Collision Repair News

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When it comes to repair information, no two vehicle makers are the same. Which is why it's critical to understand what you are reading in the repair procedure. Many OEMs provide links within the repair procedure that expand on what needs to be completed. Often, some related procedures may appear missing because they have to be accessed via a link within the main procedure. Let’s take closer look at BMW’s repair procedures.


As a collision repair technician, there is one part of a service manual that houses all of the information you would ever need…right? This is not the case with modern vehicles. You may be required to look in numerous manuals to find the information required to safely repair the vehicle.


The all new 2019 BMW M850i is coming to America. The new 8 Series comes with some very exclusive features including an adaptive cruise control system that functions at speeds up to 130 mph. BMW describes the vehicles new easy out feature for parking. BMW states, “the vehicle can steer itself in reverse at up to 6 mph for 55 yards to help a vehicle out of a tight spot by retracing the car’s last movements in drive.”


Honda and Acura use keyword searches to find repair information on their Service Express website. These keywords allow you to efficiently get to the repair information you are researching. When diagnosing a vehicle, Honda and Acura have made information on diagnostic trouble codes (DTC), easily accessible at techinfo.honda.com.


Honda and Acura released an updated parts position statement: "Driver Assist / Safety Systems May Fail Unless OE Parts Used". This statement supersedes the original publication issued November 2014. Whereas the old position statement listed only a limited number of specific models, the new statement has been broadened to cover all Honda and Acura vehicles equipped with the options listed in the original position statement.


The latest Infiniti INFINITI QX50 with the new 980-megapascal “Super High Formability” ultra-high-strength steel, is now available for buyers. Nissan is the first OEM to use this “previously unachievable” steel, and the 2019 QX50 is the first model to contain this type of steel.


Honda has released the 2019 Honda Insight Body Repair News bulletin: 2019 Insight: Body Repair Information.


Navigating OEM websites can be challenging when searching for collision repair procedures, especially as no two OEM websites are alike. What happens when you need to find other types of repair information, such as, “What needs to be inspected after a supplemental restraint system (SRS) deployment,” or “Does the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) require a scan tool or specialty tool?” Let's take a closer look at the Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA) TechAuthority website.


Honda and Acura use keyword searches to find repair information on the Service Express website. These keywords allow you to efficiently get to the repair information you are researching. When removing supplemental restraint systems (SRS), Honda and Acura have made information on removal and installation easily accessible at techinfo.honda.com.


One of the top technical inquires received at Ask I-CAR, “Is there a sectioning or partial replacement procedure available?” To help answer this question, RTS has an OEM Partial Part Replacement Search available. Here you will find information on if these procedures are available on a specific vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan.


Kia released a position statement recently relating to collision repair. Let’s take a look at what this statement is about.


Kia’s position statements can now be accessed directly from the I-CAR RTS Portal. A quick link on the Kia OEM Information page will bring you right to the Kia position statements. Let’s take a look at what these position statements include.


Honda and Acura use keyword searches to find repair information on their Service Express website. These keywords allow you to efficiently get to the repair information you are researching. When replacing external parts on a vehicle, Honda and Acura have made information on panel gaps and dimensions easily accessible at techinfo.honda.com.