THE EVER-GROWING IMPORTANCE OF OEM CERTIFICATION
Rising above the crowd in today’s highly competitive collision repair market is no easy task. While talent, perseverance and hard work are a must, it also helps to have an edge, or some sort of differentiating factor. For many collision centers, that difference is OEM certification. An increasing number of collision repair facilities are recognizing
How Does Franchising Help Independent Shop Owners?
Market conditions have changed the dynamics of our business, drastically affecting every aspect of the collision repair industry. One of the largest impacts is to independent store owners. For them, going it alone isn’t producing the value it once had. Independent shop owners are choosing franchising as a solution and here is why. Operational Support
Driving Excellence Through Industry Certification
Certification should be a lifelong objective for auto technicians and body shops, says Steve Leal, President & CEO, Fix Network World Over the past five years, I have been quite vocal on several global forums and social media campaigns about the need for body shops to be certified. This is a hot topic that will
HAPs 6H Certification: Assessing the Value
HAPs certification can be a nice addition to a body shop employee’s resume and enhance their employment prospects.
Micki Woods Releases New Video on OE Certification
Woods discusses whether the collision industry’s current obsession over OE certification is a good thing or bad thing.
Assured Performance Appoints Regional Directors
Assured Performance has announced the appointment of five regional directors to spearhead the launch of their national 5-STAR “Certified Repair Provider” (CRP) program.
Do People Actually Search By OEM Certification?
Shocker: If you’re certified or part of any OEM network, no one is searching for shops that are certified on Google. That said, you should still be promoting your certifications on your website.
Crash Champions Earns NSF Collision Certification
NSF International announced it has certified seven Crash Champions locations throughout the Chicago area.
OEM Auto Body Certification: What’s Next?
In 2011, the three major industry associations decided that OEM repair procedures should be the standard. In 2019, we’re talking about taking those repair procedures to the next level and getting that stamp of approval from the manufacturers who created them.
Advanced Materials: Shops Weigh In
We asked three shop owners about advanced materials in their business and how they have accommodated this shift to more “exotic materials” in the industry. This is what they had to say!
Subaru Certified Collision Network to Open Enrollment to Independent Collision Centers Nationwide
Subaru of America, Inc. has announced that the Subaru Certified Collision Network (SCCN), designed to ensure the proper training and equipment necessary to restore vehicles to original factory specifications, will open enrollment to independent collision centers across the country starting Jan. 1, 2019.
Ford to Launch New Ford Certified Collision Network
Ford has announced that it will launch the Ford Certified Collision Network in January 2019, which will replace its National Body Shop Network.