INFINITI Requires OEM Air Bag Components: How This Impacts Your Collision Repair

INFINITI says you shouldn't take chances with the condition of your air bags. Most car manufacturers issue “OEM Position Statements” to car repair shops that outline their expectations of how repairs should be performed.  INFINITI has issued a statement about the air bags in their vehicles and how only new...

Why You Should Care That INFINITI Doesn’t Approve of Reconditioned Wheels

Wheel reconditioning is a dangerous and risky practice of collision repair. INFINITI 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...

INFINITI Discourages the Use of Salvage or Recycled Parts—Why This Is Important for Your Repair

INFINITI wants you to have the best replacement parts for your collision repair. Nearly every car manufacturer releases “Position Statements” that instruct body shops in how to perform repairs on their vehicles to the highest standard.  While all body shops should have access to this vital information, not all shops...

Why Mercedes-Benz Does Not Approve of Wheel Reconditioning and How This Affects You

Reconditioning could compromise the structural integrity of your Mercedes' 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.  ...

GM Says It’s Dangerous to Use Salvage Structural Parts on Your Cadillac—Here’s Why They’re Right

Salvage parts threaten the overall structural integrity of your Cadillac. When you take your Cadillac to a body shop for collision repair, of course you’re going to want the job to be done as safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively as possible.  At our shop, one of the ways we can ensure...

Why GM Discourages Reconditioned Wheels and What That Means for Your Cadillac Repair

GM warns that wheel reconditioning is a dangerous practice in collision repair. Nearly every car manufacturer releases Position Statements explaining what methods of auto body repair they do or do not recommend.  While some shops disregard these statements, we take a fine-tooth comb to the information they provide so that...

Why It’s Essential That GM Recommends Pre- and Post-Repair Scans for Your Cadillac

GM wants to ensure that your collision repair is done thoroughly. If your Cadillac has been in a collision, there are very specific steps that an auto body shop needs to take in order to optimize your vehicle’s repairs.  One of the smartest things that a shop can do is...

Why Subaru Does Not Approve of Wheel Reconditioning and Why That’s Critical for Your Repair

Wheel reconditioning in collision repair can lead to a whole host of problems. 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...

Subaru Recommends Only Using OEM Parts on Structural Repairs—Here’s Why You Should Care

Subaru wants you to have the highest-quality repair and that means using the best replacement parts. If you’re in a collision and need to take your Subaru to a shop for repairs, it only makes sense that you would want the job to be done as safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively...

Why Nissan Says You Should Not Use Aftermarket Parts in Collision Repair and Why That Matters to You

Nissan wants you to use the highest quality replacement parts in your repair. When you take your Nissan in for repairs, it is essential that you use dedicated Nissan OEM replacement parts in order to guarantee the best possible outcome for your vehicle.   Nearly every car manufacturer releases “OEM...