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What is the Most Common Collision Damage and How do Automotive Technicians Fix it?

Collision reconditioning technology is an exciting career path for aspiring automotive technicians. As long as there are cars on the road, accidents are bound to occur, making work for collision technicians both stable and diverse because no two collisions are alike. While the world of collisions is ever changing, there are some things that are […]

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Collision 101: What You’ll Learn in an Automotive Collision Program

At Automotive Training Center, automotive collision is one of several specialties you can choose to study. Every specialty requires its own set of skills, and automotive collision is no different. In an automotive collision program, you can get hands-on experience using the tools and techniques found in real-world collision shops all over the country. The Big […]

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Paint to Protect: Part II – Tips & Techniques

In our last installment, we discussed the major contaminants and hazards that can damage a car’s finish. Bird droppings, dirt, insects, stones, tree sap – even such seemingly innocuous things as sunlight and water – will harm the paint on a vehicle. This time, we discuss how professional collision-repair technicians and vehicle restorers who have […]

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Paint to Protect: Part I – Know Your Enemy

Paint is the most obvious visual indicator of a vehicle’s condition. Concerned vehicle owners pay close attention to conditions that can damage finish. Professional collision-repair technicians and vehicle restorers who have received training from a certified collision-repair school know what’s at stake. Even small imperfections can grow to ruin a paint job. Knowing what can […]

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Automotive Metal Cutting: Effective Methods and Tools

Despite growing use of composite materials, today’s automobile remain a large piece of metal. Whether metal components and assemblies are tack-welded, seam-welded or riveted; they must all at some point be cut. For professional automotive mechanics and those who have received collision technician training through a certified collision repair school; this has long meant gas […]

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How Current Paint Technology Preserves Vehicles

Most drivers think of the paint on their car in terms of a personal statement – concerned with what the glossy black, brilliant white or smoky silver paint job will say about them. At the same time, individuals who have received collision technician training from a certified collision repair school know better. They know there’s […]

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Collision Repair and Post-Accident Vehicle Restoration

In the world of automotive repair and restoration, the terms “repair” and “restoration” can mean two very different things. Those individuals who have received collision technician training from a certified collision repair school will understand the difference, as will those with formal training in other areas of auto mechanics. Defining Repair Versus Restoration When we […]

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Adhesive Vinyl vs. Paint: Which Process Is Right for Your Car?

While enamel, urethane, and lacquer have been the traditional materials used to paint a car, the latest trend is to use adhesive vinyl, a process called car wrapping. We mentioned car wrapping in a previous article about temporary fixes you can make to a leased car. If you own a car and want to improve […]

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Collision Technology: Helping Drivers Avoid Vehicle Damage

Modern car technology can actually help drivers avoid accidents. The latest technologies include night vision thermal imaging, infrared radiation, multiple cameras with computers, radar detection and interior projection screens. There are several impressive options for protecting yourself in a vehicle, depending on the car model and the amount of money you’re willing to spend on […]

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Professional Car Painting Tips for the Automotive Collision Technician

Car painting is usually done by a professional auto body shop; the task requires all kinds of special equipment and safety precautions. Whether you’re in training to become an automotive collision repair technician or you are a car owner and simply want to make it a do-it-yourself project, we provide the resources. Car owners that […]

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