Auto Body Shop – Albany, NY

Last updated: July 7, 2015

Collision Center Building

When your car doesn’t look its best, it takes a toll on your desire to get out and get things done. But whether you’ve got dings, dents, scratches, sun damage, or minor collision damage, the best thing for you and your car is to bring it to an experienced auto body shop Albany, NY GM owners trust.

Taking your vehicle to a non-specialty shop means forfeiting that experience, which could lead to less quality work and more hassle over the long run. DePaula’s certified technicians are masters of GM vehicles, and can get the job done faster, more efficiently, and more effectively than any other auto body shop in the Capital District.

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Let’s take a look at the details of a few of the most common services we provide to customers:

Auto Body Services at DePaula Chevrolet

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Collision Repair

Minor and major collisions happen every day, and the damage caused by these accidents can range from small to catastrophically large. Oftentimes, the damage may not seem major at first, but once you bring it to an auto body shop in Albany, NY, you may find that the vehicle’s structural support has been compromised due to the damage.

The damage to your vehicle is unique to your vehicle, though, so you should always have an expert collision repair shop like DePaula give you an estimate of the damage. We take our jobs seriously, as your safety is on our minds when repairing vehicles with collision damage.

Dented Body Work

Dent Repair - Albany, NY

Dents are some of the most common auto body damages. These are often minor in nature, and usually occur when you hit something at a low rate or speed or something hits you at a low rate of speed. A good example would be a driver backing up out of a parking lot without looking and hitting you as you pass. They’d likely feel the impact and immediately stop, leaving only a dent to show.

In that type of situation, dents can be minor enough to be worked out without any damage to your vehicle’s paint job. There are times however, where that’s unavoidable, turning a minor accident into a much larger repair.

Sun, Rust, and Other Weather-Related Damage Repair

More often than it’s not, your car is parked outside and exposed to the elements. Over time, this can cause cause paint to fade and become damaged by the sun. When winter rolls around, rust becomes a car’s biggest threat.

Sun damage only affecting certain spots can sometimes be repaired easily through sanding and repainting the area. Rust damage, on the other hand, may require new metal to replace the rusted area.

Paint Damage and Scratches

Scratches that affect your vehicle’s paint job are some of the most infuriating. They’re such small damages in theory, but they’re often extremely noticeable, and are a constant reminder that your car simply doesn’t look as good as it could.

DePaula’s auto body shop can handle both small and big scratches effectively. We know exactly what will get the job done with the smallest hit to your wallet, but don’t shy away from telling you when the job requires more advanced techniques, such as body filler.

What’s the Difference Between a Body Shop and a Mechanic?

If you’re not an automotive enthusiasts or you don’t work for a dealership or repair shop, it’s easy to confuse a mechanic and a body shop. Here at DePaula Chevrolet, we help with that confusion by calling our body shop the collision center. This way customers know that it’s meant for work related to collision repair, and don’t confuse us with the work of our friends at our service department.

A mechanic works with the mechanical parts of a vehicle, including the engine, transmission, and suspension. If your car isn’t starting, a mechanic, or service technician as we call them, can tell you why and fix the underlying issue. What a mechanic can’t do, however, is fix cosmetic damage.

For that type of work, you need an auto body repair shop. At DePaula’s collision center, we work on cars with minor damage, such as dents and scratches, to cars with serious structural damage from accidents. But we don’t just do that, as many vehicles with structural/body damage also may have mechanical issues. This means we can not only fix the issues with the exterior, but check inside to ensure things are working properly and fix any issues we find in the process.

Reasons to Choose DePaula for Auto Body Repair in Albany

There are plenty of shops in the Albany, NY area that provide auto repair services, such as auto body work and collision repair, so choosing the best can be difficult.

Here’s why we think you should trust us with your restoring your vehicle to its former glory:

We’re GM Vehicle Experts

GM Certified

At DePaula Chevrolet, we specialize in selling, servicing, and repairing GM vehicles. Our trained staff work with GM vehicles day in and day out, which has led to them not only mastering their craft but understanding GM cars inside and out.

A non-certified auto body shop may be willing to take your money, but is it worth losing the top-of-the-line quality work we can provide? By choosing DePaula, you’re putting your vehicle in the absolute best hands possible!

We Service All Makes and Models

While DePaula specializes in GM body repair, our incredibly skilled team takes on estimates and full jobs on any make or model. So if you want a shop that you can rely on, that will not only get the job done right, but faster than many shops in the area, you know where to come, Albany.

Paint Match Guarantee

Anyone and everyone who’s worked in a body shop will tell you just difficult it is to match paint. Most of the time, factory paint gets you pretty close to matching the vehicles exact paint job, but it takes skilled technicians to get the perfect paint match.

Because the task is so difficult, trusting it to your neighborhood shop can end in anger, as they may not be able to do the job right. That’s why we offer a guaranteed paint match to all of the customers at our Albany body shop. If you’re not happy, we’re not happy.

And if that wasn’t enough, we stand by our paint work with a lifetime warranty.

Fast, Courteous, Quality Service

When comparing auto body shops, there are important things to consider: the speed of the job, the quality of the job, and the service experience. DePaula’s collision center prides itself on going above and beyond to ensure you get your vehicle back sooner rather than later. Our state-of-the-art facility features two downdraft paint booths that allow us to perform jobs more efficiently, and give you the absolute best results possible.

The collision center is managed by a 32-year auto service veteran, Corey Cross, who prides himself on not just getting the job done right for DePaula’s customers, but holds the shop to a high standard of customer service that’s not seen in independent shops.

Free Estimates

Before you get your vehicle inspected at an auto body shop in Albany, NY, you may not know the full extent of the damage. By coming to DePaula Chevrolet’s collision center, you’ll gain access to a free estimate that will let you know exactly what we need to fix, how long it’ll take, and what it will cost.

Many body shops charge for estimates, while others skip steps with free estimates in order to lower the price and win your business. Be sure you’re confident in your decision before handing over your keys!

Loaner Cars Available for Auto Body Customers

If there’s one thing we’ve realized after all of our years of being involved in auto body repair, it’s that people hate sitting around waiting for repairs to be completed or simply don’t have access to alternative transportation when their car is in the shop. To help solve this problem and make customers happy, DePaula Chevrolet is offering service customers access to loaner cars.

You can not only rest easy knowing that you’ve left your vehicle in the right hands, but have reliable transportation to help you get to work and run errands while we work to ensure your vehicle leaves our shop looking great.