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 I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team recently developed a new I-CAR 360° video on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler. The video provides a 360° tour around the Wrangler. Let’s take a look.


One of the top technical inquiries received at Ask I-CAR is “Is there a sectioning or partial replacement procedure available?” To help answer this question, RTS has an OEM Partial Part Replacement Search available. Here you will find information on if these procedures are available on a specific vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at the 2017 Lincoln Continental.


The new 2019 Honda Pilot is set to arrive this year. A recent article by Repairer Driven News covers many of the new features the collision repair industry will need to know.


As a collision repair technician, there is one part of a service manual that houses all of the information you would ever need…right? This is not the case with modern vehicles. You may be required to look in numerous manuals to find the information required to safely repair the vehicle.


Per your requests, we are adding step-by-step instructions on how to access the vehicle maker service 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 Hyundai OEM Information page.


On occasion OEMs will make two completely different vehicles with the same nameplate during the same model year. Many times, the outgoing model will have “classic” or “limited” added to the nameplate. The incoming model will hold the original nameplate. If the wrong body repair manual is unknowingly selected, the vehicle may be improperly repaired. As a recent example shows this is the case with the new incoming Volkswagen Tiguan.


One of the top technical inquiries received at Ask I-CAR is “Is there a sectioning or partial replacement procedure available?” To help answer this question, RTS has an OEM Partial Part Replacement Search available. Here you will find information on if these procedures are available on a specific vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu.


Sometimes going back-to-basics can be important, especially when it comes to safety. It can be easy to misuse personal protective equipment (PPE) after a while. One important PPE item that is most commonly misused is a respirator.


Recently, a repair facility had a question on how to set up a spot welder for a Subaru repair procedure. I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) reached out to Subaru for clarification.


Have you ever wondered what steps you should take when using a specific 3M product to complete a repair procedure? Let’s take a look where you can find this information on the 3M Website.


Ford has released their publication, Ford On Target 2018: Volume 2, which can be viewed on the I-CAR website. Features of the issue include collision repair options for 2015-2018 Ford F-150 outer roof panel, and overview on the 2018 Ford Expedition, and Ford’s updated position statements. Let’s take a look at this edition.


One of the top technical inquiries received at Ask I-CAR is, “Is there a sectioning or Partial Part replacement procedure available?” To help answer this question, RTS has an OEM Partial Part Replacement Search available. Here you will find information on if these procedures are available on a specific vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at the 2017 Lexus CT200h.


General Motors has launched their new Collision Repair Network and it is now open for enrollment. There are a number of qualifications an interested shop will be required to meet, including I-CAR training.


As part of the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) initiative's OEM Linking Pin activity, we are helping to connect the collision repair industry to the vehicle makers. Recently we have had several technical inquiries asking about non-SRS wiring repairs on Nissan and INFINITI vehicles. We reached out to Nissan/INFINITI for clarification.


Sometimes it can be easy to forget some of the most minor steps in the application of products, especially if they are being used every day. One common mistake that is made during the repair process is leveling the two-part adhesive cartridges before the use of a product.