Collision Repair News

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Have you recently purchased a Henrob self-piercing rivet (SPR) removal and installation tool as part of your 2015 Ford F-150 tool package? Are you looking for more information on how to use it?


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 Mazda OEM Information page.


Ford released an update to the 2015 F-150 F-Series Box Side Outer Assembly Collision Repair Sheet. The updated version in now available on our website.


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


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.


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 Ford OEM Information and/or Lincoln OEM Information page.


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


Vehicle makers use laser welds in two different ways and the joint configuration will help identify potential repairability.


The I-CAR developed OEM Partial Parts Replacement Search on the RTS Portal now features all Ford 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 Toyota OEM Information, Lexus OEM Information, and/or Scion OEM Information page.


Recently you expressed an interest in having vehicle recall information straight from the RTS Portal.


The I-CAR developed OEM Partial Parts Replacement Search on the RTS Portal now features all Mitsubishi 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 Mitsubishi OEM Information page.


The I-CAR developed OEM Partial Parts Replacement Search on the RTS Portal now 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.