Envirobase High Performance
Representing the 3rd generation advancement of the innovative, waterborne technology that PPG first introduced in 1999, Envirobase High Performance base coat offers a premium-quality solution for collision centers that can benefit from a simple, easy-to-use system offering maximum throughout with globally-accepted OEM approvals.
Formed by the collision industry in 1979, I-CAR is an international, not-for-profit training organization. All I-CAR activities and resources focus on helping the industry achieve a high level of technical training. The I-CAR vision is that every person in the collision industry, current and future, has the necessary knowledge and skills relevant to their position to achieve a complete and safe repair. I-CAR develops and delivers technical training programs to professionals in all areas of the collision industry. I-CAR provides a communication forum for anyone interested in proper collision repair. I-CAR’s primary funding is derived from student tuition and services. This assures that I-CAR can remain unbiased in developing programs and services on an industry-wide basis.
I-CAR Gold Class
Training to Gold Class is important for consumer safety because it contributes to complete, safe and quality repairs. It is also beneficial to collision repair businesses, since facilities that achieve Gold Class demonstrate enhanced business performance and reduced business risks.To earn the Gold Class recognition, businesses must achieve and maintain a high level of role-relevant training across each of the major collision repair roles.
Until the early 1970s, consumers had no way to distinguish between incompetent and competent mechanics. In response to this need, the independent, non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) was established in 1972. ASE’s mission is to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service through the testing and certification of repair and service professionals.
Motorists benefit from ASE certification. It is a valuable yardstick by which to measure the knowledge and skills of individual technicians as well as the commitment to quality of the repair facility employing ASE-Certified professionals.
ASE-certified professionals usually wear blue and white ASE insignia and carry credentials listing their exact areas of expertise (brakes, engine repair, etc.), while employers often display their technicians’ credentials in the customer waiting area. Motorists should look for facilities that display the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence® logo.
- Provide their customers with the highest quality and service
- Provide their customers with a sound written warranty
- Facilitate ongoing training and education for management and technical personnel
- Utilize the most modern up-to-date equipment and facilities
- Uphold the integrity of the collision repair industry, WACTAL, and its members
- Abide by a Code of Ethics to ensure you are treated fairly