Training Received by Toyota Technicians

March 22nd, 2016 by

When you take your car in for routine service or repairs, you want the peace of mind of knowing your vehicle is in the most capable hands possible. Regardless of how much your vehicle cost or how old it is, it should receive expert care to lengthen its lifespan, improve fuel efficiency and provide as many years of driving pleasure as possible. Taking your car to factory-trained technicians who have undergone extensive training and have been required to pass certification exams will give you the peace of mind you deserve. When you are in need of Toyota service in Portland, Maine and surrounding areas, choose Berlin City Toyota because our service team is comprised of highly trained automotive technicians who have undergone rigorous training in a variety of car care specialty areas.

The training that certified Toyota technicians must undergo is intense and requires a great deal of commitment and time. Let’s take a look at what is involved with becoming a Toyota factory-trained technician and earn the various titles the Toyota Motor Company gives those who complete certain training programs.

Lexus, Toyota and Scion have almost identical training programs and certification requirements because Lexus is the luxury vehicle division of the Toyota Motor Corporation, and Scion is also part of the Toyota Motor Company. So, basically, the same training is required to service and repair very expensive automobiles like Lexus cars and SUV’s and the less expensive vehicles made by Toyota and Scion.

When your car is serviced or repaired at Berlin City, you get the same level of treatment regardless of what your car’s original price tag was.

What is the I-CAR® Professional Development Program™?

According to the Toyota Motor Company, the I-CAR® Professional Development Program™ (PDP) “trains collision repair professionals in essential role-relevant knowledge and skills.” The program provides collision repair experts and insurance appraisers the knowledge and skills necessary to repair and service vehicles safely and thoroughly. Specific skills are developed through different training paths custom designed for certain roles—one being a collision repair specialist. Ongoing training is required to stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and technology in the automotive industry, which evolves on an on-going basis.

Here are just a few of the specific areas Toyota offers its technicians:

Corrosion protection
Replacement of steel structures
Steel welding
Spot welding
Bonded panel replacement
Refinishing equipment regulations
Refinishing material application
Color theory, mixing toners and tinting
Hazardous materials, personnel safety and refinishing safety

The training programs for Lexus, Toyota and Scion emphasize hands-on skill development so technicians can compete (and lead the pack) in today’s collision repair industry. According to Toyota, “Learning in the context of the shop environment on equipment used every day offers a unique opportunity to collaborate as a team and gain readily applicable knowledge and skills.”

For expert Toyota service in Portland, you can trust Berlin City Toyota, serving Portland, South Portland, Scarborough, Gorham, Westbrook and surrounding areas of New England, to provide the highest quality service available today.