Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) often require post-repair calibrations/aiming. There is also a wide variety of repair considerations depending on the year, make, and model of the vehicle being repaired. To assist you with understanding these considerations, we have gathered repair considerations based on make, into one easy to find location to assist you with complete, safe, and quality repair.

GM Repair Insights Website

Posted on 6 February 2020

The GM Repair Insights website is back up after being down for a number of months. The Repairer News section of the site has solutions to specific issues for GM vehicles, such as wind noise on full-size trucks. With the re-publishing of this website, comes two new issues of the Insights magazine.

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Repairer Driven News: Cadillac Automated Lane Changing

Posted on 30 January 2020

Repairer Driven News (RDN) released an article on Cadillac’s upgraded version of their hands-free driving system, Super Cruise. This improved system will allow the vehicle to change lanes with no driver input, other than engaging the turn signal.

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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: 2019 GMC Acadia

Posted on 16 January 2020

While many have noticed that advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are showing up on vehicles, there still is confusion on what is required of these systems after a collision occurs. The Ask I-CAR team frequently gets questions in regard to calibration of ADAS. Many of these questions can be answered simply by using the OEM Calibration Requirements Search. However, there are some questions that may need more details than the calibration search provides. Let’s take a look at the 2019 GMC Acadia.

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2020 GM Silverado And Sierra 2500 And 3500 HD Repair Course

Posted on 12 August 2019

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra vehicles have been redesigned. To help technicians be aware of the design changes and what these changes mean to the collision repair industry, General Motors (GM) has worked with I-CAR to develop a course.

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I-CAR 360: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra Light Duty Video Now Available

Posted on 11 July 2019

The I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team recently developed a new I-CAR 360 video on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra light duty. The video provides a 360 tour around the new Silverado/Sierra, and the body in white.

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Bumper Cover Repair With ADAS: General Motors

Posted on 7 May 2019

A simple bumper repair on a modern vehicle may not be as simple as it seems. New technologies like blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and other advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) utilize sensors behind the bumper covers. The ability for these sensors to be able to see clearly normally requires special caution when considering a bumper repair. Many OEMs have different levels of warnings when it comes to repairing bumper covers with ADAS. So, what does General Motors(GM) say on the subject?

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ADAS, Calibration, And Scanning Article Hotspot

Posted on 14 January 2019

Since advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), scanning, and calibration first started becoming relevant, members of the collision repair industry have required as much knowledge as possible on these subjects. I-CAR’s Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team continues to be on the leading edge of research and education. Our goal is to help communicate information to the industry, and a great way to do this is through Collision Repair News articles.

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Locating ADAS Information

Posted on 21 November 2018

As a collision repair technician, it may seem like all the necessary information you would need would be located in the service manual, but this is not the case for modern vehicles. Sometimes the information for a complete repair can be housed in multiple manuals. Fortunately, The Repairability Technical Support Portal (RTS) has videos on how to navigate each OEM website.

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Locating ADAS Information: GM

Posted on 20 July 2018

As a collision repair technician, there is one part of a service manual that houses all of the information you would ever need…right? This is not the case with modern vehicles. You may be required to look in numerous manuals to find the information required to safely repair the vehicle.

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New Calibration Requirement from General Motors

Posted on 18 May 2017

There is new information available when it comes to windshield replacement on General Motors (GM) vehicles. In the past, forward facing camera calibration was not required when replacing the windshield. Let’s take a look at the new requirement from GM.

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Additional Calibration Requirements: General Motors

Posted on 5 May 2017

The addition of the OEM Calibration Requirements Search to the RTS portal was a big step for the collision industry. While this new feature has been well received, there has been some confusion about what is included in the search tool. The OEM Calibration Requirements Search is designed to provide information on the calibration requirements that are needed for vehicles equipped with advance driver assistance systems (ADAS). This includes systems such as adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and collision braking.

It does not include occupant classification systems (OCS), steering angle sensors, battery disconnects, or other calibrations/initializations required, when not related directly to ADAS. Let’s take a look at what additional items may require calibrations/initializations on General Motors (GM) vehicles.

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GM Glass Replacement Requirements

Posted on 10 November 2016

The role of the windshield is a lot more complex than simply allowing a view of the road ahead. It is considered a structural part of the vehicle as it contributes to the strength of the roof and A-pillars. The windshield helps to manage collision energy and has become an integral part of several advanced safety systems.

It is commonly asked, "What is required when replacing a windshield?" With this question in mind, we will be presenting a series of articles that highlight some of the requirements from the various OEMs. As always, it is important to read through each vehicle-specific procedure to ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.

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General Motors Position Statement: Pre- and Post-Repair System Scanning

Posted on 21 October 2016

As the industry continues to ask, are pre- and post-repair scans necessary, General Motors provides their answer.

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I-CAR Best Practice: Collision Repair Diagnostics Definitions

Posted on 3 October 2016

Periodically, I-CAR Repairability Summits are held to bring together collision industry stakeholders and subject matter experts to develop collision repair processes and best practices for repair of late-model, collision damaged vehicles. In the I-CAR Repairability Summit the topic of collision repair diagnostics definitions was discussed.

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GM Collision Repair Information Survey

Posted on 6 July 2016

With an ever-changing world of repair information General Motors is trying to determine how the collision repair inter-industry uses and accesses repair information. In order to gain a better understanding of the current state of the industry, please take the time to complete the following survey for the GM Collision Team.

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Special Guest Contributor: Chuck Olsen from Collision Diagnostic Services (CDS) - "Strategy Based Diagnostics in Collision Repair"

Posted on 19 September 2014

Strategy Based Diagnostics in Collision Repair

Strategy Based Diagnostics is an automotive best practice routine that was initially published by GM after studying and observing successful technicians in the field who consistently meet or exceed productivity standards with the lowest levels of “re-checks” or “comebacks.” Since GM published this best practice, Strategy Based Diagnostics has been adopted by most in the automotive repair field.

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