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Windshield Cameras Repair and Confusion | Advanced Technologies


Thu, Nov 19, 2015 @06:30 AM

There has been a lot of questions raised about forward facing safety system cameras. And they are coming from many different areas of the automotive industry, and a lot of them are going unanswered.


Mainly from the Automotive Glass and Collision sector, since this is a part of the industry that works on current models.

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Topics: Advanced Safety Systems

My Headliner is coming down, I need help with Interior Repairs


Thu, Nov 12, 2015 @06:30 AM

Headliner Falling apart?  If you have owned a car for any amount of time, you probably have experienced material coming off the ceiling in your car or truck.

  • Why does this happen
  • What to do about it?
  • What is the right way to get OEM look & performance?

Headliner failure can and does happen, but the truth of the matter is, it is the foam backing that is the real culprit....

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Topics: Minneapolis Headliner Repair

Advanced Safety Systems Repair | the future of technicians


Tue, Nov 03, 2015 @10:00 AM

Because we specialize in advanced safety systems repair, I have had many conversations about the future of automotive technologies, mainly in the area of the safety systems that guide you down the road.

In these discussions the level of complexity regarding technology and repairs has brought up really good questions about:

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Topics: Safety Systems

Crash mitigation and Lane Monitors | Advanced Safety Systems Repair


Thu, Oct 29, 2015 @06:30 AM

Repairing Advanced Safety Systems | Currently with many new safety system technologies having been introduced, the number of questions and concerns on how do we handle them is growing.

Our goal as safety systems experts is to get those vehicles back in service at the OEM standards they came with from the factory.

So, what happens...

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Topics: safety systems repair

Self Parking Technology | Windshield Cameras | need to know 4 repairs


Thu, Oct 22, 2015 @06:30 AM

When I read current articles about what it takes to fix current vehicle systems, the majority of systems can be addressed with an aftermarket scan tool.

This is good for basic emissions (engine) and driveline systems, not so when you start digging into safety and comfort systems.

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Auto Interior Repair | Looking beyond basic scan tool type repairs


Tue, Oct 13, 2015 @06:30 AM

How about an auto interior blog post on why it matters that we get it taken apart before we really know / understand the issue and get to what needs to be repaired to OEM performance specs?

Sometimes, the scan tool gets us exactly to the faulty part. Then it is a test part, replace, test new part within the system, out the door proposition.

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Topics: Safety Systems, Auto Interiors

BMW Z3 | Understanding Convertible Top installation experience.


Mon, Oct 05, 2015 @06:30 AM

Lately, we have run into too many convertible tops that have been installed incorrectly from other shops, and as a result they prematurely wear-out, develop mystery holes and even leak water in the trunk.

This can be from many things, either not bolted back together correctly, broken drain troughs, to even missing necessary fasteners.

Take the case of a BMW Z3 with prior installation of a replacement top that was not properly sealed when the back portion of the top was removed.

All of these inconsistencies can and do happen mainly from lack of knowing the correct process for reaching OEM performance from top installation.

I say this quite often, information is critical in performing proper repairs for OEM performance. Anything less will result in poor fit, leaks from wind and water, and early replacement.

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Topics: BMW Z3 repair

Electrical Repair | Understanding & Repairing Electronics in today’s automobiles


Mon, Sep 28, 2015 @06:30 AM

What’s involved with finding and repairing electronics in automobiles?

There are many steps in finding an electrical problem. As more and more complexity is added to vehicles to make them 

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Topics: auto electrical repair

Understanding seat repair, Air Bags & related Safety Systems


Tue, Sep 15, 2015 @11:30 AM

We get lots of calls every week of people wanting repairs and yet not fully understanding the technology that lies beneath providing safety and comfort.

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Topics: seat repair

Windshield Forward Vision Cameras | not a traditional repair


Thu, Sep 10, 2015 @06:30 AM

Forward facing Camera Repair | There's a lot of technology that many aren't aware of the ‘what ifs' in the automotive industry.

As in ok, they are fine when delivered as new from the dealership, what happens when those safety systems become altered in the event of a crash or other repairs and replacements of surrounding components? Let me explain more…

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Topics: Advanced Safety Systems

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