I-CAR Press Room : 2014

New Alternative Fuel Vehicle Course premiered by I-CAR


I-CAR has launched its all-new instructor-led course, Alternative Fuel Vehicle Damage Analysis and Safety (ALT03). This live, instructor-led, 3-credit hour course is designed to enhance a collision repair professional’s understanding of how to safely approach alternative fuel vehicles of all types after a collision and how to understand the risks and risk-avoidance of working around such vehicles.

I-CAR Releases 2015 Ford® F-150 Collision Repair Sheets on Repairability Technical Support Portal


I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, announced today that 51 collision repair instruction sheets, just released by Ford for the now launching 2015 Ford F-150, are now available on the I‑CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) Portal.

More than 2,700 State Farm® employees complete I-CAR training to prepare for 2015 Ford F-150 repairs, other advanced vehicle technologies


With the emergence of more technically advanced vehicles, including the new aluminum-intensive 2015 Ford F-150 State Farm® and I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, announced today that more than 2,700 State Farm Auto Physical Damage Appraisers (ADPAs) have completed the I-CAR 2015 Ford F-150 Structural Repair course (FOR06).

I-CAR Continues to Meet Demand for 2015 Ford F-150 Training and Education


I-CAR to host Ford Service Engineering team at SEMA 2014

I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, is gearing up to offer an exceptional lineup of 2015 Ford F-150 presentations, discussions and training at SEMA 2014. I-CAR will be bringing members of Ford’s Service Engineering team to the SEMA Collision Repair & Refinish stage in the North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

I-CAR Premieres Highly Anticipated 2015 Technology and Trends Course at SEMA


The collision repair Inter-Industry is preparing for a “tsunami” of new and advanced vehicle construction materials and technologies and I-CAR is committed to equipping the industry with training that provides the knowledge needed to perform complete, safe, and quality repairs. At SEMA 2014, I-CAR will premiere its highly anticipated course, Vehicle Technology and Trends 2015 (NEW15).

I-CAR hosts forward-thinking technology presentations at SEMA


All-inclusive line up featuring presentations from I-CAR, Ford, Honda, BMW, and more.

I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, announced they will continue to bring relevant vehicle technology discussions to the forefront of the industry at SEMA 2014.

I-CAR commends SCA Appraisal Company for its commitment to PDP


I-CAR commends SCA Appraisal Company for its commitment to appraiser training. SCA’s appraiser staff and franchisees are strongly encouraged to earn the Platinum™ designation, the collision repair industry standard for training. This training initiative builds upon SCA’s commitment to consistent, quality customer service.

I-CAR Launches Two All-New Refinish Courses


I-CAR announced today that two new courses are available to Refinish Technicians: Refinish Materials and Application Blending (REF08e) and Color Theory, Mixing Toners, and Tinting (REF09). These courses are available now and have replaced Color Theory, Application, Tinting, and Blending (REF03).

I-CAR announces training line-up for SEMA 2014


I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, will offer 11 Professional Development Program™ (PDP) training courses at SEMA 2014 in Las Vegas November 4 through November 7. PDP training options for SEMA attendees will deliver some of I-CAR’s newest courses, including the Aluminum Exterior Panel Repair and Replacement Training Course (APR01).

I-CAR thanks Industry for successful 2014 Conference, announces future plans for biennial conference during Industry Week


I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, would like to thank the industry for supporting the 2014 I-CAR Conference during Industry Week in Detroit this past July. The Conference, which dove deeply into emerging vehicle technologies, proved to be an outstanding event with an all-star lineup of speakers including Keynotes Robert Fascetti, Ford Vice President of Powertrain Engineering, and Larry Burns, Professor of Engineering Practice at University of Michigan and former Vice President R&D and Planning for General Motors.

I-CAR® CEO & President John Van Alstyne accepts ALS Ice Bucket challenge to "take break from Technical Tsunami and take on tsunami of ice water"


Joining in on the international campaign to raise awareness for ALS through the #ALSIceBucketChallenge, I-CAR® CEO & President John S. Van Alstyne welcomed the invitation from magazine editor Jake Weyer and his colleagues.

New I-CAR Course: Aluminum Panel Repair And Replacement (APR01)


I-CAR® has launched its all-new instructor-led course, Aluminum Panel Repair and Replacement (APR01). 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 panels.

I-CAR announces launch of new website


I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, announced today that it is launching a completely redesigned website.

I-CAR's new online Repairability Technical Support Portal offers solution to Collision Repair Industry's "Technical Tsunami"


For the thousands of men and women around the country who work in the collision repair industry, I-CAR’s new online resource, the Repairability Technical Support Portal (i-car.com/rts), is destined to become the “go to” resource for collision repair technical questions and answers.

Connected cars, new materials to radically change collision repair, auto leaders tell I-CAR Conference


Connected vehicles and tough new fuel-economy regulations rapidly are transforming the basic DNA of the world’s cars and trucks, and that means collision-repair professionals soon will find their jobs much more demanding, requiring more know-how and entailing more complexity, according to auto industry leaders addressing more than 300 collision-repair executives today at Detroit’s Cobo Center.

