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  • SUN Collision Updates Repair Information with 2021 Data

    SUN Collision Repair Information, a division of Snap-on® Incorporated, has completed the first phase of planned content updates for its collision repair information software. Collision repair data for model year 2021 vehicles from the major domestic and Asian OEMs is now available in the software, including information about materials, paint and finish, body and frame, […]

  • How Technical Service Bulletins Can Help Your Body Shop

    Your collision shop is familiar with Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs), but do you and your technicians use them as often as you should? A refresher on how TSBs can be an essential tool for completing accurate repairs may be useful. From safer vehicles to cost efficiency, read on to see how TSBs can help your […]

  • Why Collision Repair Software Could Be a Collision Technician’s Most Important Tool

    Collision repair procedure costs are rising, and working on modern vehicles requires more knowledge and sophisticated skill levels than ever. That’s why collision repair shops must adopt advanced technology to perform repairs on advanced vehicles to reduce comebacks, increase productivity, and create a healthier bottom line. While collision repair software can’t replace hands-on experience, it […]

  • RAM Wheel Torque Safety Recall

    SUN Collision users should be aware that FCA US (Fiat Chrysler Automotive) has announced a safety recall on the following vehicles: 2012 – 2021 (D2) RAM 3500 Pickup 2012 – 2021 (DD) RAM 3500 Cab & Chassis 2012 – 2021 (DP) RAM 4500/5500 Cab & Chassis The recall involves vehicles with flanged lug nuts that […]

  • Hail Damage Repair Solutions for Collision Shop

    According to a recent NICB Hail Report, Texas was the top state for hail claims from 2017 to 2019, followed by Colorado. But even if your collision shop isn’t in one of these states or other hail-prone areas, it doesn’t mean you don’t need the latest hail damage repair solutions. That’s because hail storms can […]

  • 5 Things You May Not Know About Collision Repair Technology

    Technology used in modern vehicles is constantly evolving, and so must the collision repair technology you need to repair those vehicles. OEM manuals, years of experience, and repair skills give you a great foundation for completing common collision repairs. But to keep up with advanced technology in today’s vehicles, you need advanced tools and on-demand […]

  • Get Comfortable with ADAS Sensor Calibration and Repair

    Operating a modern collision repair facility successfully means keeping up with advancements in vehicle manufacturing and related technology. From high-tech body materials to vehicle Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), your shop needs the most accurate and reliable OEM collision repair information. Does your collision facility know how to calibrate a collision sensor, replace a rear […]

  • What do OEM Collision Repairs Mean for Your Body Shop?

    You already understand how Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts, information, and repair procedures help ensure safe, accurate repairs. OEMs know their vehicles inside and out and spend thousands of hours developing & documenting vehicle procedures. Simply put, OEM for automotive collision repairs is the safest and most reliable way to get vehicles back to their […]

  • Why Staying Up to Date on Collision Repair Procedures is So Critical

    According to Body Shop Business Magazine, as of 2021, there are over 73 million ADAS-equipped vehicles on the road. ADAS and other technology will continue to change how we inspect, diagnose, and repair in the collision repair industry. As vehicle technology continues to advance, the line between collision procedures and mechanical repairs is disappearing too […]

  • Collision Repair Technology is the Future: Are You Ready?

    Advanced collision repair technology impacts everything from  materials, manufacturing methods, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and sensors, control modules, occupant safety equipment. These and other advancements are drastically changing collision procedures. In addition to the increasing complexity of auto technology, there may still be a lingering mentality that 10, 20, or more years of experience […]