Certified Collision Care, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training, and facilities necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer’s specifications, has officially certified Souris Collision & Glass. In achieving their Certification, Souris Collision & Glass is now an integral part of the most advanced repair capable and efficient collision repair network in the world. Adding to their credentials, Souris Collision & Glass is officially certified by Certified Collision Care, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Certified, and Kia.
To become certified by the various Automakers, Souris Collision & Glass passed the rigorous Certification process essential to help ensure a proper and safe repair of the new generation of advanced vehicles. Less than five per cent of body shops across the nation are able to meet the stringent requirements to become officially certified and recognized. The Certified network is made up exclusively of best-in-class collision repair businesses that have met or exceeded the strict requirements of the Certification program.
According to Souris Collision & Glass president, Donald Smith, "Our business has been built on a foundation of excellence and ethical business practices. We strive to provide the highest-quality repair for our customers. Our state-of-the-art facility and certified technicians give us the ability to achieve this Certified status."
The Certification criteria are based upon auto manufacturer requirements. These are critical to ensure the vehicle fit, finish, durability, value and safety following an accident. As new model vehicles are being introduced that use lightweight high strength materials and advanced technology, a proper repair according to manufacturer specification is even more important than ever to ensure the passenger safety and proper performance of the vehicle. Auto manufacturers want to ensure that consumers have the option of Certified Collision Repair wherever they live, work, or travel.
"Consumers need the confidence and peace of mind to know their vehicle is being repaired by a shop that has what it takes to ensure the vehicle safety. Souris Collision & Glass is officially a Collision Care Provider™," said Scott Biggs, CEO of Assured Performance Collision Care™. "They represent the standard by which all other body shops are measured."
Smith went on to explain, “This certification from Collision Care is only a few of the manufacturers that use Collision Care and represents a small portion of the vehicles that we are certified to repair. MPIC has done exactly the same certification process with us and certifies us on all makes and models. Not just those listed in the press release from Certified Collision Care. Certified Collision Care is working on bringing in more manufacturers into their Network. When it comes to Nissan the manufacturers must sponsor a shop in order to be qualified thru Collision Care. There are other Certification companies similar to Certified Collision Care. But because this is a fairly new area of business, we have a few certification companies out there. They can't all represent the manufacturers, so I suspect that in a few years you will see some drop out and some amalgamate.”
About Certified Collision Care: Certified Collision Care is the Canadian division of Assured Performance Network, the largest network of OEM Certified repair providers in the world with over 2,800 Collision Care Providers participating, and administers the Canadian Nissan Certified Collision Repair Network, Mopar Certified Collision Repair Facility, Kia Certified Collision Repair Centre and Ford National Body Shop Network Certified programs. Visit www.certifiedcollisioncare.ca for more information.