It’s not every day that you’ll come across a Ford Aluminum Certified Body Shop. It takes specialty tools, training, and certifications to achieve this distinction. However, you’ll know you’re trusting your Ford to the best when you bring your vehicle to our aluminum specialists at Cline Collision Center. It is not a quick and easy process to become certified either. A body shop must be able to prove their skill set. At least two technicians must take and pass certification courses. Our technicians learn proper welding techniques, address safety issues, prepare metal surfaces, and identify weld defects. This is just the start of what it takes to become certified. After becoming certified, ongoing training must occur to maintain status as a Ford Aluminum Certified Body Shop. This is because every year new vehicles come out with different body styles, and technologies. Which means technicians need to stay up to date with the latest changes and be able to adapt to them. A popular saying by Ford is “a Ford Car Deserves Ford Collision Parts”, we are here to assure you that is exactly what you’ll be getting when you choose Cline Collision Center for all your Ford aluminum body needs. Don’t forget, it is up to you to choose where you’re happiest having your repairs completed. While insurance companies can make suggestions, you get the final say in which body shop your vehicle is repaired at. Why did Ford create the certification program to be come a Ford Aluminum Certified Body Shop? For starters, working with an aluminum body is very different than other forms of body work. Also, Ford introduced the program in hopes to train body shop technicians on how to effectively repair their popular 2015 Ford F-150 truck. We are still just a few years into the Ford aluminum body repair era. Research shows that 52% of people find OEM certification to be the most important factor in choosing a body shop. We not only specialize in Ford Aluminum repair, but we use Ford OEM parts to do so.
Here are some of the general business requirements to becoming certified by Ford:
1. Be in business for a minimum of (5) years, or possess verifiable credit rating and service history
2. Provide proof of Garage Keepers Liability insurance with a minimum of $1M policy limit
3. Provide customers with a Limited Lifetime Warranty
4. Subscribe to an electronic p-page logic estimating system
5. Follow all Local, State and Federal government regulatory requirements
When you bring your Ford to Cline Collision Center, you know you’ll be in good hands with our Ford Aluminum Certified Body Shop.