Collision Repair News

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Vehicle makers may group their body repair manuals (BRM) in several different ways. Sometimes the BRMs will be grouped by a year range, some are listed as VIN specific, and others are arranged by a body code. Let’s take a look at BMW/Mini to see how they group their BRMs.


Parking sensors are part of the park assist system, just one of many advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) found on vehicles today. Damaged sensors are typically replaced and may require painting to match the vehicle. Vehicle makers often provide information on the painting of new sensors. Some vehicle makers do not recommend refinishing sensors with minor finish damage because excessive paint thickness may adversely affect the operation of the parking assist system. However, other vehicle makers do allow refinishing and will provide guidelines. Let’s see what Rolls-Royce has to say.


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 look at Mazda blind spot sensors.


When researching procedures for disabling a high-voltage (HV) vehicle, you may notice that many of the procedures require the use of specific tools. Some of them are OEM-specific tools or scan tools. Often identifying and locating where to purchase these specific tools can be difficult.


Park assist sensors are part of the park assist system, just one of many advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) found on vehicles today. Damaged sensors are typically replaced and may require painting to match the vehicle. Vehicle makers often provide information on the painting of new sensors. Some vehicle makers do not recommend refinishing sensors with minor finish damage because excessive paint thickness may adversely affect the operation of the park assist system. However, other vehicle makers do allow refinishing and will provide guidelines. Let’s see what Mercedes-Benz has to say.


I-CAR is having a discussion on the importance of battery enclosure testing. Tune into Repairers Realm to listen and join in for questions and answers.


I-CAR has developed courses that overview several features on the 2021 Nissan Rogue, as well as repairability.


As 2023 rolls in, we can reflect back on what the previous year had to offer. Let's take a look at some of the collision industry information you've been most interested in from this past year. These are the most popular articles from 2022.


Repairer Driven News (RDN) released an article highlighting electric vehicle (EV) safety, recycling, testing, and repairs.


The twenty-first installment of the I-CAR Collision Reporter - The Emerging Technologies Issue has been released. This issue focuses on technology trends of the intra-industry.


Ford has released the fourth installment of their On Target publication for 2022.


I-CAR had a discussion on corrosion protection application.


It is always exciting to see what new gadgets are in upcoming vehicles. Each year, new technology is poured into the automotive space including sensors, radars, lights, entertainment, and safety devices. These new technologies are often a driving force for vehicle purchases. What new technology has emerged, and how can it affect repairability? Let’s take a look at tire-mounted pressure sensors.


Nissan has released a collision position statement providing guidelines for refinishing the Nissan ARIYA bumper cover.


Parking sensors are part of the park assist system, just one of many advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) found on vehicles today. Damaged sensors are typically replaced and may require painting to match the vehicle. Vehicle makers often provide information on the painting of new sensors. Some vehicle makers do not recommend refinishing sensors with minor finish damage because excessive paint thickness may adversely affect the operation of the parking assist system. However, other vehicle makers do allow refinishing and will provide guidelines. Let’s see what Volkswagen has to say.