Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) Information

Advanced Driver-Assistance System Trends and Challengessource: Mitchell International

CIC Quick Start Guide Pre- and Post-Scanning source: SCRS

Honda ADAS Systems – Today and Tomorrow source: American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Mercedes-Benz Driver Assistance Systems – Technology Guidesource: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC

The Future of Collision Repair – Your Guide to ADASsource: Chief Collision Technology

Collision Repair Information

First Responder Informationsource: Industry sources

OEM Steel Heating Recommendations for Collision Repairsource: Auto Manufacturers

OEM Calibration Requirements Search source: I-CAR

Best Practices for High-Strength Steel Repairs source: I-CAR

Vehicle Maker Steel Names and MPA Range source: I-CAR

List of Vehicles with Boron and UHSS source:

Weld-Through Primer Guidelines source: I-CAR

Steering & Suspension Component Visual Inspection Guidelines source: Tech-Cor and Industry sources

Wire Damage Evaluation Training for Insurance source: Aeromotive Services Inc.

OEM headlamp tab and mounting bracket repair kits (CRI #2015-04) and
OEM Headlamp Repair Kits (PDF table as of 2-15-13)
source: Auto Manufacturers

Recycled Parts Request Form source: I-CAR

CAPA Certified Part Search source: CAPA
Provides a database search for CAPA certified parts, decertified parts and deleted parts. All current CAPA certified parts are listed by vehicle application or part manufacturer.
A Guide for Claims Personnel and Insurance Adjusters – Frequently Asked Questions About CAPA

OEM Partial Part Replacement Search source: I-CAR
Provides a search matrix of partial replacement repair procedures by vehicle year, make, model and body style. Categories include: Front Lower Rail; Pillars, Rocker Panel, or Roof Rail; Rear Rail; and Trunk Floor. The matrix was developed in cooperation with I-CAR, State Farm and Tech-Cor. The contents are based on the information available from vehicle manufacturers.

Vehicle Manufacturer Service Information Matrix source: NASTF
The Vehicle Manufacturer Service Information Matrix provides information for each vehicle manufacturer on how to obtain service information, tools, and training materials. The matrix is maintained by the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF). For a listing of website addresses refer to OEM Service Websites and for access fees Service Information Access Charges.

OEM One Stop TechInfo Site source: NASTF
Provides links to OEM technical information websites and OEM Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Handling Guidelines

OEM Technical Information Matrix source: I-CAR
Provides links to OEM technical information websites.

OEM Bonding Matrix source: VeriFacts Automotive
Provides technical information within the collision repair industry.

Steel/Alloy OEM Wheel Repair Matrix source: VeriFacts Automotive
Provides technical information within the collision repair industry.

Recalls – Office of Defects Investigation source: NHTSA
(National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) Manages motor vehicle related consumer complaints regarding safety, defect investigations and safety recalls. Call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll free at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT to report safety defects or to obtain information on cars, trucks, child seats, highway or traffic safety.

Vehicle Manufacturer Repair News 

Ford’s On Target – 2018 Volume 3 source: Ford Motor Company

GM Repair Insights – Winter 2018-19 source: General Motor

Toyota Collision Pros – February 2019 source: Toyota Motor Sales

Toyota Collision Pros – December 2019 source: Toyota Motor Sales

Estimating System Providers – Industry Publications and P-pages

Audatex North America, Inc.

CCC Information Services Inc.

Mitchell International, Inc.

Passenger Restraint System Information

Vehicle model specific information:

Vehicle manufacturer specific information:

Non-vehicle model specific information:

“Safety Restraint Systems” section of the Technical Reference.

Refinishing Information

Paint Manufacturer Contact Information and Links source: Technical Reference

Color and Clearcoat Blending Procedures source: Technical Reference

Plastic Refinishing Procedures source: Technical Reference