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Shepards is Now Gold Class®

Shepards Automotive Center and Auto Body recently announced it has been awarded Gold Class® by I-CAR, a not-for-profit training organization founded by the collision repair industry and dedicated to consumer safety.  Gold Class® award criteria are rigorous; only 20% of collision repair shops currently have met the criteria.  Vehicle technology continues to advance, offering new complexities and challenges related to functional components, parts, and materials.  Escalating complexity requires highly trained specialists prepared to meet present and future challenges.  Shepards Automotive Center meets the stringent program criteria.  When you see the Gold Class® logo, you can be confident in your choice of collision repair shop. It means a business has met the industry’s standard for training that contributes to complete, safe, and quality repairs.  Read on to understand how this highly sought distinction benefits collision repair consumers.

About I-CAR

The new unibody vehicle design was introduced in the 1970s and had a significant impact on collision repair.  This design evolution was followed with an industry response in order to ensure that those involved in collision repair has the information, knowledge, and skills needed to perform complete, safe, and quality repairs.  In 1979, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) was formed by representatives from each industry segment: collision repair, insurance, OEMs, education, suppliers, and related industry services.  I-CAR has grown since then:

  • Provides training to almost 9,000 collision repair businesses
  • Trains 56,000 collision repair technicians
  • Service is provided by 2,600+ volunteers, instructors, and staff
  • Presents 178+ courses delivered live, online, and virtual
  • Operates internationally through partnerships in Canada, New Zealand, and Australia

Supporting Organizations:

The following organizations support and endorse the high standards and requirements of Gold Class®.

Vehicle Makers:Insurers:
AcuraAAA NCNU
AudiAllstate
Fiat ChryslerAmica
FordErie Insurance
GMKemper
HondaLiberty Mutual
HyundaiManitoba Public Insurance
InfinitiMetLife
KiaNationwide
NissanSafeco Insurance
SubaruSGI
VolkswagenUSAA
Volvo

What Gold Class® Means for Shepards Automotive Center Customers:

Our new Gold Class® award provides certification and assurance that your collision- related repairs will be completed by technicians highly trained in advanced collision repair.  All Gold Class® technicians must complete annual continuing education guaranteeing that only the latest and most up-to-date methods are employed to repair your vehicle.  Collision repair technicians face many unique challenges.  In order to restore your vehicle to its original condition, in the case of a major collision, the technicians will make repairs to the frame, suspension, electrical system and depending on the extent of the damage, even to the powertrain, cooling system and advanced safety systems of your vehicle.  You can place your trust in Shepards Automotive Center, the premier Gold Class® service provider in the Merrimack Valley Area.

The pros at Shepard’s Automotive Center value customer relationships and we seek to be your one-stop-shop for mechanical and collision repair.  We invite you to contact us online or call 978-465-5973, Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm.  Regardless of your repair, we will be happy to work with you to map out a plan that fits your budget and solves your problems.

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