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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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.


One of the many functions of the Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team is to assist the collision repair industry with understanding repair procedures. The team often receives questions such as, "Does this part need to be removed?" or "What is the preferred attachment method?" Let’s take a closer look at reading Toyota/Lexus repair procedures.


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 variant coding procedures.


Have you found when scuffing a new Honda/Acura OEM bumper cover that sometimes the coating appears to be as hard as iron? As part of the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) OEM linking pin activity, we are helping to connect the collision repair industry to the vehicle makers. With this in mind, we reached out to Honda/Acura for guidance.


Repairer Driven News (RDN) released an article on the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid which features up to 25 miles of pure electric driving and all power modes available when shifted into 4 low.


More hybrid and electric vehicles are making their way into collision repair facilities as these vehicles are becoming more prevalent. One of the main concerns on these vehicles is how to safely work around high-voltage while repairing them. I-CAR has created a course that informs the technician on aspects of high-voltage such as:


When it comes to repair information, vehicle makers use a wide variety of terminology for replacement parts. All of the different names can be confusing, especially when repairing a variety of vehicle makes and models.


Sometimes understanding welding machine settings and functions can be difficult, especially if it is a new machine. The spot welder setup and operation courses cover the following topics:


I-CAR and the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team put together a series of live webinars that discuss aspects of today’s advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and what the industry needs to know. These informative and fun webinars are sure to educate and entertain. In case you missed it; we put the video of the webinar on the RTS website for easy access.


Repairer Driven News (RDN) released an article specifically covering the repair of the aluminum bodied F-150. The article focuses on misconceptions, or bad information that is widespread throughout the industry regarding rivets, and the rocker panel reinforcement.


I-CAR and the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team put together a series of live webinars that discuss aspects of today’s advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and what the industry needs to know. These informative and fun webinars are sure to educate and entertain. In case you missed them; we put the videos of the webinars on the RTS website for easy access.


Sometimes going back-to-basics can make the difference between a quality repair and a failed repair. When it comes to straightening and repairing a vehicle back to specification, there are a few things to keep in mind.


The thirteenth installment of the I-CAR Collision Reporter - The Virtual Issue has been released. This issue focuses on the changes the industry has experienced in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Looking for more information about a specific repair procedure? Some OEMs are now providing videos within the repair procedures on their service site. Vehicle makers may also have additional websites that contain repair videos. As we research OEM websites and find these helpful videos, we will write articles to let you know. Let’s take a closer look at the 2019 Ford Transit side panel repair video.


What’s a degree? A unit of temperature, an educational milestone/recognition, an angle? In this case, we are referring to the measurement of an angle. In steering and suspension, we commonly refer to caster, camber, and toe measurements, these are not independent of alignment angles, rather they are directly tied in with, and inseparable, from them.