Receiving safe, proper repairs is one of the most essential parts of seeking out the right repair facility to work with. Many automakers have developed programs to recognize repair facilities that have met specific criteria and committed to a standard to produce proper repairs through a commitment and investment in training, equipment, and adherence to following procedures.

Oftentimes these facilities are audited for adherence to the specified criteria, and the training is an ongoing process in becoming, and staying, certified. And then when it is time to find a facility for your vehicle, you can often find the business who’ve been recognized by the OEM – including many independent repair facilities – on unique online locators.