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Trusted Regina Auto Body Pros at Bergen’s Auto Body Explain Supply Chain Issues Affecting The Auto Industry

Bergens Auto Body is a Regina family collision repair and auto body shop and from the moment you call you will be treated like family! They are proud to have an amazing 80 Years Auto Body Experience, and they have been serving Regina Auto Body needs for over 30 Years....they have a loyal customer base that simply wouldn't think of going anywhere else. Bergens are Regina's best OEM Certified, SGI Accredited Collision repair shop and Bergen's Auto Body is a Trusted Regina Auto Body Shop.

Here at Bergen’s Auto Body & Collision Centre, we treat you like family and that means we work hard to give your vehicles back to you properly and most importantly safely!

Please Be Kind

We currently have a situation that has never been a problem or concern in the past. Our suppliers are having huge issues accessing all parts from their manufacturers.

We are sure that you have probably heard about supply chain issues in the news, so hopefully you will recognize that this is not a Bergen’s problem, this is a global problem due to the Pandemic.

Please be patient, as we are doing everything we can to move things forward, but there is only so much we can do. The delays cause major issues with our work flow in the shop,  and at times is has  been overwhelming for the Bergens Auto Body staff. Please know that we are working our hardest and trying our best to get those vehicles to you as quickly and safely as we can.”- Jon Bergen

How Can You Help?

If you have minimal damages for repair, such as small windshield cracks and tiny dings on your bodywork, we would appreciate it if you would hold off contacting us for repair until summer.  Right now we have to prioritize the worst damaged vehicle, as we need get our most in need clients vehicles back on the road.

Please be kind as we navigate this new normal . We can’t accommodate our clients the way we want to, and we all look forward to the issues being resolved soon!

Thank you for your understanding.
John and Bergen’s team

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Trusted Regina Auto body Shop Bergens Auto Body answers CAN YOU PAINT MATCH MY VEHICLE?

Bergens Auto Body is a local family collision repair business and from the moment you walk in the door you will be treated like family! 

They are proud to have an amazing 80 Years Auto Body Experience, and they have been serving Regina Auto Body needs for over 30 Years....they have a loyal customer base that simply wouldn't think of going anywhere else. Bergen's Auto Body are a  Trusted Regina Auto Body Shop, they offer courtesy cars to their clients and they specialize in foreign vehicles. In their latest Trusted Regina Auto Body Tip they share information on paint matching. 

CAN BERGENS AUTO BODY GUARANTEE PAINT MATCHING?


Q: WILL THE PAINT MATCH ON MY VEHICLE AFTER MY AUTO BODY / COLLISION REPAIRS ARE DONE?

So you need to get you car fixed after an accident or collision. A safe repair is most important to the customers of our body shop in Regina, SK   but most consumers of newer vehicles are really concerned that the vehicle gets returned to its factory appearance. There are many techniques we employ to make a color match exactly to the rest of the factory paint on the car, such as blending and tinting. As auto body repair professionals we are faced with many challenges in matching the factory paint, so we thought we would share the process and challenges with you.

First challenge: The Factory Standard

The first challenge is the factory standard. Today, the average paint code has between three to seven alternates that are worth formulating. There is actually more but the auto paint manufacturers have narrowed them to down to keep the databases simple to use.

So why do the car manufacturers have so many variances?

Most manufacturers have three major paint suppliers. The manufacturer decides on a standard color for production and submits a painted sample to their suppliers. The paint manufacturer then produces a formula for the “standard sample” and is allowed a tolerance of plus or minus 5% when they deliver the paint.

Second challenge: Manufacturers geographical variance

The plant in the east coast may be getting a 5% shade greener on a blue metallic standard and the plant in the west coast may be getting a 5% shade violet on the same blue metallic standard. When compared side by side, they look like a completely different colour. This is the reason the paint manufacturers usually have the standard formula followed by two alternates. If the alternates are not available, the painter in the body shop usually mixes the standard formula and tints it accordingly.

The second reason for variances in paint colours is the metallic colour applications. The metallic colours are now classified in 7 categories. Extra fine, fine, medium, medium coarse, coarse, and extra coarse. The metallic colours control the value (lightness and darkness) of the color similar to what white does in a pastel color.



Metallic colors will cause variances in color when applied. Temperature, paint film thickness, flash off time between coats, fluid tip sizes, speed of the spray gun, surface type (Plastic or Metal) and humidity will all cause the color to shift lighter or darker.

