Galvanic corrosion, which is caused by contact between two dis-similar metals (and exposed to moisture, water, salt, etc.) has been a concern in the collision industry for many years. To minimize or eliminate the risk of cross contamination, shops must have a dedicated set of tools that will only be used on aluminum panels.
Analyzing and repairing damage to aluminum vehicle components is no more difficult than for traditional steel vehicle components. All you need is the right equipment and a basic understanding of how aluminum characteristics affect the repair process.
Aftermarket professionals working toward additional certifications through professional organizations can get one step closer to their goals by attending the free one-day Commitment to Training event at Washtenaw Community College in May.
As we all know, OEMs are being forced to meet very tough safety and fuel mileage standards, and they must design vehicles with lighter materials. Let’s take a look at two specific vehicles that will set the standard for the future of vehicle design in the next few years.
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