Collision Auto Repair https://www.alldata.com/collision-auto-repair en Stream Video to Our Tech‑Assist Hotline https://www.alldata.com/article/stream-video-our-tech-assist-hotline <p> [embed:1] </p> <p> Most technical support departments provide support by both phone and email, but today’s automotive technicians need faster, more dynamic assistance. Welcome to ALLDATA Tech-Assist℠ armed with Rescue Lens, an innovative product from LogMeIn<sup>®</sup>, Inc. </p> <p> If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the value of live streaming video is priceless! </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/article/stream-video-our-tech-assist-hotline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Article Collision Auto Repair Tech Tips & Trends blog Mon, 11 Apr 2016 20:28:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 2432 at https://www.alldata.com Sign up for |ALLDATA News! https://www.alldata.com/newsletter-signup https://www.alldata.com/newsletter-signup#comments Advertisment General Auto Repair Collision Auto Repair Shop Management Tech Tips & Trends blog Best Practices Tech Tips Training Press & Industry News Events Wed, 27 May 2015 18:48:00 +0000 Jesse Bloodworth 2024 at https://www.alldata.com Learn About the Power of Community https://www.alldata.com/webinars/learn-about-power-community <p> Stuck on a tough repair? Check out ALLDATA Community, built into ALLDATA Repair. </p> <p> &nbsp; </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-video"><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="385" width="640" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/PeDGgNrv8M0&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=1&amp;amp;hd=1&amp;amp;showinfo=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/PeDGgNrv8M0&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=1&amp;amp;hd=1&amp;amp;showinfo=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeDGgNrv8M0"><img src="https://www.alldata.com/sites/main/files/alldata-library-webinar.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="640" height="385" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/webinars/learn-about-power-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Webinars Collision Auto Repair Webinars Sat, 16 May 2015 00:24:00 +0000 Jesse Bloodworth 2020 at https://www.alldata.com Safety First – Follow OEM Procedures! https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry/safety-first-follow-oem-procedures <p> Factory repair procedures are essential for many reasons – from identifying and locating materials (UHSS, mild steel, aluminum, magnesium, plastics etc.) to programming a multitude of electronic systems. And today you need OEM information for the structural repairs you used to do in your sleep…before cars became so extremely complex. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry/safety-first-follow-oem-procedures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog entry General Auto Repair Collision Auto Repair Tech Tips & Trends blog Best Practices Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:03:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 2038 at https://www.alldata.com Genesis Sedan Lane Departure Warning System Calibration https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry/genesis-sedan-lane-departure-warning-system-calibration <p> The technology just keeps on coming! Systems you now commonly see in your shop include backup cameras, front view cameras, programmable seats and mirrors, collision avoidance, blind-spot alert, parking assist, rear-mounted radar, </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry/genesis-sedan-lane-departure-warning-system-calibration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog entry Collision Auto Repair Tech Tips & Trends blog Sat, 17 Jan 2015 18:13:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 2041 at https://www.alldata.com Protect Your Shop with Recall Information https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry/protect-your-shop-recall-information <p> Cars and trucks are a big part of people’s lives. They help us go places, do things, and we depend on them like few other things in our lives. People also tend to love their cars and spend lots of money on them. So when defects – real or perceived – are brought to light, </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry/protect-your-shop-recall-information" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog entry General Auto Repair Collision Auto Repair Tech Tips & Trends blog Best Practices ALLDATA Community Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:26:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 2043 at https://www.alldata.com Five Collision Repairs |that May Slow You Down https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry/five-collision-repairs-may-slow-you-down <p> Keeping up with the latest vehicle technology can be challenging these days – numerous control modules, alternative materials, new construction techniques and just plain tricky engineering — just to name a few! </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry/five-collision-repairs-may-slow-you-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog entry Collision Auto Repair Tech Tips & Trends blog Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:33:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 2056 at https://www.alldata.com You Really Do Have to Sweat the Small Stuff https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry/you-really-do-have-sweat-small-stuff <p> You pride yourself on taking a pile of twisted metal and restoring it back to its vehicular glory. It is a marvelous thing to bring back a car to its roadworthy pre-collision state. But when that same vehicle comes back to the shop with minor issues, it presents a scenario that could go for or against you. </p> <p> To your customer, no problem is “minor.” </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry/you-really-do-have-sweat-small-stuff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog entry General Auto Repair Collision Auto Repair Tech Tips & Trends blog Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:12:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 2061 at https://www.alldata.com 12 Steps to Flawless Plastic Body Repairs https://www.alldata.com/post/plastic-new-steel <p> Did you hear the one about the vehicle that collided with a collision shop? No joke… It really happened in Texas in early 2014. An SUV demolished a collision shop’s wall and ended up on its roof inside a storage area. No word on whether or not that particular shop was selected for the repair. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/post/plastic-new-steel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Collision Auto Repair Tech Tips & Trends blog Tech Tips Fri, 09 May 2014 22:36:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 2064 at https://www.alldata.com Bumping Up Against Jeep Bumper Repairs https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-1/bumping-against-jeep-bumper-repairs <p> The Jeep<sup style= "font-size:6px;line-height:0;vertical-align:8px;">®</sup> was a recognizable symbol of American fighting forces in World War II, just as the “Huey” helicopter was an iconic symbol of Vietnam. