I-CAR adds new Vehicle Technology & Trends course, updates existing courses

Hoffman Estates, Ill.—I-CAR has announced its fourth quarter product launch, which includes new and updated courses designed to help technicians and repair facilities prepare for today’s rapidly evolving collision repair industry. A new version of one of I-CAR’s most popular classes takes an in-depth look at 2016’s emerging vehicle technology and trends, while two updates add important new content to I-CAR’s existing foundational MIG brazing and measuring courses.

Vehicle Technology & Trends 2016 (NEW16) shines a spotlight on the new developments that repair facilities can expect to see in 2016 and beyond. The Technical Tsunami facing the industry is real and NEW16, which continues the popular “New” series, covers what’s changing on the cars that will soon be arriving in collision repair facilities across the country. The live course includes interviews with OEMs as well as a detailed look at new vehicle features, materials and more.

Course updates include expansions to MIG Brazing Theory (BRZ01e), an online course that helps technicians fully understand the applicability and uses of MIG brazing. MIG brazing has become a required repair method for a growing number of popular vehicles, and the course prepares technicians to perform complete, safe and quality repairs when MIG brazing is one of the required attachment methods. The course now includes updated repair procedures and new and improved graphics and videos.

I-CAR has also updated Measuring (MEA01/v) to include newly refreshed vehicle examples, practice activities, graphics, animations and videos. The course is available in both a live classroom and virtual classroom format.

“I-CAR is committed to helping collision repair technicians and facilities stay on top of industry trends and evolving repair processes,” said Josh McFarlin, I-CAR director of Curriculum & Product Development. “We are continually developing and updating our courses to reflect the mix of repair skills and knowledge that is required to produce complete, safe and quality repairs both today and tomorrow.”

For more information on those courses, visit www.i-car.com/newcourses.

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