Hoffman Estates, IL 60192


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5125 Trillium Blvd
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

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Founded in 1979, I-CAR is a not-for-profit education, knowledge, and solutions organization designed to support the evolving needs of the Collision Repair Inter-Industry.  I-CAR, which is accredited by IACET (The International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training) is focused on improving the quality and safety of auto collision repair for the ultimate benefit of both the industry and the consumer. For more information, please visit www.i-car.com

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Scott Schaefer (left) with I-CAR's John Van Alstyne
Company/Association News

I-CAR recognizes contributions to the collision repair industry

Nov. 8, 2021
I-CAR announces the recipients of the 2020 Jeff Silver and Russ Verona Memorial I-CAR awards.
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I-CAR announces publication of industry first best practice for high-voltage disconnecting procedure

Sept. 9, 2021
Developed with inter-industry subject matter experts, EV Best Practice document guides consistency and safety of complex repair process
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Collision Repair

I-CAR to expand technical expertise, capacity and capabilities

Aug. 27, 2021
New Chicago Technical Center underscores commitment to technical leadership and mirrors explosive pace of collision repair complexity, future needs of inter-industry
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Collision Repair

I-CAR Board of Directors elects four individuals to fill open board seats

July 29, 2021
I-CAR's Board of Directors announced the election of four individuals to fill open board seats, including two members returning for a second, three-year term.
Collision Repair

I-CAR talks shop with Repairers Realm

July 7, 2021
I-CAR's new web series offers informal, unscripted conversations, demonstrations for shops and technicians
Collision Repair

I-CAR Sustaining Partner program announces new participants

June 28, 2021
I-CARannounced the addition of six new organizations to its Sustaining Partner™ program, including*: AFR Insurance, asTech, CSAA Insurance Group, IAnet – Nationwide Appraisals...
Collision Repair

Growth of I-CAR's Repairability Technical Support skyrockets amid era of vehicle repair complexity

June 11, 2021
In just seven years, I-CAR’s Repairability Technical Support (RTS) Portal has grown to become an industry mainstay, with accelerated usage of the online resource.
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Company/Association News

I-CAR launches online nominations for industry awards

May 20, 2021
I-CAR's online nominations are now open for its two top 2020 industry awards which recognize outstanding contributions in the collision repair industry; the Russ Verona Memorial...
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Training and Resources

Audi, I-CAR continue expansion of training partnership for hybrid, battery electric vehicles

Jan. 6, 2021
New online courses continue to further the industry’s knowledge and skills.

Articles & News

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Collision Repair

BMW is I-CAR's newest Sustaining Partner

July 24, 2023
Participation in the program supports funding to reduce the cost of training for collision repair shops.
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I-CAR expands SEMA education program
Company/Association News

I-CAR expands SEMA education program

July 21, 2023
The expansion takes into account attendees' expressed interests and brings back some previously popular trainings.
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Collision Repair

I-CAR and SCRS seek technicians' input for survey

July 18, 2023
The input gathered from the survey, which is now open, will be used to help improve collision repair technician careers and attract more technicians to the industry.
One of four models offered by the Vietnamese company in the U.S., the VinFast VF7 offers up to 348 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque.
Collision Repair

VinFast partners with I-CAR for auto collision repair and training

May 4, 2023
Gold Class shop level credentials will be required for the U.S. repair network for the first Vietnamese electric vehicle manufacturer.
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Collision Repair

I-CAR introduces New Vehicle Technology and Trends 2023 course

Dec. 21, 2022
Online course prepares industry for what’s ahead as robust technology advances continue to influence vehicle repairs, materials
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I-CAR develops infographic to illustrate when dynamic or static calibrations may be required

Dec. 11, 2022
Procedures are not interchangeable and require a trained professional who follows OEM repair procedures.

