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Wednesday, 07 September 2011 17:10

I-CAR Announces New Ford Collision Repair Training Program

I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, will soon offer collision repair industry professionals a new training opportunity focused on Ford’s vehicle-specific parts and repair procedures. The I-CAR course, Collision Repair for Ford and Lincoln Vehicles (FOR05), was developed by I-CAR, in conjunction with Ford Paint & Body Technology Center. Registration for this instructor-led (live) training program is currently open and the course will premiere on September 6, 2011. New classes are being added to the class schedule on a continual basis.

This course provides information on service and parts for Ford and Lincoln vehicles, including collision repair position statements, different construction materials, vehicle features, and repair considerations. An explanation of different joining methods used on Ford and Lincoln vehicles, including the use of fasteners, adhesives, and welds is provided. Considerations around properly preparing parts for corrosion protection coatings and refinishing procedures are also covered in the course. Additionally, information on electrical and mechanical systems that are specific to Ford vehicles is provided.

Bill Stage, I-CAR Director of Marketing & Distribution said, “The ability for I-CAR to develop and deliver Ford-specific training helps support the collision industry by providing an overview of key topics that are relevant to individuals who repair Ford and Lincoln vehicles. I-CAR is glad to have established its relationship with Ford Paint & Body Technology Center and believes that individuals working in the collision industry will be better positioned to provide Ford vehicle owners with a complete and safe repair. Proper training on Ford vehicles will help repairers reduce the possibility of rework and maintain the overall integrity of the vehicle.”

Information and registration for this course can be found on the I-CAR website (www.i-car.com) or by contacting I-CAR Customer Care at 800-422-7872.

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