Collision Repair News

Your job requires that you keep on top of the latest in vehicle, tool and equipment technology – I-CAR is committed to helping you do so in one convenient place. We’ll be regularly publishing new articles with the latest and greatest collision repair information.

So check back often and follow us on Twitter @Ask_ICAR to ensure you’re equipped with the most up-to-date collision repair technical information available in the industry.



Ford released a video about their fixed glass replacement. The video touches on key areas of glass removal and replacement. This is only an overview, and the vehicle-specific Workshop manual should always be referenced for glass procedures.


In case you missed it, there are now articles on how to purchase a subscription from specific OEMs. Why do you need a subscription to an OEM website if you have full subscription access to the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) portal?


What is emissivity and why is it important during the repair process? Emissivity is the measure of an objects ability to emit infrared energy. This is important when it comes to monitoring panel temperature with certain tools.


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 Ford/Lincoln has to say.


Repairer Driven News has released two articles highlighting an underutilized resource. That resource could be a pipeline for an industry that is struggling to acquire and retain talent.


Sometimes going back-to-basics can make the difference between a quality repair and a failed repair. When it comes to inspecting repairs for quality, there are many things to look for in order to avoid failures throughout the repair process.


The tenth installment of I-CAR Collision reporter - The Talent issue has been released. This issue focuses on the challenges the industry is facing with acquiring and retaining talent.


ABRN recently released an article titled, Taking A Closer Look At Bonding, Riveting, And Welding. The focus of the article is not on the technical aspect, but on the importance of following OEM procedures when performing repairs.


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 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has to say.


As the number of aluminum vehicles continues to rise, the need for aluminum welding also increases. This year at SEMA, I-CAR offers you a chance to get your hands on some of today’s latest aluminum welders and to ask questions of some of our foremost welding experts.


The Kia Collision Repair Overview course has a lot of information that will help you throughout the repair process. Some information you will find in the course includes:


Sometimes going back-to-basics can make the difference between a quality repair and a failed repair. When it comes to deciding whether to repair or replace an aluminum panel, there are a few things to keep in mind.


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 that asked for clarification on what the panel overlap measurement should be if not specified in the Workshop manual when using squeeze-type resistance spot welding.


The 2020 model year vehicles are starting to roll off the assembly line and into showrooms. The I-CAR course, Vehicle Technology And Trends 2020, covers the technology, model releases, and trends. Keeping up-to-date on the 2020 models and features is vital to the blueprinting and repair process.


Ford and Lincoln vehicles now come with many advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The ADAS Collision Report video goes into detail about these systems, and how important it is that they’re repaired and calibrated correctly.