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The HD Repair Forum announces it will host its second annual conference for the heavy-duty collision repair industry on April 2-3, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas at the historic Hilton Fort Worth.

“The inaugural HD Repair Forum was a success. Our goal was to bring the...
PPG has announced its custom refinish painting class schedule for October, November and December. Custom painting classes cover a variety of creative topics and take place at PPG Business Development Centers throughout the United States. The classes are part of PPG’s...
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After a summer hiatus, Mike Anderson of Collision Advice is resuming his series of free “Learn to Research, Research to Learn” webinars with a session conducted on Thursday, Sept. 27, focused on Volkswagen’s “erWin” information system.
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Ranger Design has launched its newest product: The Max Step! This is a van step that is attached to the frame of the vehicle in the back, in order to give tradesmen easy access to the cargo space or roof rack. The Max Step is beneficial for workers who spend most of their...
The OEM position statement for Kia on pre- and post-repair scanning is concise and doesn't leave room for interpretation:
"After a collision has occurred, it is imperative to perform both pre-repair and post-repair scan procedures within all the systems...
Every customer who comes through your door deserves outstanding service, and a safe and proper repair every time. Today’s vehicles are much more complicated to repair. Future technological advances will make repairs even more complex. New lighter and stronger...
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PPG has introduced a training video to assist paint technicians with refinishing Lexus automobiles sporting the OEM’s Structural Blue finish, a complex premium color available on a limited number of Lexus LC500 models. The video has been produced to dispel the notion...
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In today’s world, innovation is key for the automotive and steel industries. Steel’s role in automotive is constantly evolving as automakers face increased demands for performance, lightweighting, value and sustainability. To meet these challenges, the steel...
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“Because I said so.” “Everyone knows you have to do it.” “Isn’t it obvious?” These are simple phrases to answer the constant question of “Why are you billing me for this?” We’ve all heard it — “You...
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When a vehicle is brought in for repairs, the technician should begin the repair process by checking to see if the vehicle diagnostics and or vehicle electronics have been damaged as a result of a collision or comprehensive loss. A pre-scan of the vehicle can identify...
A Kia involved in a collision should have had its steering wheel airbag deploy, but it didn't. A deeper look by investigators determined the airbag hadn't been connected by a collision repair facility. What's even more concerning? An airbag light wasn't...
Ford has released the latest volume of its On Target magazine. This volume includes a wealth of repair-related material, including proper roof-panel repairs for the 2018 F-150, HUD re-calibration for the 2017 Lincoln Continental, 2018 Expedition finish-panel repair, Ford...
ATLANTA — Following a nearly five-year comprehensive process of gathering and applying industry insights and feedback about its education and recognition programs, I-CAR today announced a variety of groundbreaking enhancements designed to better serve the rapidly...
An improper weld can create long-term issues with an automotive repair, resulting in come-backs and additional repairs. The technical experts at 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division have addressed the top issues in typical welding applications and offer key tips for resolving...
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Although there are many similarities between heavy-duty truck and passenger autobody composite repair and bonding procedures, it’s important to understand that the scale of the repair is markedly different to ensure it’s done properly.
The procedures and...