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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Toyota has released the latest edition of their Collision Pros magazine on their Collision Repair Training website. This edition highlights the 2021 Toyota Venza.


The GM full-frame SUVs have undergone a redesign for 2021. This has brought about various structural changes, as well as construction material changes.


A new edition of the General Motors (GM) Repair Insights magazine is now available. The Fall 2020 issue highlights the 2021 GMC Yukon.


When it comes to selecting your next piece of welding equipment, there are many different choices. In addition, there are many factors that will help determine the best piece of equipment for you. Let’s take a look at some considerations to help you choose wisely for your repair facility.


Chevrolet introduced the latest generation Corvette, the C8. This 2020 model is completely redesigned and only uses one part from the previous generation. I-CAR developed a course in cooperation with the vehicle maker for the Chevrolet Corvette C8.


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 Hyundai.


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 Mazda has to say.


As vehicle measurement tolerances become tighter, and with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on today’s vehicles heightening the importance of accurate measurements, I-CAR created a course that details portable measuring systems.


Ford has released their publication, Ford On Target 2020: Volume 3. Features of this issue include an article on Ford joining other OEMs to help fight counterfeit parts, an in-depth look on the proper use of a file belt sander when removing spot welds, and an overview of the 2021 Bronco and the redesigned 2021 F-150.


Sometimes going back-to-basics can make the difference between a quality repair and a failed repair. When it comes to shielding gas, there are a few things to keep in mind in order to have a quality weld.


I-CAR released a collision repair overview course for BMW. This course covers the history of BMW, online service information, construction materials, restraints inspection, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and more


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 Subaru say on the subject?


While researching body repair manuals (BRM) and service manuals, we're creating OEM-specific articles for additional information needed when repair planning. The goal of these articles is to help repairers create a more complete and accurate repair plan. One key aspect of repair planning is being aware of the advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) equipped on the vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at FCA.


The RTS Team has compiled countless hours of research of hybrid and electric vehicles to bring the industry the OEM Hybrid And Electric Vehicle Disable Search page. This search tool enables you easily look up important OEM and vehicle-specific information about the high-voltage (HV) system, including step-by-step instructions on how to access the high-voltage battery disable procedures on the OEM websites.


Since hybrid and electric vehicles first started becoming relevant, members of the collision repair industry have required as much knowledge as possible on these subjects. I-CAR’s Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team continues to be on the leading edge of research and education. Our goal is to help communicate information to the industry, and a great way to do this is through Collision Repair News articles.