i-CAR (The Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education to the collision repair industry, ensuring proper repairs. i-CAR Gold Class Professionals® is the highest i-CAR level of achievement and considered the highest level of training in the industry.
The Gold Class designation lets you know a collision repair shop, like V&J Auto Body, employs trained technicians who know how to repair your vehicle properly. Approximately less than 20% of collision repair shops currently complete the rigorous training requirements needed to meet the Gold Class standard. Some of the i-CAR Gold Class Training includes 6 hours of annual training classes for each technician, it is like continuing education to make sure all of our technicians stay current on new and upcoming products in the auto industry. We also must have 1 Role Rep for each defined area in the Body Shop; Estimating, Non-Structural Repair, Structural Repair, Refinish Repair, and Aluminum Repair
We currently have more than 4 technicians certified in each of those Body Shop areas. This is one of the many things that sets V&J Auto Body apart from the heard. We take pride in being a Gold Class facility and take our continuing education seriously. We try to strive for an environment where learning isn’t a chore, but an activity that everyone is a part of and enjoys. We can only be the best if we all work together and use our collective repair knowledge to repair your vehicle the way the manufacturer intended. During your vehicle repair we may use i-CAR resources, they pioneered the one stop shop for all repair needs, they have scoured the interwebs in search for all different kinds of procedures that aid the Body Shop in repairing your vehicle timely and correctly.
Many shops in business today are not i-CAR Gold Class, or even care to be, they feel that it is unnecessary. We challenge that idea and stigma, V&J Auto Body is committed to providing our customers with the best repair possible, and the only way to achieve that is by staying current with technology and procedure. We use our knowledge gained from i-CAR, not only during the repair but in every aspect of what we do! i-CAR is a part of the culture at V&J Auto Body. i-CAR Gold Class is also a prerequisite for many Manufacturer Certifications, it shows the Manufacturer that we take learning seriously and are 100% invested in building and maintaining a learning culture