Too Hot to Handle: Ford says to keep EV batteries far from paint booths hotter than 60 C

Toronto, Ontario — Ford recently warned the collision repair industry about the dangers of exposing electric vehicle batteries to excessively high temperatures, specifically referencing those found in some body shops’ paint booths.   According to Ford’s latest On Target newsletter, excessive heat can damage high-voltage batteries (HVB) and high-voltage traction batteries (HVTB) in electric vehicles, hybrid […]

3M launches new series of heavy truck procedures

3M's new how-to series on heavy truck and fleet repairs covers a wide range of topics.

St. Paul, Minnesota — February 22, 2016 — 3M is lending a hand to repairers working on fleets and commercial trucks. The company’s Automotive Aftermarket Division has announced the introduction of Commercial Truck Standard Operating Collision Repair Procedures. According to 3M, written procedures can help assist the commercial fleet collision shops in delivering consistency within […]