A course that provides training on how to properly use recycled parts during a collision repair is being offered by I-CAR.

Beginning on May 18, I-CAR will offer Recycled Parts for Collision Repair (RCY01), a four-hour, live training course that offers students information on how automotive parts recycling can reduce total losses, improve cycle time, and potentially result in a less-intrusive repair. According to a release, course topics also include the processes of a typical recycled parts facility as well as procedures for inspecting recycled parts and preparing them for installation.

Using recycled parts has its critics, which is why I-CAR states upfront that the course is only for insurance personnel and others collision professionals who have already made the decision to do so.

“This program is not about making the business decision around whether or not to use recycled parts, but rather one that offers solid guidelines if the decision to use has been made,” said Jeff Peevy, I-CAR director of field operations, in a release.

After completing this course, I-CAR says a student will be able to:

  • Understand the automotive recycling industry and organizations;
  • Describe the benefits of using recycled parts;
  • Identify parts that are commonly recycled and those that are not;
  • Explain considerations for ordering parts;
  • Determine if a part has been previously repaired; and
  • Understand the steps for preparing and installing recycled parts

Information on class locations can be found at www.i-car.com or by calling 800-422-7872.

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