Collision Repair Training Videos

SCRS Education Committee Presents Video on Energy Flow Through Vehicle Structures

Prosser, Washington, July 6, 2016 – In April 2016, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) held an open board meeting in Seattle, WA which included a presentation from the SCRS Education Committee led by committee chairman Kye Yeung. The topic of the presentation focused on the flow of energy through the modern vehicle. The video below summarizes the presentation highlights, demonstrating how the vehicle structure acts in a collision, the transfer of energy, the steps of analyzing damage caused by such energy transfer and defining a repair plan.

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“One of the objectives for our Education Committee is to help develop material that educates our membership – and the industry at large – on technical aspects that can improve their business both short term and long term,” shared SCRS Chairman Andy Dingman. “Presentations such as the one in April and the subsequent video are developed with the hope that repairers can use them in their business to expand understanding of the steps we must take to restore our customers’ vehicles.”

Previous presentations and videos can be found on the SCRS YouTube channel www.youtube.com/SCRSCollision. Examples of other videos include:

SCRS Education Committee Presents: Windshield Installation and Safety Concerns

SCRS Education Committee Presents: Squeeze-Type Resistance Spot Welding How and Why

SCRS Education Committee Presents: Blueprinting Tools for Collision Estimating

SCRS Edcuation Committee Presents: Full Frame Replacement

SCRS Education Committee Presents: Exploration of Aluminum Repair Techniques

For more information about SCRS, or to join as a member, please visit www.scrs.com, call toll free 1-877-841-0660 or email us at info@scrs.com.

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About SCRS: 

Through its direct members and 41 affiliate associations, SCRS is comprised of 6,000 collision repair businesses and 58,500 specialized professionals who work with consumers and insurance companies to repair collision-damaged vehicles. Additional information about SCRS including other news releases is available at the SCRS website: www.scrs.com. You can e-mail SCRS at the following address: info@scrs.com.

Cox Automotive Sponsors Collision Repair Education Foundation Career Fairs

Additional participation and sponsorship opportunities are available for careers fairs being held in the first half of 2016.

The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced a $25,000 sponsorship from Cox Automotive for the company’s participation in a number of 2016 collision career fairs the Education Foundation is Collision Repair Education Foundation logo facilitating across the country. Through this first-time donation from Cox Automotive, their participation in these events will allow them to connect with local high school and college collision students seeking entry-level employment. Cox Automotive will be specifically participating in the Houston, Denver, Seattle, Dallas, Atlanta, and Nashville career fairs scheduled to take place the first half of 2016.

Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode noted, “I would like to thank Cox Automotive for their support and we look forward to working together with their team to not only help introduce them to entry-level collision staff candidates but help educate the schools on what type of skill sets Cox Automotive is seeking to ensure the students are productive day one on the job. It is only through our industry supporters are we able to assist these schools, instructors, and students and ensure that their graduates are properly trained and prepared for industry employment.”

The Collision Repair Education Foundation’s collision career fairs are open to all industry members to participate and those seeking to meet high school and college collision students are encouraged to contact the Education Foundation for sponsorship and participation information. Sponsorship funds raised through these career fairs assist the organization’s efforts to ensure that collision school programs have the needed tools, equipment, and supplies to graduate qualified and skilled entry-level employees.

Industry members interested in participating in the career fairs can view additional information online and contact Director of Development, Brandon Eckenrode at Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org or 847.463.5244.

SCRS Releases Pulsed Synergic MIG Welding for Aluminum and Collision Repair Video

Prosser, Washington, August 21, 2015 – On Thursday, July 23rd, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) held an open board meeting in Detroit, Michigan featuring a technical presentation by SCRS Education Committee member Toby Chess focused on important aspects collision repairers should know about Pulsed Synergic MIG Welding for Aluminum. In addition to a detailed look at the science behind the unique welding process, and why more auto manufacturers are relying on it, Chess reported on a comparison of current welders available to the market and how they performed in a 1mm butt weld with a backer field test that was conducted in June 2015. A video recap of the presentation is available here:

Based on the field research, a spreadsheet outlining features from each company can be found here: http://scrs.com/data/uploads/cic-pulse-welder-ss.xlsx.

On Wednesday, November 4th, during the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Toby Chess will be leading a Repairer Driven Education (RDE) session entitled, “Welding Technologies – A Comprehensive Tutorial on Modern Equipment.” One of the most frequent questions posed by collision repair businesses looking to adapt to the changing landscape of automotive repairs is, “what do I need, and where do I start?” The equipment necessary to repair the modern fleet continues to evolve as quickly as the vehicle architecture does, and understanding tool and equipment options that provide the most capability can save repair businesses from unnecessary investments in wrong or outdated repair technology. Anyone looking to expand their understanding of the options available to the industry can register directly for this session by clicking here, or pasting this URL into their browser: https://www.compusystems.com/servlet/ar?evt_uid=242&site=SCRS&opts=RDE14.

For more information about SCRS, or to join as a member, please visit www.scrs.com, call toll free 1-877-841-0660 or email us at info@scrs.com.