I-CAR unveils OEM speaker line-up for main stage at NACE


I-CAR® today announced its impactful lineup of OEM speakers on the I-CAR Main Stage at NACE.



I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, marked the official opening of its new Chicago Technical Center (CTC) today, the most recent symbol of I-CAR’s neutral, mission-centric work and purpose, and our commitment to technical leadership on behalf of the industry.

Hundreds register for I-CAR vehicle technology conference, limited space remains available


I-CAR® today reported that over 300 industry leaders have registered for the 2014 I-CAR Conference, set for July 30 at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit, Michigan. Only a few seats remain to accommodate other attendees.

I-CAR celebrates 35 years of serving auto collision repair industry


I-CAR®, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, today announces its 35th anniversary of improving the quality and safety of collision repair to benefit the industry and consumers. The organization was formed in 1979 when leaders convened to create a technical focus on collision repair education in order to address a significant shift in vehicle technology - the advent of the unibody.

I-CAR premieres training line-up for NACE 2014


I-CAR® will offer multiple Professional Development Program™ (PDP) training courses during Industry Week in Detroit July 31 through August 2. PDP training opportunities at NACE will provide some of I-CAR’s newest courses, including the 2015 Ford F-150 Structural Repair Training Course (FOR06).

I-CAR webinar on aluminum-intensive vehicle repairs


On June 25 at 12 PM EST, I-CAR® will host a webinar in conjunction with Auto Body Repair News (ABRN) to educate collision industry professionals on the considerations around repairing aluminum-intensive vehicles.

I-CAR to premiere new in-shop training on best practices for documentation and digital photography


I-CAR will launch an all-new instructor-led course on July 7 for estimators and appraisers.

I-CAR adds new OEM Director to Leadership Team


I-CAR announces that John Bosin has joined I-CAR in the role of Director, Segment Development – OEM.

Interactive Advanced Steering and Suspension Systems Damage Analysis course


I-CAR announces that its new interactive Advanced Steering and Suspension Systems Damage Analysis (DAM15) course is now available.

Registration now open for 2014 I-CAR Conference on future of collision repair and automotive industry, July 30 in Detroit


I-CAR announces that registration is now open for the 2014 I-CAR Conference. 

MetLife Auto & Home ® commended for ongoing Gold Class® commitment


MetLife Auto & Home is encouraging all of its MetLife Auto & Home Concierge Auto Repair ExperienceSM ("CARE") network repair shops, to achieve Gold Class®.

I-CAR and National Auto Body Council partner on NABC membership discount for Gold Class businesses


I-CAR partners with the National Auto Body Council (NABC).

I-CAR Enhances User Website


I-CAR reinforces their ongoing commitment to providing improved services to industry professionals by launching the first of many enhancements to the I-CAR website.

I-CAR “OEM linking pin” presentation featured for first time at great designs in steel 2014 conference


I-CAR will help OEM engineers understand the challenges the Collision Repair industry faces with repair of today’s advanced steel vehicles.

I-CAR announces limited-time promotion on Intro to Collision Repair Series training bundles


I-CAR has premiered an exclusive limited-time promotional offer on two all-new “training bundles” from the Intro to Collision Repair Series.

I-CAR steering and suspension course premieres with all-new classroom interactivity


I-CAR has that its popular Steering and Suspension Damage Analysis (DAM06) course has been completely revamped.

Supporting and giving back to the industry in 2014


I-CAR has announced several milestone accomplishments made possible through its ongoing commitment to supporting the industry.

I-CAR teams with Ford Motor Company to create collision repair training program for 2015 Ford F-150


In a groundbreaking collaboration, collision repair training experts at I-CAR worked alongside Ford Motor Company engineers during the 2015 Ford F-150 design and development process.

I-CAR announces 2014 International Board of Directors and Executive Committee


I-CAR announced its 2014 International Board of Directors and Executive Committee following its strategic planning session and annual membership meeting.

I-CAR introduces training solution for full-frame partial replacement repairs


I-CAR has added a new Live, instructor-led course to its catalog, Full-Frame Partial Replacement (FFR01).

Liberty Mutual Insurance recognized as Gold Class™ business at corporate level


Liberty Mutual Insurance has been recognized as an Insurance Gold Class™ business at the corporate level.

I-CAR expands leadership team, new Insurance Director


I-CAR® welcomes Elise Quadrozzi, CPCU, AIC, AIM, AU, ARP to I-CAR as Director, Segment Development – Insurance.

I-CAR CEO addresses key 2014 initiatives at CIC meeting


I-CAR® CEO & President, John Van Alstyne, addressed I-CAR’s leading initiatives for 2014 and reviewed 2013 milestones during a speech at the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) meeting.

I-CAR re-aligns straightening course


I-CAR® announces that structural technicians can benefit from updates to its instructor-led Structural Straightening Steel (SSS01) course.

I-CAR Makes Welding Training & Certification™ More Affordable


I-CAR introduces enhancements to its industry-recognized Welding Training & Certification™ program.

State Farm® and I-CAR partner on welding initiative


State Farm® is teaming with I-CAR® and exclusively inviting all of its Select Service® repairers to participate in I-CAR’s Welding Training & Certification program.