Collision Repair News

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I-CAR is currently developing numerous electric vehicle (EV) courses. These courses detail different aspects of high-voltage (HV) vehicles and provide practical information on how to safely move, store, inspect, and repair EVs.


In Europe, MIG brazing has been required or recommended on a widespread basis for several years. In the U.S., MIG brazing is not as common but is becoming more prevalent. As the RTS team is researching MIG brazing information, we are putting together a series of articles that identify OEM-specific MIG brazing recommendations and requirements for vehicles in the U.S. Let’s see what Audi has to say.


In Europe, MIG brazing has been required or recommended on a widespread basis for several years. In the U.S., MIG brazing is not as common but is becoming more prevalent. As the RTS team is researching MIG brazing information, we are putting together a series of articles that identify OEM-specific MIG brazing recommendations and requirements for vehicles in the U.S. Let’s see what Volkswagen has to say.


Honda/Acura have released updated versions of their advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) related Job Aids.


Did you know that many OEMs specify nugget size for spot and plug welds? This information is typically found within vehicle-specific repair procedures or can be found under general welding guidelines. Let’s see what Rolls-Royce has to say.


Did you know that many OEMs specify nugget size for spot and plug welds? This information is typically found within vehicle-specific repair procedures or can be found under general welding guidelines. Let’s see what BMW/Mini has to say.


Many vehicles are equipped with adaptive lighting systems that adjust vertically and horizontally while the vehicle is being driven. For these systems to function, they require the use of several inputs located in multiple locations of the vehicle.


When looking up a vehicle on an OEM service information website, it is important to know as much about the vehicle as possible. Knowing what features or systems come equipped on a particular vehicle will help with the blueprinting and repair process.


When looking up a vehicle on an OEM service information website, it is important to know as much about the vehicle as possible. Knowing what features or systems come equipped on a particular vehicle will help in the blueprinting and repair process.


I-CAR is currently developing numerous electric vehicle (EV) courses. These courses detail different aspects of high-voltage (HV) vehicles and provide practical information on how to safely move, store, inspect, and repair EVs.


Toyota has released the latest edition of their Collision Pros magazine. This issue highlights the all-new 2021 Toyota Sienna and focuses on the technology aspects of the vehicle.


Are you looking for OEM emergency response guides (ERGs)? The RTS team has located these guides and either houses them on the RTS website, provides links to webpages that house them, or provides articles with instructions on how to locate them.


In Europe, MIG brazing has been required or recommended on a widespread basis for several years. In the U.S., MIG brazing is not as common but is becoming more prevalent. As the RTS team is researching MIG brazing information, we are putting together a series of articles that identify OEM-specific MIG brazing recommendations and requirements for vehicles in the U.S. Let’s see what Toyota/Lexus has to say.


Did you know that many OEMs specify nugget size for spot and plug welds? This information is typically found within vehicle-specific repair procedures or can be found under general welding guidelines. Let’s see what Mitsubishi has to say.


Audi emergency response guides (ERGs) can now be accessed directly from the Repairability Technical Support (RTS) Portal on the Audi OEM Information page. These guides provide information about the vehicle that is useful to emergency response personnel. Information such as the location of specific components like the 12 V battery, fuel tank, airbags, high-strength reinforcements, and where applicable, information about how to handle a high-voltage vehicle that has been in a collision.