The Gold Class you can be confident in your choice of collision repair shop. It means a business has met the industry’s standard for training that contributes to complete, safe and quality repairs.
The Gold Class designation is awarded by I-CAR, a not-for-profit training organization founded by the collision repair industry and dedicated to consumer safety.
When your car has been in a collision, getting it repaired properly is critical for your family’s safety and your peace of mind. The Gold Class designation lets you know a collision repair shop has trained technicians who know how to repair your vehicle properly. Approximately 10% of collision repair shops currently complete the rigorous training requirements needed to meet the Gold Class standard. Businesses that earn Gold Class status are proud of their accomplishment and will typically display the Gold Class logo prominently in their shop and on their website to help you identify them as highly trained repair facilities.
As vehicles incorporate more and more new materials and new technologies, current training has become increasingly important for proper repairs. Gold Class shops are trained to know:
How to make the right decisions for a safe repair
How to find hidden damage others may not see
The latest repair procedures and technologies
Which parts to repair and which to replace