Each time a damaged vehicle is brought into a shop for repair, the technician needs to research the OEM repair procedures to know for sure exactly which repairs will be needed to complete a full, proper, and safe repair.
One topic we’re not hearing nearly as much about is how to determine if a vehicle is equipped with ADAS and the damage analysis process for identifying if there is damage to one, or more, of these systems.
Successfully verifying that all these systems are back to working condition following a repair should be the goal for every shop. Use the following five steps and guidelines to better prepare your shop to handle these chores.
There are so many electronic parts that are installed by a body or repair technician without any thought to what these parts actually do. It is no longer a quick install of an electrical component that you believe is an easy plug-and-play operation.
There are a multitude of systems in vehicles to protect the occupants. Shops, technicians and insurance personnel must also understand the importance of reading the repair manual during each and every repair.
Mitchell is collaborating with Bosch Automotive Service Solutions in North America to deliver the Mitchell Diagnostics system, the first comprehensive diagnostic system designed specifically for the collision repair and automotive claims markets.
When a complete diagnostic scan is conducted on a vehicle after a collision, not only can it accurately determine which repairs need to made, but it also can reduce the completion time the vehicle has to remain in the repair shop.
If you’re planning on continuing to repair late-model collision damaged vehicles, you’re going to have be prepared to deal with some level of diagnostics; and those that are best prepared will likely have the most success.
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