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-1/bumping-against-jeep-bumper-repairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 1 Collision Auto Repair Tech Tips & Trends blog Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:49:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 2066 at https://www.alldata.com Remember Those Beasts of Steel? https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry/remember-those-beasts-steel <p> To me, a car has always been a thing of beauty. The bodylines, the sparkle of fresh paint, the sound of a finely tuned power plant, a glowing instrument panel, chrome shining in the sun and the feel of leather as you strap yourself into the driver’s seat. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry/remember-those-beasts-steel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog entry Collision Auto Repair Tech Tips & Trends blog Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:55:00 +0000 Jesse Bloodworth 1956 at https://www.alldata.com TSB Offers Shortcut to Pickup Body Mount Problem https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry/tsb-offers-shortcut-pickup-body-mount-problem <p> If you are working on a Chevy<sup style= "font-size:6px;line-height:0;vertical-align:8px;">®</sup> Silverado<sup style= "font-size:6px;line-height:0;vertical-align:8px;">®</sup> or GM<sup style= "font-size:6px;line-height:0;vertical-align:8px;">®</sup> Sierra<sup style= "font-size:6px;line-height:0;vertical-align:8px;">®</sup>, you may have to remove one or more of the body mount bolts. You may then discover that one of the cab mount bolts won’t loosen from the vehicle. The bolt may act like the nut is cross-threaded or no longer secured to the floor pan of the vehicle. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry/tsb-offers-shortcut-pickup-body-mount-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog entry Collision Auto Repair Tech Tips & Trends blog Tue, 25 Feb 2014 18:01:00 +0000 Janee Doull 1511 at https://www.alldata.com This Ain’t Your Father’s Collision Industry https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/aint-your-fathers-collision-industry <p> The collision industry amazes me. Mostly in a good way. Today’s rapidly changing technologies keep things interesting. New materials, such as ultra high strength steel, plastics, composites and other materials offer up challenges we didn’t have to deal with in “the good old days.” </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/aint-your-fathers-collision-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Collision Auto Repair Tech Tips & Trends blog Tech Tips Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:45:00 +0000 Janee Doull 1507 at https://www.alldata.com Without Manufacturers’ Information, You’re Flying Blind. https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/without-manufacturers-information-youre-flying-blind <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OEM information prevents a serious headache on a Jeep Liberty repair. </div> </div> </div> <p> Mike is a great guy who runs a collision repair facility in Joliet, Illinois. We’ve always had a good relationship and he never holds back when we talk. Good or bad, you’ll get exactly what you asked for – complete honesty. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/without-manufacturers-information-youre-flying-blind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Collision Auto Repair Tech Tips & Trends blog Tech Tips Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:10:00 +0000 Janee Doull 1504 at https://www.alldata.com GM With Multiple SIR Codes? Connectors Maybe the Culprit! https://www.alldata.com/post/collision-corner-frantic-friday <p> One Friday, I stopped into a friend’s shop to discuss going over to Serino’s Deli<sup style= "font-size:6px;line-height:0;vertical-align:8px;">®</sup> for lunch. Instead, Mike drags me into the shop. I was hungry and I’m thinking this better be some exotic car if Mike is jeopardizing our ability to get a table at the deli. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/post/collision-corner-frantic-friday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Collision Auto Repair Tech Tips & Trends blog Tech Tips Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:20:00 +0000 Janee Doull 1500 at https://www.alldata.com Solving Mysterious Ford Door Glass Scratches https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry/solving-mysterious-ford-door-glass-scratches <p> Has this scenario ever occurred in your shop? You make relatively minor repairs to a vehicle and it appears as good as new. A few days later, the owner brings it back and says you missed something. In this example, the driver’s side door glass on a 2009 Ford </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry/solving-mysterious-ford-door-glass-scratches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog entry Collision Auto Repair Tech Tips & Trends blog Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:18:00 +0000 Janee Doull 1498 at https://www.alldata.com OE Hybrid Information is Essential https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry/oe-hybrid-information-essential <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alternative Vehicle Systems </div> </div> </div> <p> Even though hybrid vehicles have been around for a few years, they still present some unique challenges to both the automotive service and collision repair industries. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry/oe-hybrid-information-essential" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog entry General Auto Repair Collision Auto Repair Tech Tips & Trends blog Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:58:00 +0000 Janee Doull 1456 at https://www.alldata.com Was a Perfect Repair “Spoiled”? https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry/was-perfect-repair-spoiled <p> Your customer was thrilled with the way you repaired her vehicle as good as new. As she drove off, you knew she would be recommending your business to her friends and family. So, why is she now walking back into your shop looking less than happy? </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry/was-perfect-repair-spoiled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog entry Collision Auto Repair Tech Tips & Trends blog Tue, 04 Jun 2013 23:32:00 +0000 Janee Doull 1342 at https://www.alldata.com Is the Customer Always Right? https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry/customer-always-right <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Maintain profitability with OEM information at your fingertips! </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="font-size:12px;color:#7b7f83;"><strong><em>By Karl Kirschenman,<br> and Jeff Webster, Technical Editor</em></strong></span><br> <br> <strong>Tech Tip:<br> Ever wonder how to repair warped or wavy door panels?</strong><br> </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry/customer-always-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog entry Collision Auto Repair Tech Tips & Trends blog Thu, 16 May 2013 03:43:00 +0000 Janee Doull 1322 at https://www.alldata.com Radar Sensing Technology https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/radar-sensing-technology <p> [image:1]Radar – really? If you haven’t seen it in a crunched car yet, you are probably overdue. Vehicles utilizing this technology invented for ships and planes are now rolling (or being towed) into shops as a result of collisions. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/radar-sensing-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Collision Auto Repair Tech Tips & Trends blog Fri, 19 Apr 2013 18:06:00 +0000 Jesse Bloodworth 1292 at https://www.alldata.com