Although no one wants to get into an accident, most of us will end up involved in a collision eventually if we drive long enough. When you do end up in need of auto body repair, it can be difficult to sort through the process. To make things even more complicated, there are plenty of confusing rumors going around that muddle up the truth of professional collision repair.


Fortunately, at Suburban Auto Body, we’re here to simplify the process so you can worry about getting back to business as usual. In this post, we’re separating auto collision repair rumors from reality. Give us a call to discuss auto body repair for your vehicle!

Fact or Fiction?

How much do you know about car collision repair? Test out your knowledge by deciding which of the following are fact and which are fiction.

1. You have to use your dealership to get OEM parts.

Fiction. Many auto manufacturers require repairs to include OEM (original manufacturer’s) parts to keep the warranty valid. But you don’t have to go through the dealer to get an OEM repair. At Suburban Auto Body, our auto repair technicians have advanced repair certifications in a wide range of automobile manufacturers and can provide OEM or aftermarket parts depending on your needs.

2. The auto insurance company selects your auto body shop for you.

Fiction. While your auto insurance company may recommend an auto body shop for you to use, you are free to get your vehicle repaired wherever you want. If you’re not sure which collision repair shop is right for you, it’s always a good idea to check out online reviews.

3. The insurance company may not pay for everything.

Fact. It’s important to communicate with your insurance company as soon as possible after a collision and find out what your policy will cover. In most cases, you should expect to at least pay a deductible. While collision coverage policies will cover only damage done during a collision, comprehensive collision is needed to cover damage that may have occurred prior to or outside of the collision.

4. Collision repair is always inconvenient.

Fiction. Although collision repair often means a disruption in your schedule, we do everything we can to minimize that disruption at Suburban Auto Body with our Suburban EZ service. With key-to-key service, we come to you and perform a key swap so you’re never stuck without a car. While you wait for your car to be repaired, connect with our go-to guy so you always know where we’re at with your repair.

Call our Minnesota Auto Body and Collision Repair Pros

When your car is in an accident, the last thing you need is the hassle and frustration of having to get your car to the dealership. With Suburban Auto Body, we can get you back on the road faster and make the insurance process go much more smoothly.


To learn more, give us a call at 651-633-8900 or connect with us online to get your free accident repair quote. We can’t wait to serve you!