In Case You Missed It: RTS Available Resources
I-CAR's Director of Industry Technical Relations, Jason Bartanen, sat down at the 2015 SEMA Show with Fender Bender to discuss the progress and features of RTS since its launch in July 2014. Here's a breakdown of the main features of the portal.
Here you’ll find OEM technical articles and bulletins, position statements, and repair instructions. You’ll also find easy-to-use step-by-step videos on how to effectively access collision repair information, directly from the vehicle makers. On this area of the website you can also find the 2015 F-150 Collision Repair Sheets and Honda Body 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 publishing new articles with the latest and greatest collision repair information.
Many vehicle makers offer partial part replacement procedures for their vehicles. These procedures may involve sectioning or partial replacement at factory seams. This search tool helps save time by identifying which vehicles have partial part replacement procedures available.
Following an airbag or seatbelt pretensioner deployment, vehicle makers offer mandatory replacement and inspection criteria. The search tool below will help you save time by identifying which parts require replacement and which require inspection.
Following OEM repair procedures is critical to repairing hybrid vehicles safely and efficiently. Properly disabling a hybrid vehicle is also critical for personal safety. The search tool below will help you identify where parts of the hybrid system are located, how to disable the hybrid system before repairs begin, and best practices to help ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.
The Uniform Procedures For Collision Repair outline industry-accepted, uniform repair procedures for technicians, insurers, suppliers, vehicle makers, educators and others. They enable the collision repair industry to produce uniform, quality repairs for the consumer.
I-CAR’s technical support team receives calls and emails from professionals like you looking for specific collision repair information. To help streamline access, we’re sharing the most common inquiries in a searchable database available here. If you can't find your answer you can submit a new question here.
Check back often to see the many new and exciting features that will continue to expand and improve the RTS Portal.
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