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.

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When Is A Scan Tool Required?

Recently, two collision repair diagnostic experts suggested that 70% of today’s collision damaged vehicles require some type of diagnostic work. That’s a lot of vehicles! So it comes as no surprise that I-CAR has received a number of Ask I-CAR inquiries asking when collision repair diagnostics are required.

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Removing The Static Charge From Plastic Parts

Whenever refinishing parts, especially plastic parts, static electricity has always been a problem. There are many products and techniques in the industry to help eliminate or reduce static electricity; however there may be one you haven’t heard of before.

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Paint Friendly Service Parts Coming From GM: UPDATE

As a follow-up to the previous article on Paint Friendly Service Parts Coming From GM, General Motors has already begun supplying the part kits for some of their paint-to-match assemblies. The parts initially include door mirrors, headlamps, and door handles for some vehicles in 2015. For the 2016 model year, they will become available for most models, and for more than just these parts.

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Rivet Bonding Is Just For Aluminum - Right?

Rivet bonding is a standard repair method for aluminum-intensive vehicles like the 2015 Ford F-150, Jaguar XJ, and Audi A8 whether it's replacing welded or rivet bonded parts. You may be thinking that aluminum vehicles are the only ones that require rivet bonding. Are they? There's a vehicle maker that has been requiring rivet bonding even on their steel body vehicles.

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We’ve upgraded the Collision Repair News page to make finding your favorite technical articles easier!

Our newly added right bar allows you to search for articles any way you want. We’ve added three groups of navigation:

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