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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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • What Are the Most Common Collision Repairs?

    A cracked turn signal, loose bumper, or a buckled hood are obvious after an accident, and professional technicians typically know how to handle these common collision repairs. But there are many components and systems that can be damaged in an accident that are much less obvious or hidden. From frame repair and alignment to ADAS […]

  • You May Be Able to Keep More Jobs In-House Than You Think

    Knowing when to outsource collision repair and mechanical work is critical for keeping your body shop’s productivity in top gear. You have to quickly assess which jobs can be handled in-house and when to outsource jobs that require tools or knowledge beyond the scope of your shop. How do you avoid wasting time with diagnostics […]

  • How Advancements in 2021 Models Will Impact Collision Repair

    As the auto industry continues to evolve, it’s no surprise that 2021 models include more advanced technology, and bring new collision repair industry trends your body shop needs to know about. From the increasing complexity of ADAS to electric and hybrid vehicles, technology innovations keep shop owners on their toes. Your body shop has likely […]