Clip Tips: Subaru makes select mounting, spacing clips available to repairers

Toronto, Ontario — One small clip can make a big difference—Subaru knows this and is making sure mounting and spacer clips for select airbag curtain modules are made available to repairers. These clips will be usable on model year 2015 to 2022 Outbacks and Legacys; MY 2018 to 2022 Crosstreks; MY 2019 to 2022 Foresters […]

Wait! We Can Explain: High cost of repairs draws attention from the New York Times

Toronto, Ontario — Like the troubled sibling who feels they receive all criticism and no praise, the collision repair industry rarely enters news headlines for its positive characteristics, and again finds itself in the crosshairs of a prolific news outlet for the high cost of repairs. The New York Times published a story on Monday […]

Notes from Nissan: Nissan updates position on Ariya bumper refinishing procedure

Toronto, Ontario — Attention auto refinishers, Nissan North America has released an updated position statement concerning the refinishing procedures for the Nissan Ariya, including a comprehensive list of do’s and don’ts for repainting the popular electric crossover’s bumper. Nissan is reminding technicians to take special care when refinishing near areas with “damage in the side […]

By the Books: CIECA forms OEM repair procedures committee, industry stakeholders welcome

Sanford, North Carolina — CIECA has announced the formation of a new Standards Development Committee focused on OEM repair procedures and build sheet data. All industry stakeholders, including CIECA and non-CIECA members, are invited to join. “CIECA’s Emerging Technologies Committee was reviewing pain points in the collision industry and determined that OEM repair procedures and […]