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While searching for information on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on an OEM repair information site, you may come across unique calibration procedures or events. These events can vary by year and model, even within a particular make. As the RTS team has been researching these systems, we have been identifying these atypical circumstances. In order to help you better understand them, we put together a series of articles that will help with the repair and calibration of ADAS. Let’s look at the RAM Drivers Assistance System Module (DASM).


While many have noticed that advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are showing up on vehicles, there still is confusion on what is required of these systems after a collision occurs. The Ask I-CAR team frequently gets questions in regard to calibration of ADAS. Many of these questions can be answered simply by using the OEM Calibration Requirements Search. However, there are some questions that may need more details than the calibration search provides. Let’s take a look at the 2020 Hyundai Palisade.


Weld-through primers are generally a zinc-based product that is applied to the mating surfaces prior to welding. Corroding zinc forms zinc oxide, which protects the steel. This is called sacrificial corrosion. For a quality weld to be made it’s required that the weld-through primer be removed from the direct weld zone before welding the joint, when MIG welding. Many OEMs have a position on when and how to use weld-through primer or when it shouldn’t be utilized. Let’s see what Maserati recommends and where this information can be found.


I-CAR has developed a course around collision repair of Subaru vehicles. The Subaru Collision Repair Overview course covers many different collision repair aspects as well as general information about Subaru models.


While searching for information on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on an OEM repair information site, you may come across unique calibration procedures or events. These events can vary by year and model, even within a particular make. As the RTS team has been researching these systems, we have been identifying these atypical circumstances. In order to help you better understand them, we are putting together a series of articles that will help with the repair and calibration of ADAS. Let’s take a closer look at General Motors (GM) calibration requirement information.


While searching for information on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on an OEM repair information site, you may come across unique calibration procedures or events. These events can vary by year and model, even within a particular make. As the RTS team has been researching these systems, we have been identifying these atypical circumstances. In order to help you better understand them, we are putting together a series of articles that will help with the repair and calibration of ADAS. Let’s take a closer look at BMW/Mini calibration requirement information.


Toyota has released the latest edition of their Collision Pros magazine on their Collision Repair Training website. This edition highlights the 2021 Toyota Venza.


The GM full-frame SUVs have undergone a redesign for 2021. This has brought about various structural changes, as well as construction material changes.


A new edition of the General Motors (GM) Repair Insights magazine is now available. The Fall 2020 issue highlights the 2021 GMC Yukon.


When it comes to selecting your next piece of welding equipment, there are many different choices. In addition, there are many factors that will help determine the best piece of equipment for you. Let’s take a look at some considerations to help you choose wisely for your repair facility.


Chevrolet introduced the latest generation Corvette, the C8. This 2020 model is completely redesigned and only uses one part from the previous generation. I-CAR developed a course in cooperation with the vehicle maker for the Chevrolet Corvette C8.


While searching for information on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on an OEM repair information site, you may come across unique calibration procedures or events. These events can vary by year and model, even within a particular make. As the RTS team has been researching these systems, we have been identifying these atypical circumstances. In order to help you better understand them, we are putting together a series of articles that will help with the repair and calibration of ADAS. Let’s take a closer look at Hyundai.


Did you know that many OEMs specify nugget size for spot and plug welds? This information is typically found within vehicle-specific repair procedures or can be found under general welding guidelines. Let’s see what Mazda has to say.


As vehicle measurement tolerances become tighter, and with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on today’s vehicles heightening the importance of accurate measurements, I-CAR created a course that details portable measuring systems.


Ford has released their publication, Ford On Target 2020: Volume 3. Features of this issue include an article on Ford joining other OEMs to help fight counterfeit parts, an in-depth look on the proper use of a file belt sander when removing spot welds, and an overview of the 2021 Bronco and the redesigned 2021 F-150.