Fix Auto Northern Beaches Achieves I-CAR Gold Class

Fix Auto Northern Beaches Achieves I-CAR Gold Class

I-CAR Australia has awarded I-CAR Gold Class Collision status to Fix Auto Northern Beaches, located in Cromer, NSW.

Jason Walsh, owner of Fix Auto Northern Beaches, said the learning experience with I-CAR was “very positive,” and complements the fundamental changes the business is making since joining the Fix Auto network.

“Both I-CAR and Fix Auto have the same vision for the highest levels of knowledge, skill and competence, so it’s a perfect fit for our business in this new chapter for us,” said Walsh.

“Making sure the productive [sic] team had sufficient time to be able to study and learn is always a challenge in small business. The flexibility around virtual classroom’s timing was very useful – we would arrange for training out of our production hours as much as possible, get the training completed and then get some refreshments in for the team and make a social occasion out of it afterwards.  The learning activities themselves were also a real opportunity for the team to bond through learning together and the excuse for a couple of beers and something to eat after work is always nice.”

Walsh also praised the company’s paint supplier, Glasurit.

“One of the major benefits to us was our technical partnership with Glasurit; no doubt this was enhanced because of our affiliation with Fix Auto. As a strategic partner of our network, they are always on hand to support our business and this was no exception. They are always available to come to us, so we minimise downtime for the painters but still get to develop our capabilities.”

According to Walsh, the best feedback came from the company’s structural panel beater who, after the welding course, realised how crucial it was to be trained in the latest welding techniques.

I-CAR said the benefits Fix Auto Northern Beaches derived from the training demonstrate the importance of continuous learning.

“By achieving I-CAR Gold Class, Fix Auto Northern Beaches, which is also part of the Suncorp Insurance repairer network, join a growing number of repairers offering their customers the peace of mind when entrusting their vehicle to Gold Class teams with the required skills and knowledge to return it to its pre-accident condition, quickly, safely and at the highest level of quality,” said I-CAR.