Ford has released their publication, Ford On Target 2020: Volume 2. Features of this issue include an in-depth article on Ford’s position statement on the use of non-OEM structural rivets and glass. Information on the approved bonding adhesives for carbon fiber repairs on the Ford GT, and a continuation of the breakdown of the materials used in the construction of the 2020 Lincoln Corsair are also highlighted.


Repairer Driven News (RDN) released an article on the 2022 Volkswagen (VW) Tiguan. The article focuses on new or updated advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that change the way the vehicle may be driven.


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


Repairer Driven News released an article on the 2021 Ford F-150. The article focuses on the available hybrid powertrain known as PowerBoost. This system will give an estimated 700-mile driving range.


Repairer Driven News released an article on the 2021 Nissan Rogue. The article focuses on changes to the structure, body, and safety features, including advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).


Ford/Lincoln has released a position statement on the use of non-OEM structural rivets on their vehicles.


Ford/Lincoln has released a position statement on the use of non-OEM glass on their vehicles.


Repairer driven news (RDN) released an article that focuses on rust under body filler. It discusses the reasons why rust can form under filler and offers solutions on how to prevent it from happening.


A new edition of the General Motors (GM) Repair Insights magazine is now available. The Spring 2020 issue highlights the all-new 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer.


Parking sensors are part of the park assist system, just one of many advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) found on vehicles today. Damaged sensors are typically replaced and may require painting to match the vehicle. Vehicle makers often provide information on the painting of new sensors. Some vehicle makers do not recommend refinishing sensors with minor finish damage because excessive paint thickness may adversely affect the operation of the parking assist system. However, other vehicle makers allow refinishing and will provide guidelines.


Parking sensors are part of the park assist system, just one of many advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) found on vehicles today. Damaged sensors are typically replaced and may require painting to match the vehicle. Vehicle makers often provide information on the painting of new sensors. Some vehicle makers do not recommend refinishing sensors with minor finish damage because excessive paint thickness may adversely affect the operation of the parking assist system. However, other vehicle makers do allow refinishing and will provide guidelines. Let’s see what Audi has to say.


While searching for information on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on an OEM repair information site, you may come across unique calibration procedures or events. These events can vary by year and model, even within a particular make. As the RTS team has been researching these systems, we have been identifying these atypical circumstances. In order to help you better understand them, we are putting together a series of articles that will help with the repair and calibration of ADAS. Let’s look at the Subaru Steering Responsive Headlight (SRH) system.


What is a non-SRS wiring repair? It is the repairing of an electrical component that is not part of the supplemental restraints system circuit (usually identified by yellow wire looms). As technology increases on vehicles, so does the number of components that utilize electricity. Many of the sensors and modules are becoming smarter and more sensitive. If the wire is too long, the wrong gauge, or spliced in the wrong location, it can cause malfunctions in the components that it’s powering. Many OEMs have different restrictions and guidelines for repairing wiring that does not control SRS components. On the other…


What is a non-SRS wiring repair? It is the repairing of an electrical component that is not part of the supplemental restraints system (SRS) circuit (usually identified by yellow wire looms). As technology increases on vehicles, so does the number of components that utilize electricity. Many of the sensors and modules are becoming smarter and more sensitive. If the wire is too long, the wrong gauge, or spliced in the wrong location, it can cause malfunctions in the components that it’s powering. Many OEMs have different restrictions and guidelines for repairing wiring that does not control SRS components. On the…


Looking for more information about a specific repair procedure? Some OEMs are now providing videos within their repair procedures. As we research OEM body and service repair manuals, and find these helpful videos, we will write articles to let you know. Let’s take a closer look at General Motors (GM).


The twelfth installment of the I-CAR Collision Reporter - The ADAS Issue, has been released. This issue focuses on the increasing number of ADAS equipped vehicles, and how ADAS has become an integral part of the collision industry that is here to stay.


When repairing a vehicle that has been involved in a collision, you may notice that there are damaged wires, connectors, and other components of the wiring harness. Some of the damaged wiring harnesses are considered non-SRS. As the RTS team researched non-SRS wiring repairability options from OEMs, we have compiled this information into a series of articles.


Repairer Driven News (RDN) released an article about Toyota’s document, Vehicle Cleaning & Disinfecting. The article highlights many of the guidelines, including key interior and exterior touch point areas.


Looking for more information about a specific repair procedure? Some OEMs are now providing videos within their repair procedures. We researched OEM body and service repair manuals, and when we found these helpful videos, we wrote articles to let you know.


Looking for more information about a specific repair procedure? Some OEMs are now providing videos within their repair procedures. As we research OEM body and service repair manuals, and find these helpful videos, we will write articles to let you know. Let’s take a closer look at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).