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About SCRS: Through its direct members and 45 affiliate associations, SCRS is comprised of 6,000 collision repair businesses and 58,500 specialized professionals who work with consumers and insurance companies to repair collision-damaged vehicles. Additional information about SCRS including other news releases is available at the SCRS website: www.scrs.com. You can e-mail SCRS at the following address: info@scrs.com.

What You See, Is Not Necessarily What You Get

American Honda consumer safety video: “What You See, Is Not Necessarily What You Get.”

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The nearly 5-minute video follows a 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid, damaged in a collision, and then improperly repaired leaving it in an unsafe, un-roadworthy condition. It points out the importance of having a collision-damaged vehicle repaired in a safe and proper manner using the correct tools, equipment, and repair standards. It emphasizes to consumers, not only is it important to find a quality repair shop, but to be involved and engaged when making decisions about how the repair is made.

Georgia High School Collision Repair Enrollment to Double through Industry Support

From CollisionWeek

Maxwell High School in Lawrenceville, Ga. announced last week that the donations provided to the collision repair program over the past several years by the industry have made it more attractive to prospective students and enrollment for the upcoming fall semester will double compared to previous years. The announcement came during a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 8 held to celebrate the Collision Repair Education Foundation 2013 $50,000 Makeover school grant funded by the Atlanta I-CAR Committee.

Both local industry members and those attending the Collision Industry Conference meetings were provided with a tour of the program and met with school administration, collision instructors, and students.

Maxwell High School also had two collision students place 1st in state for the SkillsUSA collision repair and refinishing contests and these students will be competing at the national contest this June in Louisville, Kentucky.

Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode said, “I congratulate and thank the Atlanta I-CAR Committee for coming together to assist Maxwell High School as we are seeing this support result in increased enrollment and highly trained students demonstrated by their SkillsUSA state winning students. Through the committee’s local fundraising efforts, over $100,000 has been invested into the schools collision program which has provided everything from newly painted shop floors, student scholarships, tool/equipment upgrades, and much more. To have the program look brand new and now producing state winning SkillsUSA students should prove to the industry that investing in their local collision programs through the Education Foundation pays off at multiple levels. ”

Maxwell High School Principal Dr. Jeff Hall noted, “The Makeover grant and support has afforded our collision instructors the ability to teach our students, at the highest level possible, through the use of advanced equipment and supplies. More importantly, the grant ensures our students receive industry level training every day. We are fortunate to have the support of the Collision Repair Education Foundation and Atlanta I-CAR Committee, as our graduates leave us well prepared for the workforce and post-secondary education.”

Atlanta I-CAR Chairman Gerry Poirier and Farmers Insurance National APD Manager stated, “The ability to obtain such great results with the school has been made possible by all the members of the Atlanta Committee. Their dedication and passion to make this program excel to such high levels is second to none. Our partnership with Maxwell’s teachers and administrators has been nothing short of phenomenal and has been key to the success. We will continue to support Maxwell and are looking for additional local programs where we can duplicate these outstanding results to promote this great industry and bring in new technicians.”

Industry members interested in joining the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s supporters and assist high school and college collision school programs should contact Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at 847.463.5245 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org.

SCRS Education Committee Releases Presentation on Innovative Tools

Prosser, Washington, February 11, 2015 – On January 14th, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) held an open board meeting in Palm Springs, California, which included a presentation from the SCRS Education Committee (committee) overviewing “Kool Tools” and unique products for collision repair businesses. The presentation can be accessed by clicking the image below.
The presentation, led by committee member Toby Chess and committee chairman Kye Yeung, was the follow-up to a highly popular presentation offered in the January 2014 SCRS open board meeting on a similar topic titled, Cool Tools for Today’s Vehicles. Both presentations were inspired by the wide range of products and offerings exhibited during past SEMA Shows in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“There are a lot of really innovative products available to this industry that fill very specific needs and tasks,” shared Chess. “Many of them are relatively inexpensive, but can make a big impact on the repair process and the work environment for the technicians. It’s important to note that none of the products listed are endorsed, or even tested by SCRS, simply recognition that they are interesting offerings to an industry that is constantly evolving.”Other previous SCRS Education Committee presentations can be found at the following locations:

SCRS Education Committee Presents: Exploration of Aluminum Repair Techniques

SCRS Education Committee Presents: Squeeze-Type Resistance Spot Welding How and Why

SCRS Education Committee Presents: Full Frame Replacement

SCRS Education Committee Presents: Windshield Installation and Safety Concerns

SCRS Education Committee Presents: Blueprinting Tools for Collision Estimating

For more information about SCRS, or to join as a member, please visit www.scrs.com, call toll free 1-877-841-0660 or email us at info@scrs.com.

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About SCRS: Through its direct members and 45 affiliate associations, SCRS is comprised of 6,000 collision repair businesses and 58,500 specialized professionals who work with consumers and insurance companies to repair collision-damaged vehicles. Additional information about SCRS including other news releases is available at the SCRS website: www.scrs.com. You can e-mail SCRS at the following address: info@scrs.com.