Collision Repair News

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In case you missed it, there is now an article posted that identifies what each OEM generally uses for part terminology in their body repair manuals. All of the different names can be confusing, especially when repairing a variety of vehicle makes and models.


The question is often asked, "Can supplemental restraint system wiring be repaired?" The answer is: it depends on the vehicle maker. Let's take a look at General Motors' (GM) position on this subject.


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has updated their free repair information website www.moparrepairconnection.com with new body repair manuals (BRMs). Let's take a look at what has been added.


Back in February we let you know that starting in 2017, Toyota announced that the Scion brand will be rebadged under the Toyota brand. Let's take a look at what the former Scion's will be called.


The question is often asked, "Can supplemental restraint system wiring be repaired?" The answer is: it depends on the vehicle maker. Let's take a look at Fiat Chrysler Automobile's (FCA) position on this subject.


The question is often asked, "Can supplemental restraint system wiring be repaired?" The answer is: it depends on the vehicle maker. Let's take a look at Kia's position on this subject.


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.


With the March release of the 2016 Cadillac CT6, there is no better time to become part of the Cadillac repair network. So what is involved in becoming part of the repair network? Let's take a look.


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.


The question is often asked, "Can supplemental restraint system wiring be repaired?" The answer is: it depends on the vehicle maker. Let's take a look at Toyota's position on this subject.


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.


As vehicle and repair technology evolve, so does the knowledge and skills required for collision repair professionals, and for students aspiring for a career in collision repair. Due to the increase in aluminum and high- and ultra-high-strength steels (HSS & UHSS), the standards for the Collision Repair Technology (CRT) competition for SkillsUSA have been updated to reflect the skills and repair methods necessary for complete, safe, quality repairs.


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.


The question is often asked, "Can supplemental restraint system wiring be repaired?" The answer is: it depends on the vehicle maker. Let's take a look at Hyundai's position on this subject.


Honda has released the 2016 Honda HR-V Body Repair News bulletin: