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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

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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BEAT THE HEAT – Avoid Repair Damage with MIG Brazing

BEAT THE HEAT – Avoid Repair Damage with MIG Brazing

Help avoid potential repair damage with MIG Brazing Forget, for a moment, about all-aluminum vehicles. And carbon-fiber intense models. And any other futuristic materials being discussed in technical circles. In the automotive industry, the future is now. A big part of that future are hybrid construction vehicles — those made from a mixture of aluminum, […]

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MELLOW MOLDINGS – GM Builds Ease and Convenience into Door Molding Kits

MELLOW MOLDINGS – GM Builds Ease and Convenience into Door Molding Kits

Repairers face the same tough, detail-intensive chores when it comes to replacing door molding assemblies. First, you have to locate all the parts for the assembly and make sure you scoop up all the necessary pieces. Next, you have to remove the damaged components, prep the repair area, apply the finish and finally reinstall the […]

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GM Service Technical College Announces New Training Requirements

GM Service Technical College Announces New Training Requirements

| June 1, 2018

GM’s Service Technical College (STC) and its Service Training Standards (STS) have announced new training requirements for 2018 to increase body structural repair knowledge and skills for technicians. The new training requirements expand on GM’s ongoing efforts to support training consistency throughout the industry. As the material structural elements and technology of vehicles evolve, GM […]

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GM Makes its First Apperance at the Northeast Exposition

GM Makes its First Apperance at the Northeast Exposition

| June 1, 2018

The GM Collision Parts team set up shop from March 16–18 as a first-time exhibitor of the NORTHEAST 2018 auto show. Wholesale Collision Manager John Eck says GM decided to exhibit when it saw an opportunity to reach out to new customers. “It’s a chance to reach a geographic market segmentation we may not see […]

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