CARSTAR London East & CARSTAR London West achieve Mopar Canada OEM Certification and Certified Collision Care Credentials
July 18, 2016, Hamilton, ON – Certified Collision Care announced today that CARSTAR London East, and CARSTAR London West have achieved their official OEM Certification as Mopar Certified Collision Repair Facilities, and recognition as Certified Collision Care Providers.
Both facilities are state-of-the-art, and owner Wayne Minogue has invested heavily in both businesses. CARSTAR London West is a 6,500 sq. ft. Facility, and CARSTAR London East is 30,000 sq. ft. “I’ve spent about $300,000 on equipment,” says Minogue. “We’ve invested in two resistance spot welders, two aluminum MIG brazing welders, and we’re putting in a second spray booth.”
“We are focused on delivering an exceptional customer experience, and that means repairing vehicles to OEM specifications”, says Wayne Minogue, owner of both locations. “Our team is committed and has worked together with my management team to meet the training requirements to achieve OEM Certification. I am proud of what they have accomplished! We are qualified and ready to repair the highly advanced vehicles on the road today and in the future.” Both CARSTAR locations were just recognized as I-CAR Gold Facilities as well, further demonstrating their commitment to excellence.
The Certified Collision Care program provides all qualified collision repairers the opportunity to attain OEM Certification in Canada. Parent company Assured Performance Network has over 2000 Certified shops that are recognized by Ford, FCA, Nissan, Infiniti and Hyundai. In Canada, Certified Collision Care has an exclusive agreement with FCA Canada (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat brands) to manage and administer their OEM certification program, and other OEM recognitions are expected to be added in the future.
In order to qualify, repairers must have the proper tools, equipment, training and facilities required to repair vehicles to OEM specifications and ensure a vehicle’s fit, finish, durability, functionality, value, and safety are preserved. Once Certified, all Certified Collision Care providers are recognized by FCA Canada as a Mopar Certified Collision Repair Provider.
Certified Collision Care is rapidly expanding across the country, with collision repairers from 8 provinces enrolled in the program. Participating repairers recognize the value of OEM Certification, and want to gain recognition for their investment in their business and differentiate themselves in their market.
About Certified Collision Care:
The mission of the Certified Collision Care program is to raise the industry’s technical repair capability and ensure each repair business has what is necessary to properly and safely repair current and future vehicles manufactured by the participating Automakers. Visit www.certifiedcollisioncare.ca for more information.
Media Contact: Leanne Jefferies,
VP of Canadian Operations,
Assured Performance Network
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