ST. LOUIS, May 9, 2014 -- Dent Wizard International, the global leader in automotive reconditioning and SMART (Small to Medium Area Repair Techniques) repairs, recently announced an agreement with Co-Auto, a cooperative buying group dedicated exclusively to servicing new car and truck dealerships throughout Canada. Under the agreement, Co-Auto dealership-members will be able to sell Ding Shield and Ding Shield Preferred, two options of appearance service plans for F&I, the first such plans in Co-Auto’s portfolio of products and services.
Ding Shield and Ding Shield Preferred are two levels of service plans sold through dealership F&I departments. Ding Shield provides ding and dent repair using PDR (Paintless Dent Removal) with unlimited repairs to the hood, trunk, doors, fenders, roof and quarter panels for the length of the service contract. Ding Shield Preferred provides all aspects of Ding Shield, plus windshield chip repair and alloy wheel damage repair. The plans provide coverage for up to six years and are backed by Dent Wizard’s lifetime limited warranty.
“Appearance plans sold in the F&I office are a proven way for dealerships to increase revenues in a market where margins are a challenge to maintain,” said Trevor Dawson, Co-Auto’s vice president. “And Dent Wizard is a reliable, proven source for these plans and the execution of the repairs.”
“Many larger dealer groups have realized the benefits of offering Ding Shield plans,” said Aaron Cooper, Dent Wizard’s director of finance and insurance. “By working with Co-Auto, we can also provide competitively-priced plans to the independent new car dealerships in Canada, so they too can see increased revenues in F&I.”
Currently, Co-Auto offers Ding Shield plans to dealerships in the provinces of Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and the Maritimes.
Co-Auto is a cooperative buying group dedicated exclusively to servicing new car and truck dealerships. Launched in 1979, Co-Auto has built its success on the ability to save dealerships money through competitive pricing, rebate programs and profit sharing. Ultimately, these savings are realized through the volume purchasing strength of the Buying Group. In addition to providing savings to its members, Co-Auto was designed as a complete purchasing program, providing top-quality products, services, equipment and central billing. Co-Auto is a true cooperative, in that profits are returned to its shareholders. These profits are based upon membership participation. Today, Co-Auto does business with more than 1,200 dealerships.
About Dent Wizard
Dent Wizard International has been the leader in the development of Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) technology since its establishment in 1983, and today is North America’s leading provider of SMART Repairs (Small to Medium Area Repair Techniques). Dent Wizard provides on-site reconditioning services and products to the automotive industry through its relationships with dealerships, auto auctions, rental companies and insurance companies. Services include: PDR; minor paint; wheel refinishing; chip and scratch repair; bumper repair; headlight brightening; pinstriping; interior repair; locksmith services; exterior blackout; and hail damage repair. Dent Wizard also offers Ding Shield®, Ding Shield Preferred and Ding Shield Signature, service plans sold through dealership F&I departments. An affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm, St. Louis-based Dent Wizard operates throughout the United States and Canada. For more information call 800-DENT-WIZ.