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February 25, 2020 precision

OEM Certified—What it Means

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Precision Autobody might be OEM certified, but what does that mean and why does it matter? OEM certification is awarded to autobody shops that meet specific requirements placed by the original automakers. Safety standards in the auto industry are on the rise, and these standards and expectations are being passed down to autobody shops. By choosing an OEM certified shop, you’re selecting an independent shop that can continuously meet these high standards.

What is OEM?
OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer, and it’s a certificate of reputability that can be earned by an independent autobody shop. This certification means the shop only uses auto parts made by the vehicle’s original manufacturer, or a company licensed to produce them. This certificate also encompasses the procedures involved in fixing the vehicle – meeting expectations set by the manufacturer for the proper tools, quipment, training, and facilities used.

Why Choose OEM?
The mission of OEM certification is to raise the standards of the auto industry in both technical capabilities and operating standards. Shops that are OEM certified have the means to ensure safe repairs on current and future model vehicles. The auto industry is ever-changing, and OEM certification prepares autobody shops for these technological changes by giving them the right training to continuously innovate. What was once a simple fender bender has turned into a more complex repair with bumper or camera sensors needing attention as well. Our customers benefit from the exceptional services provided, and our employees benefit by having a career in a professionally certified business.

What OEM Means for Our Customers
In this digital age, customers are savvier and know that proper research is the first step in choosing an autobody shop for their repairs. Customers should be on the lookout for several certifications that set an autobody shop apart from the rest. From OEM to ICAR Gold Class and SGI Elite Accreditation, Precision Autobody has the means and the know-how to get your repairs done safely and well.

Precision Autobody is an OEM certified autobody shop that has been serving the Saskatoon area for over 30 years. From hail dents and minor scratches to major collision damage and windshield replacement, we can handle all of your collision, vandalism, and glass claims. As an SGI Elite certified collision repair shop, we are able to assist in the insurance claim process so we can get you back on the road as quickly as possible. Simply visit our website, or give us a call at (306) 664-4156 to get started on your repair today.