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Spotlight on Gold Class®

Spirit West Motor Carriage is designated Gold Class® by I-CAR, a not-for-profit training organization founded by the collision repair industry and dedicated to consumer safety.  Gold Class® award criteria are rigorous; only 20% of collision repair shops currently have met the criteria.  Vehicle technology continues to advance, offering new complexities and challenges related to functional components, parts, and materials.  Escalating complexity requires highly trained specialists prepared to meet present and future challenges.  Spirit West Motor Carriage Auto Body Repair in the St. Louis area, as a leading provider, meets the stringent program criteria.  When you see the Gold Class® logo, you can be confident in your choice of collision repair shop in Manchester, MO. It means a business has met the industry’s standard for training that contributes to complete, safe, and quality repairs.  Read on to understand how this highly sought distinction benefits our collision repair consumers.

About I-CAR

The new unibody vehicle design was introduced in the 1970s and had a significant impact on collision repair.  This design evolution was followed with an industry response in order to ensure that those involved in collision repair has the information, knowledge, and skills needed to perform complete, safe, and quality repairs.  In 1979, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) was formed by representatives from each industry segment: collision repair, insurance, OEMs, education, suppliers, and related industry services.  I-CAR has grown since then:

  • Provides training to almost 9,000 collision repair businesses
  • Trains 56,000 collision repair technicians
  • Service is provided by 2,600+ volunteers, instructors, and staff
  • Presents 178+ courses delivered live, online, and virtual
  • Operates internationally through partnerships in Canada, New Zealand, and Australia 

I-CAR Gold Class® Supporting Organizations:

The following organizations support and endorse the high standards and requirements of Gold Class®.  For your automobile repair services or auto collision repair, it may help to understand what it means for an organization to support the Gold Class® program.  Today’s vehicles are so technologically advanced that technicians must have not only appropriate advanced training, but also access to manufacturers’ information and data.  The original equipment manufacturer (OEM) support ensures Spirit West Motor Carriage customers seeking auto collision repair in the St. Louis area, will have access to the current data and information needed to return your vehicle back to its original condition.

Vehicle Makers:Insurers:
AcuraAAA NCNU
AudiAllstate
Fiat ChryslerAmica
FordErie Insurance
GMKemper
HondaLiberty Mutual
HyundaiManitoba Public Insurance
InfinitiMetLife
KiaNationwide
NissanSafeco Insurance
SubaruSGI
VolkswagenUSAA
Volvo

What Gold Class® Means for Spirit West Motor Carriage Customers:

Spirit West Motor Carriage is the leading Gold Class® collision repair shop in the St. Louis area.  This designation ensures that your work will be completed by technicians highly trained in advanced methods and practices for collision repair in Ballwin, MO.  All Gold Class® technicians must complete annual continuing education on an annual basis to maintain the Platinum® individual designation.  Collision repair technicians face many unique challenges.  In order to restore your vehicle to its original condition, in the case of a major collision, the technicians will make repairs to the frame, suspension, electrical system, and depending on the extent of the damage, even to the powertrain, cooling system and advanced safety systems of your vehicle.  You can place your trust in Spirit West Motor Carriage, the premier Gold Class® auto body shop in the St. Louis area.

For all of your auto collision repair needs, contact Spirit West Motor Carriage Auto Body Repair at 636.394.1712 Monday through Friday between 7:30am-5:30pm or stop by our convenient location at 610 Park Lane, Manchester, MO 63021.


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Spirit West Rapid Refinish Auto Body Shop located in Ballwin, MO offers a customer friendly staff ranging from certified technicians to estimators, parts and production managers to our office staff who will always greet you with a smile. Our shop is Volvo and BMW certified Our I-CAR® GOLD CLASS® trained and ASE® certified technicians will put your mind at ease when it comes to providing high-quality automobile repair services.