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GM ramps up criteria requirements for new Collision Repair Network

GM ramps up criteria requirements for new Collision Repair Network

Late last year, GM announced plans to launch a comprehensive collision certification program in the early part of 2018. Since then GM has been building a set of requirements based on a rethinking of the certification program model to create a more complete repair experience for shops and customers. GM Wholesale Channel Associate Rachel Rodriguez […]

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Knights of the Roundtable

Knights of the Roundtable

OEM Roundtable on crusade to help repairers and vehicle owner In a highly-competitive industry with powerful insurance groups influencing labor rates and repair policies, shops can find themselves asking that question. Repairers perform all the work and assume all the liabilities and yet can feel powerless and isolated when it comes to addressing industry issues. […]

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Label Lookup – QR code replaces GM SPID label

Label Lookup – QR code replaces GM SPID label

QR code replaces GM SPID label Locating the Service Parts Identification (SPID) label too often has been a troublesome task that costs shops precious cycle time. GM has eliminated this chore by replacing the SPID with a QR Code providing consistent and immediate access to accurate paint and other vehicle information. Available on some 2017 […]

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Technical Articles

2018 CHEVROLET BOLT I-CAR TRAINING

2018 CHEVROLET BOLT I-CAR TRAINING

Following the success of the Chevrolet Volt, GM launched the Bolt in 2017. The Bolt is a technology-rich, plug-in electric vehicle (EV). Powered by a lithium-ion battery, the Bolt is a true EV. The Bolt has two unique technologies to assist in regenerative braking, helping to minimize range anxiety. The first is what Chevrolet calls […]

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Sticking to RECOMMENDATIONS

Sticking to RECOMMENDATIONS

Know the rules for applying I.R. structural adhesives Repairing bonds using impact resistant I.R. structural adhesives can present some steep challenges. “The glue doesn’t tell you what it is or how to fix it,” says GM Lead Service Engineer Bob Hiser. That’s where proper training and OEM repair instructions come into play. Along with these […]

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Future Tech(s) – I-CAR GM Collision Repair Overview Course

Future Tech(s) – I-CAR GM Collision Repair Overview Course

I-CAR Launches GM Collision Repair Overview Course as Part of Vehicle and Technology Specific Training Program. General Motors CEO Mary Barra was quoted on the topic of autonomous cars in the Business Insider’s December 2016 issue stating, “We are in the midst of seeing more change in the next five years than we’ve seen in […]

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Mike Anderson on Trends, News, and Information Shops Need to Survive

Mike Anderson on Trends, News, and Information Shops Need to Survive

| October 30, 2018

Mike Anderson is a former shop owner, industry advocate and writer with over 30 years of experience in collision repair. He’s president and owner of CollisionAdvice, a full-service autobody collision consulting company. Anderson’s also a highly sought-after speaker who regularly presents at SEMA, NACE and a number of other industry events. Anderson sat down with GM […]

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GM offers training courses in a variety of sizes and formats to help every shop

GM offers training courses in a variety of sizes and formats to help every shop

| October 30, 2018

DIFFERENT STROKES – GM offers training courses in a variety of sizes and formats GM realizes that training isn’t a one-size-fits-all proposition so they’ve created multiple learning opportunities to fit the schedules and needs of shops across the repair industry. Large venue, full-length courses Designed for groups from 20 to 100, Full-Length Clinics are aimed at […]

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