FIX AUTO EXPANDS IN THE MARITIMES WELCOMING HALIFAX AND DARTMOUTH TO THE NETWORK
Steele Auto Group joins the Fix Auto family with two collision repair locations; one in Halifax and one in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
HALIFAX (Nova Scotia), March 21, 2018 – Mark Weeks, General Manager for Fix Auto Atlantic Region, is pleased announce that two new locations have joined the Fix Auto network in Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The Steele Auto Group owns multiple dealerships with integrated collision repair centres in and around Halifax and has been in the automotive industry since 1990. Fix Auto Halifax and Fix Auto Dartmouth are both stand-alone facilities that are not integrated into a dealership but rather provide services to the broader markets and customer bases.
The Steele Auto Group has grown its network of dealerships and collision centres through multiple acquisitions over the past 28 years. “As the company grew, numerous dealerships were added to the group, many of which had integrated body shops,” said Graham Owen, General Manager – Fix Auto Halifax and Dartmouth. “Having our own collision repair facilities means we are able to provide complete vehicle service and repairs for our customers and ensure that the repairs are made to factory specifications by our accredited, highly skilled technicians.”
For the team at Steele Auto Group, joining the Fix Auto network was based on shared values. Much like Fix Auto, they pride themselves on superior customer service, high quality repairs and facilities, and ongoing training. “We are pleased to offer our customers state-of-the-art facilities, modern and comfortable waiting areas, and highly trained staff who consistently strive for perfection,” noted Owen. Fix Auto provides ongoing support and a comprehensive selection of operational and management tools as well as strong relationships with insurance partners across Canada; all of which is designed to complement a thriving collision repair business.
Getting customers back on the road safely is a priority for the teams at Fix Auto Halifax and Dartmouth. Their technicians are constantly undergoing training as part of the I-CAR requirements for Gold Class certifications with some of their technicians achieving the Platinum level. In the last year, the shops have become Ford Motor Company Aluminum certified, Honda certified, Audi certified and Volkswagen certified. The team continues to work toward achieving more accreditations from other auto manufacturers. “As vehicles continue to become more complex, it is increasingly important that our staff receive the most current training and have access to the required equipment to keep pace with the industry,” said Owen.
Mark Weeks concludes, “We are very pleased to partner with the Steele Auto Group team. Their experience, knowledge and passion for the industry over the past 28 years is inspiring. Their ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction and industry-leading collision repair work is echoed within the Fix Auto network and we are looking forward to supporting the team as they continue to grow their business under the Fix Auto banner.”
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Fix Auto is part of Canada’s largest automotive aftermarket services network with over 250 locations across the country. Celebrating 25 years of excellence, each Fix Auto centre is owned and operated locally offering hassle-free care and services that return vehicles to their pre-collision luster and performance. Our company and our network continue to grow nationally and globally, thanks to a solid foundation based on entrepreneurship and innovation. With more than 630 locations around the world, Fix Auto is the global body shop network.
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