The Interindustry Collision Repair Conference (I-CAR) and Honda have created two new online courses specifically focused on repairing the 2022 Honda HR-V crossover.
The one-hour courses, on bodywork repair and electromechanical repair, will be led by I-CAR’s technical experts. Classes are $55 each and are included at no additional cost for Gold Class stores and Support Partners participating in I-CAR’s subscription training program.
2022 Honda HR-V Collision Repair “provides an overview of vehicle design and materials of construction, highlighting unique parts and procedural aspects for the 2022 Honda HR-V. Training also includes considerations for sectioning, attachment methods and removal and installation of specific parts,” I-CAR said.
According to the description, after completing this course, a technician should be able to identify Honda-specific names for vehicle parts; identify topics in Honda’s position statements; explain building materials and their repair implications; identify disconnect locations on the Honda-HR-V; describe methods of attachment based on construction and location of parts; explain considerations for part removal; and describe finishing considerations for spares.
2022 Honda HR-V Electromechanical Repairs “is designed to introduce technicians to electrical and mechanical systems, parts and repair considerations for the 2022 Honda-HRV,” I-CAR said. “It offers a detailed overview of mechanical information and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) features, and also highlights steering and suspension parts and repair considerations.”
According to the description, after completing this course, a technician should be able to identify mechanical repairs being considered for the Honda HR-V; explain considerations for steering and suspension repair; identify calibration tools for the Honda HR-V; identify repair considerations for the bumper cover assembly; explain the conditions under which the multi-purpose camera must be pointed; and identify damage analysis considerations for the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS).
The courses have no prerequisites and enrollment is unlimited, Bud Center, I-CAR’s director of technical products and curriculum development, told Repairer Driven News.
As with the rest of I-CAR’s curriculum, Center said courses include “strategic knowledge checks in each learning module and also include a post-test to confirm understanding and retention.”
He said the need for vehicle-specific training had been increased by “the onslaught of technical advancements in the automotive industry, which vary by make and model”. The HR-V was chosen because “it is a model of vehicle that technicians and APDAs will see frequently and need to repair or evaluate. Our goal is to provide them with the information, knowledge and skills they need through educational programs, technical information and technical services such as the Repairability Technical Support (RTS) portal. I-CAR. »
The new courses are “a reflection of I-CAR’s collaborative efforts with our OEM partners to provide industry-leading training solutions for today’s advanced vehicles that contribute to complete, safe and quality repairs for the ultimate consumer benefit,” he said.
This isn’t the first time I-CAR has teamed up with an OEM to offer vehicle-specific classes. Center said the organization’s Vehicle and Technology Specific Training (VTST) portfolio, which includes 80 online courses, “has been developed to keep pace with OEM vehicle changes and advanced technologies that have a impact on collision repair professionals.
“I-CAR continues to partner with vehicle manufacturers and suppliers to address these changes and develop educational programs that contribute to a complete, safe and quality repair for the ultimate benefit of the consumer,” he said. he declares. “I-CAR was founded to support all segments of the collision repair ecosystem and develop partnerships like this to prepare everyone across industry. Another example is the new courses added to our vehicle and technology-specific training portfolio, as well as the 50 vehicle-specific courses available in I-CAR’s comprehensive course catalog.
Although the hands-on training is “very important to our industry” and will continue to be used, the online presentation allows learners to access information anytime after the course is completed and helps fulfill the mission of I-CAR to “provide accessible and on-demand training.”
The classes are recommended by Honda’s body shop certification program, but are not a requirement for certification, a Honda spokesperson told RDN.
The 2022 Honda HR-V Sport. (Provided by Honda)