I-CAR is an independent, not-for-profit, technical training organization, formed in 1979 by the collision industry. All I-CAR activities focus on helping the industry achieve a high level of technical training. I-CAR’s ultimate goal is that every person in the collision repair industry has the techincal knowledge and skills relevant to their position to ensure a safe and complete repair.
Until the early 1970’s, consumers had no way to distinguish between incompetent and competent mechanics. In response to this need, the independent, non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) was established in 1972. ASE’s mission is to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service through the testing and certification of repair and service professionals.