Pre and Post Scanning: State of the Debate

Pre and post scanning: state of the debate By Jeff Sanford: Collisionrepairmag.com (ORIGINAL ARTICLE)   Toronto, Ontario — June 28, 2018 —  As the technical complexity of vehicles has blossomed in the era of driver-assist functions pre and post repair scanning has become a hot topic. OEMs have come out with official guidelines about the need…

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NY Body Shop Sues Insurance Company, Adjusters on Behalf of Clients

NY Body Shop Sues Insurance Company, Adjusters on Behalf of Clients Written by Stacey Phillips  (ORIGINAL ARTICLE)   Barry’s Auto Body, located in Staten Island, NY, was established in 1986. Barry’s Auto Body is part of an ongoing lawsuit filed on behalf of five of its customers for “violating general business law §349 by engaging in…

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The Differences Between Scanning and Calibration

The Differences Between Scanning and Calibration   Posted on May 10, 2018 I-CAR: COLLISION REPAIR NEWS Author: Scott VanHulle Scanning vehicles and calibration of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) has been a much-discussed topic throughout the collision repair industry. But what are the differences between the two, and what does it mean for collision repairs?…

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CCC: OEM statements mean 70% of estimates should have scan line item, but just 9% did

CCC: OEM statements mean 70% of estimates should have scan line item, but just 9% did By John Huetter on March 7, 2018     CCC reported Wednesday in its free annual “Crash Course” document that while the number of estimates containing a line for diagnostic scanning increased, it still fell far below the 70 percent that OEM position…

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New SEMA Research to Guide Your Business Strategies

SEMA News—April 2018 BUSINESS By Mike Imlay Driver-Assist Technologies New SEMA Research to Guide Your Business Strategies SEMA research indicates that the U.S. aftermarket for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and connected vehicle technologies (CVT) can be expected to grow into a $1.5 billion industry within the next five years, even though the emerging segment…

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ADAS Sensor Calibration Increases Repair Costs

ADAS Sensor Calibration Increases Repair Costs Automotive Technology Update By AAA Automotive Posted on November 22nd, 2017 Introduction Increasing numbers of new cars are equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Some of the more common ones include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, blind spot monitoring,…

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Class-Action Lawsuit Hits GEICO Over Unsafe Repairs

Class-Action Lawsuit Hits GEICO Over Unsafe Repairs Leif Hansen stands in front of the Gus J. Solomon United States Courthouse in Portland, OR.Leif’s Auto Collision Centers A lawsuit filed by Leif Hansen on behalf of GEICO customers claims the insurance giant has routinely violated the terms of its auto policies by refusing to pay for essential and…

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Honda revises position statement

Honda revises position statement, formally says scan everything since 1996 — and some earlier models By John Huetter on December 15, 2017 Formally confirming something a representative said publicly last year, Honda updated its scanning and calibration position statement to make it clear that even 20-year-old vehicles need to be scanned. The October version of the mandate ought to…

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Dealing With the Legalities of TPMS: ‘Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse’

Dealing With the Legalities of TPMS: ‘Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse’ Bob Weber Posted on April 20, 2017 Step one: Ask every customer if their TPMS warning light is on. Step two: check it. Step three: document it. Raise your hand and repeat after me, “I will always ask my customer if their…

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ADAS: Truths and Consequences

ADAS: Truths and Consequences Posted on August 8, 2017 by Jessie Korosec ETI panel shares Advanced Driver Assistance Systems insights, issues and trends Contributed by Bob Chabot The continued evolution of electronic integration into what was once purely mechanical components and/or systems is relevant to equipment and tool manufacturers, service/repair facilities, owners and technicians. In particular,…

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OEM Position Statements

OEM Position Statements The below information are the Position Statements  from the vehicle manufacturers who have issued position statements on pre- and post-repair vehicle scanning.  It includes statements from GM, Honda, Honda Canada, Infiniti, Mercedes, Nissan, Subaru, and Toyota. GM Position Statements: 10/2016 • Pre- and Post-Scan of Collision Vehicles Honda American Position Statements 07/2016 • Post-Collision…

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TSB: Dodge Blind Spot

TSB’s  Dodge Blind Spot Posted on November 6, 2017 by Information provided by motologic.com This bulletin applies to 2013 Dodge Charger vehicles built between April 22, 2012, and Dec. 22, 2012, equipped with Blind Spot and Cross Path Detection. The owner may experience the blind spot indicator in either outside mirror flashing or on continuously. The…

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CIC Meeting Morning Recap at SEMA

  Oct. 31, 2017 — The Collision Industry Conference (CIC) kicked off today at the Renaissance Hotel on day one of SEMA. The meeting began with remarks by CIC Chairman, Guy Bargnes and a presentation from the Collision Industry Foundation on its disaster efforts with recent hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Insurer-Repairer Relations Committee created…

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FAQ’s

Many of our potential customers have the same questions.  Technicians need to know what they will need on location, what type of scans the AirPro will complete and how it will stay charged.    We always have someone available to answer any other questions that you may have. What is required for the AirPro to work…

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Repairer Driven News 10.2.2017- Texas auto body shop owes $31.5M for incorrect repair tied to fiery crash

Texas auto body shop owes $31.5M for incorrect repair tied to fiery crash By John Huetter on October 2, 2017 Business Practices | Legal | Repair Operations | Technology A Texas jury on Monday found John Eagle Collision Center’s incorrect repair liable for much of the severity of the crash of a 2010 Honda Fit, and awarded the couple injured and trapped inside the…

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Subaru: Pre- and post-repair scan all vehicles since 2004 model year

Subaru: Pre- and post-repair scan all vehicles since 2004 model year By Repairer Driven News on July 28, 2017 Subaru this month released a position statement advising collision repairers to scan before and after a repair all vehicles dating back to the 2004 model year. Hopefully, that definitive start date for the procedure placates insurers who this week have…

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Collision Repair Mag-5-29-17- CCIF event highlights aftermarket scan tool capabilities

Toronto, Ontario — March 29, 2017 — The OEM-specific scan tools may deliver the best results, but the cost of lining them all up may be more than most shops would like. According to Michel Julien, founder of TeamXTremeTech, the cost of scan tools for the 16 most common car brands would run approximately $153,150…

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Repairer Driven News 5.2.2017- CIECA to add support for scanning documentation in BMS data standard

CIECA to add support for scanning documentation in BMS data standard By John Huetter on May 2, 2017 In another sign of the necessity of vehicle diagnostics in modern auto body repair, CIECA announced Monday a “fast-tracked” plan to allow the transmission of scanning results through the Business Message Suite data standard. The Business Message Suite and its more widely…

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Repairer Driven News 3.24.2017 CCC’s 2017 ‘Crash Course’ offers look at scan, calibration pricing

CCC’s 2017 ‘Crash Course’ offers look at scan, calibration pricing By John Huetter on March 24, 2017 The realization that vehicle diagnostics needed to be a regular part of collision repairs shook up the auto body and insurance world in 2016, and CCC’s 2017 Crash Course provides data into how such OEM requirements are shaking…

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Body Shop Business 5.16.16 – Scanning, Tech Shortage Among Topics Discussed at NASTF Meeting

There’s a lot to discuss in collision repair these days, and the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) covered a wide range of topics at its Spring 2017 General Meeting in New Orleans. The meeting’s 11 presenters, as well as various audience members, touched on a number of issues. Education NASTF Chair Mark Saxonberg, principal…

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