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A Day in the Life of an Insurance Collision Appraiser

For individuals who are interested in working in the automotive world, a career as an insurance collision appraiser isn’t only rewarding but features in-depth involvement in the collision repair technology world. But many automotive enthusiasts have a skewed understanding of the duties of insurance collision appraisers. Automotive Training Center (ATC) is here to provide automotive […]

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What is Paintless Dent Removal?

Dents are the result of minor automotive collisions. It doesn’t take much impact for a mark to be left behind after a bump or accident. A minor dent can be a major inconvenience for drivers since the repairs needed to remove the dent are known to be complicated and extensive. Fortunately for drivers in the […]

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Collision Technology 101

Do you know what happens when you take your vehicle to a mechanic’s shop to have collision damage repaired? Behind those garage doors is where some of the most advanced automotive repairs happen. The world of collision repair technology is a fascinating and modern aspect of automotive technology, and any aspiring automotive technician should learn […]

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Assessing Collision Damage: What Collision Repair Technicians Look For

Collision repair technicians must diligently inspect vehicles following a wide variety of potential accidents that can cause a range of repair needs. The technicians are directly responsible for determining what has been damaged and what repairs are needed to restore the vehicle to a drivable state. But how exactly can collision technicians make such determinations? […]

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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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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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Land Rover’s New Technology: Discovery Vision

Land Rover’s new GPS-style technology, Discovery Vision, debuts at the New York International Auto Show in April 2014. Discovery Vision is the first of several technological concepts Land Rover is offering to improve the driving experience for Land Rover drivers. The technology directs a camera to scan the terrain in front of the Land Rover, […]

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