Thursday, January 28, 2016

NYC Auto Body Announces Honda ProFirst Certification

News From NYC Auto Body New­York, NY

For Immediate Release

NYC Auto Body Announces Honda ProFirst Certification

NEW­YORK, NY, December 16, 2015 – “NYC Auto Body” is pleased to announce

that they have become a ProFirst Certified body shop. Launched in December, 2015 by

American Honda Motor Co., the ProFirst Certified program identifies a select group of

collision repair facilities that have committed to a high degree of training, have the

proper tools and equipment, and exhibit professional customer care.

The ProFirst Certified program requires that shops achieve Gold Class status,

the highest level of training afforded by the Inter­Industry Conference on Auto

Collision Repair (I­CAR), 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 third­party firm and one of the leaders in the industry

for independent verification of proper repairs and procedures within body shops.

Shops must also complete several Honda / Acura specific training classes on how to

repair Honda systems.

ProFirst shops must also maintain tools and equipment required by American

Honda in order to make proper repairs. In addition, ProFirst shops must maintain a

customer satisfaction system and have a clean and customer­centric facility. Annual

inspections are made by a third party on behalf of American Honda to ensure

compliance with the program.

“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.”

“NYC Auto Body” is the only ProFirst Certified shop in Manhattan area.

Qualified shops are identified by a plaque presented to the shop from American

Honda as well as an exterior sign. The shop’s name can also be found on the shop

locator on American Honda’s corporate website,

Qualified shops also have direct access to all factory service and repair information

for both Honda and Acura vehicles, crucial to ensuring the correct repairs are made on

today’s highly sophisticated cars.

Idan K. and his staff stand ready to perform quality collision repairs on Honda and

Acura vehicles, as well as many other makes and models.