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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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Trusted Regina Autobody Shop earns official certification to help ensure proper and safe repair of your vehical

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 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 are an SGI Accredited Regina Auto Body and Collision Repair shop  , they offer courtesy cars to their clients and they specialize in foreign vehicles. They are a part of the Auto Body Category.


Bergen's Auto Body & Collision Centre Ltd. has been officially Certified by Certified Collision Care

Certified Collision Care is a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training, and facilities necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer's specifications. In achieving their Certification, Bergen's Auto Body & Collision Centre Ltd. is now an integral part of the most advanced repair capable and efficient collision repair network in the world. 

Adding to their credentials, Bergen's Auto Body & Collision Centre Ltd. is officially Certified by Certified Collision Care, Fiat Chrysler, Kia, and Nissan Canada. 




To become Certified by the various Automakers, Bergen's Auto Body & Collision Centre Ltd. passed the rigorous Certification process essential to help ensure a proper and safe repair of the new generation of advanced vehicles. Less than 5 percent of body shops across the nation are able to meet the stringent requirements to become officially Certified and recognized. The Certified network is made up exclusively of best-in-class collision repair businesses that have met or exceeded the strict requirements of the Certification program. 

According to Bergen's Auto Body & Collision Centre Ltd. Owner, Jonathan Bergen,

 "This certification supports our reputation for superior customer service serving our community. We are your neighbors and friends, so it is important to provide our customers with the peace of mind that their vehicles are being repaired correctly by highly trained professionals that care about them." 

The Certification criteria are based upon auto manufacturer requirements. These are critical to ensure the vehicle fit, finish, durability, value and safety following an accident. As new model vehicles are being introduced that use light weight high strength materials and advanced technology, a proper repair according to manufacturer specification is even more important than ever to ensure the passenger safety and proper performance of the vehicle. 

Auto manufacturers want to ensure that consumers have the option of Certified Collision Repair wherever they live, work, or travel

 "Consumers need the confidence and peace of mind to know their vehicle is being repaired by a shop that has what it takes to ensure the vehicle safety. Bergen's Auto Body & Collision Centre Ltd. is officially a Collision Care ProviderTM," said Scott Biggs, CEO of Assured Performance Collision CareTM. "They represent the standard by which all other body shops are measured."

About Certified Collision Care: 

Certified Collision Care is the Canadian division of Assured Performance Network, the largest network of OEM Certified repair providers in the world with over 2,800 Collision Care Providers participating, and administers the Canadian Nissan Certified Collision Repair Network, Mopar Certified Collision Repair Facility, Kia Certified Collision Repair Centre and Ford National Body Shop Network Certified programs. Visit www.certifiedcollisioncare.ca for more information.

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 Guaranteee it!



Our Trusted Regina Auto Body Repair professionals at MAACO Regina tell us why Certifications matter.

When you’re trying to find an auto body shop, comparing pricing alone is tough. You may end up with a bunch of estimates that are all completely different. How do you tell what you’re getting for your money? How do you choose the best auto body shop? One of the biggest things you should consider is their certifications.   You want to make sure whoever works on your vehicle is properly qualified and trained. Certifications are one way to make sure both the collision repair shop and the repair technician you choose have been trained in the most current repair techniques and technologies available.

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 a 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 Auto Body shop that is locally owned Maaco Regina. They are a Trusted Regina Auto Body Shop.

Need to book your car in?  Contact MAACO Regina today!

Trusted Regina Welcomes MAACO Regina to the Trusted Regina Directory under the Autobody Category

The Trusted Regina Directory team are pleased to welcome Maaco Regina to the directory of Excellence.  You will find Maaco Regina under the Regina Autobody Category.

Maaco are a Trusted Regina Auto Body shop 

Locally Owned

These two local Regina owner Allan Mann really does care, not only about the quality of work that they provide but the safety of their staff and giving back to the community. We have been impressed by the level of care they show for their clients and their team! 

Community Support

They lend their support to Sophia House, Don Narcisse All-Star Event, Sticks on Rose and Big Brothers of Regina and the Regina Pats to name a few.