Collision Repair

Expert Auto Collision Repair & Body Shop in Athens, Georgia

Bring Your Vehicle to Athens Collision Center

Our master craftsmen and technicians at Athens Collision Center utilize the latest technology to repair even the most badly damaged vehicles back to like-new condition.

Collision Repair

We work directly with most insurance companies, which means you can bring your vehicle to us and we do the rest, saving you time, money and potential headaches. And you can be assured that everything will be done correctly because your car is in the hands of trained experts with over 75 years of combined experience.

Collision Repair

Repair Process

Step 1 – Estimate

Your vehicle will be inspected in our estimate area at Athens Collision Center in Athens, GA. Data is then entered into our computerized estimating system that helps us produce the most accurate estimate possible. At this point, we will order your auto parts so that we can start repairing your vehicle as soon as possible. If your vehicle cannot be driven, we have rental vehicles on site so you can drive off without waiting.

Step 2 – Insurance Approval

The insurance company will review the estimate. Often, there is some negotiation between us and the insurance company about the price and procedure used to repair the vehicle as well as the auto parts to be used. This is also when the insurance company determines whether the car is repairable or a total loss. Once this process is completed, we can begin repairing the vehicle.

Step 3 – Disassembly

When a vehicle is completely disassembled, sometimes hidden damage is found and inner structure damage can be assessed. Sometimes, this will require scheduling insurance re inspection and ordering additional auto parts.

Step 4 – Parts

We order parts as soon in the process as possible. (We have a full-time auto parts employee who specializes in making sure that the right parts arrive as soon as possible.) The auto body repair process cannot begin until we have received all of the structural and mechanical parts.

Step 5 – Structure Repair

In the Structure Repair area, the unibody is returned to factory specifications. A sophisticated laser measuring system is used to monitor all phases of this process. A computer-based measurement system is used to analyze the frame of your vehicle. This system ensures an accurate repair.

Step 6 – Body Repair

At this step, we replace exterior panels and do all metal finishing that may be required. The vehicle begins to come back to life as sheet metal is installed and aligned.

Step 7 – Paint

The key to a good paint job is preparation. The panels to be painted will need to have good paint adhesion. This critical process is performed in our two paint booths. The paint is mixed in our computerized mixing machine, and then the color and clear coat is applied in our special down-draft paint booth. These state-of-the-art paint booths make sure that the paint is applied in an environment free of dust and baked at the optimal temperature.

Step 8 – Reassembly

Final moldings and detail pieces are put back on the vehicle in the reassembly area. All of the vehicle’s systems are checked during this process.

Step 9 – Detailing

We have a complete detail shop and employ full-time professional detailer to clean your vehicle and prepare it for deliver. Your vehicle is then road-tested and inspected to make sure that the repairs meet or exceed industry standards.

Step 10 – Final Delivery & Inspection

Athens Collision Center will call you and schedule a time to deliver the vehicle to you. We have a covered and well-lighted delivery area, so that you can inspect your vehicle and take delivery of your car in any weather. We will go over the final paperwork with you, take your rental car return, and then you can drive off in your clean and fully-repaired vehicle. All repairs at Athens Collision Center have a lifetime warranty and our collision center maintains rigid factory certifications including I-CAR Gold and ASE training to maintain the highest quality auto repair service. Our auto body shop and collision center provides service for customers throughout the Athens region.

Ford Body Shop in Athens, GA

Why Choose Athens

At our Athens auto body shop, the needs of each individual customer are fulfilled, as we’re always striving to exceed your high expectations. Serving all of Athens & surrounding areas, we are your trusted collision repair center.

Trained & Certified Professional Technicians

From the moment you bring your vehicle in for repairs, trust that only certified and trained technicians are working on your vehicle.

Rigorous Repair Process

We uphold rigid factory procedures and guidelines to ensure your vehicle is repaired back to pre-accident condition.

State Of The Art Facilities

Our shop is equipped with the latest auto collision repair technologies, and we’re proud to be an approved Ford aluminum repair center!

Lifetime Warranty

All repairs come with a Lifetime Limited Warranty* because we value your peace of mind.

*Warranty on workmanship & paint as long as you own your car