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Chief Now Offers its $995 Collision Repair Training Class at No Charge with Every Computerized Measuring System


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MADISON, IN--Aug. 14, 2013: Chief Automotive Technologies, a leader in collision repair education through Chief University, now provides its $995 in-shop training at no charge with the purchase of a computerized measuring system from an approved distribution partner. The six-hour class is approved for I-CAR credit hours through the I-CAR Industry Training Alliance program and can be used to fulfill the continuous training requirement for I-CAR Gold Class Professionals.

"In-shop training allows us to introduce technicians to our computerized measuring equipment in their own workplaces where they're comfortable," explains Richard Perry, global repair product manager for Chief. "The six-hour class isn't as robust as our two-day Chief University course, but it does allow the technicians to operate the new equipment with more confidence until they are able to attend the full class. We provide this training at no charge to buyers so they are able to use the system to its full potential right away."

The offer applies to the purchase of any Chief computerized measuring system, including Velocity™, VelocityMAX and Vector™. All Chief computerized measuring systems use the company's exclusive vehicle specifications. Chief measures more vehicle models worldwide than any other manufacturer. Chief computerized measuring systems continuously measure the vehicle in real-time while repairs are made, so technicians do not have to stop and re-measure after every pull. Technicians can print out color reports that show vehicle data before, during and after the repair is made.

Local Chief distributors can help coordinate the free training at the time of purchase. Once a shop's new measuring system is delivered, a certified Chief instructor visits the facility to conduct the training. Everything from the startup procedure to the actual measuring process is covered.

"Chief is an approved I-CAR Industry Training Alliance program training provider, so our customers are assured to receive the highest level of training available in the industry," says Perry.