Gold Class Advantage
When you see the Gold Class logo, you know a shop is trained in how to make the proper repairs that can retain the safety and structural integrity of your vehicle. Research confirms that choosing a Gold Class business can also mean a better repair experience for you. A May 2013 analysis of more than 18,000 collision repair shops by automotive information provider CynCast found that Gold Class-rated businesses outperformed other body shops by 47% in CynCast’s Shop Performance Value Rating. The rating measures shop performance using important metrics such as how long it takes for customers to get their cars back, the accuracy of the initial estimate, and customer satisfaction.
Many insurers, vehicle makers and repair networks require or recommend training for repair shops in their networks, including Gold Class status. Ask your insurance company or car dealer what training their program requires.
What is the Gold Class Designation?
When your car has been in a collision, getting it repaired properly is critical for your family’s safety and your peace of mind. But how do you know if a shop has the up-to-date knowledge to repair your vehicle safely?
The Gold Class designation lets you know a collision repair shop has trained technicians who know how to repair your vehicle properly. Approximately 10% of collision repair shops in Canada currently complete the rigorous training requirements needed to meet the Gold Class standard. Businesses that earn Gold Class status are proud of their accomplishment and will typically display the Gold Class logo prominently in their shop and on their website to help you identify them as highly trained repair facilities.
As vehicles incorporate more and more new materials and new technologies, current training has become increasingly important for proper repairs. Gold Class shops are trained to know:
- How to make the right decisions for a safe repair
- How to find hidden damage others may not see
- The latest repair procedures and technologies
- Which parts to repair and which to replace
In addition to the I-CAR Gold Class designation, each ProFirst shop has received Honda-specific training through I-CAR. The training provides Honda-specific information about vehicle construction materials and general repair considerations, specific repair procedures, manufacturer’s position statements relative to vehicle repair, hybrid electric and alternative fuel vehicle repair considerations, and more.
When you need collision repair, consider Taylormotive your ProFirst collision repair facility, recognized by Honda for training and commitment to a higher level of customer satisfaction. We are also an ICBC collision auto repair shop, making it easier for with your auto insurance claim.
ICBC I-Car Gold Collision Repair North Vancouver (604) 985-7455