CARSTAR and Assured Performance jointly announced that they will provide a special OEM certification initiative and bundled services to CARSTAR locations across North America.
“The new initiative leverages Assured Performance tools and resources for CARSTAR store owners to help accelerate adoption and compliance to OEM certification requirements and business improvement milestones,” the organizations said.
CARSTAR corporate also will have access to “optics” across its network to manage business development, certification compliance and market coverage.
“As OEM certifications and repair standards continue to grow in importance, we want to ensure CARSTAR store owners have the resources, tools and training to restore customers’ vehicles to the OEM’s pre-accident condition,” said Michael Macaluso, president of CARSTAR. “Not only do these OEM certifications provide an additional level of customer confidence in the CARSTAR repair process, it helps CARSTAR also meet the repair standards of our insurance partners in the U.S. and Canada.”
Assured Performance manages and administers OEM certification programs on behalf of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford, Kia, Hyundai and Nissan and Infiniti in the United States, and Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Kia and Nissan in Canada. More than 2,800 body shops participate in Assured Performance certification programs.
CARSTAR has more than 550 independently owned shops in 34 states and 10 Canadian provinces.