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I-CAR re-aligns straightening course

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 09:00
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I-CAR® announced that structural technicians can benefit from updates to its instructor-led Structural Straightening Steel (SSS01) course that addresses how to correctly approach structural straightening repairs. The increased use of high-strength steels and other new materials are changing the way to correctly approach these repairs, which means technicians need to rethink what was once believed to be true.

This course covers key repair topics and provides technicians with information that will help keep the repair and equipment safe. Proper stress-relieving techniques, positioning of pulling attachments and how to locate anchoring points are just a few of the key topics covered in this course for Steel Structural Technicians.

Josh McFarlin, I-CAR Director of Curriculum & Product Development stated, “Updates in this course will prepare repairers to think like Steel Structural Technicians. Gone are the days when most structural parts can be repaired with straightening. New vehicles and new materials create the need to shift thinking and approach repairs differently.”

Updates to the course also include increased classroom activities, new HD-quality videos, improved graphics and methods for straightening common types of full-frame damage. Anyone who has previously taken the course will automatically have online access to the updated course materials today.

This 3-credit hour course meets training requirements for Steel Structural Technicians in I-CAR’s Professional Development Program™ (PDP). To register for Structural Straightening Steel (SSS01), visit the I-CAR website at or contact I-CAR Customer Care at 1-800-I-CAR-USA (800-422-7872).

About I-CAR
Founded in 1979, I-CAR is a not-for-profit education, knowledge, and solutions organization designed to support the evolving needs of the Collision Repair Inter-Industry. I-CAR is focused on improving the quality, safety, and efficiency of auto collision repair for the ultimate benefit of both the industry and the consumer.

Moving at the Speed of Change
A new learning content management system (LCMS) has been implemented by I-CAR. This system is designed to enhance the development and delivery of all training offerings and will increase the speed in which I-CAR brings new and updated courses to the industry, enhance student learning and retention, and improve videos, images, and interactive exercises throughout all classes. The entire I-CAR curriculum of over 100 courses will be updated and enhanced by the end of 2015. Details on how I-CAR is enhancing all training can be found at

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