Collision Repair News

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A winter edition of the General Motors (GM) Repair Insights magazine is now available.


Ford/Lincoln has a document that covers advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) information. The document provides an overview of all ADAS and components in one convenient location.


When repairing high-voltage (HV) vehicles, many OEMs specify the use of special tools and equipment when handling and repairing these vehicles. There are also some specialized tools that are variations of everyday tools that we find in the repair facility. These tool variations are there to keep the technician safe during the repair process.


I-CAR completes a three-part series on the electrification of steering and suspension by taking a deeper dive into the steering angle sensor (SAS).


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 park assist sensor retainers.


As 2022 rolls in, we can reflect back on what the previous year had to offer. Let's take a look at some of the collision industry information you've been most interested in from this past year. These are the most popular articles from 2021.


Why do I need a subscription to an OEM website if I have full subscription access to the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) portal? This is a question received on a regular basis through Ask I-CAR. Let’s take a look at why and how to purchase an OEM subscription.


Understanding how to correctly set up and operate three-dimensional measuring equipment is critical when taking measurements before and after repairs. The courses for three-dimensional measuring system setup and operation cover the following topics:


Looking for more information about a specific repair procedure? Some OEMs are now providing videos within the repair procedures on their service site. Vehicle makers may also have additional websites that contain repair videos. As we research OEM websites and find these helpful videos, we will write articles to let you know. Let’s take a closer look at Audi.


Looking for more information about a specific repair procedure? Some OEMs are now providing videos within the repair procedures on their service site. Vehicle makers may also have additional websites that contain repair videos. As we research OEM websites and find these helpful videos, we will write articles to let you know. Let’s take a closer look at Volkswagen.


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 Jaguar Land Rover website.


While looking at repair procedures in a body repair manual (BRM) you may notice that symbols are used to indicate specific operations or parts to be used during the repair process. Most BRMs provide a glossary or a chart that explains these symbols.


When researching procedures for disabling a high-voltage (HV) vehicle, you may notice that many of the procedures require the use of specific tools. Some of them are OEM-specific tools or scan tools. Often identifying and locating where to purchase these specific tools can be difficult.


When researching calibration procedures for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), you may notice that many of the procedures require the use of specific tools. Some tools may be everyday items like string, tape, levels, paper, etc. However, many of them are OEM-specific tools or scan tools. Often identifying and locating where to purchase these specific tools can be difficult.


Ford has released the fourth installment of their On Target publication for 2021. Features of this issue include an article on the 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Navigator front subframe.