Whether you’ve recently been involved in a collision, or you are repairing older damage on a vehicle, you need to be sure your GM vehicle is in good hands when you leave it at the shop. GM offers a customer repair network to make sure all auto collision repairs are up to GM quality standards and specifications.


At Suburban Auto Body in St. Paul, we are a GM-certified collision repair center. If your GM is in need of repairs, we can help get you back on the road fast. Read on to learn more about what GM collision certification means and why it matters when your car is in the shop for collision repair.


Get Genuine GM Collision Parts

To keep your vehicle functioning at its top performance level, you need to be sure you’re getting genuine GM collision parts. These parts are manufacturer-recommended parts created by GM using the same materials and process as your vehicle’s original parts. This means your car will have the same quality and durability it always has. It also means your warranty will remain intact.


Understanding GM Engineering

GM Certified collision repair shops are specifically trained to understand the engineering of a GM vehicle. We understand the specific equipment needs and quirks of working with GM so that we can make sure to repair everything on your car in a way that maintains safety and integrity.


We have specialized training to work with the following GM parts:

●        Genuine GM sheet metal

●        GM airbag systems

●        GM fascias, bumpers, and grills


Risks of Non-Certified Parts

Auto body shops that are not GM-certified may use parts that are not genuine GM parts. Using parts that are not up to GM standards can compromise your vehicle’s structural integrity and appearance. It can also affect your vehicle’s warranty.


Often, these parts are recycled from other vehicles with an unknown history that could put your vehicle, and those who ride in it can be at risk. Some auto shops will recommend aftermarket collision parts made by companies other than GM. These parts are not tested or approved by GM and are often not up to GM standards.


Minneapolis and St. Paul Auto Body and Collision Repair

If you are a GM owner in need of collision repair, talk to our collision repair experts at Suburban Auto Body in St. Paul. We will work to make sure your vehicle is safe and road-ready again without compromising GM’s high standards for collision repair.


With our collision repair team, you can be sure you are getting the reliability and quality that make GM what it is. Talk to our GM certified body repair experts at 651.633.8900, or contact us for a free estimate.