Paint-less Dent Repair
Alloy Wheel Refill and Refinish
Suspension and Alignments
Pin-striping (Painted and Tape)
Rock Chip Repair
Polishing / Waxing
Central Body Shop was founded by Mr. Richard Ellison and has been serving the Wasatch Front area since 1981. Continuing today, Central Body Shop still earns the confidence and satisfaction of thousands of customers. In addition, Central Body Shop has developed long lasting relationships with many Insurance Companies, giving them the ability to recommend a repair professional to their clients with the certainty that the work will be accurate and the service exceptional. Realizing that customer satisfaction begins with professional and accurate estimating, our fully trained staff pays extra attention to your estimate. No matter what kind of damage repair you need, at Central Body Shop we have the ability, knowledge and training to restore your vehicle to its pre-collision condition. From foreign to domestic, metal to fiberglass, we guarantee our work and your satisfaction.
We will be your advocate when dealing with insurance companies. We understand that you need a fair estimate, quality work, timely service and that your vehicle is fixed right the first time. We take pride in our work and the exceptional level of service we provide to our customers. Our collision repair and paint technicians are professionally trained and I-Car Certified. For friendly, honest and dependable service you can trust Central Body Shop where “Quality Work Is No Accident”.
We believe that your satisfaction is the key to our mutual success. That is why we are firmly committed to making customer service priority #1! We want to become your preferred collision repair facility.
What Our Client’s Say
Took my car there on recommendation of my insurance. Rep I worked with was very nice and answered all my questions. Got the car back today and it looks and drives great. So far, so good ... Read More
They go above and beyond any other body shop I’ve been to in Salt Lake. Here your treated like family! ... Read More
Each time I use this shop they go above and beyond. I am super happy each time I work with them. Curtis is one of the best employees I’ve ever worked with! ... Read More
Tânia Cristina Formigone
Great customer service and excelent body shop car repair
Quality work done quickly and under the quoted price. 10/10 would come back again if the need arose again. ... Read More
Everyone at Central Body Shop was very kind, on time and quick! The work they did looks amazing and the staff was friendly and took good care of me and my car. Definitely recommend them! ... Read More
Central Body Shop replaced the front bumper on my Toyota Corolla, and painted the new one to match. I will definitely take my car here again if I ever need auto body work done in the future. The quality of work was excellent; my car looks great! Customer service was wonderful, and the work was done fast. They had an open appointment within less than a week of the date I got the estimate. Their estimate was better than the Toyota auto body shop (I was paying out of pocket, not through insurance). I appreciated that they calculated the estimated costs for repairing and repainting the old one, AND the second option of buying and painting a brand new bumper. It was cheaper to just replace it, an option the dealership had not mentioned. So that saved me some money. The work was done crazy fast, too. They ordered the parts the week before the appointment and had the new bumper painted and ready to install. My mom dropped the car off for me and thought it would be done that day (she was confused, they had said it would be one or two days). When she mistakenly asked if she could pick it up that afternoon the mechanic said they'd try to have it ready, and they did! I was amazed. I'm sure the mechanic went out of his way to get it done so quickly. A week after the work I got a nice thank you note in the mail. I feel like I should thank them! ... Read More
Taken 3 vehicles here. Very friendly and helpful and honest. 1 week turn around even being busy. Very happy and will continue doing business with them. Thank you very much ... Read More
Back when Todd was working there he was awesome, he treated me like gold.. I wish i knew if he is still the owner of one of the shops. You cant get a better paint job anywhere else. ... Read More
I had been rear ended and there was minor damage (parts hanging down underneath in the back). The repair took a little while longer than estimated, but I was kept informed. The car looked great and had been cleaned both inside and out. ... Read More
Oscar A Jimenez
Very good thanks you for your work
Wonderful Wonderful work!!! They have the kindest most caring staff and were super easy to work with. Destiny was so caring and treated me with such kindness! I got hit and had to work with an insurance company what wasn't my own, and said insurance company was a pain to deal with, but central did everything with them so I didn't have to! They kept in contact with me to give updates and answered all my questions with no hassle! My car was clean and pretty when I got it back and I am 100000% satisfied with the work they did! I will take all my business here and recommend them to everyone! All around a Wonderful place and experience. 10/5 stars! (Before and after in the pics! Look how beautiful!) ... Read More
I Have a 2010 Dodge Mega Cab that had some Corner Cab Damage that is almost Impossible to fix, took it to Central they looked it over and said they could do it. Just picked it up today i could not believe how good of a job they had done I was so worried knowing how difficult it was going be I am absolutely elated can not give them enough stars . ... Read More
Best collision repair in the state. Highly recommend!
