August 20, 2021 ‐ Nanaimo, British Columbia ‐ Laird Wheaton has been officially Certified by 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. In achieving their Certification, Laird Wheaton GM is now an integral part of the most advanced repair capable and efficient collision repair Network in the world. Adding to their credentials, Laird Wheaton is officially Certified by Certified Collision Care, Fiat Chrysler, Genesis, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, and Toyota.
To become Certified by the various Automakers, Laird Wheaton passed the rigorous Certification process essential to help ensure a proper and safe repair of the new generation of advanced vehicles. Less than 5% 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 Laird Wheaton owner, Steve Laird, “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 light weight high strength materials and advanced technology, a proper repair according to manufacturer specification is even more important 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’s safety. Laird Wheaton is officially a Collision Care Provider™,” explained Scott Biggs, CEO of Assured Performance Collision Care™. “They represent the standard by which all other body shops are measured.”
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. The Assured Performance Network has had over 3500 Collision Care Providers participating and administers the OEM Certification Programs for Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Kia, Nissan, INFINITI, Toyota, Lexus, Honda and Acura ProFirst. Visit www.certifiedcollisioncare.ca for more information or www.autobodylocator.ca to find a certified facility in your area.
Leo Vaudrin‐Body Shop Manager