We take repairs seriously at Tsawwassen Collision and are certified by four manufacturers. Peter Sziklai, the company owner, has a national reputation in the collision repair industry as an expert in facility certification.
The core requirements for most vehicle manufacturers are very similar and not easy to reach. The baseline equipment has a cost of over $200,000 and there is a series of training courses that initially takes a minimum of 18 months to complete followed by annual continuous training requirements. The initial round of courses is well over $10,000 and the annual cost after that are between $1,500 and $2,000 (to this point none of this is needed to repair cars for insurance companies in BC)
With all that why are we not certified for more brands than we are? The quick answer is that there are requirements for certification that have nothing to do with repair capabilities. Take a look at our Certifications page for more information.