General Motors (GM) Company Collision Repair Overview
VT225E01

Course format: Online training with posttest
I-CAR Credit Hours: 1 hour
Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Pricing
Gold Class: $50.00
Platinum: $50.00
Standard: $60.00

This course meets New Technology training requirements for the following roles:
Estimator
Production Management
Steel Structural Technician
Aluminum Structural Technician
Non-Structural Technician
Electrical/Mechanical Technicians
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Estimator
Production Management
Steel Structural Technician
Aluminum Structural Technician
Non-Structural Technician
Electrical/Mechanical Technicians
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

Please note: To complete New Technology requirements, you must register for and complete both this course and one other role-relevant Vehicle & Technology Specific course.


General Motors (GM) Company Collision Repair Overview is a one-hour course that covers the instructions for repairing GM vehicles, including GM’s new approach at body repair information. The course also provides an historical perspective of GM. This course provides the answers to the top questions technicians have about repairing a General Motors vehicle that has been in a collision.

Course Content
Module 1 – History and Repair Information
The course begins with a brief history, then explains where to go for GM repair information. GM websites and specialty magazines are highlighted. The module lists positions GM has taken for collision repair, including a requirement for doing pre- and post-scans. The module concludes with a look at the new format for the collision repair website and an interview with GM on the reasons for the changes.

Module 2 – Collision Repair Information Today
This module answers the top questions collision repair shops have about repairing any model vehicle, specific to GM vehicles. This information includes how to replace spot welds, when to use adhesive, documented partial replacement procedures, MIG brazing requirements, and GM’s use of materials. This module concludes with GM’s requirements for stationary glass replacement and laser-brazed roof replacements.

Module 3 – Other Repair Issues
The course moves on to diagnostics and passive restraint system repairs, addresses GM’s use of R1234yf refrigerant, and how GM wants their high voltage battery systems protected. The course concludes with calibration requirements for various ADAS.

 

 

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the new way body repair information is being provided on the GM repair website
  • Understand I-CAR’s history with General Motors Company
  • List several sources of repair information for GM vehicles
  • Identify GM’s answers to the top questions collision repair shops have told us they want to know about an OEM
  • Understand GM’s calibration requirements for different advanced driver-assist systems