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Mazda 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 p...

Locating OEM-Approved HV Tools: Subaru

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...

One-Time-Use Parts And Fasteners: Jaguar Land Rover

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 confr...

SCRS Quick Tip: Protecting Connections On Electric Vehicles

Written by: RTSSCRS released a new video for quick tips on protecting electrical connections on high-voltage vehicles. "Mike...

Subaru 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...

Identifying The Correct Body Repair Manual: Toyota/Lexus

Written by: RTSVehicle makers may group their body repair manuals (BRM) in several different ways. Sometimes the BRMs will be grouped by a y...

Locating OEM-Approved HV Tools: Mazda

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 a...

I-CAR Repairers Realm: Audi EV Awareness - Now Available

Written by: RTSI-CAR had a discussion with industry experts on Audi electric vehicles (EV), safety protocols, special tools, and more.

Repairer Driven News: Ford Certified Glass Network

Written by: RTSRepairer Driven News (RDN) released an article highlighting the certified glass network for Ford and Lincoln vehicles. The arti...

One-Time-Use Parts And Fasteners: FCA/Stellantis

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 ...

Identifying The Correct Body Repair Manual: Jaguar Land Rover

Written by: RTSVehicle makers may group their body repair manuals (BRM) in several different ways. Sometimes the BRMs will be grou...

Honda/Acura 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 ...

Locating OEM-Approved ADAS Tools: Genesis

Written by: RTSWhen researching calibration procedures for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), you may notice that many of the procedures require the use of specif...

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: 2022 Honda Civic

Written by: RTSWhile many have noticed that advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are showing up on vehicles, there still is confusion on what i...

Locating OEM-Approved HV Tools: FCA/Stellantis

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 too...

UPDATE: Is A Spot Welder A Required Tool?

Written by: RTSOn today's vehicles, you are going to run into high-strength steel (HSS) and ultra-high-strength steel (UHSS) which will affect the attachment method that wi...

Tesla 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 p...

I-CAR Repairers Realm: Spray Booth Cleaning And Prep/Paint Defect Removal - Now Available

Written by: RTSI-CAR had a discussion with industry experts on spraybooth clea...

Steel Spot And Plug Weld Nugget Size: UPDATE

Written by: RTSDid you know that some OEMs specify nugget size for spot welds and steel plug welds? This information is typically found within vehicle-specific repa...

Ford On Target 2022: Volume 1

Written by: RTSFord has released the first installment of their On Target publication for 2022. Features of this issue include an article on the body construction of the 2022 Ford Mave...

One-Time-Use Parts And Fasteners: General Motors

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 ...

I-CAR 360: 2021 Ford Explorer Hybrid Video Now Available

Written by: RTSThe I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team recently developed a new I-CAR 360 video on the 2021 Ford Explorer Hybri...

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Written by: RTSLooking to stay up to date with the latest collision repair news? Then look no further! You now have the option to sign up for the biweekly newsletter email featuring Collis...

Locating OEM-Approved HV Tools: General Motors

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 too...

I-CAR Collision Reporter - The Collaboration Issue

Written by: RTSThe eighteenth installment of the

Locating OEM-Approved HV Tools: Tesla

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 a...

Ford/Lincoln 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 ...

I-CAR Jeep Grand Cherokee WL Course

Written by: RTSThe Jeep Grand Cherokee has undergone several changes starting into 2021. These changes being a body style change and, most importantly, structural changes. With the...

One-Time-Use Parts And Fasteners: Subaru

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 coll...

Hyundai: Who Requires Or Recommends MIG Brazing?

Written by: RTSIn Europe, MIG brazing has been required or recommended on a widespread basis for several years. In the U.S., MIG brazing is not as common but ...

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