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  • 5 Ways to Make Your Auto Collision Repair Shop More Efficient

    If you are managing a collision repair shop, you need to be as efficient as possible. The old saying that “time is money” certainly applies to collision repair management, too; any delay in a repair or service can hinder your ability to quickly turn over customers. If you are not fixing customers’ cars quickly, you […]

  • What you should know about the Forward Collision Warning alert

    While a forward collision warning alert feature is designed to prevent a collision, collisions inevitably will happen and damaged vehicles will need to be repaired. So collision repair facilities need to understand the increasingly interconnected systems in vehicle safety technology. A forward collision warning (FCW) system is one of many components that comprise Advanced Driver […]

  • SUN Collision Repair Information Set to Exhibit at the 2021 SEMA Show

    Learn About New Content, Increased Coverage and Enhanced Features For those who are attending the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, Nov. 2-5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, visit SUN® Collision Repair Information in booth #32017 to learn about new content, increased coverage and enhanced features including quick access to ADAS repair information and […]

  • Calibration Research Tips For Collision Repair

    Where does your body shop turn to find the latest calibration and repair information for vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)? Do your technicians grab an OEM service manual from your library first, or do they hop online and start Googling? While both scenarios are typical, it’s rare collision repair technicians will find the […]

  • 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 […]