CARSTAR, North America’s largest multi-store operator network of independently-owned collision repair facilities, is continuing to build upon its network of collision repair facilities based in auto dealerships. At the end of 2019, CARSTAR had more than 60 collision repair facilities in dealerships in the U.S. and Canada.
This trend is expected to continue in the coming years, as dealership owners look to improve their collision repair facility performance and profitability. Today, nearly two of every five franchised dealerships operate collision repair centers, the National Automobile Dealers Association reports.
At the 2020 National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) show, held February 14 to 17, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, CARSTAR had an opportunity to showcase its powerful resources from auto dealers from around the world.
“As automobile dealerships focus on driving their sales and profitability in the very competitive new and used car market, they are looking for other dealership services to build their business,” said Dean Fisher, president of CARSTAR. “The Fixed Operations department, and particularly the collision repair services, represent a great opportunity for improved efficiencies and performance. But most dealerships don’t have the resources to focus on building insurance business, maintaining the latest repair certifications and training standards, and marketing these services.
“That’s where CARSTAR comes in,” Fisher said. “We’ve created very dynamic partnerships with automobile dealerships that combine the local dealer’s brand name with CARSTAR’s proprietary operating procedures, insurance relationships and training programs. This allows CARSTAR to help deliver best-in-class KPI performance and the highest-quality repairs, while the dealership can focus on selling vehicles. That high-quality repair and customer service experience also helps the dealership retain that customer’s loyalty for a future vehicle purchase.”
CARSTAR is North America’s largest network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities with more than 700 locations in 35 states and 10 Canadian provinces. A part of the Driven Brands family of automotive aftermarket franchise brands, CARSTAR delivers national scale, premier vehicle repairs, repeatable outcomes and the industry’s highest customer satisfaction ratings. CARSTAR has maintained its commitment to give back to the communities it serves through a variety of fundraising initiatives, including raising over $4 million for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and has made fighting cystic fibrosis its cause, North American wide. For more information visit www.carstar.com and www.carstar.ca and follow on Facebook, twitter and LinkedIn. CARSTAR is actively seeking new franchise partners and interested parties should contact 844-906-9764 or visit www.carstarfranchise.com.