I-CAR recognized for new hands-on skills training In EV and ADAS

Nov. 7, 2022
Includes prestigious award recognizing international consumer appeal of I-CAR’s hands-on skills development EV training course
Bill Eveland, on behalf of Eveland Brothers Collision Repair, Inc., accepts the Russ Verona Memorial Award from John Van Alstyne, I-CAR CEO and president.
Collision Repair

I-CAR presents two prestigious annual collision repair awards at SEMA Show

Nov. 3, 2022
The Jeff Silver Memorial and Russ Verona Memorial I-CAR Awards recognize one individual and one collision repair shop for advancing technical education and professionalism in ...
Collision Repair

I-CAR adds 24 free training events at SEMA Show

Oct. 24, 2022
The additional presentations and hands-on stage demonstrations are intended to increase collision repair industry knowledge and skills
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Collision Repair

I-CAR announces collaboration with Honda on two new online courses

Oct. 24, 2022
Both one-hour courses are specifically designed for repair of the 2022 Honda HR-V.

Videos & Resources

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Video Exclusive: ABRN attends I-CAR’s grand opening of its Chicago Technical Center

Sept. 8, 2022
In the first video of a series filmed at the grand opening of I-CAR's new Chicago Technical Center in Vernon Hills, Ill., ABRN Managing Editor Jay Sicht talks with I-CAR CEO &...
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VIDEO: Estimating Automotive Cooling Systems — Repair University LIVE

July 19, 2018
CPS Products and I-CAR join the Repair University to discuss automotive cooling systems in collision repair. What's required? What's included? What's not included?

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Collision Repair

i-CAR announces variety of classroom options at SEMA Show

Sept. 23, 2022
Anybody attending the 2022 SEMA Show can sign up for a class. Sign-ups are available through Thursday, Nov. 3.
I-CAR's Static ADAS Calibration Three-Day Hands-On Skills Development course is led exclusively by the technical experts at I-CAR’s new state-of-the-art Chicago Technical Center (CTC) in Vernon Hills, Ill.
Collision Repair

I-CAR opens registration for new static ADAS calibration 3-day course

Sept. 2, 2022
The new hands-on skills course will serve as the capstone to the ADAS Technician role launched this year for individuals pursuing Platinum recognition in this emerging technology...
I-CAR’s Board of Directors Chair Kyle Thompson (center) is shown ready to cut the ribbon at the main entrance to the 48,000-square-foot facility. He is flanked by members of I-CAR’s leadership, including CEO & President John Van Alstyne (fourth from right). From l. are Mike Mertes, Tom Marek, James Busam, Jeff Peevy, Thompson, Tim O’Day, Van Alstyne, Jon Petrillo, Bud Center, and Dirk Fuchs.

I-CAR's grand opening of Chicago Technical Center debuts world-class, mission-centric facility

Aug. 25, 2022
The new facility supports the evolving technical challenges faced by the inter-industry.
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Collision Repair

I-CAR offering online courses on EVs

July 26, 2022
All of the courses can be completed within 60 minutes.
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Collision Repair

I-CAR rolls out initiative to address the industry's technician shortage

July 20, 2022
Teamed with the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) and other like-minded industry partners in the future, I-CAR plans to 'quarterback' industry talent attraction marketing...
Collision Repair

Atlanta I-CAR supports high school collision repair through CREF

June 17, 2022
The Paulding County High School of Dallas, Georgia, auto body program recently held its second annual Small Car Race.
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Collision Repair

I-CAR marks National Safety Month with discounted online EV courses

June 17, 2022
Bundle of eight online courses serves as prerequisite to soon-to-launch hands-on skills development course 'Guiding Technicians in Safe EV Repair'
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Collision Repair

Individuals changing careers offers a new talent pool for collision repair shops

May 13, 2022
I-CAR interviews two men who centered the industry to better provide for their families.
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Collision Repair

I-CAR creates optional ADAS technician role

May 3, 2022
New role is in step with I-CAR's ADAS technical leadership strategic response to 'technical tsunami'
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Collision Repair

