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Maaco Certifications: Elevating Auto Repair Standards

April 10th, 2024 | Craig Reynolds |

Auto Body Repair, Car Paint Shop, Collision Repair Center, and Auto Body Shop

Gold Certification

A gold certified Maaco center is dedicated to meeting all brand standards set by Maaco. These centers primarily cater to traditional retail customers seeking vehicle painting or minor cosmetic repairs such as dents, dings, and scratches. The gold certification signifies a commitment to providing gold-star service to every customer who walks through the door.

Platinum Certification

A platinum certification allows Maaco centers to participate in the Driven Fleet program, servicing national fleet accounts and performing insurance work. This tier of certification showcases a center’s ability to handle a broad range of services and to cater a wide array of customer needs.

Diamond Certification

The diamond certification is the pinnacle of achievement for Maaco certifications. A diamond certified center not only meets all the requirements for gold and platinum certifications but also has the necessary training and equipment to participate in DRP (direct repair programs) provided through customer insurance companies. Shops with this certification expertly combine convenience for the customer with quality workmanship. This tier exemplifies the highest standards of excellence in service and capability.

Manufacturer and Third-Party Certifications

In addition to Maaco’s auto body and paint certifications, some centers may hold OEM (original equipment manufacturer) and third-party certifications*. These accreditations reflect compliance with the requirements set forth by each manufacturer and emphasize an adherence to industry best practices. The local owner is responsible for maintaining the necessary criteria to keep their status.

*These achievements do not provide additional guarantees or warranties above and beyond those already established by Maaco.

The list below provides a glimpse into just some of the excellence your local Maaco may offer.

Assured Performance: This signifies that the Maaco center follows best practices in collision repair, aligning with the standards of leading industry manufacturers. An Assured Performance certification shows a commitment to quality repairs, manufacturer specifications, and customer care.

ASE Certification: The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence certifies individual technicians, ensuring they are adequately trained to deliver satisfactory repairs. An ASE certification covers mechanical and cosmetic aspects, indicating that technicians excel in auto paint, dents and ding repair, and other specialized categories. This status requires a minimum of two years of professional work experience.

I-CAR Platinum Class: I-CAR classifications are the highest designation that an auto collision repair business can obtain. The Platinum Class is granted to individuals who have completed the highest levels of I-CAR training. To maintain this status, local owners must undergo continuous education to stay current with the latest techniques and safety procedures, highlighting the owner’s dedication to improvement and expertise.

Win with Maaco Today! Maaco certified centers set the bar high in the auto painting and collision repair industry. When choosing a Maaco center, customers can trust that their vehicle will be serviced by skilled professionals dedicated to delivering top-notch quality and craftsmanship.

To find your local center, explore their certifications, and book your Maacover today, visit their shop page and experience the assurance of unparalleled service.

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