Assured Performance Network announced the official launch of its consumer-facing smartphone app – Accident & Collision Care. This app instructs vehicle drivers to properly document the details of an accident with photos, other driver’s information, a comprehensive accident description and all the information needed to create a complete detailed accident report. Consumers may also select a certified collision repair provider of their choice, set an appointment and send the entire report to the shop or any other interested parties. The app is now available on the Apple App Store and Android Google Play.
What makes this app unique, says Assured Performance Network, is its ability to automatically set an appointment with an OEM certified-recognized collision repair provider in their community much like an insurer DRP assignment works today. The app identifies certified shops based on the VIN or year, make, and model of the vehicle and geo-location, or the consumer can pre-select their preferred collision repair provider. The app uploads the entire accident report, including the insurance and vehicle information, and confirms the connection between the certified shop and the vehicle driver.
The foundation of the smart apps and shop locators, states Assured Performance, is the network of thousands of certified-recognized body shops located in nearly every community. All of the certified collision repair providers, Assured Performance claims, have met or exceeded standards for tools, equipment, training and facilities required by the participating automakers to properly repair their vehicles to manufacturer specifications, helping to ensure the fit, finish, durability, value and safety.
In addition to the app, the participating automakers already have, or soon will have, smart apps and online certified shop locators specific to their vehicle models that leverage the same database of certified repair providers. Combined, these are creating an OEM customer referral program supporting the shops that are certified.
“Now that our network of certified shops blanket nearly the entire country, we can actively educate the consumer and provide them with a certified repairer choice almost anywhere they might need and want one,” said Assured Performance Chairman and CEO Scott Biggs. “Our mission is to ensure that all consumers receive an exceptional repair experience delivered by exceptional businesses.”
The Accident & Collision Care app is free with no in-store purchases and can be utilized as an emergency tool in the moment of crisis or downloaded ahead of time.