Collision Repair News

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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.


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 Honda/Acura has to say.


The fourteenth installment of the I-CAR Collision Reporter - The Technician Takeover Issue has been released. This issue focuses on the men and women who are in the trenches every day.


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 Hyundai website.


Sometimes going back-to-basics can make the difference between a quality repair and a failed repair. Organization is a key factor in not only productivity, but in a successful repair process as well. There are many areas of organization to be aware of, but an important and easy one is tool organization.


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 closer look at Toyota/Lexus intelligent clearance sonar (ICS) system, and parking support brake system (PKSB).


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 closer look at the Mitsubishi radar sensor.


The addition of the OEM Calibration Requirements Search to the RTS portal was a big step for the collision industry. While this new feature has been well received, there has been some confusion about what is included in the search tool. The OEM Calibration Requirements Search is designed to provide information on the calibration requirements that are needed for vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). This includes systems such as adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and collision braking.


Repairer Driven News (RDN) released an article on a video lecture focused on Subaru inspection and replacement requirements after a collision.


I-CAR has numerous free virtual presentations at the 2020 SEMA360. One of these presentations focuses on advancing your aluminum welding skills.


I-CAR has numerous free virtual presentations at the 2020 SEMA360. One of these presentations focuses on electrical vehicle safety.


I-CAR has numerous free virtual presentations at the 2020 SEMA360. One of these presentations focuses on the link between structure, wheel alignments, and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) calibration.


I-CAR has numerous free virtual presentations at the 2020 SEMA360. One of these presentations focuses on the details of spot welding.


I-CAR has numerous free virtual presentations at the 2020 SEMA360. One of these presentations focuses on advanced techniques for welding steel.


I-CAR has numerous free virtual presentations at the 2020 SEMA360. One of these presentations focuses on advancing your MIG brazing skills.