Car Opening Authority®

The Interactive Car Opening Authority® contains the opening techniques for the latest 17 years of vehicles, including all of the current models.The all-new single screen interface makes it quick to find the opening method, airbag locations and transponder information with only a few clicks of your mouse. In addition, it now includes full-action videos showing how to perform each opening method.There is also in-depth information for dozens of the latest vehicles. Detailed photographs show specific opening techniques and lock removal procedures.

The latest edition of the Interactive Car Opening Authority® is the most complete and comprehensive car opening reference software available.

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Car Opening Authority® – PC Version


Car Opening Authority® – Print version

​Intuitive Single Screen Interface is fast and easy to navigate!

Car Opening Authority™

1. Select the manufacturer from the drop down menu…

3. Select the year…

5. You can select from a “tools” menu to learn about specific tools, their uses, and recommended applications.

7. Select “Video Introduction” for an animated instructional video describing your selected opening method

2. Select the model name…

4. Select from multiple opening methods; Concise step-by-step graphics will appear describing the method you have selected, in detail.

6. You’ll find an entire range of additional information including ignition lock removal data, air bag, and sensor locations, tips, and inside information, not found elsewhere.

8. You’ll find Video Examples through-out, making this an invaluable training aid.

​Other features include the “Add Notes” function, enabling you to store special information you will want to retain. A “Print” command function allowing you to print car opening information to take with you to the project site. With a database of over 650 vehicles by year and model for the past 17 years, the Interactive Car Opening Authority® is an indispensable tool for the car opening professional!

HPC’s Car Opening Authority® is a multifaceted user-friendly manual that serves not only as a reference book but also as an educational aid and opening index. It clearly depicts and explains all of the different techniques of the 10 styles of car opening. HPC’s Car Opening Authority® shows you how to open virtually every vehicle for the past 17 years, including ALL of the current cars, vans, and SUV’s found in the U.S.A. and Canada, as well as many from around the world.
For the beginner, HPC’s Car Opening Authority® will show you that one or more of the 10 opening methods can open many vehicles. Once you learn how to perform each of these opening methods, you will learn how to identify which techniques to apply to which vehicles.

For the experienced car opening professional, who knows the value of space in a work vehicle, HPC’s Car Opening Authority® is the ideal book. Why waste valuable truck space with volume after volume of car opening material? HPC’s Car Opening Authority® gives you opening information for over 650 vehicles all in just one binder.

HPC’s Car Opening Authority® is concise, compact, fully illustrated, easily updatable and is backed by HPC’s technical department, which truly makes this reference manual The Authority on car opening.

MODELS INDEX The Model Index lists more than 650 vehicle models by year for the past 17 years. This spreadsheet formatted index points you to one or more opening techniques for each vehicle and alerts you to any vehicle-specific information.

OPENING METHODS PAGES The 10 Opening Styles and Techniques use precise illustrations to take you through all of the different opening methods. Each technique gives a list of recommended and optional tools, as well as any style-specific precautions.

TOOLS PAGES This section gives a pictorial listing and description of ALL of HPC’s car opening tools.