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, collision.honda.com
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.