Get I-CAR training at NACE Automechanika

April 18, 2017
I-CAR will be presenting six training courses at NACE Automechanika 2017, July 26-29 in Chicago.

I-CAR® will be presenting six training courses at NACE Automechanika 2017, July 26-29 in Chicago.

Below are summaries of the courses to be presented from I-CAR. All courses apply toward achieving I-CAR Gold status.

Vehicle Trends and Diagnostic Overview 2017
This course is the latest live course delivery of I-CAR’s popular NEW series, which annually takes a look at vehicle technology and trends.  This year’s course not only covers features and collision repair procedures for several 2017 models both foreign and domestic, but also includes information on automotive collision diagnostics and scan tools.  This course includes information on the increasing importance of performing diagnostic scans, and the differences between certain electrical troubleshooting tools.  The various options a shop has when it come to ensuring diagnostics are completed are discussed. Register now.

I-CAR Refining the Team and the Business
Building on the fundamentals learned in Developing the Team and the Business (PM14V01), this live course elevates production management skills by understanding how to add the right staff to the team, as well as how to effectively use and enhance the team already in place. Topics include identifying staffing needs, scheduling employee vacation time, managing employee training – including understanding the resources available through I-CAR – and how to monitor workplace safety using federal, state and local guidelines. Register now.

Blueprinting Process and Damage Recovery
Minimizing supplements while increasing productivity; this is what the blueprinting process is designed to do. Uncovering hidden damage before the vehicle enters the production cycle can lend to a more accurate damage report, resulting in reduced repair times and improved efficiency. This course defines the blueprinting process, goes beyond the disassembly of damaged parts and writing estimates, and demonstrates through quick checks and other damage discovery processes how blueprinting can streamline efficiencies through a standardized approach to all vehicles. Register now.

Understanding the Cycle Time Process
In today’s business environment, efficiency is essential to bottom line performance and improving cycle time is one of the most powerful ways to increase efficiency. An understanding of how cycle time impacts both the customer experience and the overall success of the business isn’t just a management issue. It’s a concern for the entire organization. Everyone must work together to continuously improve.  Learn how to improve cycle time, perform more effective upfront damage analysis, and more efficiently order and receive parts for a direct and positive impact on your facility. Register now.

Automotive Foams
Upon completion of this course, the technician will understand the uses and application procedures for automotive foam.  The course will also provide an understanding structural foam considerations and curing methods, and the ability to identify procedures related to the installation of expandable foam.  The technician will understand how to choose correct replacement materials and know how to work safely around automotive foams. Register now.

Hazardous Materials, Personal and Refinish Safety
Understanding the many components of working safely in a repair facility can greatly impact business performance. Identifying specific procedures that can prevent injuries, understanding the correct methods for storage and disposal of hazardous materials and wastes, as well as recognizing the proper personal protective equipment can each play a role in creating a safe and efficient workplace. Register now.

Technical and management courses for both the collision and mechanical segments will be held Wednesday, July 26 through Saturday, July 29 at the event, which will take place at McCormick Place West in downtown Chicago.

Most courses will be held in rooms on the level below the trade show floor. For a complete schedule of available classes, visit

There is a cost to attend collision training courses presented during NACE Automechanika. Costs for the I-CAR courses vary between $100-$150.

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