Collision Repair News

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Per your requests, we are adding step-by-step instructions on how to access the vehicle maker repair information to complement our how-to-videos on the OEM Information pages. Easily reference this article by clicking the link under the video on the Mitsubishi OEM Information page.


On February 27, 2015, Toyota released a new Collision Repair Information Bulletin (CRIB) on Non-Reusable Parts.


The I-CAR developed OEM Partial Parts Replacement Search on the RTS Portal no features all Lexus vehicles through model year 2015.


Per your requests, we are adding step-by-step instructions on how to access the vehicle maker repair information to complement our how-to-videos on the OEM Information pages. Easily reference this article by clicking the link under the video on the Subaru OEM Information page.


Volume 1 of the Ford 2015 On Target publication is now available. Features of this volume include where to find the 2015 Ford F-150 installation instructions and updated approved paint systems for refinish.


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


What should you do when a damaged Tesla comes into your repair facility? Can you measure it? Can it be straightened? What needs to be replaced?


Per your requests, we are adding step-by-step instructions on how to access the vehicle maker repair information to complement our how-to-videos on the OEM Information pages. Easily reference this article by clicking the link under the video on the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac OEM Information page.


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


Per your requests, we are adding step-by-step instructions on how to access the vehicle maker repair information to complement our how-to-videos on the OEM Information pages. Easily reference this article by clicking the link under the video on the BMW and/or Mini OEM Information page.


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


Originally appeared as a SCRS Press Release

Prosser, Washington, March 4, 2015 - Not since the introduction of the unibody vehicle has there been as revolutionary a topic to hit the collision repair industry as aluminum repair. With more and more cars and trucks equipped with this innovative material - as well as tools, products and equipment specifically designed for them - entering the market every day, the debate on how and with what to best perform proper aluminum repairs rages on. The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) recently sat down with representatives from the equipment and tooling sides of the industry, as well as several collision repair facilities who have taken the plunge of upgrading, to get their perspectives on repair safety, the importance of accurate information and their personal experiences on the front lines of the aluminum revolution.


Per your requests, we are adding step-by-step instructions on how to access the vehicle maker repair information to complement our the how-to-videos on the OEM Information pages. Easily reference this article by clicking the link under the video on the Honda and/or Acura OEM Information page.


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Let's go back to basics with the ever-popular front-end damage and what to do with the bumper energy absorber, crush boxes, and bumper reinforcement.