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 regularly publish new articles highlighting the latest and greatest collision repair information.

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Ceramic Coatings Considerations

With the popularity of ceramic coatings, a technician may be challenged with identifying and removing ceramic coatings prior to the repair process. Let’s look at ceramic coating considerations for collision repair.

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I-CAR Just In Time: Honda/Acura Squeeze-Type Resistance Spot Welds Destructive Test

Sometimes seeing is understanding, that’s why I-CAR's technical team created the Just in Time video series to guide you through a variety of collision repair topics from ADAS and EVs to repair tips and tricks. These videos enable you to, in less than 5 minutes, learn something new. Let’s check out what the team has for Honda/Acura destructive testing for squeeze-type resistance spot welds (STRSW).

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I-CAR Just In Time: Honda/Acura MIG Brazing Destructive Testing

Sometimes seeing is understanding, that’s why I-CAR's technical team created the Just in Time video series to guide you through a variety of collision repair topics from ADAS and EVs to repair tips and tricks. These videos enable you to, in less than 5 minutes, learn something new. Let’s check out what the team has for Honda/Acura destructive testing for MIG brazing.

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OEM Emergency Response Guides: Mercedes-Benz - UPDATE

Are you looking for OEM emergency response guides (ERGs)? The Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team has located these guides and either houses them on the RTS website, provides links to webpages that house them, or provides articles with instructions on how to locate them.

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Back-To-Basics: Adjacent Panel Protection

Sometimes going back-to-basics can make the difference between a quality repair and a failed repair. You never want a blend panel to become a repair panel. A magnetic panel edge tool can help guarantee that it never happens again.

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Genesis: Who Requires Or Recommends MIG Brazing?

In Europe, MIG brazing has been required or recommended on a widespread basis for several years. In the U.S., MIG brazing is not as common but is becoming more prevalent. As the RTS team is researching MIG brazing information, we are putting together a series of articles that identify OEM-specific MIG brazing recommendations and requirements for vehicles in the U.S. Let’s see what Genesis has to say.

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OEM Linking Pin: 2018-2023 GMC Terrain Quarter Panel Sectioning Location

As part of the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) OEM linking pin activity, we are helping to connect the collision repair industry to the vehicle makers. Recently, we had a technical inquiry that asked where to section the quarter panel behind the B-pillar in the rocker panel area on a 2021 GMC Terrain. We reached out to GM for clarification.

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I-CAR Just In Time: GM Exhaust Shield Fasteners

Sometimes seeing is understanding, that’s why I-CAR's technical team created the Just in Time video series to guide you through a variety of collision repair topics from ADAS and EVs to repair tips and tricks. These videos enable you to, in less than 5 minutes, learn something new. Let’s check out the tip the team has for General Motors (GM) exhaust shield fasteners.

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Back-To-Basics: Door Handle Tools

Sometimes going back-to-basics can make the difference between a quality repair and a failed repair. Tools for the door handle might not sound exciting, but they can save you frustration and possibly a refinish.

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OEM Emergency Response Guides: Rivian

Are you looking for OEM emergency response guides (ERGs)? The Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team has located these guides and either houses them on the RTS website, provides links to webpages that house them, or provides articles with instructions on how to locate them.

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Locating ADAS Information: GM - UPDATE

As a collision repair technician, there is one part of a service manual that houses all of the information you would ever need…right? This is not the case with modern vehicles. You may be required to look in numerous manuals to find the information required to safely repair the vehicle.

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