CARSTAR in Puget Sound, WA to Honor Military Giveaway

In honor of CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Expert’s Military Month, the 21 Puget Sound CARSTAR collision centers will be giving away a $100 gift certificate to Anthony’s Home Port restaurants. All active or retired military men and women are eligible. 

To enter, military members simply need to show their military ID at any of the 21 Puget Sound CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts locations.  A drawing will be held, and the winner announced on December 12, 2014

Participating locations include:

  • CARSTAR Hammer Auto Rebuild – 1209 S. Baily St., Seattle, WA 98108 
  • Ballard Collision CARSTAR – 1553 NW Leary Way, Seattle, WA 98107 
  • CARSTAR Eastside Auto Rebuild – 13212 NE Bellevue-Redmond Rd., Bellevue, WA 98005
  • CARSTAR Northwest Collision Center-Kirkland – 11731 120th Avenue NE Suite A, Kirkland, WA 98034
  • CARSTAR Collision Specialties – 7324 NE 175th Street B, Kenmore, WA 98028 
  • CARSTAR Bothell Auto Rebuild – 17111 Bothell Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011 
  • Collision Clinic CARSTAR – 22327 Highway 99, Edmonds, WA 98026 
  • Murray’s CARSTAR Collision – 22001 Pacific Hwy South, Ste. 101, Des Moines, WA 98198
  • Gilman Autobody CARSTAR – 6405 229th Ave SE #B, Issaquah, WA 98029 
  • Exhibition Automotive CARSTAR – 606 Washington Ave N, Kent, WA 98032 
  • Bob Bjorneby’s CARSTAR Federal Way Collision – 1750 S 327th #A-1, Federal Way, WA 98003
  • ARA CARSTAR Everett – 10721 Evergreen Way South, Suite D, Everett, WA 98204 
  • Complete Collision CARSTAR – 34627 16th Avenue South, Federal Way, WA 98003 
  • Premier Collision CARSTAR – 702 N 1st Street – Tacoma, WA 98403 
  • Hi-Tech CARSTAR 6th Avenue – 4408 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98406 
  • Hi-Tech CARSTAR Eastside – 6454 B McKinley Ave, Tacoma, WA 98404 
  • Cornforth-Campbell CARSTAR – 305 2nd Street SE, Puyallup, WA 98372 
  • Parkland Collision CARSTAR – 160 S 108th St., Tacoma, WA 98444 
  • ARA CARSTAR North – 1325 8th Street, Marysville, WA 98270 
  • Hi-Tech CARSTAR – 16822 Pacific Ave, Spanaway, WA 98387 
  • Fred’s Autobody CARSTAR – 415 Ontario St., Hoquiam, WA 98550 

More information about the CARSTAR Puget Sound locations, visit www.carstar.com/pugetsoundcarstar.

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Ready for Aluminum

As the Ford F-150 aluminum-bodied pickup prepares to roll into dealerships around the country, CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts have an aluminum repair consulting and certification-focused program in place to handle repairs on these and other aluminum-body vehicles.

For the past year, the MSO's operations team has been working with CARSTAR owners around the country to help them prepare their shops for the demands of aluminum repair, train technicians on aluminum repair processes for structural and non-structural jobs and source the tools and equipment needed for aluminum repair.  This training program will continue through 2015.  CARSTAR shops that are part of Ford dealerships are officially certified in aluminum repair through Assured Performance and listed as an approved facility on the Ford website.  Other CARSTAR stores are recognized for their aluminum repair training, tools and equipment per the Ford Collision Network.  In addition, CARSTAR has its own internal certification process that is part of its proprietary EDGE Performance Tier 5.

“We have always been committed to leading the industry in having the best-trained collision repair professionals,” said David Byers, CEO of CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts. “This is a fundamental part of our ability to deliver the industry’s highest KPIs and customer satisfaction.  As vehicle technology evolves, we must continue to provide this advanced training for our collision repair team.  And, it means we can send our insurance partners and fleet providers a list of ready and capable stores to handle their repair needs.”

CARSTAR Expands MSO Network in Kentucky

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts announced on October 8 that CARSTAR Hall’s Collision Center has joined North America’s largest collision repair MSO network, expanding its presence in Kentucky. 

CARSTAR Hall’s Collision Center is located at 3947 Bardstown Rd. in Louisville, KY, and is owned by Harold Hall. Hall, who has been in business since 1967 and at his current location since 1970, joined CARSTAR for the knowledge, training, and expertise that the company can offer a shop wanting to grow.  The shop is a family affair, with Hall’s son, David, managing the operation. 

“My father met another CARSTAR owner who seemed happy with his business,” said David Hall.  “At that point we made contact with CARSTAR, and went from there.  We needed knowledge, and didn’t want to move forward alone.”

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