Aaron Schulenburg, executive director of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS), highlights the key issues impacting the collision repair industry, and how the SEMA Show provides opportunities for repairers to strengthen their businesses for the future.
Not only will shop need to learn to explain advanced driver-assist systems to customers, but technicians must understand how to repair the ever-changing technology within vehicles. If not, they’ll put drivers everywhere in danger.
New this year, high school and part-time students can apply for a scholarship. The change is part of an effort by SEMA’s Scholarship committee to start students down the automotive path and support their efforts at an earlier stage.
In addition to the stories and videos the FenderBender team will post throughout the week, there will be hundreds of photos posted as well. Be sure to check them out on our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The emphasis on hands-on training is part of I-CAR’s mission to get shops qualified to do the repairs they’re tasked with, so that they can do complete, safe and quality work. The demos for repair elements such as riveting directly connect with courses offered by I-CAR.
The E-Charger System is a bolt-on electric hybrid motor. The installation was tested by SEMA and the system showed a 47 percent emissions reduction and at least doubles fuel mileage. It increases power up to 150 feet per lb torque without sacrificing fuel economy and emissions.