Trusted Results and Service

When it comes to auto collision repair, you can trust NorthStar Collision’s team of experts to deliver top-notch service with safety and quality in mind. Their certified technicians are equipped to handle collision repair and they even go the extra mile by offering loaner cars and thoroughly washing your vehicle before delivery. You can rest easy knowing your car is in good hands with NorthStar Collision.

Estimating & Claim Submission

Estimating and claim submissions are essential components of the collision repair process, helping to ensure a smooth and efficient experience. When your vehicle is brought in for repairs, the first step is to assess the extent of damage through a detailed inspection. This involves examining not only what is visible on the surface but also potential underlying issues that may affect the overall repair cost. Once all damages have been identified, an estimate is prepared that outline all necessary repairs and their associated costs.

Repair Blueprinting

Repair blueprinting is a critical step that involves meticulously documenting all the damage to a vehicle before any repairs are made. This meticulous process ensures that every aspect of the damage is identified and accounted for, from visible dents and scratches to underlying structural issues that may not be immediately apparent. By creating a detailed “blueprint” of the necessary repairs, technicians can effectively plan out their approach and ensure that nothing is overlooked during the restoration process.

Body & Structural Repair

This key phase involves repairing any damage to the frame or structure of the vehicle caused by the impact of the collision. Our highly skilled technicians are trained to use specialized equipment such as frame straightening machines and computerized measuring systems to ensure that every inch of the damaged area is properly restored. Our technicians are dedicated to meeting manufacturer specifications for safety and performance. In some cases, we may need to replace any parts that are beyond repair in order to maintain structural integrity. Our overall goal is to ensure that a vehicle is safe to drive and looks as good it did prior to the collision, reinstating your complete value.


Refinishing involves restoring the damaged area of a vehicle to its original appearance. This meticulous process begins by carefully sanding down the affected area to remove any imperfections, such as scratches, dents, or paint chips. Once the surface is smooth and level, a layer of primer is applied to ensure proper adhesion of the new paint. Next, several coats of color-matched paint are meticulously sprayed onto the surface using specialized equipment to achieve an even and seamless finish. After allowing ample time for drying and curing, a clear coat is applied to protect the paint and give it a glossy shine. The final touch includes wet sanding and buffing to blend in any slight imperfections and ensure a flawless result that seamlessly matches the rest of the vehicle’s exterior.

System Scanning

System Scanning ensures that all electronic components of a vehicle are functioning properly and safely. This process involves using specialized diagnostic equipment to scan the vehicle’s onboard computer systems for any error codes or malfunctions that may have been triggered by the impact of the collision. By utilizing advanced technology, our technicians can pinpoint specific areas of concern and address them accordingly, preventing potential issues from arising in the future. 


The Recalibration process reinstates the safety and functionality of a vehicle’s advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). These systems, such as adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning, rely on sensors and cameras to accurately detect surrounding objects and make real-time adjustments. However, after a collision, these sensors may become misaligned or damaged, leading to inaccurate readings and potential system malfunctions. Recalibration involves reprogramming or adjusting these sensors to their original factory settings so that they can function properly once again. 

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1136 Lincoln Avenue
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379