What We Do

Collision repair is our specialty at Chet’s Auto Body. We restore vehicles to their pre-accident condition. No job too big or too small. We repair major damage as well as minor scratches and dents. We also replace glass, adjust doors, replace door handles, replace door window motors and repair or replace exterior trim. Continue reading for more details.



carrepairbeforeIn the Estimate Process, the vehicle is inspected and relevant data is entered into estimate computer systems. This data is compiled into an estimate that determines the cost of repairs. However hidden damage, that can not be seen until after the vehicle is disassembled, may change the estimated cost of the repair.


Insurance Estimates

Insurance companies handle estimating your damages in different ways. Some companies ask you to go to the shop of your choice to get an estimate to submit to them. Other companies may ask you to go to one the shops on their “list” and get an estimate. And some companies will send one of their field adjusters to look at you vehicle and prepare an estimate. No matter how you get your estimate, Chet’s Auto Body will accept any estimate the insurance company has approved. In the event we do not agree with an insurance estimate, we will contact the insurance company and receive preapproval for any changes.



In Disassembly hidden damage may be found and inner structure repairs are determined. This may require scheduling insurance re-inspection and ordering additional parts.


Order Parts

The required parts for your vehicle are ordered and availability is checked. Most parts arrive very quickly. Parts are either original equipment, high-quality replacement or like kind quality used parts.


Structure Repair

framemachineIn the Structure Repair area, the unitized body is returned back to the factory specification. A sophisticated Chief measuring system is used to monitor all phases in this area and to analyze the frame of your vehicle. This system assures an accurate repair.


Body Repair

Body repair technicians replace exterior panels and perform all metal finishing that may be required. The vehicle begins to come back to life as sheet metal is installed and aligned. From here the vehicle will go into paint preparation.



paintingcarPaint Preparation is a critical step in the refinishing process of every vehicle. All panels are prepared for paint, then primed and sealed to assure good adhesion when the final top color and clear coats of paint are applied. We use eco-friendy Glasurit automotive paint which is mixed at our facility to assure the best possible color match.



Bumpers, moldings, and trim pieces are put back on the vehicle in the reassembly area. All the vehicle’s systems are checked during this process. The vehicle is almost complete and ready for delivery when it is in this stage.



cardetailingDuring the repair process, the vehicle accumulates dust from the repairs. It will be cleaned. It will also be road tested to ensure that everything is working properly. A final inspection will assure that the vehicle is restored to it’s pre-accident condition.



Delivery is the last step in the repair process. When the customer arrives to pick up the vehicle, the bill is explained and the final paperwork is completed. You drive away in the vehicle that has been restored to it’s pre-accident condition.