Momentum builds for I-CAR’s Chicago Tech Center

April 4, 2022
Will complement resources of I-CAR's Appleton, Wisconsin, Tech Center
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When it comes to customers, Smith cannot stress enough the importance of showing up and doing everything you can to take care of them.
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Selling tools to collision repair shops

Feb. 1, 2022
As new technology and materials are being introduced to vehicles, mobile tool dealers must be ready with the tools, equipment, and knowledge to help prepare their collision repair...
This demonstrates a professional calibration, on a stand is a 3 ft. target in a very specific location. “You can fake it out and make it work, but you just calibrated the system with incorrect information and there is no way it can function as designed,” said VanHulle.

Dangers in YouTubing repairs

Jan. 29, 2021
In our “YouTube anything” world, there’s one search category that needs extreme caution when executing: any type of collision repair procedure.
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Industry News

I-CAR presents two prestigious awards for exceptional contributions to the collision repair industry

Dec. 30, 2020
I-CAR announced the 2019 recipients of its annual Jeff Silver and Russ Verona I-CAR Awards that recognize one individual and one collision repair shop for advancing technical ...
Training and Resources

Ford and I-CAR announce expanded training for hybrid and battery electric vehicles

Nov. 30, 2020
Eight new HEV and BEV training courses will help provide Ford Certified Collision Network (FCCN) shops the tools, training, and information needed for quality and safe repairs...
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I-CAR hosting virtual announcement to collision repair inter-industry

June 16, 2020
The announcement will cover the group’s plans and timelines for restarting its Hands-On Skills Development, Welding Training & Certification, and Live Courses.
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I-CAR training credits will be free of cost when provided by Sustaining Partners

Oct. 12, 2018
Polyvance, which offers five courses on plastic repair, is part of the Sustaining Partner Program.
Chief University offers technicians who participate in specific courses to secure I-CAR credit at no additional cost. Shops that purchase specific computerized measurement, frame racks and spot welding equipment also receive a full-price voucher for any two-day Chief training course.
Training and Resources

Chief offers training courses to secure I-CAR credit

Chief offers repair training opportunities for technicians with a focus on hands-on experiences.
Training and Resources

Kent Automotive doubles number of I-CAR Training instructors

Feb. 20, 2018
More than 8,200 collision center personnel have participated in Kent’s I-CAR courses since 2008.
Training and Resources

I-CAR and ASE announce collaborations that align and build on training, curriculum and certification

Aug. 10, 2016
I-CAR and ASE have been working for more than a year and a half in close collaboration on a set of high-impact joint initiatives for the benefit of technicians, students, schools...
Identifying DTCs during the blueprinting process is a good way to help identify damage that is related and unrelated to the collision.
Body Shop & Repair

How to choose the best tools for collision repair diagnostics

Aug. 4, 2016
As technological advancements continue with vehicles, diagnostic tools become increasingly necessary during the collision repair process.
Training and Resources

I-CAR celebrates a year of growth and collision-repair industry acclaim

Feb. 5, 2015
A series of programs it initiated and expanded by the company during 2014 attracted record-level attention and success from the collision repair industry.
Diagnostics and Drivability

I-CAR enhances repairability technical support portal with hybrid and electric vehicle disable search

Jan. 25, 2015
Repair professionals will find information on how to identify where parts of the hybrid or electric system are located, how to disable the system before beginning a repair, welding...
Body Shop & Repair

More than 2,700 State Farm employees complete I-Car training to prep for 2015 Ford F-150 repairs and other vehicle technologies

Nov. 18, 2014
This training comes with the emergence of more technically advanced vehicles, including the new aluminum-intensive 2015 Ford F-150 State Farm and I-CAR.
Body Shop & Repair

I-CAR to launch aluminum panel repair and replacement course

July 30, 2014
This course provides in-depth information, backed by in-class student activities, on the array of important considerations to take into account when making decisions on aluminum...
Training and Resources

I-CAR releases new in-shop documentation and digital photography course

July 14, 2014
This course provides training in an interactive shop setting where the student uses his or her own camera to simulate documentation and digital photography best practices.
Training and Resources

I-CAR offers PDP training courses during Detroit Industry Week

June 25, 2014
I-CAR will offer multiple Professional Development Program (PDP) training courses during Industry Week in Detroit, July 31 through August 2.
Body Shop & Repair

I-CAR launches new Live Demo in-shop training course

June 16, 2014
I-CAR’s Live Demo course, Documentation and Digital Photography (DOC01), will train industry professionals in an interactive shop setting where they will use their own cameras...

