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August 27, 2018

GM Position Statement on OEM Parts on Vehicles with ADAS

Bumper/Fascia Replacement with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) June 2018 General Motors  DOES  NOT  APPROVE  the  use  of  aftermarket,  reconditioned,  or  salvage Bumpers/Fascias on GM vehicles equipped with ADAS, according to a recent position statement released by GM.   Aftermarket, reconditioned or salvage Bumpers/Fascias may have different material specifications than what was designed, tested and validated for use with ADAS, according to the statement.

 General Motors (GM) vehicles, systems and components are engineered, tested and manufactured to protect vehicle occupants based upon both government mandated and internal corporate requirements relative to [...]

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July 26, 2018

Is your automotive repair shop up to the challenge?

Here’s proof that cars are getting more and more sophisticated – is your automotive repair shop up to the technology challenge? At Southwest Collision, we are: read more about our factory certifications!

Via MOTOR AGE Wire Reports:

DENSO, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers of technology and components, announced its Silicon Valley office’s partnership with Plug and Play, the world’s largest innovation platform. [..] DENSO joins 40 other automotive players, including Ford, Bosch, Nissan, and Toyota Financial Services, as corporate partners in Plug and Play’s Mobility Program.

“While we’ve been more self-sufficient in the past, DENSO is [...]

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April 16, 2017

Are cheap repairs part of an insurance scheme?

"It is just not in the economic interest of the insurer to have a car go in and out of an auto body shop three or four times to get it right,"
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March 30, 2017

What You Need To Know When Ordering A Replacement Outside Mirror

side-mirrors-collage It's a dismaying feeling seeing side view mirror components damaged. Whether you know how the damage happened or not, you're faced with what might be an extensive, costly repair and the dreaded hassle of figuring out what replacement parts are necessary - or where to go for the repair. Maybe it's only the glass that's cracked, or perhaps the whole assembly is hanging loosely by a wire.
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