Collision Repair News

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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 Volkswagen OEM Information page.


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 INFINITI OEM Information page.


Check out the quarter panel on this 2015 Nissan NV. That's a vertical line of exposed seam sealer from the OEM. It can be found on the 2500 and 3500 versions of this vehicle dating back to model year 2013. Seam sealer isn't normally exposed like this on the exterior of the vehicle, so what do you do with it if you have to replace it?


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 Nissan OEM Information page.


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 Land Rover OEM Information page.


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 Jaguar OEM Information page.


Have you recently purchased a Henrob self-piercing rivet (SPR) removal and installation tool as part of your 2015 Ford F-150 tool package? Are you looking for more information on how to use it?


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 Mazda OEM Information page.


Ford released an update to the 2015-2020 F-150 F-Series Box Side Outer Assembly Collision Repair Sheet. The updated version in now available on our website.


When it comes to repair information, vehicle makers use a wide variety of terminology for replacement parts. All of the different names can be confusing, especially when repairing a variety of vehicle makes and models.


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 Ford OEM Information and/or Lincoln OEM Information page.


Vehicle makers use laser welds in two different ways and the joint configuration will help identify potential repairability.


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 Toyota OEM Information, Lexus OEM Information, and/or Scion OEM Information page.


Recently you expressed an interest in having vehicle recall information straight from the RTS Portal.


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 Mitsubishi OEM Information page.