Today's unibody cars have many advancements that didn't exist only a few years ago. As auto makers have introduced new technology, the equipment and technical training needed to repair vehicles has changed as well. Keeping technicians up to date with technology through training is what I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, is all about.
I-CAR is an international not-for-profit organization that gathers information about collision repair from major auto makers like BMW, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Volvo; from collision repair businesses across the country; from insurance companies; and from makers and suppliers of tools, equipment and materials used to repair cars.
The purpose of this network is to raise the quality, safety and efficiency of auto collision repair for the ultimate benefit of the consumer.
Look for signs and certificates that indicate that the shop has been properly trained. To assist consumers in identifying shops that have invested in training, I-CAR has established Gold Class Professionals. The I-CAR Gold Class Professionals are collision repair businesses and insurance claims offices that have their employees I-CAR trained.
These businesses support the I-CAR philosophy of restoring vehicles to their pre-accident condition for the benefit of the consumer. They recognize that training is an ongoing process based on the rapidly changing automotive technology. They show their level of training commitment by requalifying for the Gold Class Professionals honor every year. Think of your I-CAR Gold Class Professional Repair Facility as additional "insurance" for your vehicle. At Mid Island Collision, we "ensure" that your collision repair needs and expectations will be met to the highest degree and that your vehicle will look and drive as well as it did before the collision.