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Corrosion Protection Guidelines: Hyundai

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...

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: 2021 Nissan Rogue

Written by: RTSWhile 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 ge...

Structural Sectioning Procedures: Tesla

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...

One-Time-Use Parts And Fasteners: Kia

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...

I-CAR Repairers Realm: Chicago Technical Center (CTC) Shop Overview - Coming Soon

Written by: RTSI-CAR is having a discussion on the Chicago Technical Center (CTC) facility. Tune in to Repairers Realm for mor information about what’s going on at the CTC. In this month’s episode, we will take a look at...

Additional Calibration Requirements: Genesis

Written by: RTSThe 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...

I-CAR Static ADAS Calibration 3-Day Hands-On Skills Development Course

Written by: RTSI-CAR has developed a hands-on course that will improve the knowledge base of learners regarding static calibrations on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). During the course, the learner will also gain experience...

I-CAR Repairers Realm: Ford F-150 Outer Box Panel Replacement - Now Available

Written by: RTSI-CAR had a discussion with industry experts on replacing an F-150 outer box side. I-CAR Repairers Realm and Gerry Bonanni from Ford Motor C...

Locating OEM-Approved HV Tools: Nissan/INFINITI

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...

Weld-Through Primer Guidelines: Rolls-Royce

Written by: RTSWeld-through primers are generally a zinc-based product that are applied to the mating surfaces prior to welding. Corroding zinc forms zinc oxide which protects the steel. This is called sacrificial corrosion. For a qua...

Jaguar Land Rover High-Voltage Technician Levels

Written by: RTSAs electric-only, hybrid, and fuel cell electric vehicles are increasing in sales, they are becoming more commonplace in repair facilities. Along with the unique powertrains that come with these vehicles, also comes uni...

Refinishing Park Assist Sensors: BMW/Mini

Written by: RTSParking sensors are part of the park assist system, just one of many advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) found on vehicles today. Damaged sensors are...

Calibration Research Tips: 2017-2020 Buick Encore Blind Spot False Alerts

Written by: RTSWhile searching for information on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on an OEM repa...

I-CAR Collision Reporter - I-CAR's Technical Team & Capabilities Issue

Written by: RTSThe twentieth installment of the

Genesis 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 Genesis on this subject. ...

FCA/Stellantis High-Voltage Technician Levels

Written by: RTSAs electric-only, hybrid, and fuel cell electric vehicles are increasing in sales, they are becoming more commonplace in repair facilities. Along...

Body Construction And Material Repair Guidelines: Tesla

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 ...

Locating OEM-Approved HV Tools: Genesis

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 th...

Structural Straightening On Tesla Vehicles: UPDATE

Written by: RTSWhat should you do when a damaged Tesla comes into your repair facility? Can you measure it? Can it be straightened? What needs to be rep...

How Matte Finishes Affect The Repair Plan

Written by: RTSAutomotive coatings continue to be an ever-evolving aspect of vehicles. In the beginning, it was only about corrosion protection and not appearance. Now ...

I-CAR Repairers Realm: Plastic Repair Series - Part Three: Plastic Headlamp Tab Repair - Now Available

Written by: RTSI-CAR wraps up a three-part series with a d...

Refinishing Park Assist Sensors: Subaru

Written by: RTSParking sensors are part of the park assist system, just one of many advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) found on vehicles today. Damaged sensors are typ...

Structural Sectioning Procedures: Hyundai

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...

Repairer Driven News: Toyota Offers EV Best Practices

Written by: RTSRepairer Driven News (RDN) released an article highlighting Toyota's list of best practices while repairing EVs. The arti...

Tesla 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 Tesla's position on ...

Non-SRS Wiring Repairs: Tesla - UPDATE

Written by: RTSWhat 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...

I-CAR Wagoneer And Grand Wagoneer WS Course

Written by: RTSWith the release of the Wagoneer and the Grand Wagoneer WS, I-CAR has developed a course that overviews several features on the vehicles as well as repairabi...

Ford On Target 2022: Volume 2

Written by: RTSFord has released the second installment of their On Target publication for 2022. Features of this article include the introduction of Ford’s ADAS Certification. ...

Corrosion Protection Guidelines: Honda/Acura - UPDATE

Written by: RTSA key factor in collision repair is making long-lasting repairs. When a vehicle is repaired, many areas of corrosion protection are dis...

Back-To-Basics: Environmental Considerations For Refinishing

Written by: RTSSome refinishing defects are controllable. However, refinishing defects that are influenced by the environment may not be controlled. Let’s take ...

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