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What's A Lexus Rear Floor Side Member?

When it comes to repair information, vehicle makers use a wide variety of terminology for replacement parts. All of the different names can be confusing, especially when repairing a variety of vehicle makes and models.

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Mercedes-Benz To Have New Model Naming In 2015

Mercedes-Benz is revising the vehicle model naming in 2015. For those that are unfamiliar with the different vehicle names this might be a bit confusing. In a recent press release Mercedes-Benz details some of these changes, so lets take a look at the SUVs.

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I-CAR Repairability Technical Support Portal Connects Industry Pros to OEMs

by Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS)

Prosser, Washington, November 12, 2014 - The Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) continues to promote the launch of its Repairability Technical Support (RTS) Portal, an extensive collection of resources available to help provide repair industry members with valuable information, technical support and repair solutions. Located at rts.i-car.com, the Portal offers real-time OEM information and announcements, collision repair articles, technical questions and answers and much, much more.

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Carbon Fiber Repair On The BMW i3

On the BMW i3 with the carbon fiber passenger cell, the question is often asked, how do we repair damage to the carbon fiber? For that answer BMW presented an overview of the repairs at the 2014 SEMA show. The simple answer is that you cannot repair the passenger cell the way that you would repair a sheet molded compound (SMC) part.

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What's A Subaru Rear Skirt?

When it comes to repair information, vehicle makers use a wide variety of terminology for replacement parts. All of the different names can be confusing, especially when repairing a variety of vehicle makes and models.

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Advanced Joining Methods For Todays Vehicle

This article originally appeared in the November 2014 edition of ABRN.

When friends and family think about the vehicles of yesteryear they often say to me "they don't build them like they used to." I tell them, you have no idea how right you are. Cars today are light years ahead of where they were just a few short years ago. It is no longer vehicles of the future we are discussing, but current vehicles on the road today, and some are being repaired like nothing has changed. With the major changes in vehicle construction, the collision repair industry will need to learn some advanced attachment methods and a new way of thinking. Lets take a look at some advanced attachment methods necessary for repair on vehicles that are on the road today.

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