Did you know that, according to I-CAR, 69% of technicians who weld in body shops today lack formal welding training? When an improper weld is performed, it can compromise the vehicle’s structural integrity, resulting in a vehicle that is unsafe to drive. To help address this critical consumer-safety issue, I-CAR is offering a course on Squeeze-Type Resistance Spot Welding. The course
Purchasing a used vehicle can be a great option for someone with a limited budget, looking for a second car or a first-time buyer. On the other hand, a used vehicle can be prone to mechanical problems and could create enormous financial issues down the road. Honda, recently released a “Cautionary Tale” about a car that was considered a total loss and sold to a salvage yard but somehow ended up
When your vehicle has been in an accident, getting it properly repaired is essential for your family’s safety. But how do you ensure a repair shop has the advanced knowledge to restore your vehicle? One way to guarantee quality repair and safety is to choose a repair shop that is I-CAR Gold Class certified.
One of the biggest growing problems in the collision repair industry is a practice called “steering”. “Steering” is a scare tactic that some insurance companies use to pressure or “steer” a customer towards or away from a particular repair facility. If your insurance company claims the work done by the repair shop of your choice won’t be guaranteed, or that it
Pow! Bang! Boom! Great! Just when you thought your day couldn’t get any worse you get into a fender bender. Thankfully, you have comprehensive collision coverage on your auto insurance. So, your vehicle will be repaired as good as new, right? Well….not exactly. When your car rolls off the assembly line it’s been built with
Precision Body & Paint of Bend is proud to announce the newest member of the collision repair team: Auto Body Technician Scott Gregory. Scott is an I-CAR Platinum Level 3 Structural Steel Technician. He has lived in Bend for over 30 years and is a second generation auto body technician. He grew up with a
Your vehicle was literally built from the ground up for your safety. When manufacturers build vehicles, they use a combination of various grades of metal to absorb energy in the event of an accident. Softer metals like mild steel are used on the lower part of the vehicle, and as they build the car upwards
In order to achieve greater fuel efficiency a wide variety of automotive manufacturers are replacing their heavy steel frames for a lightweight aluminum structure and exterior. As the auto repair industry braces itself for this sudden surge of new lightweight vehicles, the demand for aluminum trained technicians who can weld has never been more critical.
Being the largest auto insurer in Oregon doesn’t automatically make you the best, according to the latest survey of Oregon collision repair shops. Since 2004, the Northwest Automotive Trades Association (NATA) has surveyed hundreds of collision repair shops throughout the state to see how well the top 20 insurance companies rank when it comes to
Precision Body & Paint of Beaverton is proud to announce the newest member of the collision repair team: Auto Body Technician & I-CAR instructor Brian Benventano. Brian is a certified I-CAR instructor and has devoted himself to providing high-quality education to individuals in the collision repair industry for the past four years. Brian is committed