As vehicles become more complex, OEM certification will play an increasingly important role in the collision repair industry, representatives from Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Honda and Toyota said during a panel discussion at the 2017 NORTHEAST Automotive Services Show.
Body shop owners who participated in a panel discussion at the 2017 NORTHEAST Automotive Services Show said it’s not easy to become a certified collision repair shop, but it’s worth the effort.
Alan’s Collision Center announced that it has renewed its Mercedes-Benz certification with an investment of $80,000 for required equipment and technical training to meet rigorous Mercedes-Benz collision repair standards.
Assured Performance Introduces Educational Clinics on Certified Collision Care Business Operating Model
During each clinic, attendees will be exposed to the critical elements and business practices that represent a major paradigm shift in business performance and best practices beyond those of traditional body shops.
Being OE certified provides a great opportunity for the quality collision repairer to “strut their stuff” when it comes to marketing and building a trusted relationship with their local community.
Certification is taking off like wildfire as more and more automakers are taking more of a stake in how their vehicles are repaired once out of the factory.
ABRA is the first company to earn NSF collision repair shop certification and plans to certify all of its Auto Body & Glass Repair Centers.
The two-day certification courses are held at 16 PPG Business Development Centers and various field locations across North America, where technicians receive classroom and hands-on training in the paint booth.
The Master Refinish Certification program provides a path for refinish customers to advance skills and abilities from industry standard to expert through four educational stages.
Assured Performance to Partner with Nissan North America in Relaunching Nissan GT-R Certified Collision Repair Program
The new GT-R Certification program allows dealers and independent collision repair facilities that meet the necessary qualifications to be certified by Nissan North America as a collision repair facility of choice for its vehicle owners.
Training sessions are designed to help shop owners, managers and technicians better execute environmentally responsible practices, as well as improve their repair techniques and knowledge of today’s painting systems.
March 1st will mark the first five-year recertification deadline for automotive paint stripping and surface coating shop owners since the initial compliance date of Jan. 10, 2011.