Honda & Acura High-Strength Steel Repair

Course format: Online training with posttest
I-CAR Credit Hours: 1 hour
Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Gold Class: $38.00
Platinum: $38.00
Standard: $46.00

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

To qualify for ProFirst Certified Status, each shop must have a minimum of two structural technicians and one estimator; OR, one structural technician, one non-structural technician and one estimator complete this course.

This course is intended for U.S. models only.

  • Identify the different grades of high-strength steel parts used in Honda and Acura vehicles
  • Identify high-strength steel parts and located repair instructions using Honda and Acura service information
  • Clearly define approved repair methods for different grades of high strength steel when repairing Honda and Acura vehicles

Section 1 – High-Strength Steel Overview
The first section of this module explains why high-strength steels were adopted, and defines high-strength steel and its properties.

Section 2 – High-Strength Steel Service Information
As the student moves through the course, he or she will learn the history of high-strength steels in Honda and Acura vehicles. The student will also learn how to use the body repair manual (BRM) to identify steel grades, steel plate thickness, zinc plated parts and general steel repair information. The section concludes with an in-depth look at how to use the BRM’s “replacement” section during structural collision repairs. Students will participate in interactive exercises using BRM replacement procedures to help identify correct welding methods to avoid unsafe repairs.

Section 3 – High-Strength Steel Repair
The final section provides a detailed look at Honda and Acura approved high-strength steel repair methods, including:

  • Part removal
  • Straightening
  • Use of heat
  • Welding and brazing
  • Sectioning

The Honda and Acura vehicle-specific courses have been designed, developed by, and are maintained by American Honda Motor Company, Inc. (AHM).  AHM has partnered with I-CAR to deliver training to the collision repair industry across the United States.