When you select a collision repair shop, you should also consider whether the facility has experience working with your type of car. Different manufacturers use different construction materials and their vehicles can require different repair procedures.
I-CAR, the not-for-profit training organization that awards Gold Class® recognition, works with vehicle manufacturers throughout the industry to provide current training relevant to all new makes and models. In fact, a growing number of major automotive manufacturers require the Gold Class designation or I-CAR training of their network partners.
Because of their training on different makes and models of cars, looking for Gold Class can be a good way for you to find a shop that has real-world training in repairing your type of vehicle. You can also ask the Gold Class shop if it is a certified repair facility for your make of car to learn whether it has even more specialized knowledge relating to your make of car.
Following is a list of vehicle makers who support Gold Class training: