Collision Repair Industry News

News And Information From Various Collision Repair Experts

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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.

We are bringing you this relevant industry information right from the RTS Portal. Simply click on the button in the left bar with the DEG and Repairer Driven News logos. This will take to you all of their most recent stories.


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  • Repairer Driven News Jan 18, 2019 | 10:00 am

    The next-generation 2020 Ford Explorer shed 200 pounds when its XLT trim is stacked up against the prior generation’s, but achieved this largely without relying...The post Ford: Next-gen Explorer 200 lbs. lighter, but mostly steel; ADAS suite standard appeared first[…]

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  • Repairer Driven News Jan 18, 2019 | 06:00 am

    I-CAR on Thursday reported the collision industry grew to 8,329 shops having achieved either Gold Class or Road to Gold by the end of 2018,...The post I-CAR reports gains in welding course penetration, Gold Class shops appeared first on Repairer[…]

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  • Repairer Driven News Jan 17, 2019 | 21:51 pm

    An informal Collision Industry Conference poll of more than 100 players from auto body-related industries revealed significant differences in how audience members defined seemingly basic...The post What’s OEM? CIC audience poll reveals disagreement on parts definitions appeared first on Repairer[…]

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  • Repairer Driven News Jan 17, 2019 | 06:00 am

    The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Association of Global Automakers this month declared that all “post-collision vehicle repairs” must follow OEM repair procedures. The policy statement...The post Auto Alliance, Global Automakers: Follow OEM repair procedures appeared first on Repairer Driven News.

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  • Repairer Driven News Jan 15, 2019 | 20:21 pm

    Nissan last month directed auto body shops to measure a vehicle before and after a structural repair, a critical element of collision work one expert...The post Nissan position: Measure vehicles before, after structural repairs appeared first on Repairer Driven News.

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  • DEG Jun 13, 2018 | 12:04 pm

    Database Enhancement Gateway Recognizes Spanesi Americas for Gold Sponsorship.   For Immediate Release Colorado Springs, Colorado 6/13/2018- Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG) introduces new Gold sponsor Spanesi Americas to the 2018 line up. “We are excited to have a top tier[…]

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  • DEG Apr 24, 2018 | 11:29 am

    For Immediate Release For Additional Information Contact:   Danny Gredinberg   admin@degweb.org (302) 423-0207   Database Enhancement Gateway Recognizes industry leader PPG for continued support and sponsorship Colorado Springs, Colorado, April, 24th 2018 – The Database Enhance Gateway (DEG) recognizes[…]

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  • DEG May 29, 2017 | 14:40 pm

    For Immediate Release For Additional Information Contact: Danny Gredinberg admin@degweb.org (302) 423-0207 Database Enhancement Gateway Announces New Administrator for the DEG May 29, 2017 – Colorado Springs, Colorado – The Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG) announces Danny Gredinberg as the new[…]

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  • DEG Dec 17, 2016 | 08:35 am

    The DEG addresses the issue of Non-reusable parts. A non-reusable part is an item on the vehicle that the OEM recommends replacing after it has been removed during the repair process. Some of these non-reusable parts are listed in the[…]

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  • DEG Sep 10, 2015 | 14:13 pm

    The CCC bumper prompt has changed over the years and currently when replacing or refinishing a bumper the prompt SHOULD pop up and ask “Will the bumper be refinished in a separate procedure from the other panels?” The prompt will[…]

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  • GM Repair Insights Jan 2, 2019 | 13:20 pm

     FOR 2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO AND GMC SIERRA LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS Shops probably see more front-end collisions than any other collision type. This familiarity doesn’t make repairs any easier since violent frontal hits can cause widespread damage requiring complicated, labor-intensive fixes. With[…]

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  • GM Repair Insights Jan 2, 2019 | 12:32 pm

     Heeding the logic “go where the customers are,” GM Collision joined the growing ranks of first-time exhibitors at SEMA looking for new ways to reach out to the folks who use their products and services every day. SEMA turned out[…]

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  • GM Repair Insights Jan 2, 2019 | 12:07 pm

     As vehicle complexity evolves, performing safe and proper repairs have become more challenging. The GM Collision Repair Network (GM CRN) offers a comprehensive collision program that incorporates the highest industry standards for its members ensuring they have correct tools, equipment,[…]

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