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.

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They may look the same on the outside, but they’re not on the inside. Did you know that in 2015, RAM updated the 1500 (DS) with modifications, reinforcement additions, and structural adhesive to improve collision impact performance?


The question is often asked, "Can supplemental restraints system wiring be repaired?" The answer is: it depends on the vehicle maker. Let's take a look at Jaguar Land Rover's position on this subject.


Questions repeatedly arise about whether cutting "windows" is an acceptable collision repair practice. Let's take a look.


The question is often asked, "Can supplemental restraints system wiring be repaired?" The answer is: it depends on the vehicle maker. Let's take a look at Mercedes-Benz position on this subject.


Questions around when airbags should or shouldn't deploy are often asked, with no simple answers. So how do you address the customers concerns on airbags not deploying?


Identifying a flood vehicle is not always easy. Let's take a look at one method of identification.


The question is often asked, "Can supplemental restraints system wiring be repaired?" The answer is: it depends on the vehicle maker. Let's take a look at BMW position on this subject.


Honda has released an update to the 2016 Honda Civic Body Repair News bulletin:


There are various visual ways to identify if a vehicle has advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), as well as through the VIN number. However, this is not always easy or possible if you don't know what to look for. A new tool from a surpising resource may help with this issue in the collision repair inter-industry.


The question is often asked, "Can supplemental restraints system wiring be repaired?" The answer is: it depends on the vehicle maker. Let's take a look at Mitsubishi position on this subject.


When preparing an aluminum panel for welding, this often overlooked detail can cause unnecessary frustration. Let's take a look at this important step.


The OEM Technical Information Matrix has been updated. The corresponding Collision Repair Information Availability charts for each OEM have also been updated.


The question is often asked, "Can supplemental restraints system wiring be repaired?" The answer is: it depends on the vehicle maker. Let's take a look at Nissan and INFINITI position on this subject.


The 2014-19 Nissan Rogue (BRM T32) and the 2009-14 (BRM Z51) Nissan Murano both have a plastic liftgate with limited repairability. Let's take a look at your options.


You’ve made the investment in an aluminum welder, but you may not be using it every day. Here’s a quick tip to help make it work more efficiently.