17. NORTHEAST is an event tailored specifically to fit the needs of today’s professionals representing all walks of the automotive repair industry! NORTHEAST, the 42nd annual Automotive Services Show scheduled for March 15-17, 2019 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center located in Secaucus, N.J., functions


March 1, 2019, Products

Driven by Hunter’s award-winning WinAlign® software, Quick Tread Edge™ – Hunter’s drive over tread depth unit with tire edge wear detection – automatically measures the tread depth of each tire from edge to edge in seconds. Hunter Engineering presented its next-generation drive over tire tread depth measuring tool, Quick Tread Edge, at the 2019 NADA Show in

How to Choose the Right Paint Equipment for Your Body Shop

March 1, 2019, Tips

Chesapeake Automotive Equipment offers a variety of equipment to assist with your automotive paint needs, but how do you know what equipment is right for your shop? Different types of equipment have varying impacts on the number of booth cycles an auto body repair shop is capable of performing. These variances will directly affect your

February Events Near You

January 28, 2019, Events

February is no stranger to great events throughout Baltimore, Washington DC and Maryland. Check out what’s happening in your neck of the woods. MotorTrend International AutoShow Baltimore Feb 7-10 Baltimore Convention Center The Motor Trend International Auto Show – Baltimore is presented by the Maryland Automobile Dealers Association and produced by Motor Trend Auto Shows,

Paint Booth Maintenance Tips

January 28, 2019, Tips

Do you have a new high-quality paint booth, but still find dust and dirt in your paint applications? Paint Booth maintenance may be your solution. There may be something wrong with your automotive paint booth, however often times simple maintenance may resolve any or all issues. Most often, the reason for a contaminated paint job

Global Automotive Industry to Progress into 2020

January 28, 2019, Tips

For the last century, the car culture has spread over the entire globe. As a result of a means of transportation and the job opportunities the automotive industry that has created todays car has shaped not only the global economy, but how billions of individuals live. Overall, the global automotive industry is in better shape

8 Automotive Repair Shop Needs For Success

January 28, 2019, Tips

The goal of many skilled auto repair industry individuals is to open their own auto repair shop at some point in their career. The key to a profitable, efficient shop requires much more than skills and determination. The type of equipment used for automotive repairs will play a key role. There are a number of

Events Near You

December 27, 2018, Events

Darwin Doll’s York US30 Heritage Days and Drag Racing Show Jan12 – 13 Welcome to the York US30 Heritage Days & Drag Racing Show, January 12 & 13, 2019. Located at Lebanon Valley Expo Center. The Show is being produced by the Hostetter Family and their team, it is also part of the Motorama Productions

Important Welding Safety Tips

December 27, 2018, Tips

You have made the first step in purchasing the right welding equipment for your automotive repair needs. So how do you keep yourself and your staff safe while operating your automotive welding equipment? Best welding safety practices and equipment are universally applicable. Welding exposes everyone to similar hazards, whether you’re responsible for safety at a

Calling All Automotive Repair Industry Professionals

December 27, 2018, Events

Join Chesapeake Automotive Equipment as we attend the NORTHEAST event in March 2019. NORTHEAST is an event tailored specifically to fit the needs of today’s professionals representing all walks of the automotive repair industry! NORTHEAST, the 42nd annual Automotive Services Show scheduled for March 15-17, 2019 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center located in Secaucus, N.J.,

The 2018 SEMA Show leaves its mark on the automotive industry!

