Collision Repair News

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The 2016 Chicago Auto Show media preview is wrapping up, do you want to know the trends we saw while in attendance? Okay, let's take a look at this years trends.


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 Audi's position on this subject.


Ford/Lincoln has updated the Motorcraft Service Information website at: www.motorcraftservice.com The updated website changes how to find the collision repair information you need.


We've talked about the SkillsUSA competition, but SkillsUSA is more than just the competition. This organization helps students in many ways. Let's take a look at what's beyond the competition.


Starting in 2017, Toyota will discontinue the Scion brand. Here's what they are looking at doing.


When it comes to sectioning reinforcements, there are a few things to keep in mind. Let's take a look at the considerations around this topic.


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 Mazda's position on this subject.


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has updated the free Mopar Repair Connection repair information website at: www.moparrepairconnection.com.

The updated website changes how to find the collision repair information you need.


Just because you can't see it, doesn't mean you don't need it. Think inside pillars, inside rocker panels, inside rails, in the bottom of door shell cavities, and on the backsides of panels. Can you name the corrosion protection material that is often overlooked?


When you look at a Subaru repair procedure, it might seem a bit confusing at first glance. The first thing you may notice is there is very little text for the procedure. So let's take a closer look and clear up any confusion.


ALLDATA started as a one-stop location for all vehicle makers' service information, but has expanded in recent years into offering collision repair information. So where do the repair procedures come from on ALLDATA?


For those of you who don't know what SkillsUSA does, here is your opportunity to meet your next great employee or to give back to the industry. This is a competition for skilled trades, and they can use your help.


Honda’s extensive use of 1,500 MPa steel continues with the latest generation of the popular Civic. However, there is a small part that is a common replacement item that may affect cycle time.


If you are working on a late model vehicle you're most likely going to run into high-strength steel and that will affect the attachment method that will be required. Let's take a look at what some of vehicle makers have to say on spot welding.


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