DAILY NEWS Nov 13, 2012 3:43 PM - 0 comments

I-CAR Launches New Interactive Aluminum-Intensive Vehicle Repair Training

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bodyshopbiz.com 2012-11-13

I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, announced today that its new, highly interactive live training course, Aluminum-Intensive Vehicle Repairs (ALI01), is available. With the ever increasing use of higher-strength materials in vehicle designs, all of which work differently, there is an even greater demand for aluminum repair training. I-CAR is committed to continually enhancing the classroom experience and providing training that is relevant to critical collision industry roles.

This engaging I-CAR course offers discussion, education, and decision-making exercises designed to equip collision repair professionals with the knowledge needed to repair aluminum-intensive vehicles. Throughout the course, students make repair procedure decisions on a simulated aluminum-intensive vehicle, exposing them to some of the considerations that they may be faced with on a regular day in their own collision repair facilities.

“Interactive learning in the classroom is an effective way to enhance the student’s experience and prepare them with the knowledge they need to make effective repair decisions,” I-CAR technical director Jason Bartanen explains. “As aluminum-intensive vehicles continue to gain popularity due to their high-strength, lightweight nature, it is critical that technicians have an understanding of the unique considerations around working with aluminum structures.”

During the course, students will learn about the distinctive characteristics of aluminum and requirements for proper electrode wire and rivet-type and length selection. Additionally, anchoring and straightening considerations, removal and installation procedures, and attachment methods for different vehicles are identified.

ALI01 fulfills I-CAR ProLevel training requirements in the I-CAR Professional Development Program (PDP) for the Aluminum Structural Technician role and New Technology training requirements for the Steel Structural Technician role.

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