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October 2, 2019

Calibration road time can be extensive

Calibration may mean much more than a mere test drive.

Calibration road time can be extensive and not the same as an alignment test drive.

Recalibration of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) or even a tire-pressure sensor (TPS) can be an involved operation, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists pointed out Wednesday in a new video educating repairers that a calibration may mean much more than a mere test drive.

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The concept of a test drive isn’t even included in any of the three estimating systems, except as part of the CCC and Mitchell book time for an in-house wheel alignment, narrator Aaron Schulenburg explains in the video posted [...]

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January 15, 2019

Ford: Follow OEM repair procedures

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.
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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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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.
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