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The ProFirst Certified Collision Repair Facility program has launched with Certified Collision Care

Honda Canada has selected Certified Collision Care, the Canadian division of Assured Performance Network, as their exclusive strategic partner to administer and manage the Honda and Acura ProFirst Collision Repair Facility Program. The program will identify, certify, and promote dealership and independent facilities as collision repair providers of choice, to Honda and Acura drivers across Canada.  Participation in the Honda and Acura ProFirst Collision Repair Facility Program will require a dealer sponsorship, and existing ProFirst Collision Repair centres will be required to join the Certified Collision Care program to maintain their certification.   Complete program details are now available at www.GetProFirstCertified.ca. If you are interested in becoming a ProFirst Certified Collision Repair Facility, visit the website to review requirements and speak with your Honda or Acura dealer about sponsorship. Dealers can now login at www.GetProFirstCertified.ca to sponsor collision centres…

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Certified Collision Care Selected as Exclusive Strategic Partner to Manage Honda and Acura ProFirst Collision Repair Facility Program in Canada

Markham, ON (October 31, 2019) – Honda Canada has selected Certified Collision Care, the Canadian division of Assured Performance Network, as their exclusive strategic partner to administer and manage the Honda and Acura ProFirst Collision Repair Facility Program. The program will identify, certify, and promote dealership and independent facilities as collision repair providers of choice, to Honda and Acura drivers across Canada. Participation in the Honda and Acura ProFirst Collision Repair Facility Program will require a dealer sponsorship, and existing ProFirst Collision Repair centres will join the Certified Collision Care program to maintain their certification. Details will be available online at www.certifiedcollisioncare.ca once the program has launched, in December 2019. For Certified Collision Care Providers that gain Honda or Acura sponsorship, there is no additional fee to add ProFirst Collision Repair Facility recognition to their…


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Saskatchewan Government Insurance Officially Recognizes Certified Collision Care Program

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has officially recognized Certified Collision Care as an approved third-party OEM certification program as part of SGI’s provincial accreditation program and their Safe and Quality Auto Repair Project. Shops that become certified with Certified Collision Care before March 1, 2021 will be eligible for a $6,000 one-time lump-sum payment for meeting the minimum accreditation requirements, plus an additional one-time lump-sum payment of $9,000 for becoming OEM certified (total of $15,000).  The training and tooling incentive was announced by Minister Responsible for SGI Joe Hargrave on September 21, 2019 at the Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers (SAAR) Annual General Meeting, as one of many major changes to their accreditation program that are designed to ensure there is a healthy, sustainable collision repair industry capable of repairing vehicles safely. SGI acknowledged in a…


Exciting Announcement:   The INFINITI Certified Collision Repair Program has launched!

INFINITI Canada has selected Certified Collision Care as its exclusive strategic partner to administer and manage the new INFINITI Certified Collision Repair Program. The program will identify, certify and promote INFINITI Retailer-Owned and Independent facilities as collision repair providers of choice, to INFINITI clients across Canada.   Participation in the INFINITI Certified Collision Repair Program will be limited in each market area and dealer sponsorship will be a requirement. For Certified Collision Care Providers that gain INFINITI dealer sponsorship and are not in a locked out market, there is no additional fee to add INFINITI Certification to their Certified Collision Care credentials; however, some additional INFINITI specific requirements will be necessary.   Details are now available online at www.getINFINITIcertified.ca    


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The Nissan Certified Collision Repair Network is Expanding

      The Nissan Certified Collision Repair Network is Expanding Nissan Canada is focused on providing Nissan customers with a certified collision repair choice in every market across Canada. To help facilitate this Nissan has relaunched the online sponsorship portal, and is requesting that dealers sponsor qualified collision repair centres in their local market. Dealers are initially provided with two sponsorship opportunities. Once these two sponsored collision repair centres are certified, dealers can nominate one additional repair centre. Then as each repair centre is certified, one more additional sponsorship opportunity becomes available to the dealer. If you are interested in becoming part of the Nissan Certified Collision Repair Network, we recommend reaching out to your local Nissan dealer to request sponsorship! Dealers will login at www.getnissancertified.ca to complete their sponsorships, and you can visit this site for complete details….


