VeriFacts is pleased to offer on-site Clinics which provide education and interactive demonstration on a wide variety of contemporary collision repair topics. These in-shop Clinics provide a convenient, cost-effective way to keep your shop personnel informed on repair methods that can improve their skills and efficiency. VeriFacts currently offers the following Clinics:
Documentation, Imaging & Verification
This clinic explores the principles of Documentation, Verification and proper vehicle imaging. The participants learn how to properly document a file, how to verify proper repairs and how to image the vehicle in a specific manner to ensure there is no confusion on determining what vehicle damage has occurred. We show insurers and collision repairers how to record images using an approach that clearly supplements the vehicle damage assessment and enables the images to speak for themselves.
This clinic is designed to give the non technical person a firsthand look at understanding how to measure with the three most common measuring systems. The participant will learn how to read and understand the printouts and overviews from these manufacturers. Was the vehicle measured properly? You'll be able to verify by looking over the printout in the file after participating in this clinic. We will also take a brief look at dedicated measuring systems.
This clinic was developed to raise awareness in response to the increasing use of MIG Brazing by vehicle makers. Many shops are still unaware of what MIG Brazing really is. The participants will learn what MIG Brazing is, equipment needs, which vehicle makers are using this process, why use MIG Brazing, Benefits and basic techniques.
Quality Control Process
Technicians will learn that quality is not a final destination, it is a process! This clinic teaches your technicians the best processes for performing quality control. They will learn how to approach the QC process from a different view, and how to best control it throughout the repair as well as at the end of the repair.
This clinic will examine the common goals and objectives of collision repair and outline opportunities to perform less invasive repairs with reduced overall costs, while improving profitability for both the shop and the insurer and providing a higher quality repair for the customer. Participants review examples of how repairing versus replacing parts can impact cycle time, CSI and make everyone come out a winner.
This clinic explains the various types of vehicle suspension, the associated terminology, and how to properly diagnose suspension and alignment problems. Actual frame machine printouts will be analyzed to determine whether a vehicle is within specification and tolerance or not.
Participants in this clinic will learn procedures for repairing various types of plastic vehicle parts. Attendees learn about the three types of plastic, chemical compounds within vehicle plastic, and when plastic can and cannot be safely repaired. Three different plastic repair techniques are explained and demonstrated in detail.
Hybrid Vehicle Repair
This important clinic helps shops, and technicians, be prepared for hybrid vehicle repair before a hybrid vehicle actually comes to the shop's door. Real electrocution risks exist when repairing hybrids and this clinic helps technicians identify high voltage cables, how to manually disconnect high-voltage battery packs from transport cables, how to isolate these vehicles to protect employees, adjusters and customers, thus reducing the safety risk and liability issues. Understanding battery sensitivity to high temperatures can save a shop having to purchase a new battery pack, as can knowing about welding near the battery pack. A/C systems are different, too, and this is covered in this clinic.
This clinic will answer the question, when do you need to document structural damage? What about visual indicators, measured misalignment, kinked structural members, ripped structural members. The participant will learn some common terms like, Datum, Length, Width and what they are. We will discuss the three section principal. How do you find hidden damage. How to document structural damage on a vehicle damage assessment. What do all the numbers mean on those charts? You will come away with a basic understanding of structural analysis.
ASE Test Prep
Standing out from the competition is key in today's tough market. One way to do that is to have ASE-certified technicians, something that the general public recognizes as important due to the trust factor this provides and peace of mind that a true professional is working on their vehicle. Becoming certified is tough, as it should be, but an attainable goal with the proper preparation. VeriFacts' ASE Test Prep clinic shows technicians how to prepare, both technically and personally, to pass the exams, what to do the day of, during and after the exams and what unique types of questions they can expect to see on the ASE exams.