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2023-02-08T08:09:53-06:00

Society Of Collision Repair Specialists Creates Consumer Tip Video Series

Written by: RTSDoes my auto policy cover hail damage? Why do I need to have my front facing camera calibrated? These can be frequent questions a collision center may field from vehicle owners? The average consumer is involve...

OEM Linking Pin: Nissan/INFINITI Non-SRS Wiring Repairs - UPDATE

Written by: RTSAs part of the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) initiative's OEM linking pin activity, we are helping to connect the collision repair industry to the vehicle makers. Recently we have had several technical inq...

Nissan/INFINITI Restraints Wiring: UPDATE

Written by: RTSThe question is often asked, "Can supplemental restraints system wiring be repaired?" The answer is: it depends on the vehicle maker. Let's take a look at Nissan and INFINITI position on this subject. Per Nis...

Identifying The Correct Body Repair Manual: BMW/Mini

Written by: RTSVehicle makers may group their body repair manuals (BRM) in several different ways. Sometimes the BRMs will be grouped by a year range, some are listed as VIN specific, and others are arranged by a body code. Let’s ta...

Refinishing Park Assist Sensors: Rolls-Royce

Written by: RTSPark assist 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 ve...

Calibration Research Tips: Mazda Blind Spot Sensors In Pairs

Written by: RTSWhile 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 ...

Locating OEM-Approved HV Tools: BMW/Mini

Written by: RTSWhen researching procedures for disabling a high-voltage (HV) vehicle, you may notice that many of the procedures require the use of specific tools. Some of them are OEM-specific tools or scan tools. Often identifying a...

Refinishing Park Assist Sensors: Mercedes-Benz

Written by: RTSPark assist 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 ve...

I-CAR 2021 Nissan Rogue Electromechanical Repair And Collision Repair Courses

Written by: RTSI-CAR has developed courses that overview several features on the 2021 Nissan Rogue, as well as repairability. The collision repair course goes into detail about the design changes for the 2021 Nissan Rogue, ...

Your 2022 Favorites: Top Articles

Written by: RTSAs 2023 rolls in, we can reflect back on what the previous year had to offer. Let's take a look at some of the collision industry information you've been most interested in from this past year. These are the most popula...

Repairer Driven News: Research Ongoing Into EV - Thatcham

Written by: RTSRepairer Driven News (RDN) released an article highlighting electric vehicle (EV) safety, recycling, testing, and repairs. The article shares a Thatcham Research project based in the UK that details the follow...

I-CAR Collision Reporter - The Emerging Technologies Issue

Written by: RTSThe twenty-first installment of the I-CAR Collision Reporter - The Emerging Technologies Issue

Ford On Target 2022: Volume 4

Written by: RTSFord has released the fourth installment of their On Target publication for 2022. Ford On Target 2022: Volume 4

I-CAR Repairers Realm: Corrosion Protection Application - Now Available

Written by: RTSI-CAR had a discussion on corrosion protection application. In the December 2022 episode of I-CAR Repairers Realm, I-CAR experts were joine...

Emerging Technology: Tire-Mounted Pressure Sensors

Written by: RTSIt is always exciting to see what new gadgets are in upcoming vehicles. Each year, new technology is poured into the automotive space including sensors, radars, lights, entertainment, and safety devices. These new techn...

Nissan Position Statement: ARIYA Bumper Refinishing Requirements

Written by: RTSNissan has released a collision position statement providing guidelines for refinishing the Nissan ARIYA bumper cover. In the

Refinishing Park Assist Sensors: Volkswagen

Written by: RTSPark assist 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 ve...

I-CAR Ford Explorer 2021 Electromechanical Repair And Collision Repair Courses

Written by: RTSI-CAR has developed courses that overview several features on the 2021 Ford Explorer, as well as repairability. The collision repair course goes into detail about the design of the Ford Explorer for 2021, as w...

Back-To-Basics: It May Take More Than One Procedure

Written by: RTSOne of the many functions of the Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team is to assist the collision repair industry with understanding repair procedures. The team often receives questions such as, "Does this part nee...

Structural Sectioning Procedures: Maserati

Written by: RTSAsk I-CAR receives many technical inquiries referring to sectioning. The collision repair industry wants to know where can you section, does the OEM have a sectioning procedure, and where can I find the sectioning proce...

I-CAR Repairers Realm: Ford F-150 Lightning Overview - Now Available

Written by: RTSI-CAR had a discussion on the Ford F-150 Lightning. In the November 2022 episode of I-CAR Repairers Realm, our collision repair experts disc...

2021 Nissan Rogue Trunk Floor Replacement: Reusable Crossmember

Written by: RTSThe 2021-present Nissan Rogue (T33) has a trunk floor sectioning procedure that requires the removal of the rear floor crossmember. Let’s take a look at what Nissan says to do with the crossmember. In the 20...

Rolls-Royce Restraints Wiring

Written by: RTSThe question is often asked, "Can supplemental restraints system wiring be repaired?" The answer is: it depends on the vehicle maker. Let's take a look at Rolls-Royce position on this subject. Rolls-Royce prov...

OEM Linking Pin: 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Sectioning Through Quarter Glass - Joint Type

Written by: RTSAs part of the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) OEM linking pin activity, we are helping to connect the collision repair industry to the vehicle makers. Recently, we had a technical inquiry that asked on the ...

I-CAR Honda HR-V 2022 Electromechanical Repair And Collision Repair Course

Written by: RTSI-CAR has developed courses that overview several features on the 2022 Honda HR-V, as well as repairability. The collision repair course goes into a vehicle overview on the 2022 HR-V and trim levels, as well ...

One-Time-Use Parts And Fasteners: Hyundai

Written by: RTSWhat is a one-time-use part, and how do you determine if a fastener, clip, or part can be reused? These are questions that we are confronted with in the collision industry quite a lot. The other big question is "Where d...

Where Do I Find Other Types Of Information In Mercedes-Benz?

Written by: RTSNavigating OEM websites can be challenging when searching for collision repair procedures, especially as no two OEM websites are alike. What happens when you need to find other types of repair information, such as, "Wha...

Body Construction And Material Repair Guidelines: Maserati

Written by: RTSWhat 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...

Body Construction And Material Repair Guidelines: Jaguar Land Rover

Written by: RTSWhat 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...

Corrosion Protection Guidelines: Genesis

Written by: RTSA key factor in collision repair is making long-lasting repairs. When a vehicle is repaired, many areas of corrosion protection are disturbed. This creates corrosion hot spots, that left untreated will lead to corrosion...

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