Body Construction and Material Repair Guidelines: Honda/Acura

Body Construction and Material Repair Guidelines: Honda/Acura

What is the MPa of the front lower rail? What is the outer uniside made of: steel, aluminum, or composite? Can heat be used to straighten or is it cold straightening only? What are the repair limitations? These are just some of the questions that the RTS team fields on a daily basis.

As we know, today’s vehicles can be constructed from a wide variety of materials. Knowing if the OEM provides information on body construction materials and repair guidelines is a crucial step in providing a complete, safe, and quality repair. Let’s see what Honda/Acura has to say.

After you access the body repair manual, you will be able to locate the construction material breakdown in the body repair manual (BRM) under General Information. Newer model vehicles will have the vehicle construction broken down by sections and whether it is a 2- or 4-door model. Each of these sections provide a numbered and/or lettered parts illustration with a MPa chart breakdown beneath.

Also included under General Information are additional sections pertaining to repair guidelines. Along with the repair guidelines found in vehicle-specific body repair manuals, Honda/Acura has also provided additional repair guidelines in:

Honda Body Repair Manual & Sectioning Guideline Revisions (Revised August 2016)
Acura Body Repair Manual & Sectioning Guideline Revisions (Revised September 2016)

Honda/Acura vehicle-specific body repair manuals can be found at:

For additional Honda/Acura information, check out the following pages:
Honda OEM Information
Acura OEM Information

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