Hondas are one of the most reliable vehicles on the road. They’re powerful performers and one of the longest-lasting vehicles for everyday driving. It’s not uncommon to see a Honda performing just as well at 200,000 miles as it did at 40K. That’s why as a Honda owner, you shouldn’t leave anything to chance when it’s time for a repair.


Honda recommends that all of its vehicles are repaired only by technicians and shops with Honda collision certification like Suburban Auto Body in Minnesota. In this post, we’ll break down what that means and why our certified technicians make a difference when it comes to repairing your Honda when you need bodywork.


Introducing Honda’s ProFirst Collision Repair Certification

Honda is known for its commitment to safety. That’s why the manufacturer of Honda and Acura is committed to making sure its vehicles are as safe as possible before and after a collision. With ongoing industry changes moving faster than ever before, each manufacturer is producing vehicles that require advanced and ever-changing knowledge to keep their cars safe.


Honda’s ProFirst Collision Repair program focuses on making sure every technician and shop that repairs Hondas has the right training, equipment, and tools for a safe repair. This training is ongoing, which means your collision repair team is constantly staying up to speed on changes that affect their vehicles.


Here are just a few areas of specialized knowledge a certified shop will be trained in:


●        Collision avoidance equipment

●        Advanced body materials

●        On-board safety features


Requirements of Honda Collision Repair Certification

Like most manufacturer’s collision programs, Honda’s ProFirst program outlines a set of stringent standards for its certified collision repair teams. A certified shop must either be an I-CAR Gold Class Professionals shop or a VeriFacts VQ or Medallion shop.


A shop must also complete a training program specific to Honda and/or Acura. Every certified shop is required to complete training for the roles of structural technician, nonstructural technician, and estimator. Each shop will also have at least one technician complete a hands-on training program.


Additionally, each ProFirst shop must meet the following criteria:


●        Maintain a customer contact program so customers are aware of the process

●        Keep/maintain Honda-certified equipment and tools

●        Have adequate security and safety protocols

●        Maintain facility standards up to Honda specifications

●        Keep a clean shop that meets high customer service standards

●        Pass an annual inspection by an independent third-party auditor


Trust Suburban Auto for Certified Honda and Acura Collision Repair

Don’t take a chance with an unauthorized repair shop when it comes to your Honda or Acura. Our Honda certified collision repair team is always training and learning so that your car gets the highest level of service and care. We also offer OEM manufacturer’s parts so your warranty is kept up to Honda’s specifications.


Our auto repair team at Suburban Auto Body can help you work with your insurance company to simplify the process. To get your repair scheduled, connect with our certified Acura and Honda repair team at 651.633.8900, or contact us for a free estimate.