CARSTAR Offers Unique Training Program To Help Franchise Partners Deliver The Highest-Quality Collision Repairs
Earlier in 2018, CARSTAR completed the buildout of CARSTAR University, a hands-on and online educational program with more than 700 role-based learning modules. Now, there are more than 2,000 franchise partners and staff members enrolled in the program, representing nearly 50 percent of the CARSTAR network.
CARSTAR is continuing that positive trend through the first half of 2018, recently opening its 600th location in Sudbury, Ontario, and posting a more than 15 percent increase in sales for the first six months versus 2017.
To coincide with the grand opening celebration of CARSTAR’s 600th location, both U.S. and Canadian CARSTAR locations have committed to donating to both the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
CARSTAR Arnold owner Heath Harris saw an opportunity to give back to the community when a frequent customer at his collision repair facility mentioned an interest in selling her Chrysler Town and Country minivan after a fender bender.
CARSTAR Quakertown, one of four CARSTAR locations owned by the Legacy Autobody Group, answered the National Auto Body Council’s request to help a local mom through NABC’s Recycled Rides program.
The new initiative leverages Assured Performance tools and resources for CARSTAR store owners to help accelerate adoption and compliance to OEM certification requirements and business improvement milestones.
Eighty percent of Americans believe hands-free cell phone use while driving is safer. This is a dangerous misconception, according to a recently published study by the University of Calgary, which found almost equally high accident rates among users of hand-held and hands-free devices.
For the first time at its annual conference, CARSTAR North America recognized both United States and Canadian CARSTAR owners and business groups throughout its network for their leadership and performance.
The company also announced new franchise operations at CARSTAR Metcalf in Kansas City.
CARSTAR Leduc is a newly renovated 12,600-square-foot facility with two paint booths and is built to service a variety of automobiles.
CARSTAR North America Sets Sights On Strategic Growth, Operating Efficiencies To Drive Sales For North America’s Largest Collision Network
For the year ahead, CARSTAR and Driven Brands say they are focused on growing the CARSTAR network across the U.S. and Canada, delivering continued operational improvements and providing purchasing efficiencies.
As part of the opening event celebration, CARSTAR West Chester refurbished a family sedan to donate to a deserving local family.