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Course format: Live instruction with posttest
I-CAR Credit Hours: 3 hours
Estimated Duration: 4 hours
Platinum: $114.00
Gold Class: $114.00
Standard: $138.00

This course helps satisfy ProLevel training requirements for the following roles:
Steel Structural Technician
Aluminum Structural Technician

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Steel Structural Technician
Aluminum Structural Technician
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

  • Enhance knowledge of proper angles for measuring
  • Improve vehicle measurement accuracy
  • Be familiar with point-to-point and three-dimensional measuring equipment and operation
  • Analyze vehicle specific dimensions to extract necessary details

Module 1 – Principles of Measuring
The first module emphasizes the importance of measuring and why it should be done on vehicles that have a potential for structural damage. It explores common measuring mistakes, identifies vehicle measurement sources, and explains how vehicle tolerance is used during the measuring process.

Module 2 – Identifying Damage Conditions
The second module distinguishes between point-to-point and three-dimensional measurements, where length, width, and height are used to explain the principles of three-dimensional measuring. Also explained are the different types of structural damage and how they are categorized.

Module 3 – Measuring the Vehicle
The final module explains the differences between electronic and fixture-type measuring systems. It also lists the importance of establishing base measurements, determining which points to measure outside the base measurements, and how to troubleshoot a measuring system when the numbers don’t seem quite right. The module concludes with considerations for making upper body measurements and why measuring suspension mounting locations can reduce the diagnostic time at the alignment shop.

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