Certifications, Training & Education
Technology has inundated the collision industry from new vehicle materials to new tools to new processes to the new software we use. The vehicles themselves are becoming more complex and smarter. This is why it’s important to distinguish body shops which test and certify automotive professionals so you can better gauge the level of expertise offered by the shop. At River City Auto Body & Truck Division, our technicians have the experience, training and certifications required to perform complete, safe and expert repairs.
The Importance of Choosing a Manufacturer Certified Shop with Certified Repair Technicians.
When you have a wreck, there are tons of auto body shops you can go to, but very few manufacturer certified with a team of Certified Repair Technicians like you’ll find at River City Auto Body. Not every shop goes through the process or the expense of investing in the training and equipment required to be a certified shop… or for their technicians to become certified on a variety of makes and models.
Why is it important to have your repairs done at a certified shop like River City Auto Body? Quite simply, for the safety of you and your family. Certified shops go through an extensive approval process and agree to repair vehicles according to the manufacturer’s standards. Our technicians go through dozens of hours of training to learn the specifics of different body types, makes and models. In short, they know the correct way to repair your vehicle to pre-accident condition.
River City Auto Body has been Certified by Assured Performance, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization, and officially recognized by Nissan, Ford, Chrysler and GM.
The Certification signifies that River City Auto Body has the right tools, equipment, training and facility necessary to repair the participating manufacturers' vehicles to the manufacturer specifications. This is essential to help ensure the fit, finish, durability, value and safety of vehicles.
River City Auto Body is part of an exclusive group of best-in-class collision repair businesses located across the United States. These Certified Collision Care Providers have passed a rigorous Certification process that inspect and audits the business to ensure they have the required tools, equipment, technical training, facilities and customer satisfaction services.
Two out of three people find a repair shop by talking to friends or relatives. Don't take chances. Refer your friends and family to River City Auto Body and let our trained professionals take care of them today!
I-CAR Gold Class® Collision Repair Facility
River City Auto Body is proud to be a Gold Class® collision repair business. The Gold Class recognition indicates that our technicians are trained in the proper repair techniques and procedures that contribute to the complete and safe repair of your vehicle.
As a Gold Class shop, we require each of our technicians involved in collision repair to take ongoing training every year. This includes classes on new vehicle technologies and the latest repair techniques.
River City Auto Body is among only 10 percent of collision repair businesses to achieve Gold Class status, whereas shops that are not Gold Class may train minimally or not at all. Gold Class shops are trained on how to fix your vehicle right; on what can be repaired and what needs to be replaced; and on how to see hidden damage you may not see. View example.
Two out of three people find a repair shop by talking to friends or relatives. Don't take chances. Refer your friends and family to River City Auto Body and let our trained repair professionals take care of them today!
I-CAR Platinum Individual®
The Platinum Individual™ program was created to recognize individuals in the collision industry for achieving a high level of technical training through I-CAR and Industry Training Alliance members. To earn the Platinum Individual designation, you need to achieve 10 tested points.
To maintain the designation, you must earn 2 points of ongoing training annually. Points are earned by successfully completing tested training from I-CAR and Industry Training Alliance members. River City Auto Body technicians are all individually Platinum certified. We surpass all the qualifications that insurance companies recommend.
Ford Authorized And Certified Aluminum Repair Center
While offering several advantages in strength, weight, economy, and efficiency, auto body shops were not prepared for aluminum vehicles and most still are not. River City Auto Body, however has invested in the tools, facilities, and training to ensure proper repairs for the Ford F-150 and all aluminum makes and models! Choose the auto body shop that is both capable and certified to repair your vehicle. Specific tools and equipment are required for proper aluminum repair and so we have all the necessary equipment to complete your auto body repairs appropriately. We have all the tools, equipment, and training for aluminum repair and are certified by Ford as a recognized aluminum repair facility.
FCA Recognized Collision Repair Facility Program
The FCA Recognized Collision Repair Facility Program provides customers with a repair provider choice that is Certified. The unique program identifies collision repair operations that have all the critical tools, equipment, training, and facilities to properly repair FCA vehicles to original manufacturer specifications.
US EPA NESHAP 6H Rule Compliance
Five-Year Continuing Education Training is required for all employees conducting spray applications. The training is specific to the painter and will stay with the painter, as each individual professional is required to be trained on proper gun set-up and spray techniques to reduce paint usage.