Collision Repair News

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I-CAR has developed a course around the calibration of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and how to research the information on OEM service sites. The goal of this course is to build your knowledge of locating and carrying out calibration procedures.


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 General Motors (GM) has to say.


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 Mitsubishi website.


One of the top technical inquiries received at Ask I-CAR is, "Is there a sectioning or partial replacement procedure available?" To help answer this question, RTS has an OEM Partial Part Replacement Search. Here you will find information on if these procedures are available on a specific vehicle. Let's take a closer look at the 2020 Toyota Corolla.


One of the top technical inquiries received at Ask I-CAR is, “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 2020 Land Rover Defender.


I-CAR is currently developing numerous electric vehicle courses. One of these is the Introduction To Electric Vehicles course. This course starts with the basics of electric vehicles (EVs) and provides detailed information on various aspects of these increasingly popular vehicles.


A simple bumper repair on a modern vehicle may not be as simple as it seems. New technologies like blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and other advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) utilize sensors behind the bumper covers. The ability for these sensors to be able to see clearly normally requires special caution when considering a bumper repair. Many OEMs have different levels of warnings when it comes to repairing bumper covers with ADAS. So, what does Mitsubishi say on the subject?


Ford has an exciting new update available for the Ford F-150 outer box side replacement and the attachment methods allowed.


As part of the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) OEM linking pin activity, we are helping to connect the collision repair industry to the vehicle makers. A common question when it comes to the 2015 and newer Ford F-150 is the repairability of the running board mounting location. Specifically, when the stud is torn out of the inner rocker panel (see Figure 1). We reached out to Ford for clarification.


Ford has released their publication, Ford On Target 2020: Volume 4. Features of this issue include an article on Ford supplemental restraints system (SRS), an overview of Ford blind spot information system (BLIS) Technology, and a continued look at the Ford lane keeping system. Also covered is a 2020 Lincoln Aviator/Ford Explorer frame assembly overview, construction material details for the 2020 Lincoln Corsair dash panel and front fenders, a look inside the industry, and a truly unprecedented year in review.


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 restraints 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 Maserati website.


While searching for information on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on an OEM repair information site, you may come across unique calibration procedures or events. These events can vary by year and model, even within a particular make. As the RTS team has been researching these systems, we have been identifying these atypical circumstances. In order to help you better understand them, we are putting together a series of articles that will help with the repair and calibration of ADAS. Let’s take a look at the Mazda parking sensor system.


Audi has available to the public, three documents to aid in the repair of their vehicles. These documents are not a replacement for OEM vehicle-specific repair manuals. They are a general informational resource that can be utilized to gain general knowledge of Audi vehicles and insights into the proper repair of them.


Sometimes going back-to-basics can make the difference between a quality repair and a failed repair. When it comes to headlamp assemblies, there are a few things to keep in mind.


As part of the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) OEM linking pin activity, we are helping to connect the collision repair industry to the vehicle makers. Recently, we had a technical inquiry that asked about the repairability of a hood striker. We reached out to Honda/Acura for clarification.