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Technical: Keeping Safe With New Materials

New substrates in today’s vehicles are creating new safety hazards. Here’s how to protect yourself.

Technical: “Corn Country” Shop Fixes 2015 Ford F-150

An open mind and the right attitude was all Carlson’s Collision & Glass needed to repair a damaged 2015 Ford F-150.

Technical: Tips for Saving Time and Money

I surveyed the industry and came up with some procedural tips and tips for technicians that will lead to a smoother running and more profitable shop.

Electronics – Changing the Game Part II

When repairing vehicles today, the question, “Is the system working?” has changed to, “Is the system calibrated correctly?”

Electronics – Changing the Game

New vehicle electronics packages are creating a lot of frustration in the industry. And there may not be any easy solution.

The Details Matter When It Comes to Vehicle Badging and Labels

We all know badging identifies the vehicle manufacturer, but badges and labels can be much more.

Making a Business Decision on Single-Sided Spot Welds

A question keeps popping up in my I-CAR classes: “Why can’t we use single-sided spot welds?” Read on for the answer.

CARS to Feature Expanded Mechanical Specialty and Technical Training

The CARS program will feature more mechanical specialty and technical training than ever before, with additional sessions focused on leadership from all segments of the automotive service repair industry.

Repairing Damage on a Diamond Frame

We have a 1970 Chevelle with a diamond frame. It is only off by 3/8″ in the center section, and the channel behind for the trunk support is also out by 1/4″. Can I just use a simple jack on the inside of the frame in the opposite corners to straighten it out?

Looking Clearly Through the Glass

There is no such thing as a simple repair anymore, and windshield replacement is a prime example.

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Rivet Bonding Comes Full Blast

By now, most of you have heard the news that Ford has mainstreamed rivet bonding with the introduction of the 2015 F-150. This has forced many shops to look into some new equipment, such as self piercing rivet guns (or SPR guns). The cost of this gun has many shop owners shaking their heads and

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