This SAE Recommended Practice defines the various types of information required by the collision repair industry to properly restore light-duty, highway vehicles to their pre-accident condition. Procedures and specifications are defined for damage-related repairs to body, mechanical, electrical, steering, suspension, and safety systems. The distribution method and publication timeliness are also considered.
This document was revised to specify the latest repair information, based on materials and methods developed during the past five years. Additions also include repair procedures and safety precautions applicable to hybrid and electrically powered vehicles.