Howard City Collision

Full Service Auto Body and Auto Paint  Shop Near You

Welcome to Howard City Collision

Howard City Collision is your refinishing experts, and we can work on more than just cars.

Did you accidentally ding up your snowmobile? Bump your boat? Dent your ORV? Give us a call explaining the situation and we can get you fixed up!

We can also handle body work and frame work. If your windshield needs to be fixed, we can have someone come in and attend to that. Towing and rental service can also be arranged for you. Howard City Collision works with all insurance companies, and is State and I-CAR certified.

If you are unsure of the service you will need please feel free to stop in and ask! We are always happy to talk with you and make sure we can address your specific needs.

We are an authorized Diamond Dealer for WeatherTech.  We also carry other aftermarket products for your car or truck.  Stop in or give us a call at email us at or call  231-937-7380



Dents, dings and accident damage happen. At Howard City Collision we understand that people have busy lives so we do our best to get your vehicle looking good again and get you back on the road quickly.


Bring new life to your car with a fresh coat of paint. If your vehicle has been damaged and needs a touch up job or if it is weathered and rusty, Howard City Collision can refinish/restore its former luster.

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Contact 231-937-7380

Check out our work!

We are local and ready to serve you!

  • FREE Loaner Cars
  • LIFETIME warranty (Ask, details apply)
  • Auto-body repair on all makes and models
  • Glass Repair
  • Paint-less dent repair
  • Interior Cleaning on collision repairs
  • Interior/Upholstery Repair
  • Accident related mechanical work (alignments & undercarriage)
  • Air bag system replacements
  • Custom paint/refinishing (Guaranteed color matching)
  • Frame and uni-body repairs
  • Insurance claims settlement
  • 24/7 Towing

Meet our Team

Surround yourself with talented people and the quality will shine.

Mike Van Wagner

Owner-Painter and Autobody Tech

Mike Jr., back in 1997 when attending the Montcalm County Career Center had no clue that in November of 2015 he and his dad would own their own Autobody shop.  Today, Mike does it all: State Certified, Customer Service, Writes Estimates, Orders the Parts, Works with the Adjusters, and even works out in the shop when needed. 

Rebecca Patterson

Collision Estimator/Customer Service Representative

Rebecca Patterson joined the team in Feb of 2022 as the collision estimator as well as orders parts and is the representative to insurance companies on behalf of the customer. “I work for the customer, not the insurance company.”

Josh Reichard

Paint and Autobody Technician

His career began at the Kent Skills Center.  Josh, loves all aspects of the process from interior to bodywork.  Taking something damaged and making it look like new again.

Mike Van Wagner

Owner-Account Manager

Mike Sr., is a long time resident of Howard City, Mike graduated from Tri-County, let’s just say…. Many years ago.  Handling the Administration side of the business, Mike wears many hats around the office to make his son’s life easier.

Sawyer Marek

Detail technician; Autobody Technician Apprentice

Sawyer was hired as the detail person but is learning the in’s and out’s of the body shop in hopes of being certified. He is on his way! Sawyer is also a part of Howard City Fire Department as a cadet and volunteer.

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Mike Van Wagner Sr. has been on the local Howard City Fire Department for so many years he does not remember when he started.  Following in his footsteps, son and co-owner of Howard City Collision Mike Jr, is also a volunteer for the fire department.   

Responding to 100 fire calls or so per year, if you stop by and there is a note on the door… you will know why.

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Full Service Auto Body Shop

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507 W Shaw Street

Howard City MI 49329

Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm

Saturday by Appointment