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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!



Trusted Regina Boat & Marine Vehicle Dealer Now Offers Dockside Service

At Performance Marine the customer is their #1 Priority.  Performance Marine  has been serving Regina and Southern Saskatchewan for over 20 years, they have one of the strongest records of customer satisfaction in the industry, with the awards to prove it!  Performance Marine are Trusted Regina Boat & Marine Vehicle Dealers


Performance Marine Now Offers Dockside Service

Have mechanical failures caused you to lose the ability to safely operate your boat? No problem, Performance Marine will get you back out on the water in no time! This year is the first year we are offering dock side service. We have outfitted x4 trucks x4 trailers with all the parts and factory required tools necessary to complete any job.

Time is money and sometimes the time saved by bringing the service center right to your boat is worth it. 

This is a great option for owners who don’t spend a lot of time at their boat, as well as those who are simply too busy. Whatever your reasons for wanting a dockside service, the convenience of having your boat maintained and serviced right at the dock means more time for relaxing on the water and less time fixing problems.

The service is free for customers that have factory mercury warranty and for those who do not have warranty they have a flat fee. Performance Marine will also be out at the marinas on the weekends just to offer their services and allow people to test ride accessories such as tubes, paddle boards and more. 

Areas serviced are:  (if your area is not on the list please contact our Service Department and they will do their best to accommodate you.)

If the boat can not be repaired on site our factory trainer tech will tow it back to the dealership for the customer.

 


When you're invested in making sure your watercraft stays in great working order for years to come, you need knowledge and skill you can count on. Our highly trained technicians are dedicated to maintaining and servicing your  Bayliner, Chaparral and Heyday Wakeboat watercraft so you can get the most out of your purchase. 


Performance Marine are boating enthusiasts, and they understand that your priority is getting out on the water.


Performance Marine has the equipment and experience to get your boat in prime shape, whether your goal is fishing, cruising, or tow sports. Give us a call and we'll get you in and out of the shop in an efficient and timely manner, so you can get back to the water activities that you enjoy.

Performance Marine can help you keep your boat in pristine condition! If you have any questions or concerns about getting your boat serviced, feel free to call them at (306) 586-2628  or book your service online.  For more information about how to best maintain your investment and learn more about our available services visit the Performance Marine website!  


Over the years Performance Marine has been able to maintain a knowable long term staff and an incredible customer base with lots of room to grow.   They are Saskatchewan’s only full-service marine facility, complete with a Capsizer 8000TM boat lifting/turning system, a full marine paint booth, and in-house propeller & skeg repair.

Performance Marine a Trusted Regina Boat & Marine Vehicle Dealer. 


Trusted Regina welcomes Frame and Wheel Alignment Co. Ltd. as a new member to the Trusted Regina directory

The Trusted Regina team are proud to announce Frame and Wheel Alignment Co. Ltd. as a new member to the Trusted Regina directory. You can now find them in both the Auto body and Auto Repair and Service Categories.  


Frame and Wheel Alignment Co. Ltd. have been servicing Regina and area since 1988.  Locally owned and operated they strive hard to ensure the quality of their work.  The attention to detail when providing Fleet services, restorations or everyday paint and repair projects is exceptional.   Weather you have a semi trailer, camper, classic car or new, Frame and Wheel can help you get back on the road and make it look great too!  They really are your one-stop vehicle center with the most reasonable prices.


While talking to their customers we quickly found out how great their service is.  Here is what some of them had to say:

"New to the area and asked around for good fair shops. Glad to have been pointed here. Could have easily charged more than they did for their work. Great friendly service. Thanks Steve and team." -Andy-Marcia Holmes

"Friendly staff did my inspection quickly and explained all repairs" -Al Zieglgansberger 

" Great service! The General Manager took the time to listen to my vibration issues with my truck, came up with a plan and promised not to install anything unless absolutely required.  One of the mechanics took it for a test drive then back to the shop for inspection and measurements then took the appropriate repairs.  I asked for some higher end parts which they sourced for me and they quickly installed.  I checked around at two other shops for pricing and they were very competitive.  I was happy with service and price.  My son also had his truck wheel alignment done here and he too was impressed" - Mike Nijman

Frame and Wheel honour all heavy duty truck and trailer insurance claims and are SGI accredited for Heavy Truck and Trailer collision repairs. They are SGI Safety Certified for all vehicles. They are members of the Truck Pros organization and the Commercial Vehicle Repairers Association of Saskatchewan. Frame and Wheel Alignment service is always fast and done with the utmost expertise in product knowledge. 


