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Driving has become significantly safer due to advances in car designs and safety features, and yet cost-cutting efforts or incompetence by body shops often interfere with these features.
iCar certification indicates that you’re dealing with a body shop trained, equipped, and approved by specific auto manufacturers to conduct specific types of repairs required by them. Inspection and evaluation sessions take place regularly to make sure these shops stay abreast of current repair practices, tools and technology.
As vehicle manufacturing introduces lightweight high-strength materials and advanced driver assistance systems like ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems), repair procedures according to manufacturer specs become even more essential than ever before. Failing to follow OEM procedures could compromise all of a carmaker’s crashworthiness efforts and leave drivers vulnerable.
Professional body shops, like 5 Star Autoplex, require specialized equipment like frame straightening machines, welding tools and spray booths in order to carry out their jobs successfully. Depending on the nature of their work they may also require additional safety gear like protective eyewear for grinding, sanding and painting vehicles as this protects eyes from debris flying off from grinding discs, dust particles from grinding pads or chemicals used during painting work – as well as sparks from paint spray guns!
Certification processes provide shops with an additional tool in identifying those shops with the technology and equipment to repair modern vehicles effectively, such as calibrating ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) or other technologies.
ADAS technology promotes road safety because it helps prevent crashes save society and auto insurers money while decreasing risks to everyone involved. Therefore, it would be absurd if cost-cutting measures by repair shops and insurance companies were to compromise a vehicle awarded Top Safety Pick or Safety Pick+ status; this situation has become far less frequent over time thankfully.
Students enrolled in this program learn to restore both the exterior appearance of vehicles while repairing complex mechanical components – something not every shop offers.
Consideration must be given when selecting an auto body repair shop based on technicians with advanced skills for advanced collision repairs, whether that means fixing structural damage, recalibrating ADAS sensors or matching paint finishes. Staying current with technology and safety innovations is paramount in providing excellent auto body service.
IIHS research has demonstrated the significant reduction of crashes through automatic braking and forward collision warning systems, so it is imperative that car manufacturers, collision repairers, and auto insurers ensure cost-cutting efforts or incompetence don’t undermine such safety features. Becoming Assured Performance certified allows shops to ensure their work is done to exacting standards.
Insurers and repairers owe it to customers to deliver vehicles that meet the crash protection standards they paid for when purchasing their policy. That means adhering to OEM procedures designed and tested to restore safety features like ADAS sensors which require recalibration after damage; failure to do so poses risks of misalignment between sensors.
Consumer Reports’ research indicates that high-tech systems require more expensive repairs, yet these repairs should not be avoided to save money. Cars equipped with automatic braking, forward collision warning systems and blind-spot monitoring technologies have proven significantly safer than their counterparts without these features.
After an accident, dealerships typically have the resources and capabilities necessary to repair and calibrate these systems or point you toward an accredited collision shop. Some manufacturers also provide extended bumper-to-bumper warranties which cover repairs or replacement of ADAS components after collision and within their warranty period.
By choosing Five Star Body and Paint you get the best repairs while saving up to $1000 on your deductible. Call today to schedule your free estimate.