Collision Repair Information

First Responder Information source: Industry sources

OEM Steel Heating Recommendations for Collision Repair   (CRI #2008-18) source: 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: boronextrication.com

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 www.capacertified.org
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 www.i-car.com
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 www.nastf.org
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 oem1stop.com
Provides links to OEM technical information websites and OEM Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Handling Guidelines

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

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

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

Recalls – Office of Defects Investigation source: NHTSA www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov
(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.

Passenger Restraint System Information

Vehicle model specific information:

Vehicle manufacturer specific information:

Non-vehicle model specific information:

“Safety Restraint Systems” section of the ATRL.

Estimating System Providers – Industry Publications and P-pages

Audatex North America, Inc. https://www.training.audatex.us

CCC Information Services Inc. http://ccc.cccis.com

Mitchell International, Inc. https://www.mitchell.com

Refinishing Information

Paint Manufacturer Contact Information and Links source: ATRL http://tech-cor-private

Paint Material Study by Tech-Cor – presented at RCAR 2004 Conference

Color Blending Procedures source: ATRL http://tech-cor-private

Clearcoat Blending Procedures source: ATRL http://tech-cor-private

Plastic Refinishing Procedures source: ATRL http://tech-cor-private