Connected vehicles are becoming more commonplace, as current model year vehicles roll off the line with smart braking and lane departure technology already in place. Technicians around Ann Arbor, Mich., are getting a first-hand education on how the new technology works, how it should be maintained and problem solving the issues on these vehicles and beyond.
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.
Metropolitan Car-O-Liner will facilitate an educational seminar presented by Larry Montanez III, CDA, of P&L Consultants. Larry will present "Increase Profits, Lower Cycle Time / Supplements with Triage Estimating."
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.
When a plastic bumper is dented, the plastic becomes very stressed. All of the stresses need to be released in order to remove the dent correctly; the only way to do this is with the correct amount of heat and pressure in the right areas.
Unfortunately, vehicle components that can be most susceptible to rust and corrosion are parts that have been subjected to collision repair welding. That is why using quality products and practicing good corrosion prevention techniques during a collision repair is so important.
New 2016 model year cars and trucks are hitting the roads, which means it won’t be long before some are involved in collisions and start appearing at your shop. Are you prepared for these new vehicles? If not, you’ll likely waste valuable time playing catch-up and could even drive away potential customers.
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