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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 Collision Repair News page.


As of 2007 federal law required that vehicles be equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Most vehicles have a TPMS sensor located in tire that senses and reports the pressure of each tire. However, Honda has done away with this system on some of their models. Let’s take a look at this other system and what we need to know about it.


Mazda’s position statement can now be access directly from the I-CAR RTS Portal. These position statement are housed on the Mazda OEM Information page. Let’s take a look at what the position statement includes.


You’ve been asking us if Honda/Acura allows weld-on pins, washers, and tabs on outer body panels. Through our I-CAR linking pin activity, we reached out to Honda/Acura for the answer. Let’s take a look at their response.


We have been receiving many questions on the Ford/Lincoln workshop manual requirement to replace fixed glass. So, we asked Ford/Lincoln for clarification and they have now updated their repair manuals. Let’s take a look.


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 Information page.


The role of the windshield is a lot more complex than simply allowing a view of the road ahead. It is considered a structural part of the vehicle as it contributes to the strength of the roof and A-pillars. The windshield helps to manage collision energy and has become an integral part of several advanced safety systems.

It is commonly asked; what is required when replacing a windshield? With this question in mind, we will be presenting a series of articles that highlight some of the requirements from various OEMs. Let’s see what Tesla has to say.


Through the I-CAR Linking Pin activity the Honda Job Aid: Aiming Driving Support Systems is now available on the RTS site.


The RTS team frequently receives inquiries on the sectioning and/or replacement of welded-on panels on Fiat Chrysler Automotive vehicles. The questions boil down to, what do you do when there isn’t a procedure available? Let’s revisit the FCA Collision Bulletin that addresses this.


When Honda updated the Body Repair News: Body Repair Manual Welding & Sectioning Guideline Revisions in July there is a piece of information you may have missed. Let’s take a look.


RTS has put together a brief video highlighting each area of the RTS web portal, to help educate you on the types of information you will find in each area.


Honda has created a new Job Aid called Aiming Driving Support Systems. Let’s take a look at the types of information and where you will find this document.


Can’t make it to SEMA show? Don’t worry, we have you covered, we’ll give some of the highlights you could have received at the I-CAR live demo stage. Let’s take a look at nitrogen hot air plastic welding.


Can’t make it to SEMA show? Don’t worry, we have you covered, we’ll give some of the highlights you could have received at the I-CAR live demo stage. Let’s take a look at riveting.


The second installment of the I-CAR Collision Reporter has been released, focusing on Readiness. The rate of change in today's vehicles is higher than ever. Are you ready to repair the vehicles rolling into your shop?