Back To School Giveaway Winners
The Back To School Giveaway has ended; however, winners are still pending. We e-mailed the two winners to confirm they were a current collision repair student or instructor, but we have not been able to confirm at this time. We are in the process of randomly select new winners. Check back to soon to see if you may be the winner.
New Vo-Tech Student Pricing Announced For RDE Program at 2011 SEMA Show
New in 2011, students of vocational technical schools who are approved to attend SEMA through the SEMA Show Student Program, as well as their chaperones, will be eligible to attend SCRS’ Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series for a significantly discounted rate of $50.00 per student for a full series student pass. The pass allows for the student group to select a presentation in each educational time slot offered by SCRS, including the RDE Headline Presentation by Afterburner, Inc at 5:30pm on Thursday evening. The pricing structure was made possible through coordination between SCRS and the SEMA Education Institute, emphasizing the focus from both organizations on supporting the future of the au- tomotive repair industry. READ MORE
Butler’s Collision Repair Program
It’s been busy in the collision repair program at Butler. 1st year class showed up to school this semester ready to learn and work.We have studied vehicle construction and now we are studying paint/refinish. They have already grabbed a spray gun and learning how to paint cars.
The second year has been busy as well. We’ve been studying how to remove and replace weld-on panels and structural repair.
To learn more visit our class blog at CollisionBlast.com/BCRN
Success in Collision Repair is No Accident at WyoTech in Sacramento
Benjamin Franklin once famously noted that “nothing in this world is certain except death and taxes.” To this list we could probably add “auto collisions.” Although the number of motor vehicle accidents (and fatalities) have dropped markedly over the past 30 years, there are still approximately 10.2 million car crashes and collisions every year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau 2011 Statistical Abstract.*As long as people continue to damage their cars, there will be a need for people to repair them. READ MORE
I Don’t Know About you, But If I Got Up There I Think I’d Be Stuck….No Backing Up For Me!
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Bolt Tightening Torque Significance
There are thousands of bolts in your vehicle that hold together critical components in your automobile. These components must be fastened together correctly to ensure that your vehicle can perform as safely and flawlessly as it was designed for. Many mechanics and do it yourself repairmen do not correctly follow torque specifications or, sometimes, completely ignore them altogether. READ MORE
Vintage Car Interior – Restoration Tips
The best advice you can give anyone who has decided to take on the project of restoring a vintage car themselves is to begin by restoring their interior first. Your vintage car interior is an aspect of the project where you can do all or most of the work yourself and at home. READ MORE
Why Wax Your Car?
By Ron Haugen
Whenever you own a car, you are likely to take a lot of pride in the way that it looks. It is the reason why you are sure to keep it clean of all trash as well as making sure that you clean the outside and inside often. Of course, there are some who start to consider whether they actually need to wax their vehicle. This is still as important today as it was decades ago. It is important to take a look at exactly why it is important so that you will not be tempted to go without it. READ MORE