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Most Common Repairs Auto Body Shops Do

Have you ever asked yourself what are the most common repairs that auto body shops do? Well, we are here to answer that question. Most likely if you find yourself needing body repairs done to your vehicle, it may have some sort of dents but, there is a lot that you cannot see underneath, such as frame damage and other broken parts. Below we offer a few of the most common repairs we perform here at Spirit West Rapid Refinish.

Auto Body Painting

A new paint job might be necessary after a collision involving your vehicle, to protect a classic vehicle’s exterior from the elements, or even to simply improve the aesthetics. At Spirit West Rapid Refinish, we routinely do paint jobs on vehicles with bodies that are marred by scratches, rust, rock chips, paint swirling, or any other damage.

Minor Collision Repair

If your vehicle has suffered minor “fender bender” damage, small or large dents, a broken mirror, or split plastic bumpers, our expert staff can get your vehicle looking like-new and on the road as quickly as possible.

Paintless Dent Removal

Have you walked out of the grocery store to your vehicle and you are met with a dent in a door or other body panel? This is very common for customers needing help from repair shops. Stray shopping carts, hail, and even flying rocks can leave noticeable dents. If these dents are left untreated, they can cause expensive paint damage down the road. Paintless dent repair requires no fillers or sanding, as a trained technician uses a variety of special tools to slowly push dents back into place or use special glue-pulling attachments without harming the paint finish. Getting you back on the road in no time. This is a very cost-effective and long-lasting way to keep your vehicle looking great. Ask us about the PDR process and estimates.

Window Repairs and Replacements

Auto glass damage can come in various forms, including chips, cracks, and breaks. In some cases, the glass is repairable, but if the damage is too severe, a windshield or window replacement is necessary.

Whether you are involved in a minor accident or have small dents or dings in your vehicles body, you may have many questions about the repair process of your vehicle. Understanding the ability of your body repair shop is important. These four repairs above are common repairs that body shops like Spirit West Rapid Refinish are asked to complete on a regular basis.

About Spirit West Rapid Refinish

Spirit West Rapid Refinish, established in 2011, was formed to focus on providing quality service for customers who are paying out of pocket for automobile repairs and streamline the workflow volume. We take great pride with teamwork and our commitment to making sure our team receives training on the latest innovative state-of-the-art equipment and collision repair techniques. We are proud to say our team is family and we treat our customers like family too. Whether you are in need of minor collision repair services, bumper repair or vehicle paint, give us a call today to see how we can restore your vehicle to its original factory finish.




Spirit West Motor Carriage, founded in 1977, is a full-service auto body repair shop serving the St. Louis and surrounding Metro area. For nearly four decades, our family-owned business and our experienced staff have been providing quality auto collision repair, mechanical, paintless dent repair (PDR), complete paint refinishing, and wheel and framing alignment services.