The rule of thumb: the longer it takes to dry, the darker the color will change as it dries. This is caused by pigment flotation. The metallic flakes will settle down to the bottom of the paint film and push the pigment up causing the color to shift darker.

Yet despite these challenges, a good auto body painter can match your factory paint, using manufacturers’ paint codes, spray panel testing, and here at Bergens we have decades of good old-fashioned experience. 

So the answer is yes, the paint will match if you are using a reputable body shop like Bergens.

Bergen’s Auto Body & Collision Centre, they treat you like family and that means w work hard to give your vehicles back to you properly and most importantly safely!


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Did you know Trusted Regina Autobody Shop Maaco Regina is locally owned and operated?

The Regina MAACO centre has been named a MAACO Certified Centre by the franchise chain's home office. The certification means that this is one of the top auto body shops in the city and meets MAACO's highest standards for seamless collision repairs & expert spot painting. The centre's exemplary quality & service represent the "BEST OF THE BEST" in the MAACO chain. MAACO Regina is a Trusted Regina Autobody & Collision center expert.  In their latest Regina autobody tip, we share that Maaco is locally owned!  


The owners of Maaco Regina is a local business couple Allan & Lisa Mann They would also like to dispel one of the biggest myths about Maaco Regina. People often think because it's a big name you will be treated like a number, not a person.  This couldn't be further from the truth.  The Mann's live in this community and work hard to ensure each customer gets treated with exceptional hometown service. 


We asked what the benefits of being a Maaco franchise are for the local consumer.  


Here is what they had to say:


"Being part of the Maaco franchise offers us the ability to get a discount on our paint products, which allows us to pass those savings onto our customers. It also allows us to be a recognized fleet repair facility. Being part of a franchise means that your warranty is good throughout North America, so it does not matter if you move out of Regina, your repairs are guaranteed."

 

Why Locally Owned Businesses Like Maaco Matter


  • Compared to box stores, local businesses recycle a significantly larger share of revenue back into the local economy.
  • Local businesses create community-based jobs and often provide higher salaries than large corporations.
  • Unique, one-of-a-kind businesses add personality to a world dominated by chain brands. 
  • Local ownership ensures that key decisions are made by those who actually live in the local community and will inevitably feel the impacts of those decisions.
  • Networks of small businesses create healthy competition in the marketplace, driving prices down and keeping products and services more affordable for all.

They can help you turn the car you drive back into the car you love.


MAACO Regina is a Trusted Regina Autobody & Collision centre.  



Trusted Regina Auto Body Repair professionals at MAACO Regina Share Why Certifications matter.

The Regina MAACO centre has been named a MAACO Certified Centre by the franchise chain's home office. The certification means that this is one of the top auto body shops in the city and meets MAACO's highest standards for seamless collision repairs & expert spot painting. The centre's exemplary quality & service represent the "BEST OF THE BEST" in the MAACO chain. MAACO Regina is a Trusted Regina Autobody & Collision center expert.  In their latest Regina autobody tip, they explain why certifications matter.

Maaco Regina has gone to great lengths to ensure they are Certified in many ways.  In addition to having been given the thumbs up by Trusted Regina.  Here is a list of their certifications and some descriptions to explain why they are important and what they mean to you. 



I-CAR Gold Class Certification is an independent third-party certification process that is quite literally the gold standard for collision repair. That means this Center is extensively trained in the latest tools and technologies of the trade.  I-CAR (The Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing those in the collision repair industry with the knowledge and skills to achieve a complete and safe repair. Shops who achieve I-CAR’s highest level of training are designated as I-CAR Gold Class Professionals, considered the highest level of training in the industry.

All ProFirst Certified shops are validated for their skill and expertise, commitment to a complete, proper and safe repair, to ongoing industry education, and to customer satisfaction. Each shop is validated annually by an independent third party to help ensure a high standard of repair quality. Honda is committed to providing safety for everyone, in the way Honda and Acura cars are built, and in the way, they are repaired after a collision. 


The Ford National Body Shop Network program was created to promote Certified dealership and independent collision repair providers to Ford vehicle owners and insurers.  The program will ensure that Ford vehicle owners can choose a Certified collision repair provider to return their vehicle to OEM specifications, and ensure the vehicle's fit, finish, durability, functionality, value, and safety are preserved.  This is particularly important based upon the increasingly complex vehicle design and repair requirements of Ford vehicles.


