Accidents are unfortunate and unpredictable, but if your Subaru is involved in one, choosing where to have it repaired can make all the difference moving forward.
Subaru Certified Collision Centers provide expertly trained and certified technicians with advanced equipment to help restore your vehicle to its pre-collision specifications – and this includes accurately calibrating Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. They also have direct access to Genuine Subaru Collision Parts for replacement to help ensure your Subaru is returned to you with the protective capabilities that kept you safe in the first place, so you get peace of mind for all the miles ahead.
Collision Repair: What You Need to Know
In case you ever experience an accident in your Subaru, watch this video to learn about the repair process, your customer repair rights, and why choosing a Subaru Certified Collision Center puts your mind at ease – because it’s the best way to get back the vehicle you fell in love with in the first place.
All Subaru Certified Collision Centers must achieve the industry-leading I-CAR Gold certification to be in our network. In an unregulated industry where anyone could repair your vehicle, we make sure the technicians repairing your Subaru are trained with the highest industry standards.
Subaru Certified Collision Centers are required to follow the official Subaru Repair Procedures for every repair. The repair procedures for Subaru vehicles are written by the engineers who originally helped build your vehicle, and they are updated regularly. Many collision centers and auto body repair shops rely on their own repair experience and aftermarket manuals that may be incomplete.
Modern vehicles are becoming more advanced each year, and it can be difficult for collision centers to acquire the latest technology and tools needed to properly repair them. Subaru Certified Collision Centers are evaluated annually to ensure they have the right tools and equipment. Many other collision centers may be using outdated equipment with no regulating agency to alert them of the issue.
Subaru is committed to helping ensure that auto collision repairs are done the right way. For that reason, Subaru performs on-site assessments of all Subaru certified collision center auto body shops twice a year to review the quality of work performed – including the safety of their staff and technicians.
A Subaru Certified Collision Center will perform a multipoint safety inspection of your vehicle before it leaves their facility. This includes checking the occupant safety systems and the vehicle’s structural integrity. Many collision centers will skip this step, and some insurance companies do not require it for payment of the claim. Subaru made this inspection mandatory for every auto body repair because we believe nothing is more important than your safety.
Still need transportation while your vehicle is in the shop? Consider using a Subaru Just Drive Rental to help keep you moving and enjoy all the Subaru safety, versatility, and peace of mind you’ve come to love.
When you file a claim with your insurance agent/company, it is important to remember the customer rights included with any automotive insurance policy:
Ensuring your rights are honored with your insurance company will help guarantee that your Subaru is repaired correctly and safely. For more information about collision parts, repairs, and your customer rights, visit: crashrepairinfo.com
*Industry information prepared by the OEM Collision Repair Roundtable, Inc.
Why Genuine Subaru Collision Parts?
The type of replacement parts used to repair your vehicle can make a substantial difference. Unlike aftermarket alternatives, Genuine Subaru Collision Parts are nearly identical to the ones originally installed on your vehicle from the factory. Aftermarket parts are not generic parts made by Subaru – they are made independently from the rest of your vehicle by a different manufacturer. Though they may be less expensive, aftermarket parts are often less reliable.
Genuine Subaru Collision Parts are identically engineered to meet the same strict safety and quality standards as the Original Equipment (OE) parts of your vehicle. Our commitment to safety is continually proven through strenuous independent vehicle crash-testing with OE parts performed by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program (NHTSA NCAP) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Subaru works hard to help ensure you have the safest vehicle on the road. We can only ensure this when Genuine Subaru Parts are used.
Genuine Subaru Collision Parts are the perfectly fitted replacement option guaranteed to restore the original appearance of your vehicle. Generic collision part companies may use different materials and manufacturing techniques that cause the finished product to reveal uneven or misaligned bodylines, creases, gaps, faulty trims, etc., after installation.
The durability of Genuine Subaru Collision Parts is a result of the materials used to manufacture them. Engineers have tested Genuine Subaru Body Panels against aftermarket versions in simulated, real-world, and rust-causing conditions to demonstrate the differences in the types of protective layers that help prevent corrosion to sheet metal. Other tests have shown that Genuine Subaru Replacement Bumpers have better low-speed impact and concentrated-impact resistance than aftermarket replacement bumpers.
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