Collision Repair News

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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.


I-CAR RTS has created a webinar on supplemental restraints systems (SRS). The webinar is a comprehensive look at vehicle SRS systems, how they work, and details and cautions that are important to know when servicing these systems.


Repairer Driven News (RDN) released an article on BMW vehicles and a few things to consider when repairing them. The article covers two main areas of concern.


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 Rolls-Royce has to say.


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 BMW/Mini has to say.


Ford has released a video on updated procedures for 2015-present F-150 outer box side replacement. It is important to know that these updated procedures apply ONLY to the F-150 and not to Super Duty trucks


Did you know that many 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 General Motors (GM) has to say.


As advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) have become commonplace on vehicles, and as the number and complexity of ADAS systems on a vehicle increases, calibrations are here to stay.


Acura has released a Repair News bulletin for the 2022 Acura MDX. This document provides relevant repair information at a glance for this redesigned vehicle.


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 Mitsubishi rear view camera setting.


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 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has to say.


When looking for information on an OEM service site, one often looks at the service manual or body repair manual. In many cases this is sufficient when performing repairs. However, with vehicles becoming more complex and packed with technology, this may no longer be enough.


When looking for information on an OEM service site, one often looks at the service manual or body repair manual. In many cases this is sufficient when performing repairs. However, with vehicles becoming more complex and packed with technology, this may no longer be enough.


Weld-through primers are generally a zinc-based product that is applied to the mating surfaces prior to welding. Corroding zinc forms zinc oxide, which protects the steel. This is called sacrificial corrosion. For a quality weld to be made it’s required that the weld-through primer be removed from the direct weld zone before welding the joint, when GMA welding. Many OEMs have a position on when and how to use weld-through primer or when it shouldn’t be utilized. Let’s see what Mitsubishi recommends and where this information can be found.


Repairer Driven News (RDN) released an article on the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) four-year research project that focuses on electric vehicles (EVs) and using composites to make lighter vehicles.