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Without OEM Information, You’re Flying Blind

Mike is a great guy who runs a collision repair facility in Joliet, Ill. We’ve always had a good relationship, and he never holds back when we talk. Good or bad, you’ll get exactly what you asked for – complete honesty. Mike had only been using OEM repair information for a couple of weeks, so I

Intermittent Airbag Light Affects Later-Year GM Models

OE-specific information helped save two collision repairers’ lunch plans.

Don’t Panic Over Collision Avoidance Systems

It won’t be till 2050 that every car on the road will have collision avoidance. Still, you need to tool up and train now.

Tech Tips: Collision Avoidance Systems

ALLDATA offers a brief sampling of OE information for some Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz models.

Radar Sensing Technology

Radar – really? If you haven’t seen it in a crunched car yet, you’re probably overdue. Vehicles utilizing this technology invented for ships and planes are now rolling (or being towed) into shops as a result of collisions. To repair these vehicles efficiently and profitably, you need to understand the specific nuances of each manufacturer’s advanced

Are You Ready to Troubleshoot Complex Technological Systems?

BodyShop Business Publisher Scott Shriber asks the collision industry if it has the training necessary to deal with electronic stability control, TPMS, HAC/HDC and other technology.

Chrysler Park Assist System Service and Repair

ALLDATA gives an excerpt of OE repair information for the 2011 Chrysler 300 V6-3.6L’s park assist system.

Mystery Battery Draw Can Drain Your Productivity

A vehicle you repair that seems “good to go” can sometimes come back to haunt you with concerns that may or may not be related to the repair.

Vehicle Diagnostics in Collision Repair

Proliferation of electronic components and data buses is forcing collision industry to join scan tool revolution.

Collision Avoidance Systems As Revenue Opportunities

After your shop repairs a vehicle, it might look as good as new, but how about all those electronic systems that need resetting, reinitializing and adjusting? In the past, you may have subletted these “non-collision” jobs to a mechanical shop. But today, with the right information and a good scan tool, you can keep these jobs – and the profits they generate – in house.

Clearing Computer Codes: Should Insurers Have to Pay for It?

I’m the body shop manager for a Mercedes-Benz and Porsche dealership. I’ve been getting a lot of resistance from a couple of insurance companies over the issue of resetting electrical components, i.e. clearing computer codes set either by the accident or as the result of completing the repair. The insurance companies are insisting if it doesn’t set a warning light on the dash, then they won’t pay for it. Is there any documentation to support the need for clearing codes?

Does Your Body Shop Need a Scan Tool?

Collision repair facilities that purchase their own scan tools and receive the proper training to repair today’s advanced electronics systems in-house have the opportunity to reduce cycle time and costs.