Certified Collision Care Newsletter: April 2019

April 2019       Welcome to the Certified Collision Care Newsletter Our newsletter will provide you with valuable information, program announcements and updates, and tips to maximize your OEM Certification. Would you like to share with your colleagues?  They can subscribe to our free newsletter at www.certifiedcollisioncare.ca. Quick Reference Guide to finding OEM Repair Procedures   Given the importance of researching and following OEM repair procedures, we are providing the links below to ensure all Certified Collision Care Providers are aware of how to access this information: Ford (free site) https://www.motorcraftservice.com/FreeResources/Free Ford (paid subscription required) https://www.motorcraftservice.com/Home/Index FCA (free site) https://www.moparrepairconnection.com/ FCA (paid subscription required) https://www.techauthority.com/ Kia (paid subscription required) https://kiatechinfo.snapon.com/default.aspx Nissan (paid subscription required) https://www.nissan-techinfo.com/home.aspx Toyota and Lexus (paid subscription required, purchase of TechStream includes 1 year subscription) https://techinfo.toyota.com ICAR – USA site provides useful links to…


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PLEASE WELCOME TOYOTA AND LEXUS TO THE CERTIFIED COLLISION CARE PROGRAM!

      Important announcement for Certified Collision Care Providers: PLEASE WELCOME TOYOTA AND LEXUS TO THE CERTIFIED COLLISION CARE PROGRAM! It’s a pleasure to inform you that Toyota has selected Certified Collision Care as the exclusive strategic partner to manage Toyota and Lexus Certified Collision Centre Programs in Canada. Participation in the Toyota and Lexus Certified Collision Centre Program is limited in each market area and dealer sponsorship is a requirement. Existing Toyota and Lexus Certified Collision Centres will have the opportunity to join the Certified Collision Care program to maintain their certifications. For Certified Collision Care Providers that gain a Toyota and/or Lexus Dealer sponsorship, there is no additional enrollment fee to add Toyota or Lexus Certification to your Certified Collision Care credentials; however additional Toyota and Lexus specific requirements are required for certification. We…


Certified Collision Care Newsletter: February 2019

Welcome to the Certified Collision Care Newsletter Our newsletter will provide you with valuable information, program announcements and updates, and tips to maximize your OEM Certification. Would you like to share with your colleagues?  They can subscribe to our free newsletter at www.certifiedcollisioncare.ca. FCA Certified Collision Network Training Support   The FCA Certified Collision Network, the Automotive Management Institute (AMi), and Mike Anderson’s Collision Advice have teamed up to provide relevant network online training to improve the FCA customer experience. As a FCA Certified Collision Network shop, you are an important part of the FCA Customer Experience from good customer service to an accurate repair and the following courses assist in the achievement of these customer satisfaction goals. The online courses have been developed for individuals involved in administrative, management, estimating, and repair planning roles. These…


Certified Collision Care Newsletter: December 2018

Welcome to the Certified Collision Care Newsletter Our newsletter will provide you with valuable information, program announcements and updates, and tips to maximize your OEM Certification. Would you like to share with your colleagues?  They can subscribe to our free newsletter at www.certifiedcollisioncare.ca. Happy Holidays Wishing you, your family, and your team a very happy holiday season. May the coming year bring health, happiness, and continued success to you and your business in 2019. Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for a Prosperous New Year! From your friends and team at Certified Collision Care New Position Statements Ford Motor Company and Lincoln Motor Company have released new position statements, outlining the requirements for pre and post diagnostic scanning during collision repairs. Click here to download the new position statements from FORD MOTOR COMPANY and LINCOLN MOTOR COMPANY. Promoting OEM…


Certified Collision Care Newsletter: July 2018

Welcome to the Certified Collision Care Newsletter Our newsletter will provide you with valuable information, program announcements and updates, and tips to maximize your OEM Certification. Would you like to share with your colleagues?  They can subscribe to our free newsletter at www.certifiedcollisioncare.ca. SAVE THE DATE: CERTIFIED COLLISION CARE CLINIC SEPT 27TH 2018 EXCLUSIVE EVENT FOR CERTIFIED COLLISION CARE PROVIDERS, ENROLLED SHOPS AND SPECIAL GUESTS!   MAXIMIZING YOUR OEM CERTIFICATIONS September 27th 2018   1:00pm – 4:00pm Sandman Signature Vancouver Airport Hotel – Round Room   Why Should You Attend the Certified Collision Care Clinic? Presentations will cover these important topics: Certified Collision Care: The new model for the collision repair business Leveraging your OEM Certified marketing tools for maximum impact How to adopt OEM Certified Shop best practices in your business The power of promoting your OEM Certifications…


