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.

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The Nissan LEAF is among the increasing number of vehicles on the road with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). With this increase of technology, comes the need to learn about these systems. Let’s take a look at some of the areas that will be covered by the I-CAR Nissan LEAF Technologies and Repair Considerations (NI007E01) course.


One of the top technical inquiries 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 available. Here you will find information on if these procedures are available on a specific vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at the 2018 BMW i3.


The OEM Partial Part Replacement Search page is a simple way to find out if an OEM has a published procedure for sectioning a part or partially replacing it at factory seams. The RTS team has been researching OEM repair manuals to compile data to keep this search function up to date.


A new issue of the General Motors (GM) publication is now available for winter 2019 and is packed with information on the 2019 GMC Sierra Denali, such as front-end repair kits and other upcoming changes in reparability.


Toyota/Lexus/Scion has documents called CRIBs or Collision Repair Information Bulletin that contain a lot of information that collision repair industry needs to know. Until recently, much of this information could be found on the Toyota Collision Repair Training webpage. Now, you will need to have a subscription to Toyota Technical Information System (TIS) in order to access these documents.


The seventh edition of the I-CAR Collision Reporter – The Business Performance Issue, is now available for viewing. This issue is filled with information on how the world of collision repair is evolving and how businesses will have to evolve with it.


One of the top technical inquiries 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 available. Here you will find information on if these procedures are available on a specific vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at the 2018 Volvo S60.


Since advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), scanning, and calibration first started becoming relevant, members of the collision repair industry have required as much knowledge as possible on these subjects. I-CAR’s Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team continues to be on the leading edge of research and education. Our goal is to help communicate information to the industry, and a great way to do this is through Collision Repair News articles.


Nissan/INFINITI updated their position statement on pre- and post-repair scanning. The revised position statement touches on more subjects and gives additional information on the subject.


There's a new addition to the OEM Information page for Nissan/INFINITI. Nine new and revised position statements have been released fore each manufacturer that are now available for viewing on the I-CAR RTS website.


It is often asked, can this fastener, clip, or part be reused? How can we tell if it can or cannot be reused?


Now that the new year is underway, let’s take a look at some of your favorite things from 2018. We will continue with your most visited vehicles in the OEM Calibration Requirements Search.


To assist I-CAR in meeting each individual’s needs, we have issued a survey to gather information that will aid in new course development. This short survey is intended to gather information on what manufacturers, products, equipment, and techniques you prefer to use for refinishing.


Are you wondering if a particular OEM or organization has a published position statement on pre-repair and post-repair scanning? We have compiled a list of most of the position statements on the subject, so you can easily find the particular statement you are looking for. The following articles give you a brief summary of the position statement along with a link to the full statement.


Now that the new year is underway, let’s take a look at some of your favorite things from 2018. We will continue with your favorite sectioning and partial part replacement articles.