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 [...]

2021-06-14T07:21:03-04:00June 14th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

Estimating Tip: CCC, Mitchell and Audatex- Cleaning of spilled fluids

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 [...]

2021-06-11T14:09:02-04:00June 14th, 2021|DEG Estimating Tips|

Batteries, OEM research, accounting: 5 tips for body shops from SCRS series featuring Anderson …

The Society of Collision Repair Specialists this year launched a new weekly video series featuring quick-hit tips for body shops. Repairers can ...

2021-06-11T18:21:07-04:00June 11th, 2021|SCRS News Feed|

I-CAR: Avoid glove substitutions, improper removals while fixing electric cars

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 [...]

2021-06-11T14:51:35-04:00June 11th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

I-CAR: Take care to fully disconnect electric vehicles before collision repair

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 [...]

2021-06-11T14:51:04-04:00June 11th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

Batteries, OEM research, accounting: 5 tips for body shops from SCRS series featuring Anderson, DEG

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, [...]

2021-06-11T07:22:05-04:00June 11th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

GM: Seat belt checks always required, regardless of damage

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 [...]

2021-06-11T07:21:35-04:00June 11th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

GM updates post-crash inspection, repair requirements for auto body shops

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 [...]

2021-06-11T07:21:04-04:00June 11th, 2021|RDN News Feed|
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