Manufacturer certification: What does that mean?
What does it take to get certified?
To become manufacturer certified, in addition to I-Car Gold Class certified, shops like us have to go through a rigorous process
Certified collision repair shops are required to invest in specific repair equipment and software demanded by the manufacturers, that does not come cheap.
Technicians and management have to go through manufacturer specific training and continuing education
Today’s cars are built using new materials and these materials have to be repaired in specific ways. Some are glued, some welded but they are not in just any way. Certified auto body repair shops have to use specific glues, specific welding techniques, down to the interval between welding spots and type of weld
Today’s cars come packed with technology and any part we touch may impact how the technology works or does not. We have to follow specific procedures designed by the manufacturer. the last thing you want is the emergency braking system or any other safety system you rely on not working when you need it.
Some manufacturers require that every step of the repair be documented in a very specific way
Most manufacturers require certified shops to use OEM parts for better fit and since each part contributes to the overall integrity of the car, for safety
Being collision repair certified gives the shops access to the manufacturer repair database
What does that mean for you?
Being certified insures the shop will repair your car according to manufacturer specifications, using manufacturer approved procedures, tools and materials and return your vehicle to its pre-accident condition
Are we Manufacturer certified?
In addition to our I-Car Gold Class certification, the gold standard when it comes to collision repair certification (only 20% of the shops nationwide are I-Car Gold Class), Stroyer brothers Auto Body and painting in Escondido (North County San Diego) has been certified by the following manufacturers:
Recognized Hyundai collision repair center (Hyundai collision repair certification)
Kia collision repair certified
FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobile) for Jeep, Chrysler, Ram, Dodge, Fiat, SrT recognized certified collision repair center
Stroyer Brothers Autobody and Painting is located in Escondido, CA and has been serving San Diego North County for over 30 years