I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, reported its third quarter product launch includes important course updates on aluminum welding, Toyota vehicle repair and custom painting techniques. As part of the I-CAR Professional Development Program (PDP), the updated training courses are designed to keep collision repair shops and staff on the cutting edge of a rapidly changing industry.
I-CAR’s exclusive hands-on, in-shop Welding Training & Certification™: Aluminum GMA (MIG) Welding (WCA03) course takes into consideration the many differences between steel and aluminum welding. Updates to the course support the most current aluminum repairs, providing technicians and facilities with insights and knowledge to prepare for the growing number of aluminum-body vehicles on the road. Featuring an in-shop welding capability and readiness assessment and one-on-one personalized coaching to enhance technician skill and technique, I-CAR’s comprehensive welding training contributes to overall shop productivity and weld quality on aluminum vehicles.
Collision Repair for Toyota, Lexus, and Scion Vehicles (TOY01) offers updated OEM-specific repair procedures and recommendations for Toyota-specific vehicles, as well as enhanced graphics and videos to better equip technicians in making OEM-approved repair decisions for these vehicles.
Introduction to Custom Painting (ISP01e) and Custom Painting (ISP02e)provide technicians with fundamental as well as more advanced custom painting skills, offering an avenue for facility owners to add a new source of revenue for the business and additional value to consumers. Both online courses include refreshed graphics and updated technical content to help guide Refinish Technicians through this specialized service.
“The courses that I-CAR has updated this quarter have all been done so with relevance as the key driver,” explained Josh McFarlin, I-CAR Director of Curriculum & Product Development. “We have worked to ensure that we’re providing the most up-to-date information to the industry, enhanced with improved graphics and videos. We believe these updates will maximize student knowledge retention to help collision industry professionals perform complete, safe, and quality repairs for the ultimate benefit of the consumer. I-CAR is pleased to add these updates to our already strong catalog offering.”