November 26, 2018, Events

The annual SEMA Show kicked off Oct. 30 in Las Vegas, Nevada this year. The new products showcase is the number one event destination for event goers – offering over 3,000 new and featured products. Attendees used scanners to create personalized lists of products with detailed descriptions and the contact information needed for follow-up. Here

Hunter Engineering’s AutoComp Elite® Is A Cut Above The Rest

November 26, 2018, Tips

If it’s a smoother surface finish you’re after, then the AutoComp Elite® On-Car Brake Lathe system is for you. The system stops chatter before it starts thanks to its revolutionary Anti-Chatter Technology. Through oscillating speed, the brake lathe all but eliminates the buildup of vibration, or chatter, that can happen when machining rotors at a

Meet The Team: Service Technician Eli Bissell

November 26, 2018, Meet the Team

Eli Bissell began his career with Chesapeake Automotive Equipment in 2015. If you’re getting new equipment or need something serviced, Eli is your guy. He says knowing that he can help people and applying that in his work with Chesapeake’s customers are among the highlights of his job. A Washington Redskins fan, he also loves

Meet The Team: Owner Pat O’Neill

November 26, 2018, Meet the Team

Chesapeake Automotive Equipment Owner Pat O’Neill started in the auto industry at the age of 16. He went on to work for sales equipment companies. In 2001, he branched out on his own, founding the company that provides top-of-the-line general shop and automotive equipment to commercial automotive-related businesses ranging from mom and pop auto collision

PR-5 Rivet Removal

November 13, 2018, Tech Tips

Install Solid Rivets

November 13, 2018, Tech Tips

Talking About Compressors Isn’t Just A Bunch Of Hot Air

October 29, 2018, Tips

When you’re talking about adding a compressor to your shop, that’s not just a bunch of hot air. A good air compressor is an essential piece of equipment for any automotive repair or collision repair shop. The real question comes down to which one because there’s no one-size fits all solution. As you research and

The Top 5 Things You Should Know Before Buying An Automobile Lift

October 29, 2018, Tips

Sound Engineering Don’t settle for a generic automotive lift! Make sure your prospective lift was engineered by a team comprised of only the best. If someone took pride in designing your automotive lift, chances are you’ll take lots of pride in owning it. Lifting operation tends to be much smoother when experienced engineers crafted the

Unmatched Accuracy with Every Alignment Inspection – Hunter Quick Check DriveTM

October 29, 2018, Tips

Maybe you haven’t heard, the engineers at Hunter Engineering Company® are at it again. In July of this year, Hunter Engineering Company® announced the launch of its latest vehicle service innovation, Quick Check Drive™. Quick Check DriveTM is an alignment inspection system that provides immediate alignment readings with ease and no room for human error.

Serve Those Who Have Served Our Grateful Nation This Veterans Day

October 29, 2018, Events

Sunday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. It is an official holiday to honor the brave men and women who have served in the U.S. military. Originally established in 1921 as Armistice Day, the holiday commemorated the day and time that World War I fighting ceased. In 1954, President Eisenhower changed the name of the holiday

SMART Technologies May Be Just What Your Shop Needs

October 2, 2018, Tips

It seems like technology is advancing faster than most can keep up with today. We all know there are early adopters who rush right out to buy the newest version of the iPhone and those who wait to see if the newest version has any bugs that need to get worked out before they jump

October Events near Owings, Maryland

September 18, 2018, Events

Build your skills or take in some fun car-related events this October. Chesapeake Collision Equipment invites you to check out these upcoming events in the area.

Important Safety Tips for Operating a Lift

September 18, 2018, Tips

A well-designed automated lift makes it much easier to work on a truck or car, rather than trying to work on the vehicle while it’s on the ground. However, you have to be careful when operating an auto lift.

Spray Booth Safety

September 18, 2018, Tips

Since 1970, the Clean Air Act has helped Americans breathe easier and live healthier lives. The Environmental Protection Agency has also made the reduction of Hazardous Air Pollutants a top priority over the last few decades.

The History of Car Lifts

September 18, 2018, Tips

When thinking about auto mechanics, many people outside of the industry picture a man lying on his back rolling out from under a vehicle. However, with advancements in automotive equipment, that’s not really the case anymore.

Protect Your Spray Booth From A Fire Accident

September 18, 2018, Tips

Once your booth has been properly installed and is ready for operation, it is important to get in the habit of performing daily maintenance to your booth in order to protect against serious accidents.

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