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Who’s Working on Your Car in Dallas?
When you drop your car off for a repair, you automatically trust that the technicians working on it have the experience and certification to do the best job possible. But how do you really know? Trust is a big part of any relationship, and this is certainly true of the one between yourself and your mechanic. You want assurances that your mechanic holds the proper certifications to ensure your car is getting the attention it deserves.
Knowing who’s working on your car in Dallas takes just a little bit of research, but this will pay off for you in the end.
Body shops that hold the proper certifications can assure your car is being repaired according to the highest industry standards. For example, here at Hance’s Uptown Collision Center, we are an I-CARTM and ASETM certified garage, featuring experienced, friendly technicians who boast the highest levels of training and education in collision repair.
This training and knowledge allows our team to offer exceptional auto body repairs, quality workmanship and attentive customer service. We know getting you back on the road as quickly as possible is of paramount importance. After all, you’re busy and need to get places. However, we never compromise safety, aesthetics and functionality for fast work.
What Does I-CAR Certification Mean?
I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, is an international organization that provides information, knowledge and skills required to perform complete, safe and quality repairs. It was established in 1979 out of a collaboration of six segments of the collision repair industry:
- Collision repair
- Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)
- Education, training and research
- Tools, equipment and supply
- Related industry services
The goal is to provide those who need collision repair with access to high-quality, industry-leading training solutions, encouraging and supporting communication in the industry on issues impacting collision repair.
What Does ASE Certification Mean?
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), a professional certification group, certifies professionals and shops in the automotive repair and service industry and has been doing so since 1972. The goal is to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service through testing and certifying automotive professionals. Nearly 300,000 automotive technicians hold ASE certifications. The ASE tests and certifies automotive professionals so that shop owners and service customers can better understand their level of expertise before utilizing their services.
In order to become certified, technicians must pass a test first, then accumulate two years of on-the-job training or one year of training and a two-year degree in automotive repair.