Interactive advanced steering and suspension systems training course now available

June 10, 2014
The new interactive Advanced Steering and Suspension Systems Damage Analysis (DAM15) course is now available
Body Shop & Repair

Registration open for 2014 I-CAR Conference on future of collision repair and the auto industry

June 5, 2014
This year’s Conference picks up I-CAR’s technology advancement discussion started at the company’s 2013 Conference and will provide executives and leaders across the industry ...
Diagnostics and Drivability

MetLife Auto & Home encourages CARE network to achieve Gold Class

May 30, 2014
In support of its commitment to excellence and consumer safety, MetLife Auto & Home is encouraging all of its MetLife Auto & Home Concierge Auto Repair ExperienceSM ("CARE") network...
Service Repair

I-CAR adds NHTSA, IIHS, CAR and Bosch speakers to July conference

June 5, 2013
Conference to address integrated safety technology, telematics and more.
Training and Resources

I-CAR updates steel selectioning test

May 30, 2013
Enhancements include updated rail design, material thickness and welds.
Body Shop & Repair

I-CAR adds third live demo training option on adhesive bonding

May 29, 2013
Live Demo courses are designed to provide a more interactive training experience.
Training and Resources

Atlanta I-CAR Volunteer Committee awards $9,000 student scholarship

This scholarship will assist James Perez with education costs to continue his technical education study of collision repair.
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Body Shop & Repair

I-CAR unveils keynote speaker and event lineup for inter-industry conference in Boston

May 17, 2013
I--CAR announced that Chrysler Group LLC Director of Regulatory Affairs, Reginald R. Modlin, will service as keynote speaker during the I­-CAR Inter-­Industry Conference in Boston...
Body Shop & Repair

Atlanta I-CAR Volunteer Commitee awards student scholarship through the Collision Repair Education Foundation

May 17, 2013
The Atlanta I-CAR Volunteer Committee awarded a $9,000 student scholarship to James Perez of Maxwell High School of Technology (Lawrenceville, Ga.) through the Collision Repair...
Training and Resources

I-CAR returns to roots with Inter-Industry July conference

May 6, 2013
I-CAR has re-engineered its annual events.

I-CAR clarifies response to automotive groups on OEM repair procedures

April 22, 2013
Automotive groups in 2011 requested I-CAR position on OEM repair procedures.

I-CAR will not pursue position on OEM repair procedures

March 27, 2013
Automotive groups in 2011 requested I-CAR position on OEM repair procedures.
Diagnostics and Drivability

I-CAR continues to increase availability of training

March 19, 2013
The increasing demand for I-CAR training nationwide calls for I-CAR to offer a greater volume of course opportunities; specifically, those that are accessible and available on...
Training and Resources

Industry provides record $4.1 million in support to education

Feb. 16, 2012
Collision industry comes to the aid of its' future workforce in 2011 by providing donations to secondary and post-secondary collision school programs and their students through...
Damage done to Franklin Technology Center, after the May 22, 2011 tornado in Joplin, MO.

Collision Repair Education Foundation invites industry to help rebuild tornado-devastated school

Jan. 25, 2012
Automotive industry invited to join organization in rebuilding Franklin Technology Center in Joplin, MO.
Training and Resources

I-CAR expands online training catalog

Sept. 14, 2011
Training center adds hybrid electric vehicle and alternative fuel vehicle training programs.