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.

Mazda Restraints Wiring

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 Mazda's position on this subject.

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Don't Forget the Corrosion Protection

Just because you can't see it, doesn't mean you don't need it. Think inside pillars, inside rocker panels, inside rails, in the bottom of door shell cavities, and on the backsides of panels. Can you name the corrosion protection material that is often overlooked?

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Your 2015 Favorites

What better way to start off the New Year than to take a look at some of your favorite things from the previous year? Let's recap 2015 by reviewing some of your favorite searches, questions and articles last year on the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support Portal.

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Who Can Help You At I-CAR

When you have a problem and are looking for help, who should you contact at I-CAR? Well that depends on what you need. People that come to I-CAR fall into two categories, those looking for help on training related questions, and those looking for help on repair related questions. Luckily for you, I-CAR has a team dedicated to each category. Let's take a look at each.

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Collision Repair Diagnostics - The Next Essential Collision Repair Process

Article originally appeared in Repairer Driven News on December 17, 2015

By Steve Marks

Would you ever attempt to repair a late-model collision-damaged vehicle without three-dimensional measuring? Of course you wouldn’t. Without measuring, it isn’t possible to determine the extent of damage, or to identify hidden damage – which can impact the safety of drivers and passengers in future accidents.

Yet, every day, many vehicles are returned to owners with hidden damage because according to technicians, “There isn’t a warning lamp illuminated on the dash.”

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