Certified Collision Care Newsletter: April 2018

Welcome to the Certified Collision Care Newsletter Our monthly newsletter will provide you with valuable information, program announcements and updates, and tips to maximize your OEM Certification. Would you like to share with your colleagues?  They can subscribe to our free newsletter at www.certifiedcollisioncare.ca. CERTIFIED COLLISION CARE: MONTREAL INFORMATION SESSIONS  May 24th – Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel-800 Place Leigh Capreol   Collision Repair Facilities travelling to Montreal to attend CCIF, and interested in becoming OEM Certified are invited to join the Certified Collision Care team at our information sessions on May 24th. Our presenters will share information about OEM Certification with Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Nissan and Kia. We also invite our Certified and Enrolled shops to join the Certified Collision Care team at our Meet & Greet from 3-4pm. English presentation: 12:30pm – 1:30pm French…


Certified Collision Care Newsletter: December 2017

Welcome to the Certified Collision Care Newsletter Our monthly newsletter will provide you with valuable information, program announcements and updates, and tips to maximize your OEM Certification. Would you like to share with your colleagues?  They can subscribe to our free newsletter at www.certifiedcollisioncare.ca. Kia Canada Joins Certified Collision Care Certified Collision Care is proud to announce that Kia Canada is our newest OEM partner within the Certified Collision Care joint effort OEM certification program. Kia Canada launched the Kia Certified Collision Repair Centre program on November 28, 2017 to ensure Kia 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 that will deliver a best in class collision repair experience. As a Certified Collision Care Provider, you are…


Certified Collision Care Newsletter: October 2017

  Welcome to the Certified Collision Care Newsletter Our monthly newsletter will provide you with valuable information, program announcements and updates, and tips to maximize your OEM Certification. Would you like to share with your colleagues?  They can subscribe to our free newsletter at www.certifiedcollisioncare.ca. Maximizing your OEM Certified Credentials: Do your insurance partners know about your OEM Certifications? Many Canadian insurers are now adding OEM Certifications to their shop profiles. As more consumers are educated about OEM Certified collision repair choices, it is important to ensure that your insurance partners have this information.  It is up to you to promote your OEM Certified credentials, and ask your insurance partners to update your business profile, so their front-line claims staff has the information when it’s needed.  We suggest you send them the press release announcing your OEM Certifications!…


August Certified Collision Care Newsletter

  Welcome to the Certified Collision Care Newsletter Our monthly newsletter will provide you with valuable information, program announcements and updates, and tips to maximize your OEM Certification. Would you like to share with your colleagues?  They can subscribe to our free newsletter at www.certifiedcollisioncare.ca. Maximizing your OEM Certified Credentials:  Did You Know? Certified Collision Care Providers who do not have their online locator landing pages (Micro Sites) completed experience 80% LESS consumer traffic than those collision care providers who do. Put your best foot forward with consumers and insurers!  Visit our online locator at www.autobodylocator.ca to confirm that you have updated your micro site with photos of your business and a personalized greeting.  Check that you have uploaded your company logo, contact information, website address, and hours of operation to maximize this valuable resource and drive new…


Certified Collision Care Newsletter March 2017

  Welcome to the Certified Collision Care Newsletter Our monthly newsletter will provide you with valuable information, program announcements and updates, and tips to maximize your OEM Certification. Would you like to share with your colleagues?  They can subscribe to our free newsletter at www.certifiedcollisioncare.ca. NISSAN CANADA JOINS CERTIFIED COLLISION CARE Nissan Canada has selected Certified Collision Care as their exclusive strategic partner to administer and manage the new Nissan Certified Collision Repair Network program, to identify, Certify, and promote dealership and independent collision repair providers across all of Canada.  Nissan 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.   Participation in the Nissan Certified Collision Repair Network will be limited, and there will be a market lock-out.  Nissan program enrollment…


Welcome to the Certified Collision Care Newsletter

FEBRUARY 2017     Our monthly newsletter will provide you with valuable information, program announcements and updates, and tips to maximize your OEM Certification. Would you like to share with your colleagues?  They can subscribe to our free newsletter at www.certifiedcollisioncare.ca. Ford Canada joins Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on the Certified Collision Care Program Ford Motor Company of Canada and FCA are now both partners with Certified Collision Care to manage their OEM Certification programs.  Collision Repairers that meet the aluminum-specific Ford requirements can now add OEM Certification by Ford to their business.  Certified shops will receive signage, distinction on the Autobody locator and the ability to use special FCA and Ford badges on their marketing material and website.  Our OEM brochures and certification requirements can be downloaded on our website at this link: http://certifiedcollisioncare.ca/canada/affiliates If you are already FCA Certified, and would…