Initiative Designed to Accelerate OEM Certification Adoption and Compliance
CHARLOTTE (May 14, 2018) — CARSTAR and Assured Performance jointly announced today they will provide a special OEM certification initiative and bundled services to CARSTAR locations across North America. The new initiative leverages Assured Performance tools and resources for CARSTAR store owners to help accelerate adoption and compliance to OEM certification requirements and business improvement milestones. CARSTAR corporate will also have access to optics across their network to manage business development, certification compliance and market coverage.
“As OEM certifications and repair standards continue to grow in importance, we want to ensure CARSTAR store owners have the resources, tools and training to restore customers’ vehicles to the OEM’s pre-accident condition,” said Michael Macaluso, President of CARSTAR. “Not only do these OEM certifications provide an additional level of customer confidence in the CARSTAR repair process, it helps CARSTAR also meet the repair standards of our insurance partners in the U.S. and Canada.”
Assured Performance manages and administers OEM certification programs on behalf of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Ford, Kia, Hyundai, and Nissan and INFINITI, and in Canada, for Fiat Chrysler (FCA), Ford, Kia and Nissan. All qualified collision repairers in North America have the opportunity to attain multiple, diverse OEM certifications through a single provider by leveraging the common business development, audit, inspection and documentation processes managed by Assured Performance. In order to qualify, repairers must have the proper tools, equipment, training and facilities to repair vehicles to OEM specifications and ensure a vehicle’s fit, finish, durability, functionality, value and safety are preserved.
CARSTAR — a part of the Driven Brands, Inc. family of automotive aftermarket franchise brands — is North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities with more than 550 locations in 34 states and 10 Canadian provinces. CARSTAR in the U.S. and CARSTAR in Canada deliver national scale, consistently high-quality vehicle repairs, repeatable outcomes and the industry’s highest customer satisfaction ratings; all repairs are backed by a national warranty and service guarantee. Through a variety of fundraising initiatives, CARSTAR, its franchisees, partners and employees have raised over $3 million for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and has made fighting cystic fibrosis its cause, North American wide. For more information visit www.carstar.com and www.carstar.ca and follow us on Facebook and twitter. CARSTAR is actively seeking new franchisees. Interested parties should contact 844-906-9764.
About Assured Performance (www.AssuredPerformance.NET):
Assured Performance is the largest network of Certified body shops with over 2,800 body shops participating. Assured Performance was created as a joint-effort initiative to provide body shop Certification for several of the largest automakers in the world covering over 60% of all vehicle brands on the road including but not limited to Ford, Nissan, Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Hyundai, Kia and others. Assured Performance is comprised of three entities: A non-profit consumer advocacy organization, a legal Cooperative (Co-Op), and a management company. Combined, they are the industry recognized leader in Certification, collision business development, and consumer awareness.