Collision Repair News

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Honda has released the 2019 Honda Insight Body Repair News bulletin: 2019 Insight: Body Repair Information.


Navigating OEM websites can be challenging when searching for collision repair procedures, especially as no two OEM websites are alike. What happens when you need to find other types of repair information, such as, “What needs to be inspected after a supplemental restraint system (SRS) deployment,” or “Does the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) require a scan tool or specialty tool?” Let's take a closer look at the Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA) TechAuthority website.


Honda and Acura use keyword searches to find repair information on the Service Express website. These keywords allow you to efficiently get to the repair information you are researching. When removing supplemental restraint systems (SRS), Honda and Acura have made information on removal and installation easily accessible at techinfo.honda.com.


One of the top technical inquires received at Ask I-CAR, “Is there a sectioning or partial replacement procedure available?” To help answer this question, RTS has an OEM Partial Part Replacement Search available. Here you will find information on if these procedures are available on a specific vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan.


Kia released a position statement recently relating to collision repair. Let’s take a look at what this statement is about.


Kia’s position statements can now be accessed directly from the I-CAR RTS Portal. A quick link on the Kia OEM Information page will bring you right to the Kia position statements. Let’s take a look at what these position statements include.


Honda and Acura use keyword searches to find repair information on their Service Express website. These keywords allow you to efficiently get to the repair information you are researching. When replacing external parts on a vehicle, Honda and Acura have made information on panel gaps and dimensions easily accessible at techinfo.honda.com.


One of the top technical inquires received at Ask I-CAR is “Is there a sectioning or partial replacement procedure available?” To help answer this question, RTS has an OEM Partial Part Replacement Search. Here you will find information on if these procedures are available on a specific vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at the 2017 RAM 1500.


Honda/Acura has released their steel usage and repairability matrix to the industry. Let’s take a closer look.


Navigating OEM websites can be challenging when searching for collision repair procedures, especially as no two OEM websites are alike. What happens when you need to find other types of repair information, such as “what needs to be inspected after a supplemental restraint system (SRS) deployment” or “does the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) require a scan tool or specialty tool?” Let's take a closer look at the Ford/Lincoln website.


Honda and Acura use keyword searches to find repair information on the Service Express website. These keywords allow you to efficiently get to the repair information you are researching. With advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), comes the need to aim and calibrate those systems. Honda has made calibrating these systems easier through keyword searches at techinfo.honda.com.


In case you missed it, David Reed, FCA US LLC and Paul Belanger, Gestamp presented: Hot Stamped Steel One-Piece Door Ring in the All-New 2019 Ram 1500 at Great Designs in Steel 2018.


A new issue of the General Motors (GM) publication, GM Repair Insights, Spring Issue 2018, is now available. This issue is packed with information on the new 2018 Buick Regal Tourx, GMs new training requirements, new Service Parts Identification (SPID) labels, and information on impact resistant structural adhesive.