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.

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There are many precautions and instructions to follow while inspecting and repairing hybrid and electric vehicles. To help you find this information, RTS has an OEM Hybrid And Electric Vehicle Disable Search page. Here you will find step-by-step instructions on how to find the disable procedure in the service manual. You will also find precautions for welding, refinishing, and if a scan tool and DVOM are required for disabling. Let’s take a look at the 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid.


I-CAR RTS has created a webinar for the professional automotive virtual education (PAVE) training. It covers the practical application of the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) Portal, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and calibration, and high-voltage vehicle safety.


The I-CAR ADAS Diagnostics – When The Calibration Fails course covers advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and focuses in on the inputs used in common systems. It details how the inputs communicate with the systems, how to diagnose ADAS issues, and what to do if a system will not calibrate.


As electric-only, hybrid, and fuel cell electric vehicles are increasing in sales, they are becoming more commonplace in repair facilities. Along with the unique powertrains that come with these vehicles, also comes unique safety concerns. Regardless of vehicle maker, high-voltage (HV) systems pose a threat of injury or death if not handled properly. Only personnel with the proper training, PPE, tools, equipment, and service information should perform work on the HV systems.


As electric-only, hybrid, and fuel cell electric vehicles are increasing in sales, they are becoming more commonplace in repair facilities. Along with the unique powertrains that come with these vehicles, also comes unique safety concerns. Regardless of vehicle maker, high-voltage (HV) systems pose a threat of injury or death if not handled properly. Only personnel with the proper training, PPE, tools, equipment, and service information should perform work on the HV systems.


The 2021 model year vehicles are going to be showing up in dealer showrooms before too long. This means that they will inevitably be showing up in collision repair centers. The I-CAR Vehicle Technology And Trends 2021 course covers the technology, model releases, and trends. Keeping up to date on the 2021 models and features is vital to the blueprinting and repair process.


A new edition of the General Motors (GM) Repair Insights magazine is now available. The Winter 2021 issue highlights the completely redesigned 2021 Cadillac Escalade.


Repairer Driven News (RDN) released an article on the 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV which discusses the materials used in the construction of the vehicle and other highlights of this all-new model from Genesis.


Repairer Driven News (RDN) released an article on the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee which outlines the variety of materials used in the construction of the vehicle which not only reduce weight but allow for easier stamping of complex parts.


Now that the new year is underway, let’s take a look at some of your favorite things from 2020. We will continue with your most visited vehicles in the OEM Calibration Requirements Search.


As 2021 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 2020.


I-CAR has developed a course around the calibration of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and how to research the information on OEM service sites. The goal of this course is to build your knowledge of locating and carrying out calibration procedures.


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 General Motors (GM) has to say.


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 Mitsubishi website.


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. Here you will find information on if these procedures are available on a specific vehicle. Let's take a closer look at the 2020 Toyota Corolla.