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TRAINING FOR TOMORROW

TRAINING FOR TOMORROW

I-CAR CEO John Van Alstyne makes the case for ongoing training Is your shop on a path to handle the ultra-sophisticated next generation of vehicles hitting American streets in the next several years? If the answer is “no” or you’re simply unsure, it’s time to act. I-CAR is here to help. CEO John Van Alstyne […]

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GM engineering explains why and when rivet bonding is necessary

GM engineering explains why and when rivet bonding is necessary

Why Rivet Bonding? In the collision repair business, understanding why a repair is performed a specific way can be just as important as knowing when and how to do it. GM’s Bob Hartman—who works on the Advanced Serviceability of Design for Body Structure—explains the need for rivet bonding. Rivet Bonding is used to replace spot […]

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Showcase Schedule – Tradeshow Listing

Showcase Schedule – Tradeshow Listing

Great vacations start with great planning — typically well in advance of those precious days you’ll spend on the beach, in the mountains or at some dearly important family spot closer to home. The same approach will guarantee your spot at industry trade shows and other automotive expos where you get a leg up on […]

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Technical Articles

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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CHEVY BOLT REPAIR PROCEDURE – Body Rear End Panel Replacement

CHEVY BOLT REPAIR PROCEDURE – Body Rear End Panel Replacement

With all the attention paid to front-end hits and the collateral damage to the engine and electronic systems, it can be easy to overlook the fact that the same level of detail must be paid to damage in the rear section of the vehicle. There too repairers must pay special attention to wiring, SRS units […]

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Recent Articles

HIRING ALERT – Collision Repair Education Foundation Expands Employee Search Opportunities

HIRING ALERT – Collision Repair Education Foundation Expands Employee Search Opportunities

| September 5, 2017

One of the greatest challenges facing the collision repair industry can be summed up in two words — gray hair. An aging workforce and difficulties in attracting new workers are combining to put a virtual stranglehold on the future of even the best shops. The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) is stepping in to bridge […]

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OEM1Stop – Repair Info at Your Fingertips

OEM1Stop – Repair Info at Your Fingertips

| September 5, 2017

When shops can conveniently find what they need, they create efficiency. That can further translates into potential revenue. www.OEM1Stop.com At one time, repairers may have gotten by through deducing how a repair should be performed based mainly on experience. Today, that approach is reckless and dangerous. Most repairs must be performed according to OEM guidelines. […]

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