Collision Repair News

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The seventeenth installment of the I-CAR Collision Reporter - The Safety Issue has been released. This issue focuses on the I-CAR vision that every person in the collision repair industry has the information, knowledge, and skills required to perform complete, safe, and quality repairs for the ultimate benefit of the consumer.


I-CAR completes a three-part series by taking a deeper dive into the steering angle sensor (SAS).


When researching calibration procedures for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), you may notice that many of the procedures require the use of specific tools. Some tools may be everyday items like string, tape, levels, paper, etc. However, many of them are OEM-specific tools or scan tools. Often identifying and locating where to purchase these specific tools can be difficult.


A simple bumper repair on a modern vehicle may not be as simple as it seems. New technologies like blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and other advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) utilize sensors behind the bumper covers. The ability for these sensors to be able to see clearly, normally requires special caution when considering a bumper repair. Many OEMs have different levels of warnings when it comes to repairing bumper covers with ADAS. So, what does Jaguar Land Rover say on the subject?


Knowing how replacement body panels should be layered is very important, especially when it comes to welding techniques specified in the body repair manual (BRM). How do you know the layering order?


When researching calibration procedures for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), you may notice that many of the procedures require the use of specific tools. Some tools may be everyday items like string, tape, levels, paper, etc. However, many of them are OEM-specific tools or scan tools. Often identifying and locating where to purchase these specific tools can be difficult.


I-CAR continues the three-part series for electrification of steering and suspension, with a discussion on electronically controlled steering systems.


As part of the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) OEM linking pin activity, we are helping to connect the collision repair industry to the vehicle makers. Recently, we had a technical inquiry on a 2012 Ford F-150 outer box side replacement. Clarification was requested whether adhesives other than what is specified in Workshop manual can be used.


I-CAR had numerous presentations at the 2021 SEMA show. I-CAR had a series of panel discussions in conjunction with SCRS.


I-CAR had numerous presentations at the 2021 SEMA show. I-CAR gave an update to the industry on our extensive technical activities throughout the year.


I-CAR had numerous presentations at the 2021 SEMA show. One of these presentations focuses on how to become a certified Subaru collision repair facility.


I-CAR had numerous presentations at the 2021 SEMA show. One of these presentations focuses on Ford and Lincoln repair information and sectioning aluminum components.


I-CAR had numerous presentations at the 2021 SEMA show. One of these presentations focuses on how to replace Honda laser-brazed roof panels.


I-CAR kicked off a three-part series on electrification of steering and suspension. As vehicle manufacturers continue to improve ride comfort and handling capabilities, advanced technologies are added to model lineups.


The FCA/Stellantis Non-Structural Sheet Metal Repair guide is a document that provides additional information for when a non-structural repair is needed but not specified in the main body repair manual (BRM). Let’s take a look at what this document can help you with.