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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.

So check back often and follow us on Twitter @Ask_ICAR to ensure you’re equipped with the most up-to-date collision repair technical information available in the industry.



Are you looking for OEM emergency response guides (ERGs)? The Repairability Technical Support (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.


Repairer Driven News (RDN) released an article on the Audi e-tron and the importance of the 12-volt battery and the roles it plays.


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 Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has to say.


Did you know that some 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 Hyundai has to say.


I-CAR has developed a course around the collision repair of Toyota vehicles.


Ford has released the first installment of their On Target publication for 2021. Features of this issue include an article on 2021 Ford Bronco vehicle construction, which identifies the type of steel that specific body parts are made from.


FCA/Stellantis released a position statement related to steering system inspection and part replacement after a collision.


I-CAR recently held a repairability summit on supplemental restraints systems (SRS) inspections. In attendance were representatives from OEMs, information providers, collision repair facilities, and insurers.


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 Kia has to say.


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.


Repairer Driven News (RDN) released an article on BMW vehicles and the importance of checking and following OEM procedures.


The fifteenth installment of the I-CAR Collision Reporter - The Electrification Issue has been released. This issue focuses on electric vehicles (EVs) and how they are here to stay a part of the industry.


What is a non-SRS wiring repair? It is the repairing of an electrical component that is not part of the supplemental restraints system circuit (usually identified by yellow wire looms). As technology increases on vehicles, so does the number of components that utilize electricity. Many of the sensors and modules are becoming smarter and more sensitive. If the wire is too long, the wrong gauge, or spliced in the wrong location it can cause malfunctions in the components that it’s powering. Many OEMs have different restrictions and guidelines for repairing wiring that does not control SRS components. On the other hand, there are OEMs that don’t allow wiring repairs at all, so full harness replacement is the only option.


What is a non-SRS wiring repair? It is the repairing of an electrical component that is not part of the supplemental restraints system circuit (usually identified by yellow wire looms). As technology increases on vehicles, so does the number of components that utilize electricity. Many of the sensors and modules are becoming smarter and more sensitive. If the wire is too long, the wrong gauge, or spliced in the wrong location it can cause malfunctions in the components that it’s powering. Many OEMs have different restrictions and guidelines for repairing wiring that does not control SRS components. On the other hand, there are OEMs that don’t allow wiring repairs at all, so full harness replacement is the only option.


Did you know that some 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 Subaru has to say.