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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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June 25, 2018

Honda OE Glass Replacement

ProFirst Position Statement Updates

On June 21, 2018, American Honda updated their position statement on glass usage. Southwest Collision is a ProFirst Certified collision repair center and has been granted access to these position statement updates in advance. These updates include the repair and replacement procedures of windshields and side glass in Honda vehicles. The position statements point out specific safety systems within Honda vehicles that are affected when glass is replaced and/or repaired.

Click here to go directly to the new American Honda Position Statement on Driver Assist / Safety Systems May Fail Unless OE Parts Used.

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March 30, 2018

Ford Auto Body Position Statements Revised 2/15/18

On February 15th, 2018 Ford updated their auto body position statements to remove misinterpretation by providing clearer language on approved practices. Ford also launched where the revised Ford collision repair news and technical information can be found.
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February 9, 2018

Ford Car Ownership Alternative: Canvas

Canvas is the newest trend in car subscription services offered by the Ford Motor Credit Company.

Canvas is a start-up subsidiary of Ford, based out of San Francisco, California. Canvas is currently offering subscription services to over 600 customers in the Greater Bay Area and West Los Angeles, CA.

Canvas is changing the way consumers purchase and lease vehicles. The company offers it’s customers access to their own vehicle without the commitment of financing or leasing. All monthly subscriptions offered by Canvas include the vehicle, vehicle maintenance, warranty, insurance, registration, and road side assistance. Their mission is to bring flexibility, simplicity, and [...]

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