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.

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.

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).

There has been a lot of discussion in the media lately on fuel cell vehicles, but what few have discussed is the collision repair of these vehicles. So let's take a look into the not-too-distant future.

Did you notice the A/C refrigerant that is in the new 2016 Honda Civic? It's R-1234yf and it’s no typo that Honda is requiring POE compressor oil for this system and not PAG (like other OEMs).

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 Rolls-Royce OEM Information page.

The OEM Information pages continue to grow, here are a few of the new features for this area of the RTS portal.

In the 2016 Honda Civic Body Repair News, there are several advanced safety features that may require a calibration at the dealership after repairs.

The I-CAR developed OEM Partial Parts Replacement Search on the RTS Portal now features updates on the BMW i3 and i8 vehicles through model year 2015.

Did you know that the new 2016 Honda Civic could be equipped with a system called Lane Watch? Let’s take a look at how this system can impact repairs.

When it comes to supplemental restraint systems (SRS) wiring repairs there are a wide range of procedures between vehicle makers, so it is always important to check the service information before considering any repairs. Let's take a look at the Honda/Acura recommendations for SRS wiring repair.

Earlier this year, at Great Designs In Steel (GDIS), Honda unveiled how they achieved a 20% weight reduction in rear rail design. The information was shared in presentation from Honda engineers titled “Hot Stamp Rear Frame Optimization” ( The solution included a hot stamped single piece stamping that resulted in a 1,500 MPa steel rear rail. That 1,500 MPa design has now made its way into production and is found on the 2016 Honda Civic.