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AUTOCANADA CERTIFIED COLLISION CENTRES
Only AutoCanada Collision Centres can issue a Approved Certificate of Repair guaranteeing your vehicle was restored to its original factory safety specifications by trained collision repair technicians, using only Original Parts.
When it comes to damage caused by an accident, there’s often more than meets the eye. Even a minor collision can undermine your vehicle’s structural integrity, mechanical systems, electronics, and performance.
Even with minor repairs, AutoCanada Collision Centres take major care to deliver precise work using approved procedures and equipment.
Repairing your vehicle at our repair centre ensures all manufacturer warranty requirements are met. Trust your repairs to the experts at AutoCanada Collision Centres, Canada’s most state of the art repair shops.
AutoCanada Ram Certified / FCA Certified Collision Repair
AutoCanada Ram Certified / FCA Certified Collision Repair Centres are i-CAR Gold Class recognized and accredited by local insurance providers.
REMEMBER YOUR REPAIR RIGHTS
Get your vehicle – and your life – back on-track fast.
Accidents, even small ones, are a major disruption. But understanding your rights as a consumer when it comes to communicating with your insurance company and a body shop can help lessen the stress of the situation.
What is the Value of Certification?
With 4800 body shops in Canada, how are you able to tell the good ones from the bad? How can a consumer tell the difference and pick one that has the right tools, equipment, training and facilities? The certification credentials create that distinction and provide consumers with peace of mind. By meeting these requirements, Certified body shops can demonstrate that they have what it takes to properly repair vehicles to manufacturer specifications.
By certifying shops, OEMs can refer customers to body shops with confidence, knowing that Certified shops make the grade. The sign on the wall and our official credentials prove that your Certified shop is a step above the rest and in a league of your own.
A Certified Collision Care Provider in every community creates a national blanket of body shops that are consumer-focused and able to deliver an exceptional experience. These shops have the right tools, equipment, training and facilities to properly repair Fiat Chrysler Automobiles vehicles to manufacturer specifications.
- It’s your right to demand only OEM parts on your vehicle
- It’s your right to choose where to have your vehicle repaired
- It’s your right to know exactly what parts are being replaced and with what
- It’s your right to bring a vehicle back for further repairs if you’re not satisfied
- Learn more about your rights here.
REPORT THE ACCIDENT
Report the accident to your insurance company, ideally within 48-hours. File an accident report with local police and/or DMV as-required.
REVISIT YOUR INSURANCE COVERAGE
Check whether your policy includes coverage for authentic OEM parts to be used in a collision repair. Since aftermarket parts are often cheaper, complete OEM coverage can sometimes require an insurance premium/rider. Coverage varies by policy and OEM parts requirements vary by province, learn more here.
REQUEST ALL OEM PARTS IN YOUR REPAIR ESTIMATE
Ask specifically that OEM parts be included in the repair estimate. Remember, using non-OEM parts compromises your safety, as well as your vehicle’s performance and value.
DON’T RUSH AND ESTABLISH EXPECTATIONS
Don’t release your vehicle from a tow yard until you’ve found the auto body shop you want to use. And don’t sign anything until you understand the estimate and agree to the repairs and parts listed. Be clear about the repair timeline and ask questions to understand expectations from the repair facility.
PICK UP YOUR VEHICLE AND EXAMINE THE REPAIRS
Many repairs happen below the surface, where safety and performance can be most compromised. Here are some helpful tips on what to look for when retrieving your repaired vehicle.
RECYCLE OR REPURPOSE YOUR LITHIUM-ION BATTERY
Does your vehicle have a lithium-ion battery? Learn how to handle your lithium-ion battery and contact the dealership you purchased your vehicle from to arrange an assessment after an accident.
THE MOPAR® DIFFERENCE
Repairs after a collision affect the safety and performance of your vehicle, not just how it looks. By ensuring your repairs are made using Mopar® collision parts over aftermarket ones, you’ll have the advantage of quality parts engineered to fit and function specifically in your FCA US LLC vehicle. So be sure to check whether your insurance policy includes coverage for authentic OEM parts. See below for a few examples of the Mopar® Difference.
Just a few precautions that could save you hours of headache.
UNDERSTAND YOUR INSURANCE COVERAGE
Believe it or not, this is a very important step. Just as vehicles and drivers vary, so do insurance policies – from the coverage to repair exclusions. Did you know…
- Each province has unique minimum liability insurance requirements you must carry
- In an effort to keep their costs down, insurance companies often try to get body shops to use the cheapest parts when making repairs on vehicles, which can compromise the safety, performance and resale of your vehicle? Learn about the advantages of OEM parts here.
- OEM parts requirements vary by province, and that requesting specifically that OEM parts be used in your vehicle repairs often entails paying an additional insurance premium or rider?
BE READY TO DOCUMENT AN ACCIDENT
It’s not always possible to think clearly about what you’ll need at the scene of an accident. But these handy tools will help you be ready to gather the info you’ll need.
- If you have a smartphone, use the Accident Assistant in the Mopar Owner’s Companion App for iPhone or Android