Jerry’s ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a locally owned and operated franchise in Mankato, Minnesota, recently announced that it is now a ProFirst Certified shop.
The certification provides Jerry’s ABRA direct access to all factory service and repair information for both Honda and Acura vehicles, crucial to ensuring that the correct repairs are made on today’s highly sophisticated cars. It further provides confidence to Honda and Acura vehicle owners that the proper tools, equipment, and training are in place for the repair center to perform high quality auto body repairs.
The ProFirst Certification program requires shops achieve Gold Class® status, the highest level of training afforded by the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR®), the recognized industry leader for collision repair training. Or the shop must achieve VQ or Medallion status, the two highest recognition levels with VeriFacts, an independent third-party firm and an industry leader for independent verification of proper repairs and procedures within body shops. Shops must also complete several Honda / Acura specific training classes.
“Our entire staff is proud to have earned ProFirst Certification,” said Geralynn Kottschade, chief financial officer at Jerry’s ABRA. “We look forward to continuing to perform high quality collision repairs on Honda and Acura vehicles, as well as many other makes and models.”
“The ProFirst Certified program is not for everyone,” said Gary Ledoux, ProFirst program administrator for American Honda. “Of the thousands of collision shops across the country, many will apply, but only a handful will become ProFirst Certified.”
ProFirst certification requires Jerry’s ABRA have the proper tools and equipment required by American Honda in order to make accurate and quality repairs, maintain a customer satisfaction system, and have a clean and customer-centric facility. Annual inspections are made by a third party on behalf of American Honda to ensure compliance with the program.
For more information, visit www.abraauto.com