The first generation of complex vehicles arrived beginning with the 2010 decade. Midway through this decade vehicles have become “computers with 4 wheels”. The introduction of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems has become the result of the industry’s goal to improve passenger safety by predicting and reducing the number of collisions via telematics and advance communication vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-manufacturer, vehicle-to-emergency response providers… and others.
All of this points to the need for a method to verify that a collision repair facility has the education, technology, and equipment to bring your damaged vehicle back to pre-accident collision ensuring your family’s safety if there is ever another collision. This verification method has been created through certifications from the vehicle manufacturers. A repair facility does not just “sign-up” for such certifications.
At Arnold’s, we earn that designation. Through a series of intense inspections and scrutiny from a third party independent industry organization named Verifacts Automotive, Arnold’s has been designated as certified to repair vehicles to OEM specifications that meet the manufacturer’s safety, quality and crashworthiness standards. Again, this is a result of years of training, education, and investment in technology and equipment. The end result of all this is a new responsibility on the part of the vehicle owner: make sure you choose a repair facility that meets OEM certifications, has educational credentials and the proper equipment and technology to protect your family. As the second generation of complex vehicles has begun, ask the repair facility for a tour. Look for evidence of certifications. Check their education credentials. And remember, where your vehicle is repaired is your choice.
Arnold’s Body Shop is proud to have earned the following certifications:
- Assured Performance Collision Care
- I-Car Gold Class
- FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles)
- GM (General Motors)