Mercedes-Benz certification is being renewed by Alan’s Collision Center. It marks the sixth year that Alan’s Collision Center has held Mercedes-Benz certification. Alan’s Collision Center is the only Philadelphia auto body repair business with Mercedes-Benz certification.
While other collision centers can hold Mercedes-Benz certification, Alan’s Collision Center has been granted location rights in Philadelphia. Drivers of Mercedes-Benz want an auto body repair business with Mercedes-Benz certification to completely repair its vehicles.
Mercedes-Benz Certification Requires $80,000 Investment
To maintain its status, Alan’s Collision Center, an independent, single-owner Philadelphia auto body repair business, invested $80,000. It purchased new equipment and additional training for the technicians who need to meet Mercedes-Benz repair standards. Each original equipment manufacturer (OEM) relies on its own guidelines and repair standards. Collision centers must conform to those guidelines every time they repair a vehicle.
Alan’s Collision Center works closely with trainers from Mercedes-Benz to ensure it does conform to these rigorous standards set by Mercedes-Benz.
And, actually, Alan’s Collision Center holds a variety of OEM collision repair certifications. It wants to conform to the repair standards the original equipment manufacturers require and also deliver a safe and high-quality repair back to the vehicle owner. In fact, Alan’s Collision Center was recently recognized by Ford as the only Philadelphia auto body shop to repair the Ford Aluminum F-150.
“Mercedes-Benz is one of the certifications we maintain at Alan’s Collision Center, and that means we deliver high-quality collision repair to the satisfaction of the manufacturer and the vehicle owner,” said Jim Pfau, general manager of Alan’s Collision, Philadelphia. “We are an independent collision repair center, and we demand the best from our technicians to ensure we put a safe vehicle back in the hands of the Mercedes-Benz owner.”
Mercedes-Benz Certification Requires New Equipment, Too
Every original equipment manufacturer (OEM) adheres to different manufacturing quality standards, and Mercedes-Benz requires its certified collision repair businesses to invest in unibody and frame straightening equipment, an approved Mercedes-Benz paint system, jig sets, authorized and genuine glass and adhesive, MIG welder, and a measuring and pulling system.
Alan’s Collision Center purchased a new Mercedes-Benz Carbench system that includes OEM-required equipment and tools.
To maintain its certification, Alan’s Collision Center staffs its technical team with 50 percent of its team trained in Mercedes-Benz vehicle collision repair. The team consists of a painter, estimator, body repair and manager who each dedicate a majority of their time to Mercedes-Benz auto body repair. The team experiences online and in-person courses to meet the rigorous Mercedes-Benz certification.