Subaru of America has joined the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) in the U.S.
Subaru of America says the decision was influenced by the need to increase access to correct repair documentation as it seeks to further establish its OEM certified collision program.
Currently, Subaru of America produces and provides Subaru Certified Collision Centers with complimentary subscriptions to the Subaru Technical Information System (STIS).
Subaru also prioritizes maintaining current position statements, and providing new positions as technology warrants, to help ensure vehicles are repaired correctly.
“As collision repairers, having accurate information to be able to accomplish a thorough, documented, and proper repair for the vehicle owner is paramount,” shared SCRS Executive Director, Aaron Schulenburg. “It’s been really rewarding to watch Subaru develop their program with an absolute focus on listening to the industry and providing the informational resources necessary to protect the consumer.
There is an iconic culture around their brand, and so much of that culture revolves around the people who step into the vehicle, and the ability to keep them safe and pursuing adventure in their lives. Our job as repairers is to restore that safety, protection, and confidence; and it is so much easier with the support and involvement of companies like Subaru.”
“We at Subaru of America are continuously striving for ways to ensure safe and proper repairs on our vehicles,” added John Lancaster, National Wholesale Parts Manager, Subaru of America.
“We’ve found that independent collision centres are one of the best references for such improvements, and SCRS creates a unified voice which helps automotive manufacturers to identify opportunities to assist automakers, as well as the industry as a whole.” For example, as a result of SCRS membership feedback, Subaru recently updated its scanning position statement.
In addition to repair-specific information, Subaru says that philanthropic initiatives remain a high priority, including an initiative designed to help young people find a career track in the automotive industry.
Subaru has pledged its support for educational and vocational programs across the country, with intent on addressing the industry-wide struggle for qualified technicians. “We’d like to expand our efforts into the collision industry, as well as educate and grow the Subaru family,” Lancaster stated.
“When you look at SCRS’ objectives to educate, inform and represent, there are just so many really fundamental connections between the work that Subaru is doing and what is important to SCRS as an organization,” added SCRS Chairman Kye Yeung. “To know that there is an open door, a receptive ear, and a desire to collaborate to help our industry better serve the people who find themselves in the unfortunate circumstance of an accident is so important, and we consider ourselves very fortunate to enjoy that type of relationship with Subaru.”