Collision Repair News

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What is the difference between sectioning and partial replacement? Let's take a look and add some clarification.

The adoption of a strong learning culture within a business, as well as sound production management principles, will not only help improve bottom line results, but will also bring additional value in understanding a technician’s abilities or inabilities and knowing how to close any knowledge gaps a shop may uncover among its staff.

Recently, two collision repair diagnostic experts suggested that 70% of today’s collision damaged vehicles require some type of diagnostic work. That’s a lot of vehicles! So it comes as no surprise that I-CAR has received a number of Ask I-CAR inquiries asking when collision repair diagnostics are required.

When it comes to MIG welders, the term "inverter" is often being used to describe the new MIG welders, but what is it and why does it matter to you? Let's find out.

Whenever refinishing parts, especially plastic parts, static electricity has always been a problem. There are many products and techniques in the industry to help eliminate or reduce static electricity; however there may be one you haven’t heard of before.

Through our efforts to bring you the collision repair information that matters, I-CAR Repairability Technical Support has partnered with DEG News Blog and Repairer Driven News.

As a follow-up to the previous article on Paint Friendly Service Parts Coming From GM, General Motors has already begun supplying the part kits for some of their paint-to-match assemblies. The parts initially include door mirrors, headlamps, and door handles for some vehicles in 2015. For the 2016 model year, they will become available for most models, and for more than just these parts.

There has been some confusion around the term "synergic" welding machines in the industry and we wanted to add some clarity to the subject.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has updated the web address of the TechAuthority repair information website to This new website changes how to find the collision repair information you need.

The method for replacing the outer box side on the 2015 Ford F-150 has been a popular area of discussion, and many people are asking, "What are my options and is one missing?"

Rivet bonding is a standard repair method for aluminum-intensive vehicles like the 2015 Ford F-150, Jaguar XJ, and Audi A8 whether it's replacing welded or rivet bonded parts. You may be thinking that aluminum vehicles are the only ones that require rivet bonding. Are they? There's a vehicle maker that has been requiring rivet bonding even on their steel body vehicles.

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

The I-CAR developed OEM Partial Parts Replacement Search on the RTS Portal now features all Chrysler, Dodge, and Ram vehicles through model year 2015.

There's some confusion in the industry about the term MIG "pulse" welding - so let's take a closer look at it.

In case you missed it, Wendy Malone from General Motors presented The All New 2015 Chevrolet Colorado And GMC Canyon Cab Structure, at Great Designs in Steel 2015.