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I-CAR Announces New Hail, Theft, Vandalism Damage Analysis Course

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Industry professionals interested in understanding damage analysis repair considerations for weather and vandalism-related damage will soon have a new training opportunity from I-CAR. On Feb. 28, I-CAR says it will introduce its Hail, Theft, Vandalism Damage Analysis (DAM09) course to the inter-industry.

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Hail, Theft, Vandalism Damage Analysis is an instructor-led course that will cover damage analysis procedures for different types of vandalism and weather-related damage – including fluid contamination, rodent infestation and hail damage. In addition, information on the considerations around repair versus replace options for specific weather-damaged and vandalized vehicle parts will be covered in this course.

Jeff Peevy, I-CAR director of field operations, said, “Understanding the source of damage is one of the first steps in determining proper repair options for a vehicle. Understanding these procedures can improve overall estimating accuracy and help create a proper repair plan.This course meets I-CAR ProLevel 1 requirements within the I-CAR Professional Development Program for individuals in the Estimator and Auto Physical Damage Appraiser role.”

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I-CAR says its new course, Hail, Theft, Vandalism Damage Analysis will help students:

• Identify different types of vandalism, including fluid contamination, finish issues caused by vandalism, interior and underhood damage, and slashed tires
• Determine repair or replace options for specific vandalized vehicle parts
• Recognize commonly stolen vehicles and their parts, as well identify damage to both factory installed and aftermarket electronics
• Recognize the difference between theft and prior damage and understand potential fraud indicators
• Distinguish hail, wind, and lightning damage and determine repair options
• Understand the considerations around repairing a vehicle affected by infestation and analyze potential damage

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Registration for Hail, Theft, Vandalism Damage Analysis is currently open, and new classes are being added to I-CAR’s class schedule on a continual basis. Information on scheduled instructor-led classes can be found on the I-CAR website or by contacting I-CAR Customer Care at (800) 422-7872.

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