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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Ford/Lincoln have a document that covers inspections on a high-voltage (HV) vehicle. This job aid provides an “overview of warnings and cautions needed and acceptable/not acceptable damage, as described in this document.”


What is a one-time-use part, and how do you determine if a fastener, clip, or part can be reused? These are questions that we are confronted with in the collision industry quite a lot. The other big question is "Where do I find this information?"


What is a one-time-use part, and how do you determine if a fastener, clip, or part can be reused? These are questions that we are confronted with in the collision industry quite a lot. The other big question is "Where do I find this information?"


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


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


A winter edition of the General Motors (GM) Repair Insights magazine is now available.


Ford/Lincoln has a document that covers advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) information. The document provides an overview of all ADAS and components in one convenient location.


When repairing high-voltage (HV) vehicles, many OEMs specify the use of special tools and equipment when handling and repairing these vehicles. There are also some specialized tools that are variations of everyday tools that we find in the repair facility. These tool variations are there to keep the technician safe during the repair process.


I-CAR completes a three-part series on the electrification of steering and suspension by taking a deeper dive into the steering angle sensor (SAS).


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 Toyota/Lexus park assist sensor retainers.


As 2022 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 2021.


Why do I need a subscription to an OEM website if I have full subscription access to the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) portal? This is a question received on a regular basis through Ask I-CAR. Let’s take a look at why and how to purchase an OEM subscription.


Understanding how to correctly set up and operate three-dimensional measuring equipment is critical when taking measurements before and after repairs. The courses for three-dimensional measuring system setup and operation cover the following topics:


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 Audi.


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 Volkswagen.