Collision Repair News

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A 2015 Cadillac ATS comes in that requires strut tower replacement. This is typically a straight forward repair, but on this vehicle the strut tower is cast aluminum. So now what?


In case you missed it, Aron Madsen from Honda North America presented "2015 Acura TLX Body Structure Review" at Great Designs in Steel 2015.


The Instruction Sheets aren't the only resource that Ford has made available for repairing the 2015-2020 Ford F-150. Ford also has repair information in the Body and Paint section of the Workshop Manual. Here's why it's helpful to reference both the Instruction Sheets and Workshop Manual.


Besides the fact that R-1234yf and R-134a are out there, and we need to be aware of those differences, the A/C system on some hybrid vehicles remains an area of concern.


In case you missed it, I-CAR's very own Steve Marks presented "Advanced High-Strength Steel Vehicle Collision Repairability" at Great Designs in Steel 2015.


Repairer Driven News recently published an article, based on a presentation at Great Designs In Steel (GDIS), on the 2015 Nissan Murano.


Per your requests, we are adding step-by-step instructions on how to access the vehicle maker repair information to complement our how-to-videos on the OEM Information pages. Easily reference this article by clicking the link under the video on the Volvo OEM Information page.


Honda has released the 2016 Honda Pilot Body Repair News bulletin:


Per your requests, we are adding step-by-step instructions on how to access the vehicle maker repair information to complement our how-to-videos on the OEM Information pages. Easily reference this article by clicking the link under the video on the Mercedes-Benz OEM Information page.


Many of you have been wondering how you will obtain the elusive blind rivets, solid rivets, and self-piercing rivets (SPRs) that you will need when you get one of those new aluminum 2015-present Ford F-150s in your repair facility. We can help you out with that because we recently ordered some for ourselves.


Per your requests, we are adding step-by-step instructions on how to access the vehicle maker repair information to complement our how-to-videos on the OEM Information pages. Easily reference this article by clicking the link under the video on the Kia OEM Information page.


In an effort to be your one-stop-shop for all things collision repair we have added a new feature to the site. Now you can access other related industry sites right from our footer. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Related Industry Links.


Per your requests, we are adding step-by-step instructions on how to access the vehicle maker repair information to complement our how-to-videos on the OEM Information pages. Easily reference this article by clicking the link under the videos on the following OEM pages:


Per your requests, we are adding step-by-step instructions on how to access the vehicle maker repair information to complement our how-to-videos on the OEM Information pages. Easily reference this article by clicking the link under the video on the Audi OEM Information page.


Did you miss the Great Designs in Steel 2015 conference? Don't worry, they have you covered.