Do you know the difference between an auto body shop and a garage? (And by garage we don’t mean what you park your car in at home, but rather an auto repair shop.) Mechanical and engine-related auto issues are generally taken care of in a garage or auto repair shop. If your vehicle has been in an accident and sustained any damage externally (or to the “body” of your vehicle), it will need to be taken to a body shop or collision center. Here’s a quick rundown on what these two different types of auto centers do for you and your vehicle:

What Auto Repair Shops Typically Do: 

  • Replace brakes
  • Replace other parts that wear out during normal driving
  • Perform oil changes
  • Repair engine components that wear out or become damaged during use
  • Repair other moving components of the vehicle

What Body Shops/Collision Centers Typically Do:

  • Collision Repair: Collision centers can help repair the exterior of your vehicle or any non-moving parts. After a car accident, they can replace and restore your vehicle back to good as new. 
  • Paint Touch-Up & Detailing: Fresh paint jobs and touch-ups can be arranged at your local body shop or collision center. Whether it’s chipped from the usage or damaged from an accident, body shops can match your paint color to exactly how you had it before. 
  • Replace Damage: After an accident, if the body of your car is severely damaged, they can help get you replacement parts like the frame, bumpers, windows, and more! 

Tom’s Auto Body, Inc. in Delafield WI, has been the area’s premier auto body shop since 1981. We have decades of auto body repair experience and a highly trained team dedicated to absolute customer satisfaction. Our team is committed to taking care of our customers’ auto repairs through quality workmanship, superior service, and dedication to detail in everything we do. We offer professional computer color matching, warranty repair, glasswork, collision repair, and more. We understand what a major investment your vehicle is and how hard you work to keep it in good condition. Our technicians are here to restore your automobile and make it look exactly as you imagined! Contact Tom’s Auto Body, Inc. for your auto bodywork and collision repair needs.