After a collision, restoring the structural integrity of your car is critical to your safety and the lives of your passengers. Gold Class is the collision repair industry standard for training, offered by I-CAR, for ongoing training that contributes to complete, safe and quality repairs.
Having their shop’s estimators, non-structural, structural and refinish technicians trained contributes to providing a quality repair with efficiency that can save you time and money.
Gold Class is the collision repair industry standard for training. Gold Class shops stay up-to-date by training their staff annually which can be a contributing factor in performing complete, safe and quality repairs. Ongoing training and testing keeps repair technicians up-to-date on the latest vehicle models, technologies and repair methods. Shops that lapse in their training, even for a year, lost their Gold Class statue.
There's more than leading ongoing training behind the hands of a safe repair. Proper infrastructure, access to specific vehicle maker repair procedures and the right tools and equipment are just as critical.
Going for the Gold
Today’s vehicles are often referred to as “computers on wheels,” reflecting technologies and enhancements that extend far beyond surround sound. In fact, sophisticated Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) such as lane change and pedestrian alarms are becoming standard in newer vehicles, but require complex repair procedures, as some ADAS feature specialized cameras requiring recalibration and much more. This kind of knowledge is at the core of Gold Class shops; shops trained to know:
- How to make the right decisions for a safe repair
- How to find hidden damage others may not see
- The latest repair procedures and technologies
- Which parts to repair and which to replace