Monthly Archives: February 2021

Ford Approves Only OEM Parts on Structural Repairs—Here’s Why That’s Important

  Structural components offer additional protection in the event of a collision and require the right parts to work properly. It is common practice in our industry for each vehicle manufacturer to provide “Position Statements” that explain the best methods for repairing their makes and models.  In the event of structural repairs, Ford has released […]

Why Cadillac Recommends Only New GM Air Bag Components and Why That Should Matter to You

  Preserve the integrity of your air bags so that they can deliver the utmost protection. In the auto body repair industry, we are provided with manufacturers’ Position Statements that describe each auto maker’s recommendations for how those repairs should be done.  General Motors has released a detailed statement explaining why they prohibit the use […]

Reconditioned Wheels Are Not Approved by Volkswagen—Here’s How That Affects You

  Volkswagen says that it’s dangerous for you to drive on reconditioned wheels. If you are not familiar with wheel reconditioning, it is a process of using various tools and methods to try to repair a damaged wheel, instead of replacing it entirely.  Some methods include welding, re-plating, or reshaping the wheel.   When it […]

Volkswagen Approves Only OEM Parts on Structural Repairs—Here’s Why You Should Care

  Volkswagen is wary of aftermarket, recycled, and salvage replacement parts in structural repairs. It is common practice in our industry for each vehicle manufacturer to provide “Position Statements” that explain the best methods for repairing their makes and models.  In the event of structural repairs, Volkswagen has released a Position Statement recommending that only […]

Why It Matters That Nissan Doesn’t Approve of Reconditioned Wheels

  Wheel reconditioning is a dangerous practice in collision repair. Nissan is very clear that the company does not approve of any wheel repair that involves reconditioning.  If you are not familiar with wheel reconditioning, it is a process of using various tools and methods to try to repair a damaged wheel, instead of replacing […]

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