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Vehicle Calibrations and Mechanical Repairs

Whether you’re replacing a radiator or repairing collision damage, deviating from OEM requirements will make a shop a target for blame should something go wrong.

Preparing the Collision Industry for Electric Vehicles

Today’s electric vehicle/hybrid revolution combined with the lightning-speed proliferation of ADAS features has made training essential.

Automotive Painting: It’s Still a Good Trade

I can think of no other industry where a young man or woman can start in an entry-level position and excel to an extremely comfortable living — without ever going to formal schooling or training.

Vehicle Calibrations: Patience is a Virtue

You can train someone to use equipment, but experience comes with time — which can try your patience when you’re trying to get vehicles out the door.

Pre- and Post-Repair Scanning in Electric Vehicle Repairs

To achieve a complete, safe and quality repair, pre- and post-repair scanning must be part of your BEV and HEV collision repair process.

Vehicle Calibration: Did You Do It Right?

Whether you perform vehicle calibrations in-house or sublet them out, avoid the blame game with thorough and bulletproof documentation.

What Happens When ADAS Won’t Calibrate?

Troubleshooting the problem comes down to knowing the failure, vehicle or fixtures.

Vehicle Scanning and Calibration: Knowledge is Key

Don’t be the shop that puts a family at risk by not following OEM instructions on scanning and calibration and validating that a vehicle’s safety systems are functioning properly.

Electric Vehicle Safety: No Boundaries

When it comes to battery electric vehicle (BEV) and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) repair safety, collision repair facility owners and operators cannot be over-prepared.

Becoming a Regional Vehicle Calibration Center

The challenge any company will face in expanding into electronics repair is that it will need to be able to work on multiple vehicle brands — all of which have different variables.

Plastic Repair: A Solution to the Parts Shortage

If you can’t get parts, then it makes sense to repair them. So maybe it’s time to dust off the old plastic welder and two-part bumper repair adhesives.

Auto Refinish: Are You a Custom Painter?

What constitutes custom paint? And what’s the difference between custom painting and collision painting?