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2016 Honda Civic Structure and Metals

Here is a very good example of the critical need for information and careful repair. This new Honda Civic is an excellent and affordable car that many people will buy and use for everything from city commuting to regular highway travel. It is a car that your family will use.

To meet the equally important objectives of efficiency and safety Honda applied their significant engineering capabilities to make the structure of the car from steel of 5 different strengths, aluminum and plastic composite.

Following are photos of a cutaway demonstration car, which were taken in person at a trade show in Toronto in January. Each colour is a different grade of steel, each with its own requirements for repair or replacement. To maintain the designed safety features of the car the integrity of each section must be maintained.

The car that the technician will be repairing will not be colour coded and it is easy to see that a correct repair to pre-accident condition cannot be done without very complete supporting information and direction.

The photos tell a story but for more information this link leads to a more in depth discussion of this new 2016 Civic.

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