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Collisionology™

Sneak Peek: Aluminum Damage Analysis and Repair Technology Course

Posted by Chief Automotive on Jun 20, 2016 2:00:00 PM

The techs who have the best training will provide the best repairs. And when you work in an industry that goes through frequent transitions and adjustments, that training needs to be ongoing. Chief University is dedicated to providing up-to-date auto tech training on the latest industry advancements, with a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on learning. One shift in the auto industry – and consequently the collision repair industry – is the rise of aluminum. Our Aluminum Damage Analysis and Repair Technology course is designed to teach appraisers and repair techs how aluminum is being used today, plus how working with it differs from more common materials.

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Topics: Aluminum

Free Ebook: How to Add Luxury Repairs to Your Services

Posted by Chief Automotive on Mar 29, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Sometimes growing your business means making big changes. Like expanding your service offerings to include a whole new kind of vehicle, for example. Adding luxury collision repair capabilities to your shop can open your doors to an entirely new section of the market, but it’s not a simple switch. Our free ebook can help you explore luxury repairs and plan wisely. Download the ebook today to explore: 

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Topics: Aluminum

3 Must-Know Aluminum Welding Precautions

Posted by Chief Automotive on Dec 3, 2015 4:54:49 PM

It’s no question that you need to occasionally update your equipment, techniques and technology to keep up with changes in the industry and customers’ needs. While you’re doing that, don’t forget to update your safety training and standards, as well. Aluminum welding has some unique challenges and requirements, and the safety rules have changed a bit, too. Get to know the risks associated with aluminum to help keep your techs safe.

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Topics: Auto Body Repair, Welding, Aluminum

Aluminum Repair Must-Haves

Posted by Chief Automotive on Sep 18, 2015 3:59:00 PM

“Be prepared” isn’t just a motto for Boy Scouts. It’s also a smart rule to live by, especially for business owners. Your shop needs to be able to handle any job your customers bring in, and that includes newer cars and trucks built with aluminum. Make sure you have the aluminum essentials down with our easy-to-follow checklist for your aluminum-repair arsenal.

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Topics: Aluminum

Aluminum Repair Resources from Around the Web

Posted by Chief Automotive on Jun 26, 2015 10:10:00 AM

We’ve written a lot about aluminum repair since launching the Collisionology blog in April. Hopefully, these posts have provided you with the confidence needed to work on the growing number of aluminum-bodied vehicles on the road.

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Topics: Aluminum

Your Guide to Repairing Collision Damage on Aluminum Body Cars

Posted by Chief Automotive on Jun 18, 2015 10:17:58 AM

Aluminum-body cars and trucks are light, fuel efficient, and durable, but they’re still vulnerable to scratches, dents and other collision damage. That means you’ll see them in your shop. From welders to fume extractors, there are a lot of things to consider when working with aluminum. When it’s time to repair collision damage on an aluminum vehicle, follow these steps. 

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Topics: Aluminum