Volkswagen requires I-CAR training for collision repair

Sept. 27, 2010

September 27, 2010—Volkswagen of America Inc. announced on Sept. 24 that collision repair facilities that perform repairs in accordance with Volkswagen’s safety standards and specifications are required to take I-CAR training courses.

The required courses are part of Volkswagen’s Certified Collision Repair Facility Program and the training includes:
• Advanced steel properties;
• Structural repair and replacement;
• Procedures for corrosion protection;
• Welding Qualification Test.

“I-CAR training will equip collision repair facility technicians with the necessary knowledge to repair our vehicles to factory standards,” said Dan Ducharme, parts specialist for Volkswagen. “If a body shop follows Volkswagen standards and specifications, they can positively impact the customer experience and help maintain the vehicle resale value.”

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