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Individuals changing careers offers a new talent pool for collision repair shops

May 13, 2022
I-CAR interviews two men who centered the industry to better provide for their families.
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I-CAR recognizes contributions to the collision repair industry

Nov. 8, 2021
I-CAR announces the recipients of the 2020 Jeff Silver and Russ Verona Memorial I-CAR awards.
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I-CAR to expand technical expertise, capacity and capabilities

Aug. 27, 2021
New Chicago Technical Center underscores commitment to technical leadership and mirrors explosive pace of collision repair complexity, future needs of inter-industry
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I-CAR Board of Directors elects four individuals to fill open board seats

July 29, 2021
I-CAR's Board of Directors announced the election of four individuals to fill open board seats, including two members returning for a second, three-year term.

I-CAR talks shop with Repairers Realm

July 7, 2021
I-CAR's new web series offers informal, unscripted conversations, demonstrations for shops and technicians

I-CAR Sustaining Partner program announces new participants

June 28, 2021
I-CARannounced the addition of six new organizations to its Sustaining Partner™ program, including*: AFR Insurance, asTech, CSAA Insurance Group, IAnet – Nationwide Appraisals...

Growth of I-CAR's Repairability Technical Support skyrockets amid era of vehicle repair complexity

June 11, 2021
In just seven years, I-CAR’s Repairability Technical Support (RTS) Portal has grown to become an industry mainstay, with accelerated usage of the online resource.
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I-CAR launches online nominations for industry awards

May 20, 2021
I-CAR's online nominations are now open for its two top 2020 industry awards which recognize outstanding contributions in the collision repair industry; the Russ Verona Memorial...
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Audi, I-CAR continue expansion of training partnership for hybrid, battery electric vehicles

Jan. 6, 2021
New online courses continue to further the industry’s knowledge and skills.

Articles & News

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BMW is I-CAR's newest Sustaining Partner

July 24, 2023
Participation in the program supports funding to reduce the cost of training for collision repair shops.
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I-CAR and SCRS seek technicians' input for survey

July 18, 2023
The input gathered from the survey, which is now open, will be used to help improve collision repair technician careers and attract more technicians to the industry.
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I-CAR introduces New Vehicle Technology and Trends 2023 course

Dec. 21, 2022
Online course prepares industry for what’s ahead as robust technology advances continue to influence vehicle repairs, materials
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I-CAR develops infographic to illustrate when dynamic or static calibrations may be required

Dec. 11, 2022
Procedures are not interchangeable and require a trained professional who follows OEM repair procedures.

I-CAR recognized for new hands-on skills training In EV and ADAS

Nov. 7, 2022
Includes prestigious award recognizing international consumer appeal of I-CAR’s hands-on skills development EV training course

I-CAR adds 24 free training events at SEMA Show

Oct. 24, 2022
The additional presentations and hands-on stage demonstrations are intended to increase collision repair industry knowledge and skills
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I-CAR announces collaboration with Honda on two new online courses

Oct. 24, 2022
Both one-hour courses are specifically designed for repair of the 2022 Honda HR-V.
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i-CAR announces variety of classroom options at SEMA Show

Sept. 23, 2022
Anybody attending the 2022 SEMA Show can sign up for a class. Sign-ups are available through Thursday, Nov. 3.
I-CAR's Static ADAS Calibration Three-Day Hands-On Skills Development course is led exclusively by the technical experts at I-CAR’s new state-of-the-art Chicago Technical Center (CTC) in Vernon Hills, Ill.

I-CAR opens registration for new static ADAS calibration 3-day course

Sept. 2, 2022
The new hands-on skills course will serve as the capstone to the ADAS Technician role launched this year for individuals pursuing Platinum recognition in this emerging technology...
I-CAR’s Board of Directors Chair Kyle Thompson (center) is shown ready to cut the ribbon at the main entrance to the 48,000-square-foot facility. He is flanked by members of I-CAR’s leadership, including CEO & President John Van Alstyne (fourth from right). From l. are Mike Mertes, Tom Marek, James Busam, Jeff Peevy, Thompson, Tim O’Day, Van Alstyne, Jon Petrillo, Bud Center, and Dirk Fuchs.

I-CAR's grand opening of Chicago Technical Center debuts world-class, mission-centric facility

Aug. 25, 2022
The new facility supports the evolving technical challenges faced by the inter-industry.

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Video Exclusive: ABRN attends I-CAR’s grand opening of its Chicago Technical Center

Sept. 8, 2022
In the first video of a series filmed at the grand opening of I-CAR's new Chicago Technical Center in Vernon Hills, Ill., ABRN Managing Editor Jay Sicht talks with I-CAR CEO &...

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I-CAR offering online courses on EVs

July 26, 2022
All of the courses can be completed within 60 minutes.

Atlanta I-CAR supports high school collision repair through CREF

June 17, 2022
The Paulding County High School of Dallas, Georgia, auto body program recently held its second annual Small Car Race.
This demonstrates a professional calibration, on a stand is a 3 ft. target in a very specific location. “You can fake it out and make it work, but you just calibrated the system with incorrect information and there is no way it can function as designed,” said VanHulle.

Dangers in YouTubing repairs

Jan. 29, 2021
In our “YouTube anything” world, there’s one search category that needs extreme caution when executing: any type of collision repair procedure.

More than 2,700 State Farm employees complete I-Car training to prep for 2015 Ford F-150 repairs and other vehicle technologies

Nov. 18, 2014
This training comes with the emergence of more technically advanced vehicles, including the new aluminum-intensive 2015 Ford F-150 State Farm and I-CAR.

I-CAR to launch aluminum panel repair and replacement course

July 30, 2014
This course provides in-depth information, backed by in-class student activities, on the array of important considerations to take into account when making decisions on aluminum...

I-CAR launches new Live Demo in-shop training course

June 16, 2014
I-CAR’s Live Demo course, Documentation and Digital Photography (DOC01), will train industry professionals in an interactive shop setting where they will use their own cameras...

Registration open for 2014 I-CAR Conference on future of collision repair and the auto industry

June 5, 2014
This year’s Conference picks up I-CAR’s technology advancement discussion started at the company’s 2013 Conference and will provide executives and leaders across the industry ...

I-CAR adds third live demo training option on adhesive bonding

May 29, 2013
Live Demo courses are designed to provide a more interactive training experience.