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.

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The I-CAR developed OEM Partial Parts Replacement Search on the RTS Portal now features all Toyota vehicles through the model year 2015.


HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – January 22, 2015 – I-CAR®, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, announced today the launch of the OEM Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Disable Search on the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) Portal as part of its continuous effort to build a robust, centralized hub of valuable industry information to give collision repair professionals the answers they need as quickly as possible.


Acura has released three new Body Repair News bulletins:


Honda has released two new Body Repair News bulletins:


January 2015, Honda and Acura released the Body Repair News bulletins: Honda-Approved Collision Repair Tools and Acura-Approved Collision Repair Tools.


Has anyone ever told you that if you wear contact lenses while welding that they can become fused to your eyes?


As you've undoubtedly heard, the North American International Auto Show is in Detroit next week. What news sources are you using to hear all of the latest being presented by the OEMs? If it's not on your list already, you may want to add autonews.com. 


What does I-CAR say about damaged steering or suspension mounting locations? 


Can you guess who tops the list of cars sold in America in 2014? These are the vehicles that are on the road and potentially in your collision repair facility.


To Wrap-up 2014 Collision Hub put together a video of there favorite things from 2014. There are some highlights on different tools and equipment



We've added the Collision Bulletin from Fiat Chrysler Automotive that addresses safety certification and tire pressure label replacement guidelines.


Having a problem getting your replacement Kia Optima bumper cover to fit properly? Wondering if maybe you got the wrong part? 


When it comes to repair information, vehicle makers use a wide variety of terminology for replacement parts, but Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM keep it pretty basic.


The ninth column in the OEM Technical Information Matrix is pretty straight forward: Corrosion Protection Methods and Materials. Most OEMs have information on anti-corrosion materials and application equipment including a list of approved materials and part numbers.


Ever hear the quote: "if you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten"? When it comes to collision repairs, it's far from accurate.