Collision Repair News

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Sometimes going back-to-basics can make the difference between a quality repair and a failed repair. When it comes to making sure the passenger compartment is cleaned of debris, especially glass, there are some things to consider.


A simple bumper repair on a modern vehicle may not be as simple as it seems. New technologies like blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and other advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) utilize sensors behind the bumper covers. The ability for these sensors to be able to see clearly normally requires special caution when considering a bumper repair. Many OEMs have different levels of warnings when it comes to repairing bumper covers with ADAS. So, what does Honda/Acura say on the subject?


We often receive the Ask I-CAR inquiries: "Does Mitsubishi have a position statement on pre- and post-repair system scanning? Do they plan on coming out with one?"


Since the creation of the first modern automobile nearly a century and a half ago, there has been one dominant engine option on the market, the gasoline internal combustion engine. Now the gasoline internal combustion engine has some challengers trying to steal the crown. There have been many different types of engines in the past, but many of them relied solely on fossil fuels to operate.


One of the top technical inquiries received at Ask I-CAR is “Is there a sectioning or partial replacement procedure available?” To help answer this question, RTS has an OEM Partial Part Replacement Search available. Here you will find information on if these procedures are available on a specific vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at the 2019 Buick Regal.


As part of the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) OEM Linking Pin activity, we are helping to connect the collision repair industry to the vehicle makers. Recently we had a technical inquiry that asked for clarification on the trunk floor sectioning procedure on a 2018 Honda CR-V.


ABRN published a Damage Analysis for ADAS and Driver Convenience Systems article authored by John Anello, of Auto Tech on Wheels. Let’s take a look at this article.


Since the creation of the first modern automobile nearly a century and a half ago, there has been one dominant engine option on the market, the gasoline internal combustion engine. Now the gasoline internal combustion engine has some challengers trying to steal the crown. There have been many different types of engines in the past but many of them relied solely on fossil fuels to operate.


Subaru is releasing their 2020 Outback with a lot of noteworthy changes. The first major change is the engine. Not seen for roughly a decade, Subaru is once again offering a turbocharged engine. On the Outback XT, a 2.4-liter turbocharged BOXER engine comes standard.


Great Designs in Steel 2019 covered multiple topics from changing vehicle structures, welding and repairability of steels, advancements in forming ultra high-strength steel (UHSS), and new release model overviews.


The 2020 Ford Escape presentation at the 2019 Great Designs in Steel highlights some changes that sets this vehicle apart from the from the previous model years of the Escape. There have been several changes made to the 2020 model year. Let’s take a closer look at a couple of these changes.


Honda /Acura have updated their position statement on pre- and post-repair scanning to give more clarification on what is expected for scanning.


As you may know, General Motors has removed the body repair manuals from their free website www.genuinegmparts.com.


Cadillac is releasing a new sedan with a substantial amount of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The CT5 is equipped with many of the systems that you would expect to see in a luxury car, along with some new improvements not yet seen before in the market.


One of the top technical inquiries received at Ask I-CAR is, “Is there a sectioning or partial replacement procedure available?” To help answer this question, RTS has an OEM Partial Part Replacement Search available. Here you will find information on if these procedures are available on a specific vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at the 2019 Honda Clarity.