What exactly is an I-CAR Certification?

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What exactly is an I-CAR Certification?

You’ve likely seen the certification listed on a business card and maybe wondered what it means.

I-CAR stands for Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair.

Autos.aol.com explains that I-CAR, “is an international, not-for-profit training organization dedicated to improving the quality, safety and efficiency of auto collision repair.”

I-CAR seeks to educate individuals employed in the collision industry with the latest in technical training available.

Those who attend I-CAR training may take a variety of courses to learn more about their field. Autos.aol.com indicates these may include but are not limited to:

  • Damage Analysis
  • Welding Repair
  • Refinishing of Plastics
  • Working with Trim and Hardware
  • Dent Repair
  • Fiberglass Repair
  • Quarter Panel Placement
  • Preparing the Equipment, Paint Area and Refinish Materials

According to blackandwhiteauto.com, “I-CAR certification means that collision repair professionals have achieved a high level of expertise in their field.”

The collision repair field is constantly changing so it’s really important to take your car to someone who keeps up on the latest in collision repair.

Training is important to Great Plains Auto Body’s owner Bruce Hansen. He says the industry has changed rapidly over the years.

“Repair procedures have changed, paint systems have changed. We’ve gone from lacquer, acrylic enamels and polyurethanes to water-based paints. We have moved from spraying on primer to rolling it on with a roller,” Bruce says.

When you take your car to Great Plains Auto Body to be repaired, you can be sure the collision repair experts will use the newest methods to give you the best experience possible.

Schedule your appointment today at 402-334-7100.