Auto Body Shop Collision Repair Certification: What It Means

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“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives—choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”

In any field of human endeavor, certain principles of excellence remain constant. These include:

  • Love what you do.
  • Knowledge is power.
  • Build on your experience.
  • Competence is an endless quest.
  • Improve your craft daily.
  • Never stop learning.

Striving to achieve these principles is what sets successful individuals and businesses apart from all the others. This truth applies to all types of work, whether you are a custodial worker, a heart surgeon, or the CEO of Fortune 500 company.

And in this age of super-specialization, it especially applies to today’s auto body collision repair shops. Long gone are the days when any reasonably competent mechanic could repair a damaged vehicle of any make and model. Nowadays, the sheer variety of technologies, materials, engineering, and even software that goes into building 21st-century cars makes such generalized knowledge less than useless.

At Keri Coach Works, we strive every day to demonstrate our dedication to excellence in service to all our customers. To that end, we have built our business by investing in the right tools and the proper training for all our collision repair technicians, so they are able to bring your damaged vehicle back to like-new condition—without compromising safety, warranty, or resale value.

As of now, the number of vehicle makes/models that we are qualified and certified to repair has grown to include the following.


I-CAR Gold Class Collision Repair CertifiedI-CAR Gold Class Certified

The Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair is a not-for-profit organization providing the knowledge and skills required to perform complete, safe, and quality automobile repairs. I-CAR Gold Class recognition is the highest training achievement recognized by the collision repair industry; it is estimated that only 20% of repair shops nationwide currently meet the rigorous Gold Class certification standard.
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Tesla Collision Repair CertifiedTesla Certified

As a Tesla-approved collision and auto body repair shop, Keri Coach Works service specialists have undergone a rigorous training and equipping process to ensure that the structural integrity and finish of your vehicle are restored to the precise specifications mandated by Tesla itself, using only genuine manufacturer’s replacement parts and authorized tools to get the job done right.
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Hyundai Collision Repair CertifiedHyundai Certified

Independent shops with Hyundai Recognition are in a league of their own. With the proper tools, equipment, and training, we are focused on providing a superior repair experience with only quality, authorized parts. Hyundai owners directly benefit from this program because expert repair centers like Keri Coach Works can ensure the fit, finish, durability, safety, and continued value of the vehicles being repaired.
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Kia Collision Repair CertifiedKia Certified

Recognized as one of the “Top 100 Best Global Brands,” Kia automobiles are built to exceptionally high standards. For this reason, Keri Coach Works provides an equally high standard of service when repairing your Kia. From fender-bender to major crash, our tools, training, equipment, and genuine Kia parts will return all aspects of your vehicle to pre-collision condition, including finish, functionality, and safety.
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Nissan Collision Repair CertifiedNissan Certified

Like Nissan’s own F1 Solution (“Fix It Right First Time”), our goal when repairing any model of collision-damaged Nissan car is to provide a superlative service experience for the customer the moment the vehicle enters our repair bay. At Keri Coach Works, we have the tools, training, and know-how from years of experience to understand and maintain the sophisticated systems in Nissan vehicles—the first time, every time.
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Infiniti Collision Repair CertifiedInfiniti Certified

Infiniti repair certifications are awarded only to body shops with highly trained technicians and a facility equipped to properly repair all Infiniti models. With our superior knowledge of their unique, advanced features, Keri Coach Works strictly follows Infiniti factory guidelines, making sure that every damaged component of your car is correctly replaced, repaired, and returned to peak operating condition.
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Ford F150 Collision Repair CertifiedFord/F-150 Aluminum Certified

Aluminum is a much different metal from steel. The lightweight structural components of Ford’s F-series trucks give them great fuel efficiency. In the event of a collision, however, you can’t use just any old tool to repair them. With our aluminum welders, riveters, and other specialized tools—not to mention OEM parts and a strict Ford training program—you can rely on Keri Coach Works to restore your truck to factory condition.
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GM/GMC Collision Repair CertifiedGM/GMC Certified

Whether it’s a truck, car, or SUV, you have made a significant financial investment in whatever General Motors vehicle you own or lease. Unfortunately, accidents do happen. So let Keri Coach Works turn a regrettable collision experience into a happy repair experience! Our trained, experienced team of certified service experts will do whatever it takes to make sure your GM vehicle looks, feels, and drives like new.
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Subaru Collision Repair CertifiedSubaru Certified

“Confidence in motion” is truly the name of the game for dedicated Subaru owners. They are supremely confident in the car’s drive train engine, road-handling capabilities, and especially its superlative driver-safety features. They can be equally confident in the ability of the technicians at Keri Coach Works, as a Certified Subaru Collision Repair auto body shop, to restore a damaged Subaru vehicle to like-new appearance on the outside and, under the hood, to its original factory-spec safety standards.
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Honda/Acura Collision Repair CertifiedProFirst Honda/Acura Certified

Given the commitment to safety for which Honda-made cars are known, it only makes sense that this company demands an equal level of reliability from the body shops certified to repair their vehicles. Keri Coach’s state-of-the-art service facility and highly qualified technicians have earned us ProFirst certification, which means we meet the strict standards and high criteria required for repairing any Honda or Acura automobile.
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ProFirst Honda/Acura Collision Repair Certified

Fender-benders, scratches, dents, and other types of even more serious auto body collision damage can’t always be prevented. But when they happen, don’t settle for anything less than excellence in having it repaired. Don’t settle for anything less than Keri Coach Works.

“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.”
—Colin Powell