Recent Topics
Best recommendation for Honda 10w30 trans
by Pepsibottle1
20 minutes 15 seconds ago
Mills Fleet Farm Roadrunner batteries - who makes?
by volk06
Today at 01:09 PM
Honda ATF DW1 bottle stamp decoding
by parshisa
Today at 12:03 PM
How to lower throttle sensitivity?
by NICAT
Today at 11:41 AM
That's some service! (New Central AC...)
by xBa380
Today at 11:13 AM
Valvoline 2 Cycle TC-W3 Marine Oil - 6qt - $20
by Jimzz
Today at 10:45 AM
Plumbing/Bldg Experts: Cause of Wet Slab?
by LoneRanger
Today at 10:13 AM
How to CONFIRM the Country of Manufacture
by Ed_Flecko
Today at 09:58 AM
Replacing trans oil seal
by redhat
Today at 09:50 AM
VW diesels sitting in huge lots waiting......
by ZZman
Today at 09:09 AM
DTD/DT Independence Day Promos
by Sayjac
Today at 08:39 AM
It's AMSOILŪ, not Amsoil
by Rat407
Today at 06:39 AM
VW Passat 2007
by madRiver
Today at 06:18 AM
Review: CVJ Remanufactured CV Axles
by The Critic
Today at 03:40 AM
Towing without 85w140?
by OilFilters
Today at 03:07 AM
2015 VW GTI autobahn oil questions
by Skyalbo
Yesterday at 11:28 PM
Corrosion in the garage - salt or humidity?
by Kurtatron
Yesterday at 11:13 PM
Darn dogs
by AZjeff
Yesterday at 10:21 PM
New GC?
by Bullwinkle007
Yesterday at 10:04 PM
The guy with the plexiglass head on you tube
by andyd
Yesterday at 09:21 PM
Newest Members
dhy808, ROD_Z, lozpxs, danthemanx07, FunktasticLucky
65319 Registered Users
Who's Online
83 registered (4WD, 87sammy, aquariuscsm, 9050lx, AZjeff, Al, 10 invisible), 1662 Guests and 29 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65319 Members
67 Forums
285971 Topics
4772295 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#4785041 - 06/12/18 04:48 PM I Car-Gold Class shops? Worthy?
Vern_in_IL Offline


Registered: 06/25/14
Posts: 1892
Loc: IL
Is this like ASE certs for mechanics? I-Car Gold Class is just competence testing like ASE Certified?

Got a shop a town over advertising this. They charge a premium on the body work.


Edited by Vern_in_IL (06/12/18 04:51 PM)
_________________________


Top
#4785064 - 06/12/18 05:10 PM Re: I Car-Gold Class shops? Worthy? [Re: Vern_in_IL]
bdcardinal Online   content


Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 11016
Loc: Santa Barbara, CA
It looks like it includes training and competence training which ASE does not. ASE testing is just a multiple choice test plus either 2 years of work experience or 1 year of work experience with 2 years of school.
_________________________
2014 Ford Mustang GT Track Pack
1995 Ford Mustang GT

Ford/Mazda Parts Counter
NRA Benefactor Member
Opinions expressed are my own.

Top
#4785099 - 06/12/18 05:38 PM Re: I Car-Gold Class shops? Worthy? [Re: bdcardinal]
nthach Online   content


Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 3910
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
It looks like it includes training and competence training which ASE does not. ASE testing is just a multiple choice test plus either 2 years of work experience or 1 year of work experience with 2 years of school.

Also I-CAR Gold Class shops need to have their bodymen/painters take classes with a affiliated school to keep that certification, in a way like professional development credits.

Top
#4785116 - 06/12/18 05:51 PM Re: I Car-Gold Class shops? Worthy? [Re: Vern_in_IL]
LotI Offline


Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 1268
Loc: America's Dairyland
Good stuff
_________________________
03 Honda Interceptor
11 Kawasaki KLR 650
12 Ford E450
17 VW GTI
[IMG]http://badges.fuelly.com/images/sig-us/803455.png[/IMG]

Top
#4785122 - 06/12/18 05:55 PM Re: I Car-Gold Class shops? Worthy? [Re: Vern_in_IL]
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4408
Loc: The Midwest
There are shops that are I-Car Gold Class certified and use junk aftermarket body parts.
_________________________
Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual

Top
#4785224 - 06/12/18 08:00 PM Re: I Car-Gold Class shops? Worthy? [Re: skyactiv]
Ethan1 Offline


Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 1632
Loc: 'murica
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
There are shops that are I-Car Gold Class certified and use junk aftermarket body parts.


This is a complete non-sequitur. If a car gets aftermarket parts, it's because the customer requested them or the customer bought an insurance policy that requires them. The shop is not Santa Claus, they're not a charity, they aren't going to give out OEM parts for free. crazy

Top
#4785301 - 06/12/18 09:38 PM Re: I Car-Gold Class shops? Worthy? [Re: Vern_in_IL]
dishdude Online   content


Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 8768
Loc: Phoenix
Useless. I took my Jeep to an I-Car gold shop and even though the insurance company wrote for them to pull the quarter glass they didn't. As soon as I went to pick it up, I could see walking to the car they taped it off. They didn't give me a hassle redoing it, but when I went back the next time to pick it up a molding wasn't aligned correctly and there was a rattle from the area. I decided not to go back because anything they touched would make it worse.

So my opinion? Worthless. The same company also botched a windshield replacement twice.
_________________________
2018 Challenger SRT

Top
#4785756 - 06/13/18 10:51 AM Re: I Car-Gold Class shops? Worthy? [Re: Vern_in_IL]
Gimpy1 Offline


Registered: 08/24/17
Posts: 107
Loc: Displaced Texan in Mexico City
Yes I-Car certified shops are well worth the extra expense. I-car classes for techs cover everything from how to measure a car to find how far off it is to refinishing systems to how to weld aluminum AND actual tests where the techs have to weld and each weld is tested. I-car classes also ensure that the tech is following the correct procedures for repair as established by the OEM, this is very important when the repair involves structural repairs. I can tell you from experience (I was I-car certified) that these classes are real and not gimmicky, the instructors have years of real world experience and are serious about what they do. These certifications aren't cheap either, in the end you will pay a bit more because a highly trained tech can ask for that much more $$$

Top