As a Ford Certified collision repair company, we know exactly what it takes to repair your Ford car, F150 aluminum truck, or SUV after you’ve been in an accident. That’s because at Mike’s Auto Body, we have committed to meet the strict guidelines to be a Ford Certified Collision Partner and return your vehicle’s integrity and safety.
To be more efficient and productive, Mike’s has designated two of its locations (San Ramon and Lafayette) to perform the Ford repairs. This way, they can specialize in Fords and have all of the necessary tools they need on-hand, as well as featuring all of the aluminum-related equipment and necessary OE parts.
Only those body shops that can adhere strictly to a Ford Certified Collision Repair Program, use only Original Ford parts and offer lifetime warranties on all Ford repairs can proudly display the plaque that says, We’re Ford Certified! At Mike’s, we are proud to have earned this distinction and stand ready to help F150 drivers, as well as drivers of all makes and models of cars, trucks, vans, & SUVs, preserve the safety and value of their vehicles. Our goal is to return your vehicle to its pre-accident condition and offer you peace of mind that your Ford has been repaired back to its original factory-built standards.
Mike’s Region Manager Tony Castagnetto knows how relevant OE certifications are and how they can put a shop in a prime position to shine on a popular brand—like Ford. “There are definitely a lot of benefits and advantages for being Ford certified. We get more and more Ford F150s in here all the time. We have full access to all of the most up-to-date vehicle repair information, which is invaluable because it’s continually updated all the time.”
Count on the fact that we will use only Ford Original Equipment collision replacement parts on your Ford vehicle. By using OE parts, we will be able to restore your Ford F-150 back to its pre-accident condition while meeting the requirements that Ford stipulates for structural integrity, protect your truck from corrosion, and help to withstand dents and dings.
Using OEM parts on your Ford aluminum truck also helps to return your vehicle to its pre-accident state, decreases repair time, retains its resale value, and fully protects passengers in the case of another collision. Additionally, these parts meet every level of testing for your truck and are covered in your original manufacturer’s warranty from the Ford Motor Company. Aftermarket parts sold by other dealers or auto body shops could void your new vehicle warranty.
Manager in San Ramon Joe Drago is well aware of the fact that the future of the collision repair industry revolves around factory certifications. “The car manufacturers began developing better certification programs several years ago and it has really helped the industry,” he said. “With today’s highly sophisticated vehicles with multiple computer systems, sensors and cameras as well as aluminum construction, we need specific Ford training and the right information, so we can fix these cars right.”
Brian Tilly, Manager at Concord VDM explained that it’s not easy to become Ford-certified and that only shops like Mike’s can even qualify. “The people from Ford came here from Detroit to meet us and inspect our two facilities. They sensed our shared passion for Ford and doing the best repairs we possibly can. So, we were delighted when we received the news—yes we’re Ford certified!”