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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Emerging Technology: Crash Detection

Vehicle telematics systems are nothing new in the automotive industry. They consist of an onboard device which communicates from the vehicle to a 3rd party such as a dispatch service. The original idea was created prior to everyone having supercomputers in their pockets. Car accidents happen, who are you going to call when it happens to you?

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OEM Linking Pin: Ford Aluminum Vehicle Running Board Mounting Location Repairability - UPDATE

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. A common question when it comes to the 2015-present Ford F-150 is the repairability of the running board mounting location. Specifically, when the stud is torn out of the inner rocker panel (see Figure 1). We reached out to Ford for clarification.

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Ford Crash Parts

Ford has a website that provides information tailored to the collision repair industry. It can be another resource for locating information. What kind of information does Ford publish here? Let’s take a look.

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OEM-Approved Connector and Pigtail Repair Resources: General Motors

When confronted with a wiring harness repair, we often struggle finding the correct connector and pigtail repair kits. Often a specific connector may be used on multiple applications. If the connector is allowed to be replaced, what resources are available to locate approved wiring connector and pigtail repair kits? Let’s see what is available from General Motors (GM).

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2023 SkillsUSA National Competition Results

The 2023 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference took place on June 22, 2023. Every year I-CAR sends volunteers (virtually in 2021) to judge the collision repair technology competition. Let’s take a look at this year’s results.

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OEM-Approved Connector and Pigtail Repair Resources: FCA/Stellantis

When confronted with a wiring harness repair, we often struggle finding the correct connector and pigtail repair kits. Often a specific connector may be used on multiple applications. If the connector is allowed to be replaced, what resources are available to locate approved wiring connector and pigtail repair kits? Let’s see what is available from FCA/Stellantis.

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OEM-Approved Connector and Pigtail Repair Resources

When confronted with a wiring harness repair, we often struggle finding the correct connector and pigtail repair kits. Often a specific connector may be used on multiple applications. If the connector is allowed to be replaced, what resources are available to locate approved wiring connector and pigtail repair kits?

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