Collision Repair News

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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:


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.


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.