This new program allows dealers and independent collision repair facilities to meet the qualifications necessary to be certified by FCA Canada as a collision repair facility of choice for its vehicle owners. According to Certified Collision Care, the program will ensure that FCA Canada vehicle owners can choose a certified collision repair provider, that has the proper tools, equipment, training and facility required to repair their vehicle to OEM specifications and ensure the vehicle's fit, finish, durability, functionality, value, and safety are preserved.




Assured Performance has launched the Canadian Certified Collision Care Program. This program provides complete national coverage of Certified repair providers - best-in-class businesses that have met or exceeded the advanced technical requirements to become officially Certified. With Canadian management and an inspector team that is trained, tested and trusted covering Canada, Certified Collision Care is rapidly expanding, providing critical benefits to the Canadian market.


Our Maaco Certified Centres are the "best of the best." These Centres are distinguished for their quality of work in both auto painting and body repairs. Certified Centres have to pass a rigorous certification process annually that is a comprehensive review of their business and repair services.


All accredited repairers are required to meet or exceed the highest levels of equipment, certification and training and must warranty the repair for a minimum of 1 year. There are 4 levels of accreditation for SGI-approved repair shops: Elite*** - Top level of recognition, exceeding SGI’s requirements for certification. Can perform vehicle damage estimates on eligible claims.



If you are looking for a qualified Regina Auto Body shop that is locally owned by Maaco Regina. Maaco is a Trusted Regina Auto Body Shop.

Need to book your vehicle?  Contact MAACO Regina today!


Trusted Regina Auto Body Pro's at Bergen's Autobody Share 5 Tips to Prevent and Help Accidents

Bergens are a local family business and from the moment you walk in the door you will be treated like family!  They are proud to have over 80 Years Auto Body Experience, and they have been serving Regina Auto Body needs for over 30 Years....they have a loyal customer base that simply wouldn't think of going anywhere else. Bergen's are an SGI Accredited Regina Auto Body and Collision Repair shop  , they offer courtesy cars to their clients and they specialize in foreign vehicles. Bergen's AutoBody & Collision Centre are TRUSTED REGINA AUTO BODY EXPERTS


5 THINGS A CAR OWNER SHOULD DO - TO PREVENT AND HELP IF YOU HAVE AN ACCIDENT

Owning a car is a big responsibility for both new and seasoned drivers. In order to reduce stress further down the line, there are a few key things every driver should know. Luckily, these necessary basics are pretty easy to find out!
 
Learn the basics of maintenance. That means checking things the oil brake fluid, antifreeze, and windshield wiper fluid. Even better, learn to jump your car in case the battery dies and replace a tire. Everything you learn becomes a tool in case of emergency. Why not invest a little bit of time for less of a headache later on?
 
Find your car’s manual and read it. Read it again! Put it in a place where you can easily locate it again. Why? There is a lot of information specifically for your make, model, and year. Your manual will tell you which maintenance tasks should be prioritized, as well as how often those things should be addressed. Some critical ones to keep in mind are oil changes, wiper blade replacement, filter changes, fluid flushes, and when to get new tires. In addition, it will tell you what each light on the dash indicates.
 
Know where your personal identification is, who your insurance provider is, and where the documentation for insurance and registration is stored at. It’s simple enough to keep it in your car, and that will certainly do the job. But in the case of an emergency, the last thing you want to do is have to go digging through the glove box, center console, and through all the other cubbies and pockets your car has just to find it. Do yourself a favor, and keep it in one spot so that you can find it and reach it easily.
 
Put an emergency kit in your trunk. Jumper cables, a flashlight, spare tire, and a first aid kit are incredibly important. Consider also including some weather specific gear like sunscreen, a towel, blankets, umbrellas, etc. Safety first!

Have a ' GO TO' Regina Auto Body and Collision Repair shop!
At Bergens we truly do treat our customers like family!  

Why should you choose us as your go to Regina Auto Body professionals?

We are:


Bergen's GUARANTEE that you will be treated to both friendly service and quality workmanship....and after speaking to their clients we can definitely say that they do all they claim and all in a style all of their own! 

Bergen's AutoBody & Collision Centre are TRUSTED REGINA AUTO BODY EXPERTS...and they are waiting to help you. Fan them on Facebook here and be assured that they will look after you ..you can TRUST them..we Guarantee it!






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