If your car was damaged in a crash but wasn’t totaled, you are probably thinking about taking it to an auto body shop. These repair shops specialize in severely damaged motor vehicles.
Finding the best collision repair facility will depend on location, availability, and price. Insurance may be able to cover some or all of the cost.
We took a look at a variety of auto repair shops in and around Atlanta, then curated a list of ones rated 4.5 stars or more with at least 7+ years in business.
Anthem Automotive - A locally-owned repair shop at the heart of the city with a slick website.
Bavarian Collision - This shop boasts more than 30 years of experience with nearly 600 collision repairs performed. They also have a shop in Marietta.
D&I Auto Body Shop Inc. - In service since 1992, their site offers services for paint, dent repair, heavy collision repair, and frame straightening.
Jacob Auto Collision Center - A Black-owned family business located in East Point, GA.
World Toyota Collision Center - Considered a Gold Class™ collision repair facility with an in-depth FAQ section.
ATC Collision Inc. - A family-owned business since 1984 that specializes in automotive paint and body restoration.
Caliber Collision Repair - Located off of Austell Road, this shop offers free online estimates. They are also located in Dunwoody and Norcross.
Fairground Automotive & Tire - Performs general and collision repair services on all makes and models of vehicles.
RJ’s Auto Body Plus - They offer pickup and delivery service, extended hours by appointment, a lifetime warranty, and their site features an extensive list of services.
Alfa Collision Center - An auto body shop and collision repair shop that works with most insurance companies, and understands the claims and appraisal process.
Carl Black Roswell - Offers online scheduling, 24/7 live chat, and financing services.
Christian Brothers Automotive - Promises an honest, ethical, and welcoming atmosphere with decades of experience.
McCullough Auto Care - Offers full-service collision repair for foreign and domestic auto brands.
Angel Body Workshop - A licensed shop that repairs everything from small scratches to major collisions, and can handle insurance claims from start to finish.
Georgia Luxury Automotive - This top-rated auto shop has a collision repair insurance claims specialist, works with all insurance companies, and offers free rental pickup and return.
Gwinnett Place Body Shop - Repairs all makes and models and pledges to turn your unfortunate accident into a positive experience.
Hendrick Collision Center - Gwinnett Place Honda - In addition to being open on Saturdays, their technicians perform frame straightening, interior repair, mechanical repair, and color-matched painting.
Mundy’s Collision Center - Offers all-inclusive collision repair, partners with local rental car companies, and is a certified collision repair shop for several major brands.
Precision Paint & Collision Autobody - An I-Car Gold Class collision repair center serving Conyers since 1990.
Watkins Collision Center - Handles minor and major collisions and touts itself as environmentally-conscious.
Wilson’s Body Shop - Features certified professionals and a lifetime guarantee for repairs.
Auto Select Collision Center - In addition to repairing major damage from a crash, they offer tow services.
Fender Bender’s Autobody & Collisions Repair - A small, Black-owned business providing professional collision repair for a variety of vehicle types and sizes.
Southside Body Works - They offer free estimates for their collision repair services and can serve clients who speak Spanish.
Jerry Gowen’s Garage - A family-owned and operated business in the historic downtown area for more than 50 years.
Matthews Collision Center - Can help with dent, bumper, body, and windshield repair.
John Thornton Chevrolet Collision Center - An up-to-date modern facility, with all work guaranteed for as long as you own the vehicle.
Putnam Body Shop - A family-owned business that handles frame repair, airbag and safety systems, and light mechanical auto work.
What Questions Should You Ask?
Repairing a damaged vehicle after an accident is expensive. You need to know that your vehicle will be returned to you in the same or better condition than before the crash.
When shopping around for a car accident repair facility, here are some questions you should ask before you bring your vehicle in:
- Is there a wait time?
- Do you need an appointment?
- What certifications do the technicians have?
- What year range or types of cars do they work on?
- How long are the estimated repairs going to take?
- Can you have other service work done on the vehicle while it is in the shop?
- If something goes wrong with the vehicle after the repairs are done, can you bring it back? Do they offer a warranty?
- Do they have a shuttle service or cover rideshare costs to and from the facility?
If the estimated total cost of repairs is worth more than the vehicle itself, you may want to consider having it totaled and buying a new or used vehicle.
Should You Talk to a Lawyer?
If you were seriously injured in a crash that wasn’t your fault and your vehicle was damaged, a personal injury attorney can get the insurance company to cover the repair costs as part of your settlement. Contact Gary Martin Hays & Associates to learn more.
Disclaimer: We have not used these facilities and this is not our firm’s endorsement of these businesses. This is simply a compilation of those repair facilities that had a 4.5 rating or better from consumers.