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What does Fiat Chrysler say about use of heat during repairs?

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Fiat Chrysler has a position statement that states “Any damaged body panel or frame component, which is to be repaired, must be repaired using the“ cold straightening” method. No heat may be used during the straightening process.

During rough straightening prior to replacement, damaged panels or frame components may be heated to assist in body/frame realignment. This application of heat,if absolutely necessary, must be constrained to the parts which will be replaced and not allowed to affect any other components.”

Check out the I-CAR Collision Repair News article: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) - Straightening and Heat