Collision Repair News

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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.


I-CAR has numerous free virtual presentations at the 2020 SEMA360. One of these presentations focuses on metal straightening considerations.


I-CAR has numerous free virtual presentations at the 2020 SEMA360. One of these presentations focuses on how to use the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) website when repairing a collision damaged 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 put together a series of articles that will help with the repair and calibration of ADAS. Let’s look at the RAM Drivers Assistance System Module (DASM).


While many have noticed that advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are showing up on vehicles, there still is confusion on what is required of these systems after a collision occurs. The Ask I-CAR team frequently gets questions in regard to calibration of ADAS. Many of these questions can be answered simply by using the OEM Calibration Requirements Search. However, there are some questions that may need more details than the calibration search provides. Let’s take a look at the 2020 Hyundai Palisade.


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 MIG 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 Maserati recommends and where this information can be found.


I-CAR has developed a course around collision repair of Subaru vehicles. The Subaru Collision Repair Overview course covers many different collision repair aspects as well as general information about Subaru models.


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 General Motors (GM) calibration requirement information.


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 BMW/Mini calibration requirement information.