American Honda Launches New Collision Repair Publication

American Honda is pleased to announce the first two editions of Body Repair News, a new collision industry communication covering new Honda and Acura model body repair information is now available. The inaugural issues cover the 2014 Acura MDX and 2013 Honda Accord. Copies may be downloaded here. They can also be accessed by independent shops at American Honda’s Service Express website at techinfo.honda.com or techinfo.acura.com. Click on “Industry Position Statements & Body Repair News”, and then scroll down to Body Repair News.

Body Repair News, free to independent collision repair shops, are part of a series of American Honda publications that will be created to support new models that are constructed with significant amounts of high strength steel, and various other new technologies. Body Repair News publications are also planned for the following new models that have already gone on sale:

  • 2014 Acura RLX
  • 2014 Honda Odyssey

An edition of Body Repair News will be issued for every future new model. Any minor model change where significant body design changes are made will also have a body repair publication issued.
This publication is being issued as part of American Honda’s current initiative to enhance the ability of body shops to make safe and complete collision repairs on Honda & Acura vehicles through easier access to an increasing amount of collision repair information.
Body Repair News summarizes new body and vehicle technology that may affect collision and other body repairs. It is not intended to replace the detailed information contained in the body repair and service manuals. Rather, it simply helps collision repair industry personnel understand why using the factory service information is so important to make safe and complete repairs.

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