Following a crash, General Motors wants to make sure a new vehicle is repaired with the proper specifications. Thus, the automaker announced on Wednesday the GM Collision Repair Network.
The new network will ensure dealerships and independent body shops adhere to guidelines to repair new vehicles to GM standards. According to the automaker, as vehicles and technology progress, ensuring proper repairs are completed will be important.
“The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration* reports more than six million police-reported car crashes occur every year, and as vehicle technology evolves, it’s more important than ever to complete proper repairs and run an efficient enterprise,” John Eck, collision manager, GM Customer Care and Aftersales, said.
In the unfortunate instance of a crash, OnStar will work with GM vehicle owners to locate a shop within the Collision Repair Network where a shop uses original equipment and GM procedure. As for the shops and dealers, GM believes the new network will further streamline operations. The automaker plans to add new standards for pre- and post-collision scanning, which should reduce the time spent diagnosing repair procedures.
Dealers and collision shops can enroll in the network now to learn more about its requirements and fees.