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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’ll be regularly publishing new articles with the latest and greatest collision repair information.

So check back often and follow us on Twitter @Ask_ICAR to ensure you’re equipped with the most up-to-date collision repair technical information available in the industry.



The Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team has put together a series of videos highlighting each area of the RTS portal. These videos are designed to help educate you on the types of information you will find in each area. Let’s take a look at the OEM Glass Replacement Search page.


Honda has released the 2018 Honda Accord Body Repair News bulletin:


One of the top technical inquires 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 2017 Mazda CX-9.


The Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team has put together a series of videos highlighting each area of the RTS portal. These videos are designed to help educate you on the types of information you will find in each area. Let’s take a look at the OEM Partial Part Replacement Search page.


When performing squeeze type resistance spot welds (STRSW), it is always important to make sure the tips are properly dressed. Failure to do so can result in an inferior weld. Repairer Driven News published an article about this subject. Let’s take a look at this article.


General Motors (GM) has updated their Metal Panel Bonding technical document on their genuinegmparts website. Let’s take a look at this document.


You’ve been asking us if Nissan/INFINITI allows spot welding on their vehicles, because the body repair manuals (BRM) only shows plug welding in the replacement procedure. Through our I-CAR linking pin activity, we reached out to Nissan/INFINITI for the answer. Let’s take a look at their response.


One of the top technical inquires 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 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee.


Volume 3 of the Ford 2017 On Target publication is now available. Features of the issue include the introduction of the new Expedition and Navigator, highlights of the Lincoln Continental, and a fixed glass removal procedure. Let’s take a look at this this edition.


Collision repairs on vehicles equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) can have more restrictions than vehicles without ADAS. Items that historically would be a simple repair may now need to be replaced. The ADAS need to be able to see/sense in some way, whether it be by radar, camera-view, ultrasonic, etc. Repairers need to keep sensor/camera field of vision clear to avoid system malfunctions. For example, repair material that would normally be used to repair a gouge in a bumper cover is now a problem because it can block the sensor’s field of vision and may not allow the sensor to function properly.

Some OEMs have warnings against making repairs in front of sensors/cameras or a certain distance from the sensors/cameras. However, many times there is also a list of other items that can block the sensor/camera view. Let’s take a look at some common things or materials that can interfere with the parking assist system.


You’ve been asking and now all of the I-CAR 360 videos are in one convenient location. Let’s take a look at what you’ll find in each video.


An article by Collision Repair Mag, from October 19, 2017, brings to light an IIHS study that proves that there is no margin for error when it comes to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Calibration is important, but if the parts that are being used are not manufactured correctly, the ADAS can be affected. Let’s take a look at how ADAS can be affected.


The Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team has put together a series of videos highlighting each area of the RTS portal. These videos are designed to help educate you on the types of information you will find in each area. Let’s take a look at the OEM Calibration Requirements Search page.


BMW’s latest generation of the X3 has undergone some major changes, including a 121 pound drop in weight. Repairer Driven News posted an article highlighting many of the changes to the new model. Let’s take a look at some of these changes.


Mazda has updated their repair information website at www.mazdaserviceinfo.com This new website changes how to find the collision repair information you need.