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Online Collision Repair Resources

Written by
Kirk Carlisle
Published on
May 30, 2023

In the ever-evolving world of collision repair, it's essential for shops to stay ahead of the curve and provide customers with accurate estimates and top-quality repairs. Thanks to a range of online resources available today, collision repair professionals have access to valuable tools that can enhance their estimating process and ensure superior repairs. While there are many great resources out there for repairers, today we are going to look at a few standout online resources that every collision repair shop should know about: DEG Web, I-Car, and SCRS.

DEG Web logo.

DEG (Database Enhancement Gateway) Web is a remarkable online resource dedicated to improving the quality and accuracy of collision repair estimates. As a non-profit organization, DEG Web offers a comprehensive database that houses a wealth of information, including OEM procedures, estimating system inquiries, industry standards, and more.

The DEG Web database serves as a valuable reference point, ensuring estimators have the most up-to-date information on repair jobs across the entire repair spectrum. By searching for specific repair-related inquiries, shops can find the necessary guidance to address complex repair challenges and confirm included or non-included estimate operations from all the major estimating systems. Additionally, DEG Web allows users to submit questions and receive expert feedback, further enhancing the accuracy and quality of their estimates.

I-CAR logo.

I-Car is an industry-leading organization that provides a range of online resources to support collision repair professionals. Their Repairability Technical Support (RTS) portal stands out as a comprehensive platform that offers access to the latest OEM repair procedures, technical articles, position statements, and other vital resources. By utilizing RTS, collision repair shops can stay informed about the specific repair requirements for different vehicle makes and models.

Furthermore, I-Car's ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) portal is an invaluable resource for shops dealing with modern vehicle technologies. The ADAS portal features a collection of information and resources related to the repair and calibration of advanced safety systems found in today's vehicles. As ADAS technology becomes more prevalent, ensuring accurate repairs and proper calibration is crucial for maintaining vehicle safety. I-Car's ADAS portal equips repairers with the knowledge and guidance needed to address these complex systems effectively.

Society of Collision Repair Specialists' logo.

The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) is dedicated to advancing the collision repair industry. Their website serves as a valuable online resource for collision repair shops seeking educational content, industry news, and networking opportunities. SCRS offers a wide range of resources, including webinars, publications, technical articles, and access to industry experts. By accessing SCRS resources, collision repair shops can stay up to date with the latest industry trends, regulatory changes, and best practices. The educational content provided by SCRS helps shops improve their understanding of emerging technologies, repair techniques, and business management strategies. Additionally, the networking opportunities facilitated by SCRS allow collision repair professionals to connect with peers, share knowledge, and gain valuable insights.

Accessing online collision repair resources like DEG Web, I-Car, and SCRS provides a number of benefits for collision repair shops. These resources enhance the accuracy of estimates, ensuring that all necessary repairs are accounted for. By utilizing the knowledge and guidance available, estimators can deliver more precise and comprehensive estimates, avoiding surprises and additional costs for both the shop and the customer. Secondly, online resources enable collision repair facilities to stay current with industry standards, OEM procedures, and technological advancements. This ensures that repairs are performed in accordance with manufacturer guidelines, maintaining the safety and quality of the repairs.

Along with these resources, there is the Dents.co Damage Appraisal App, a game-changing tool that streamlines the documentation process for collision repairs. Our app utilizes the LiDAR functionality that’s already built into Apple device to scan a damaged panel, measure the damage area, build a 3D depth map of the damage and provide repair time suggestions as well as help to capture additional operations required for the repair. 

The Dents.co Damage Appraisal App serves as a valuable addition to the collision repair professional's toolkit, enabling them to stay organized, improve communication with customers, and maintain comprehensive documentation for insurance purposes and future reference.

You can try the app for free for 10 days at http://dents.co, or sign up for a live demo at http://dents.co/demo.

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