European Issues: Up to 2 per year If you would like to purchase a collision estimating guide, or receive a quote, please call our Inside Sales team:. Mirrors and bumpers, for example, might be related to an electronics system. Of course, safety is another important factor, and nothing is compromised. He said he could be comfortable a shop could make a full repair with just those free procedures. Chrysler Imports Included Titles: U. Questions like these that will dominate the industry, including equipment and tools manufacturers, in the near term. Choose a reputable collision repair facility for your vehicle.
The article has since been updated to reflect this. All information and content on this website is the property of General Motors and may not be copied in part or whole without the express written consent of General Motors. Here are some examples sorted by repair type. Using the wrong manual is problematic. Any comments you submit become the property of General Motors and may be edited for publication. Repairers perform all the work and assume all the liabilities and yet can feel powerless and isolated when it comes to addressing industry issues. You can either choose genuine parts made by the original manufacturer, or you can choose imitations of those parts made by other companies.
While, in most cases, the parts are from undamaged sections of the vehicle, the origin and history of these parts are unknown. Not all vehicles may transmit all crash data. They are the best guidance for collision repairers to return a vehicle to its precrash safety ratings. About 20 percent of repairers reported they used repair procedures every time. The free site has no active hyperlinks, the blue, underlined text in its pdfs indicating a functioning, clickable hyperlink is just inert, unclickable text. They may even confirm that they understand what that recommendation meant.
Marie, Michigan and Grahams Auto and Truck in Poynette, Wisconsin, have lots in common. To help technicians avoid mistakes, redesigned Service Manuals are being redsigned to show collision information that is specific only to the region in which a specific version of a global platform is sold. The extensive use of high strength steels and other materials dramatically changed where shops could safely section parts, leaving anxious shops looking for answers. These facilities undergo annual verification inspections to ensure technicians are properly trained, required equipment is in place and utilized, and Cadillac-recommended repair procedures are followed. Yes you can do it, but safety is compromised. While repair information will be housed on a global basis, it will be sorted and available on a regional basis in a more intuitive and easier manner.
Everyday, engineers and technicians around the world choose 3M products as the best solution for their manufacturing and repair needs. Links sending a repairer to related procedures and directions are active on the paid collision repair instructions, allowing a tech to easily reference those other documents. Other repairers accessed the instructions — but less frequently. Technicians at Cadillac Aluminum Repair Network facilities have extensive training in the proper use of Cadillac-approved repair equipment, tools, and repair procedures to ensure repairs meet our standards. Many insurance policies limit compensation for collision repair through the use of aftermarket collision parts.
Move the vehicle only if its position puts you in danger, or you are instructed to move it by a police officer. Either way, the guides are a critical business tool in empowering shops to increase productivity and profit. To view a list of participating facilities,. Restore your vehicle to its pre-collision status with the professionals of the Cadillac Aluminum Repair Network. Interested shops can now sign up at the network portal by going to www.
The article has since been corrected to reflect this. A General Motors collision repair expert said last month that the was not enough to correctly repair a vehicle these days — a shop is going to have to to do the job right. The portal will list all the training, equipment and tool requirements for the network. Remember, you have a choice. Expect production and service replacement parts, recommendations, etc. Just over a decade ago, that was the question that perplexed much of the repair industry.
If possible, call your insurance company from the scene of the accident. Of note, as soon as a new vehicle is ready to sell, the most current service information will be on the website and updated when any changes occur, or new information is available. She grew up in a family body shop, painting, performing repairs and even managing the business before her senior year of high school. It is your right to have your vehicle restored to pre-crash condition. If they say imitation parts might be used, you have the right to refuse them. In the event of a collision, and if there has been an injury, call emergency services for help.