When you see the Gold Class logo, you can be confident in your choice of a collision repair shop. It means a business has met the industry’s standard for training that contributes to complete, safe, and quality repairs.
The Gold Class designation is awarded by I-CAR, a not-for-profit training organization founded by the collision repair industry and dedicated to consumer safety.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does training really matter if my shop is experienced?
Yes. Cars have become increasingly complex and technology in different makes and models changes faster than ever before. Procedures can even change significantly from one model year to the next. Current training is essential for proper, safe repairs.
How do I find a shop that has earned the Gold Class designation?
It’s as easy as using the Gold Class shop finder on this website. Although some collision repair shops advertise their Gold Class designation in ads, on their websites, in their windows or on a plaque in the shop’s lobby, this website is the most current and up-to-date resource to find one.
What if there’s not a Gold Class shop near me?
There are currently more than 4,000 Gold Class shops in North America. After a collision, restoring the structural integrity of your car is critical to your safety and the lives of your passengers. It’s not minor vehicle servicing — it’s the equivalent of life-saving surgery to your car. Just like you’d travel for a good heart surgeon, it’s worth it to seek out a Gold Class shop for significant collision repairs.