Honda Service in Gladstone, OR

What’s the Difference Between a Service Center and a Collision Center?

Running a quick Google search for automotive service centers near Portland yields a whole lot of results, not only for service centers, but for automotive collision centers as well. You may be wondering what the difference is between a Honda service center and a collision center, and if both places can perform the same services.  

Our Honda Service Center 

At Swickard Honda, we have a comprehensive Honda service center at our Gladstone facility, perfect for routine maintenance and minor automotive repairs. We also offer a Honda parts center for OEM parts and accessories. You can visit Swickard Honda for services like:  

  • Oil and filter changes 
  • Front-end alignments 
  • Brake replacements 
  • Coolant flushes 
  • Electrical services
  • Transmission flushes 
  • Service packages 
  • Windshield wiper and lightbulb replacements

While this isn’t an exhaustive list of our services, our Swickard Honda service center is geared towards regular maintenance.  

What is a Collision Center? 

Collision centers (also sometimes referred to as auto body shops) are where you would have your car towed to repair body damage after an accident that did not result in the vehicle being totaled. You would also go to a collision center for other major services like paint jobs, dent removal, glass replacements, and more.  

Collision centers are staffed with technicians skilled in disassembly, structure repair, painting, reassembly, and detailing. A good collision center will have your car looking like new again, even if it suffered extensive damage.   

Schedule Service for Your Honda Today

If you’re not sure what type of work your vehicle needs, give us a call here at Swickard Honda and or stop by to chat with one of our technicians. We’re always happy to review your situation and provide a recommendation or an estimate, so don’t hesitate to reach out.