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 regularly publish new articles highlighting 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.



Seat belts are an essential safety feature for occupants of a vehicle. Let’s take a look at Nissan’s position statement regarding seat belt replacement guidelines.


The I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team recently developed a new I-CAR 360 video on the 2016 Honda Civic sedan. The video provides a 360 tour around the all new Civic sedan.


As the industry continues to ask if pre- and post-repair system scanning is necessary, Toyota/Lexus/Scion provides their answer.


The role of the windshield is a lot more complex than simply allowing a view of the road ahead. It is considered a structural part of the vehicle as it contributes to the strength of the roof and A-pillars. The windshield helps to manage collision energy and has become an integral part of several advanced safety systems.

It is commonly asked, "What is required when replacing a windshield?" With this question in mind, we will be presenting a series of articles that highlight some of the requirements from the various OEMs. As always, it is important to read through each vehicle-specific procedure to ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.


Cameras, cameras, cameras! Nissan’s Around View Monitor system can be found on many of their vehicles. These cameras are located in the front, rear, and both sides of the vehicle. Let’s take a look at Nissan’s position on when calibration is required.


When it comes to selecting your next piece of welding equipment, there are many different choices. Let’s take a look at how you can choose wisely for your repair facility.


As part of Nissan’s “Safety Shield Technology” many vehicles are equipped with a front radar sensor. Let’s take a look at Nissan’s position on when calibration is required for the radar sensor.


While doing research to answer Ask I-CAR inquries and to update the website, we found there were several model years from Subaru that did not have a collision repair manual.


We often receive Ask I-CAR inquiries asking: “what does I-CAR recommend?” Many times these questions are in regards to sectioning, straightening, or part replacement/attachment methods. Our first response is always:


Honda has released the 2017 Honda Ridgeline Body Repair News bulletin:


We first mentioned the file belt sander in the Collision Repair News Article - Working With Boron-Alloyed Steel back on June 9, 2014. Did you also know that it can be quite the useful tool for removing rivets?


When it comes to selecting your next piece of welding equipment, there are many different choices. Let’s take a look at how you can choose wisely for your repair facility.


When it comes to selecting your next piece of welding equipment, there are many different choices. Let’s take a look at how you can choose wisely for your repair facility.


Push, pull, or both, which is the direction to go? Many are familiar with the pull and push techniques associated with steel welding. As we have learned from past experience, with welding, technique is key. Let’s take a look at what technique you should be using for aluminum welding.


When it comes to selecting your next piece of welding equipment there, are many different choices. Let’s take a look at how you can choose wisely for your repair facility.