OEMs set equipment requirements that meet their standards. This can relate to pressure or force required to resistance weld a component, along with specific amperages, and pressure requirements for compressing structural rivets.
Each year, new technology is added to vehicles making them safer for both drivers and their passengers. These technologies are sophisticated though, and require a thorough understanding of them before beginning repairs.
The Automotive Service Association supports the electronic scanning of all vehicles prior to and after collision repairs are completed in order to ensure that all potential damage has been identified to achieve a safe and complete repair.
The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) has launched a new designation for estimators, and NACE Automechanika Chicago is the first chance to complete most, if not all, of the in-person training requirements.
The collision repair market can gain insight into advanced automotive technology at the first Advanced Technology & Diagnostic Repair Forum, scheduled for July 26 during NACE Automechanika Chicago 2017.
Technician and appraiser students who pass any Chief University course of six or more hours will automatically be registered to receive I-CAR ProLevel Platinum recognition program credits at no charge.
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