BBB - Rates repair facilities based upon customer experience .The Better Business Bureau will help with dispute resolution and drops members that do not resolve differences in an equitable manner. Pickering's has been a member of BBB since 1983 and maintains the highest rating of an A+.
AAA - Sets high customer satisfaction standards for shops to be authorized AAA facilities. They investigate and arbitrate disputes between a member and a member business. Pickering's has been a AAA approved auto repair facility since 1995.
AAA Top Shop 2017 - AAA Evaluates every AAA-approved auto repair facility to measure quality of repair work, customer service and overall shop cleanliness. Before being eligible for a AAA Top Shop Award, each facility must meet the precise standards needed to be included in the AAA-approved auto repair network. This award is given to facilities that go above and beyond every day with quality automotive repair and excellent customer service – earning a satisfaction index of 99% or higher, participate in community service, and have current ASE Certifications.
NAPA AutoCare Center - NAPA AutoCare is the largest network of independent mechanics in North America with over 14,000 locations. NAC offers a nationwide warranty for customers of NAPA AutoCare Centers and a nationwide shop referral service. To be a NAPA AutoCare Center, technicians employed must be ASE Certified to guarantee quality service. Pickering's has been a NAPA AutoCare Center since 1995.
NAPA Gold Certified - NAPA has created a premier-tier program that separates the top performing Gold Certified shops from the other NAPA AutoCare Centers. This certification is intended to provide a consistent consumer experience, maximize technology leverage and reward NAPA's most committed partners. TO become Gold certified you must be an AutoCare member open for 2 years, maintain ASE certification, have a 4-Star customer satisfaction index score, use digital vehicle inspections, have consumer financing (easy pay). participate in NAPA parts purchases and be members of a NAPA Business Development Group. Pickering's Auto was granted Gold Certification in 2019, when the program was established.
ASE - Is short for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Since 1972 this independent non-profit organization has worked to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals.
Colorado ASA - The Automotive Service Association advances professionalism and excellence in the auto repair industry through education, representation and member services. It’s also a customer advocate with State and Federal legislatures and provides a local shop referral service. Pickering's Auto Service is proud to be members of Colorado ASA.
Michelin - As an exclusive Alliance Associate Dealer (AAD) for Michelin and BF Goodrich brand tires, Pickering’s is committed to the same standards as Michelin themselves. This means the quality of tires Pickering’s provides are second to none in handling, mileage and traction with no tradeoffs.
BG Products - BG Products, Inc., is committed to maintaining vehicles through high quality automotive maintenance services for fuel systems, engines, transmissions, brakes, power steering, cooling, battery, drive line and climate control systems. Pickering's utilizes BG products often when servicing customer vehicles because they provide the highest quality automotive maintenance service products and equipment for consumer vehicles.
Air Care Colorado - Publishes a list of shops that repair emission failures by neighborhood. On their website, they provide ratings for each - Pickering's rates 100% in customer satisfaction.
Elite Worldwide - An ethics-based company that offers a wide variety of proven business building services for auto repair professionals. To be deemed and maintain the Elite Ethics Certification, shop owners must be nominated and verified, ensure they always take great care of their customers, have a positive impact on their community, strive to elevate the reputation of the auto repair industry and never put money ahead of people.
Young Americans- Young Americans Center for Financial Education is a unique organization located in Denver, Colorado. They operate both a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and a for-profit entity. Their mission is to develop the financial literacy of young people through real-life experiences and hands-on programs purposefully designed to enable them to prosper in our free enterprise system. Their goal is that Colorado youth grow up knowing how to earn, make, and manage their money wisely, regardless of background. As a proud co-supporting sponsor, Pickering's invests in the Young Americans Center to achieve important outreach and philanthropic objectives.
Hands Of The Carpenter- Hands of the Carpenter is a nonprofit organization passionate about serving an often overlooked group - single mothers and widows in need. Since 2004, Hands has provided automobile repair and maintenance to this group of women in an effort to help support them and their desire for economic self-sufficiency. Pickering's is proud to support Hands of the Carpenter's efforts by fixing vehicles prior to donation.
Good Neighbor Garage - Good Neighbor Garage is a unique car donation program as it is one of few charities in Colorado, which allows you to claim the full-market value of your donated car. By donating your vehicle you provide hope through transportation. Pickering's Auto Service is a Good Neighbor Garage partner, that helps repair these donated vehicles for donation.
MyCarFax App- Is a FREE consumer smartphone app that provides instant, useful information about your car’s unique service history and maintenance schedule. This allows Pickering’s the ability to look up past services and repairs across repair facilities to more accurately take care of your vehicle.
NAPA AutoCare App - A FREE mobile app that lets you easily schedule appointments, track your vehicle information and store service records all in one place. Here you can view our services, warranty polices, manufacturer's service recommendations, get repair cost estimates and receive notifications instantly.
Best of the Best 2019 - Pickering's was voted Best Auto Repair/Service by Lakewood & Arvada. For over 20 years, Colorado Community Media, the publisher of the Lakewood Sentinel and 20 other local community newspapers holds our annual Best of the Best contest. This contest is 100% reader nominated and voted for, and the readers chose you as Best of the Best. Cast your votes in March!
Best of the Best 2018 - This year, Pickering's was voted Best Auto Repair/Service by Golden, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood and tied for Best Auto Repair/Service in Arvada. For over 20 years, Colorado Community Media, the publisher of the Lakewood Sentinel and 20 other local community newspapers holds our annual Best of the Best contest. This contest is 100% reader nominated and voted for, and the readers chose you as Best of the Best. Cast your votes in March!
Best of the Best 2017 - In 2017, readers voted us the Best Auto Repair facility in Lakewood, Golden and Arvada. As well as the Best Tire Dealer in Wheat Ridge and Towing in Lakewood (which we do not take care of in house).Best of the Best is a promotional contest voted on by readers of Colorado Community Media publications. Cast your votes in March!
Best of the Best 2016 - In 2016, readers voted us the Best Auto Repair facility in Golden, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Westminster and Arvada. As well as the Best Tire Dealer in Golden, Wheat Ridge, Westminster and Arvada. Best of the Best is a promotional contest voted on by readers of Colorado Community Media publications. Cast your votes in March!
Best of the Best 2015 - In 2015, readers voted us the Best Auto Repair Facility in Lakewood & Golden. Best of the Best is a promotional contest voted on by readers of Colorado Community Media publications. Cast your votes in March!
Expertise Award 2016 - Expertise creates a list of the best local professionals and experts in each US city to give their readers the confidence they need to make the right choice. To do so, they score auto repair shops on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyze the results. These include reputation, credibility, experience, availability and professionalism.