To find out more about their services find their listing on the Directory here - Frame and Wheel Alignment Co. (1988) ltd. 


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!

Confused about what type of oil to use in your vehicle? Our Trusted Regina partner shares some insight.

What type of oil should I use? Conventional, Synthetic, or a Blend?


There are differences between the types of motor oil available to consumers.  Here we try to provide information that will help you make a choice for your vehicle.


We offer a choice of synthetic blend (semi-synthetic), conventional and synthetic oils


What is the difference between regular and synthetic oil? 


Regular motor oil, also called “conventional” oil, is a mineral grade oil derived from crude liquid oil from the ground.  It is created by a refining process.


Synthetic motor oil is also refined from crude oil from the ground.  However it is processed further than conventional oil is.  Synthetic oil is distilled, purified and broken down into its basic molecules. This process not only removes more impurities from the crude oil but also enables individual molecules in the oil to be tailored to the demands of modern engines.


Some customers choose full synthetic oil for their vehicle


What are the advantages or benefits of using synthetic oil?

A synthetic lubricant contains more highly refined base oils than those used in conventional mineral oils, offering you superior protection and performance. Synthetic engine oils provide a variety of benefits that keep your engine running at optimal performance for years.

Here are some of the benefits of using synthetic oil:

Synthetic lubricants protect better at any temperature. In the summer, your engine will stay cooler and therefore use less fuel. In the winter, the engine receives lubrication sooner than with mineral grade oil.  At any temperature, when an engine is first started, a mineral oil takes some time to circulate, allowing friction between non-lubricated parts to cause wear.  In contrast, a synthetic lubricant starts circulating straight away, protecting every moving part within the engine. This results in less metal-to-metal contact and thus extends the life of the engine.

Synthetic oil keeps your engine cleaner. As oil circulates through your engine it can pick up deposits. Over time, conventional oils can sometimes form sludge, which can reduce your engine's efficiency and, ultimately, reduce the life of your engine.  Sludge deposits can turn into varnish (sludge deposits that have hardened and coat internal surfaces) over time, thus synthetic oil helps protect against varnish as well.

Use of synthetic oil helps to cut engine emissions when compared to conventional mineral oils.  This makes them more environmentally friendly compared to regular oil. Conventional mineral oils contain greater amounts of impurities, such as sulphur, reactive and unstable hydrocarbons, and other undesirable contaminants that cannot be completely removed by conventional refining of crude oil.

Synthetic oils can also significantly improve fuel economy and efficiency. During the warm-up period of a typical truck journey, mineral oils are thicker and move more slowly, making the engine thirstier and less efficient. Synthetics, however, get to work much more quickly, so the engine reaches peak operating efficiency that much sooner.


What about synthetic blend oil?


Synthetic blend oil is part synthetic oil and part conventional oil.  It was created to counter the high price of pure synthetic oil, and imparts some of the benefits of synthetics into conventional oil, but at a lower price. The downside is that your vehicle won't reap the benefits of a fully synthetic product.


A blended (semi-synthetic) oil is another choice that customers may make.


What are the benefits of synthetic blend oil? 


An analysis of the differences between synthetic, synthetic blends and conventional oil by Valvoline, suggest that SOME of their blends (not all) offer benefits that approach that of a full synthetic in the areas of protection, cleanliness & horsepower, and other areas.  Some provide anti-wear protection and better cold start protection that conventional oil.  Some help minimize sludge and prevent deposit formation.  Some are better designed for today's most advanced engines, and some contain special seal conditioners that rejuvenate engine seals to help prevent leaks.  These advantages do not apply to all blends equally. This all means that if you choose to use a synthetic blend oil, you should choose which one to use carefully according to what benefits you are looking for.

According to Valvoline’s information, if you are looking for an oil to provide help maintain fuel efficiency for the life of the oil, or provide excellent protection in extreme hot and cold temperatures, you should look at a FULL synthetic.

For more detailed information, refer to the easy-to-read motor oil comparison chart found on the Valvoline website.


Superior quality conventional (regular) motor oil is also available.


If I just want to use conventional oil, what do you suggest?


If you choose to use a regular or conventional oil, you will be happy to know that there have been improvements to conventional mineral oil over the years.  Brands such as Valvoline produce premium conventional oils.  Their premium conventional oil  is an all-climate motor oil with stated benefits of:

Helping to keep the engine clean by minimizing deposit formation

Resisting oil thickening by providing solid oxidation control

Improving gas mileage with the most commonly recommended grades by reducing friction.

Providing anti-wear protection exceeding current U.S., Japanese and European wear tests for gasoline engines where each grade is specified