October 2023 Blog Posts

New I-CAR Courses Explain Impact of New and Stronger Materials on Measuring, Anchoring and Pulling

12/01/2023 by Scott Kaboos and Jeff Poole, experts on I-CAR’s Technical Team
Like everything else in collision repair, the structural technician’s job has become a lot more complex, requiring new knowledge and procedures. The old rules – remember if it’s bent, fix it; if it’s a kink, junk it – have been tossed out. If you don’t understand how new materials in vehicle builds affect repairability, don’t look up OEM data for every single job, or try to get by with minimal anchors and measurements, the result is likely to be improper structural repairs. But don’t feel overwhelmed by how radically structural repairs are changing. We cover the gamut of what you most need to know by looking at the overall structural repair work flow in Unibody Measuring, Anchoring, and Pulling and Full-Frame Measuring, Anchoring and Pulling.


An I-CAR Platinum™ Passport to an American Dream

10/03/2023 by I-CAR

Collision repair unlocked a world of opportunity for Rickey Nanlall, who found his auto body and mechanics skills highly transportable from his native Guyana. His passport to the American dream he is now living has been I-CAR training and Platinum credentialing. Looking to give back to the industry that has given him so many opportunities and success, Nanlall is an active I-CAR volunteer keen on recruiting youth to the industry.