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December 16, 2019

Traveling for the Holidays

Traveling for the Holidays? Be Prepared!

Many people choose to travel by car during the holidays, which has the highest fatality rate of any major form of transportation based on fatalities per passenger mile. In 2017, 329 people died on New Year’s Day, 463 on Thanksgiving Day and 299 on Christmas Day, according to Injury Facts. Alcohol impairment was involved in about a third of the fatalities.

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Stay safe on the roads over the holidays and every day:

Prepare your car for winter and keep an emergency preparedness kit with you Get a good night’s sleep before departing and avoid [...]
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October 15, 2019

Honda Body Repair Revisions

Removal of aluminum coating on 1,500 MPa steel is among the changes to Honda welding & sectioning guidance.

Honda last month “extensively revised” its general guidelines for welding and sectioning its vehicles.

The OEM said the document supersedes a 2017 edition (which was largely similar — it appears merely to have changed a phone number — to the August 2016 variant we wrote about here).

Repairers will want to review the new document, dated September 2019, and purge your shop of prior versions.

“The following are general guidelines for welding and sectioning Honda vehicles. It also lists the most current, Honda approved methods and [...]

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May 10, 2019

Urgent Airbag Recall Issued

Today we got a letter from one of the automobile manufacturers for which we're certified urging us to direct our customers toward the Airbag Recall website for further information - the text reads:
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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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