Over time, the vehicles we drive have grown increasingly complicated in their features and technologies. Today, the average vehicle has thousands of functional components, tens of thousands of parts, and a mix of advanced lightweight materials.
Properly repairing your complex vehicle after a collision now requires a team of highly trained specialists. Up-to-date training is essential, since vehicle designs and recommended repair procedures change faster now than ever before. And no two vehicles will follow the exact same repair plan.
When you see the Gold Class symbol, you know that shop:
Trains every technician involved in collision repair every year so that anyone who touches your car understands new vehicle technologies and repair procedures
Trains experts representing each of the four key collision repair roles of Estimator, Non-Structural Technician, Steel Structural Technician and Refinish Technician
Keeping Gold Class
Vehicle advancements never stop, and neither does the need for continuous training. So if a collision repair facility has a lapse in its training, even for a year, its Gold Class designation is taken away. So when you see the Gold Class logo, you know the repair shop has in-house knowledge across all of the collision repair roles necessary for complete, safe and quality repairs, and up-to-date training in how to fix your vehicle properly.
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