Besides a house, a vehicle is one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your lifetime. So when the time comes for dent removal or automotive repair, you want to know your car is in capable hands. To aid you in your search, your local ABRA Auto has created a list of three valuable certifications. Keep an eye out for them next time you need an auto body technician!
Top 3 Auto Body Certifications to Look For
1. ASE® Blue Seal of Excellence
ASE or the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of collision repair nationwide. They offer over 50 exams covering a variety of automotive-related topics. Before selecting a dent removal specialists, you should check that they completed and passed the collision repair exam. For extra confidence, see if the repair shop has a Blue Seal of Excellence, meaning at least 75% of the technicians are ASE certified.
2. I-CAR® Certification
Like ASE, I-CAR is an international non-profit that provides information and training needed to perform safe and quality repairs. The organization verifies that auto body technicians are up-to-date on the latest tools and techniques.
3. I-CAR Gold Class Designation
In addition to I-CAR certification, check that your auto body technician works at a center with an I-CAR Gold Class designation, such as ABRA Auto. Only 10 percent of the nation’s shops have earned this prestigious honor. The Gold Class ensures that their team is experienced in collision repair and is committed to their employee’s continued education.
Curious what difference these three certifications make? Visit your nearest ABRA Auto to find out. For more on their complete collision repair and dent removal services, check out their website.