IHS Markit on Monday announced the average light vehicle age has risen nearly two months since 2020 and broken the 12-year mark. 2021’s 12.1-year average follows 2020’s mean age of 11.9 years. A decade ago, [...]
GM explains ‘minor outer body panel cosmetic distortion’ threshold for auto body inspections, replacements
Rather than demand extensive inspections or replacements after any crash, General Motors’ recently revised “Repairs and Inspections Required After a Collision” document (No. 5807146) draws a distinction between major and minor damage. On minor collisions [...]
Cleaning of spilled fluids in the repair facility and the vehicle due to accident damage is NOT INCLUDED in all three-estimating system. Mitchell Response DEG Inquiry 18351 “Thank you for your inquiry, Cleaning spilled or [...]
The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) and Spanesi Americas have collaborated to find ways to encourage new membership ...
The Society of Collision Repair Specialists this year launched a new weekly video series featuring quick-hit tips for body shops. Repairers can ...
As automakers prepare to launch a flurry of electric vehicles, I-CAR has warned repairers against protecting themselves with the wrong type of PPE glove — or being tempted to remove the right ones at a [...]
I-CAR in a video released earlier this year demonstrated how multiple disconnection procedures might be required on an electric vehicle to protect repairers from shock or electrocution. These precautions could also include waiting an OEM-specified [...]
The Society of Collision Repair Specialists this year launched a new weekly video series featuring quick-hit tips for body shops. Repairers can subscribe to the SCRSCollision YouTube webpage to view the free industry video series, [...]
General Motors has given auto body shops more clarity into how they should conduct post-crash inspections and declared that numerous inspections or replacements wouldn’t be necessary “instances of vehicle collision where damage exceeds minor outer [...]
General Motors announced Thursday it responded to feedback about its post-collision safety inspection and replacement requirements with revised guidance on when certain work became necessary presented in a more technician-friendly format. GM personnel worked for [...]