Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Canada Inc. (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram and Fiat brands) has announced an exclusive strategic agreement with Certified Collision Care, the Canadian division of Assured Performance Network.
The new partnership will see the development, launch, and management of the Mopar Certified Collision Repair Facility program. FCA Canada will be an integral strategic partner leveraging the joint-effort collision repair facility certification services, infrastructure and turnkey program offered by Certified Collision Care.
This new program allows dealers and independent collision repair facilities to meet the qualifications necessary to be certified by FCA Canada Inc. as a collision repair facility of choice for its vehicle owners. The program will ensure that FCA Canada vehicle owners can choose a Certified collision repair provider, that has the proper tools, equipment, training and facility required to repair their vehicle to OEM specifications and ensure the vehicle’s fit, finish, durability, functionality, value, and safety are preserved. This is particularly important based upon the increasingly complex vehicle design and repair requirements.
By leveraging the existing Certification process, FCA says it will be able to eliminate redundant costs, making certification more affordable for their dealerships and independently owned repair businesses that can meet their requirements.
All Certified Collision Care facilities will automatically be recognized by FCA Canada as Mopar Certified Collision Repair Facilities on June 1, 2016, and will receive special FCA Certified signage as part of the integrated Certified Collision Care program. This strategic partnership reinforces the business strategy and slogan of the joint-effort certification program, “Certified Once, Recognized by Many.”
Mopar Service & Parts Marketing Manager for FCA Canada, John Eason said, “our commitment to our car buyers starts when they purchase their vehicle from FCA Canada, and this includes ensuring they have a Certified Collision Repair Facility to repair their vehicle should they ever need one.”
“Leanne Jefferies, Vice President, Canadian Operations said, “we are proud to partner with FCA Canada to add the Mopar Certified Collision Repair Facility Program and FCA Canada recognition to our Certified shop’s credentials. The national network we are developing helps to fulfill their commitment to their vehicle buyers.”
Certified Collision Care is working with best-in-class collision repair businesses that have met or exceeded the advanced technical requirements to become officially certified. Certified Collision Care is positioned to rapidly expand across the country, as it provides top performing collision repairers a way to gain recognition for their investment in their business and differentiate themselves in their market.