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 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.


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.


If you are having a problem with a vehicle, a class, or a website, chances are we can help.


When you have a problem and are looking for help, who should you contact at I-CAR? Well that depends on what you need. People that come to I-CAR fall into two categories, those looking for help on training related questions, and those looking for help on repair related questions. Luckily for you, I-CAR has a team dedicated to each category. Let's take a look at each.


Per your requests, here is the how-to-video and the step-by-step instructions on how to access the collision repair information in ALLDATA.


How do you know if a 2015 or newer Dodge Challenger is equipped with adaptive cruise control (ACC)? Look for a small hole in the lower grille (Figure 1). So what does that mean for collision repair?


Article originally appeared in Repairer Driven News on December 17, 2015

By Steve Marks

Would you ever attempt to repair a late-model collision-damaged vehicle without three-dimensional measuring? Of course you wouldn’t. Without measuring, it isn’t possible to determine the extent of damage, or to identify hidden damage – which can impact the safety of drivers and passengers in future accidents.

Yet, every day, many vehicles are returned to owners with hidden damage because according to technicians, “There isn’t a warning lamp illuminated on the dash.”


As you have noticed, the RTS Portal is now requiring you to log-in, via your myI-CAR username and password, to access content. This has been done in order to better serve the inter-industry. Let’s take a look at what this will mean for you.


When you're working on a hybrid vehicle, what precautions should be taken before welding?


On December 10, 2015, the editors of The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) hosted a technical webinar on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADASs).