Collision Repair News

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When researching calibration procedures for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), you may notice that many of the procedures require the use of specific tools. Some tools may be everyday items like string, tape, levels, paper, etc. However, many of them are OEM-specific tools or scan tools. Often identifying and locating where to purchase these specific tools can be difficult.


Knowing how replacement body panels should be layered is very important, especially when it comes to welding techniques specified in the body repair manual (BRM). How do you know the layering order?


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 on a 2012 Ford F-150 outer box side replacement. Clarification was requested whether adhesives other than what is specified in Workshop manual can be used.


I-CAR had numerous presentations at the 2021 SEMA show. I-CAR gave an update to the industry on our extensive technical activities throughout the year.


I-CAR had numerous presentations at the 2021 SEMA show. I-CAR had a series of panel discussions in conjunction with SCRS.


I-CAR had numerous presentations at the 2021 SEMA show. One of these presentations focuses on how to become a certified Subaru collision repair facility.


I-CAR had numerous presentations at the 2021 SEMA show. One of these presentations focuses on how to replace Honda laser-brazed roof panels.


I-CAR had numerous presentations at the 2021 SEMA show. One of these presentations focuses on Ford and Lincoln repair information and sectioning aluminum components.


I-CAR kicked off a three-part series on electrification of steering and suspension. As vehicle manufacturers continue to improve ride comfort and handling capabilities, advanced technologies are added to model lineups.


A fall edition of the General Motors (GM) Repair Insights magazine is now available.


The FCA/Stellantis Non-Structural Sheet Metal Repair guide is a document that provides additional information for when a non-structural repair is needed but not specified in the main body repair manual (BRM). Let’s take a look at what this document can help you with.


As you may know, FCA/Stellantis has removed the body repair manuals and Reference Guides from their free website www.moparrepairconnect.com.


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 on whether a wheel alignment is required before a system calibration can be performed. We reached out to Audi for clarification.


General Motors (GM) has a document that covers advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) information. The document provides an overview of all ADAS and components in one convenient location.


When researching procedures for disabling a high-voltage (HV) vehicle, you may notice that many of the procedures require the use of specific tools. Some of them are OEM-specific tools or scan tools. Often identifying and locating where to purchase these specific tools can be difficult.