SEMA eNews Vol. 13, No. 31, August 5, 2010

Collision Repair Conference to Offer Training, Live Demos at 2010 SEMA Show

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  I-CAR will offer six training courses on new trends and technologies and how to achieve a safe repair, as well as live welding demonstrations, at the 2010 SEMA Show.

I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, will offer six training courses and live welding demonstrations November 2–3 at the 2010 SEMA Show. I-CAR delivers performance-focused training to collision industry professionals grounded in the vision that every person in the industry has the necessary knowledge and skills to achieve a complete and safe repair.

With I-CAR training on new trends and technologies, professionals in the industry will be able to recognize what is needed to achieve a safe repair.

When a technician takes an I-CAR course and successfully completes the post-test, he or she will earn points valid toward their I-CAR Gold Class Professionals designation or I-CAR Platinum Individual designation requirements.

Register now for I-CAR Collision Repair Training for Performance at the 2010 SEMA Show.

“Since 1979, I-CAR has been instrumental in developing and delivering technical training programs to professionals in all areas of the collision industry,” said Bill Stage, I-CAR director of marketing and distribution. “The SEMA audience knows and understands that with the rapid rate of change in vehicle technology and design, the need to stay current on repair processes is more important than ever. I-CAR is committed to providing the most current collision repair training opportunities that meet industry needs.”

Course Schedule:

November 2: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Vehicle Technology and Trends 2011 (NEW11) Premiere!
Advanced Material Damage Analysis (DAM08)
Collision Repair for Toyota, Lexus and Scion Vehicles (TOY01)

November 2: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Collision Repair for Honda and Acura Vehicles (HON01)
Recycled Parts for Collision Repair (RCY01)
Inspecting Repairs for Quality Control (QUA01)

November 3: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Recycled Parts for Collision Repair (RCY01)
Advanced Material Damage Analysis (DAM08)
Collision Repair for Honda and Acura Vehicles (HON01)

November 3: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Vehicle Technology and Trends 2011 (NEW11)
Inspecting Repairs for Quality Control (QUA01)
Collision Repair for Toyota, Lexus and Scion Vehicles (TOY01)

Cost:

All sessions will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall in Rooms N231-242. The cost of each course is $95.

Course Descriptions (Code):

Vehicle Technology and Trends 2011 (NEW11) Premiere!

In today’s ever-changing marketplace, efficiency is critical to bottom-line performance and understanding the many facets surrounding new-vehicle technology can be one of the most valuable ways to increase efficiency. New materials and equipment, changes in vehicle makers’ procedures and government regulations all play a role in this world of change. The ability to recognize new technology and its implications during the repair process can be the key to achieving a positive customer experience and overall business success.

Advanced Material Damage Analysis (DAM08)

As vehicle technology advances, manufacturers are developing features that offer greater safety and convenience to vehicle owners. Systems that detect a vehicle’s blind spots; assist with night vision and parking; and help control a vehicle all contribute to driver safety and comfort. As owners become more reliant upon these innovations, identifying vehicles that have them and ensuring the systems are working properly following a repair is important in terms of vehicle safety, customer satisfaction and liability.

Collision Repair for Toyota, Lexus and Scion Vehicles (TOY01)

As one of the largest automobile makers in the world, Toyota delivers emerging technologies, including restraint systems, hybrid systems and driver-assist systems. As Toyota vehicles continue to utilize more advanced technology, understanding the specific repair processes becomes fundamental in completing a safe repair.

Collision Repair for Honda and Acura Vehicles (HON01)

Honda delivers a diverse lineup of quality vehicles and recognizes that its products’ reliability cannot be compromised as a result of the repair process. Ensuring a complete safe repair requires the knowledge of vehicle-specific procedures that are unique to Honda.

Recycled Parts for Collision Repair (RCY01)
Repairing collision-damaged vehicles using recycled automotive parts has become an alternative for many vehicle repairs. The automotive recycling industry has evolved in today’s fast-changing market, increasing the quality and availability of recycled parts for repairing collision-damaged vehicles. Understanding this industry can improve a repairer’s ability to make sound decisions when considering the use of recycled parts.

Inspecting Repairs for Quality Control (QUA01)

Customer safety and satisfaction, avoiding the loss of a repeat customer, prevention of rework, reputation, liability, expectations of insurers…What is the “real” cost of not ensuring the quality of a repair during each step in the process? Every individual who is involved in the repair is a stakeholder and having effective processes is important to the ability to complete a quality repair.

For more information, visit SEMAShow.com/I-CAR.

2010 SEMA Show offers several networking functions for collision repair specialists, including I-CAR Collision Repair Training for Performance for technicians, the I-CAR TechPro World Tour (live welding demonstrations), SCRS Repairer Driven Education for managers, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) board meeting, the National Auto Body Council (NABC) board meeting, the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) Interactive Forum for Industry Discussion and Industry Achievement Awards Luncheon.

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