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.
What were once two separate events — Automechanika Chicago and NACE — joined forces last year to bring both the collision and mechanical segments of the industry a trade show and training event with more impact, education and takeaways than either could provide on their own.
Through a recently expanded partnership with 3M Auto, Chip Foose has provided his favorite tips and tricks for how to use 3M’s automotive tapes, abrasives, body filler and Bondo branded products in order to achieve the highest quality results.
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.
Symach is hosting an information session at NACE Automechanika Chicago. The event, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, is geared toward owners and operators looking to grow their repair capacity in the collision repair industry.
NACE Automechanika Chicago will feature a show floor with more than 500 exhibitors, the latest advancements in automotive technology, technical training programs, educational seminars and a plethora of networking opportunities available to attendees and exhibitors.
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.
Pre- and post-repair scans are becoming a bigger and bigger part of repairs, and establishing a working relationship with a local mobile diagnostics professional is a great option if one is available in your area.
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