The fall 2018 edition of Ford's On Target newsletter explains why an OEM might want collision repairers to rivet-bond their aluminum parts with a combination of a fastener and adhesive rather than pull out a welder.
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 [...]
August 16, 2017
Onslaught of Vehicle Technology Drives Need for Diagnostic Scanning in Collision Repair
The Collision industry uses Diagnostic Scanning to ensure that all the controls of a vehicle are working properly, some of these are Gesture control. Inflatable seat belts. Adaptive steering. Remote-control parking. Rearview mirrors with streaming HD video.
March 6, 2017
2016 Civic New Model Body Repair Information
This publication contains a summary of new body and vehicle technology that may affect collision and other body repairs. Always refer to the appropriate electronic service information for complete repair information. A subscription may be purchased at: techinfo.honda.com
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