For this series, FenderBender interviewed I-CAR CEO and president John Van Alstyne about the various changes collision repairers can expect from I-CAR in 2018. One of the biggest changes will be reducing the redundancies that overlap between various I-CAR courses.
The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) will host a webinar at 2 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Aug. 22, featuring Nick Notte, senior vice president of sales and marketing for I-CAR, to discuss a host of changes coming to I-CAR in 2019.
One of the best ways to beat the technician shortage and win against the collision repair industry’s giants is to keep your shop’s tools and technology updated. Here’s a seven-step plan for building a technology and tools budget.
A partnership between Chief and I-CAR—aka Chief University—aims to help shops reinvest funds that would otherwise go to application fees into sending technicians to training courses or purchasing new equipment.
The board of directors is comprised of representatives from collision repair; insurance; OEM vehicle manufacturers; equipment, tools, and supplies; education, training, and research; and related industry services.
I-CAR has awarded Insurance Gold Class business recognition at the corporate level to State Farm, an achievement reserved for insurance carriers that are committed to improving the performance and quality of auto collision repairs.
When choosing the right rivet guns for your shop, your local market must be evaluated; OEM procedures must be consulted; various guns that are suited for flow form or blind rivets, grounded or threaded studs, aluminum or steel bodies must be reviewed. In the end, your selection should satisfy almost any repair procedure on any make.
As Tesla moves away from live classroom training to reduce costs and improve training accessibility, I-CAR predicts a future collision repair training environment that is online-based. Here’s what you can expect from I-CAR’s online training platform, which will be combined with a live classroom demonstrations and could very well reflect OEMs’ shift into online training.