Good, fast, friendly service
I do not normally write reviews unless the business is the worst or the best, and in the case of Central Body shop, it is the later. The story started on June 10th, 2011, my brand new Camry was damaged during a company move. I was referred by someone to try Central Body Shop which they were just down the street from my work. My car look ok after the first repair, but it had some haze, Todd Ellison took care of me after a visit to the shop. Fast forward 11 years, yes, you heard me right, 11 years later in November of 2022. The repaired area has been hazing more and more and eventually the clear coat started to peel and look very out of place compare to the rest of the car, I am a car care nut, which the car had regular washes and wax since I own the car when it only had 9 miles. I drove out to Central Body shop which was located at 3900s and 300 west to learned that location has been closed. I found that they have a West Valley location, so I showed up to see what they will do for me. WV Central Body Shop looked at my car and told me that they had to talk to the owner and let me know since the repair was not done by them. A week or so went by no replied, so I thought to myself that, "well, I tried, no business will honor their Lifetime Warranty". One thing to note is that I do have the original written warranty which I showed to WV Central Body Shop. However, I was wrong, I got a call a few days later, and I was surprised to learned that they had scheduled me in the follow week for a repaint at no charge. When I picked up the car, I was blown away how good it looked, and the employees of the shop even asked me to judge their gingerbread houses for the holidays, in addition, I received a greeting card for Christmas 2022 that Central Body Shop thanked me for my business and the opportunity to correct their mistake. I was speechless for their customer service and willingness to do the right thing after 11 years, and it is very heart warming that there are companies like CBS still exist that they will do what they said they would do, this is the place to go to if you need body and paint, I know I will be back. Thank you Central Body Shop. ... Read More
Mary Louise Arnell
Central Body did an excellent job repairing our car after an accident. Destiny was very pleasant and professional and kept us informed of progress. We're pleased we used their services and would definitely recommend them. ... Read More
These guys, especially Ali and Destiny up front, are totally amazing. They went out of their way to help with issues that came up and did it with total kindness as well as making sure everything that needed to be done with the car got done or else found a way to make it get done. ... Read More
Great customer service
Highly recommend Central Body Shop!
My friend referred me to this shop when he found I was struggling to find a good option. Other shops were booked way out and these guys got me in quickly. They were so professional and took extra care of my car and I. So happy to have found this hidden gem in WVC. ... Read More
Great people makes for great work!!
Very professional and kind staff. My car was done more quickly than promised. Car looks great!! Thank you. I have some other work I want to get done eventually and I will be going back to have Central Body Shop do the work. ... Read More
Great work on two of my vehicles…..car and truck. Worth the drive!
Kind, caring service. Helpful and straight forward on timelines. Returned the car in great shape!
Great experience! Got my car fixed really quick! It was left like brand new! Their communication skills were great as well! ... Read More
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Central Body Shop
*Estimates By Appointment – Please Call to Schedule
4483 West 3500 South West Valley City, UT
West Valley Location
*Estimates By Appointment – Please Call to Schedule
4483 West 3500 South West Valley City, UT
We work with all Insurance companies and will handle all aspects of the repair for you, all you need to do is report the claim with the claims office and call us with the Insurance information and claim number. One of our staff members will gladly take care of the rest, we will set up a rental if needed and make any other arrangements with the insurance.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a direct repair shop?
A direct repair facility has the authority to handle all aspects of the repair for you. There is no longer a need to get 3 estimates, take them back to the insurance company or do any other work we will handle it all for you. In order for our shop to join direct repair programs we have had to meet many requirements set by the insurance companies. These requirements include extensive employee training and certifications, proper equipment and satisfied customers. As a direct repair facility we will write the estimate, coordinate a rental if you are eligible, order parts and complete repairs. The only thing you are required to do is report the claim and obtain a claim number and call us with that information, we will take care of the rest.
What payment options do you offer?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Cash. Please be sure to bring in your insurance check with you once the repairs are complete.
Why am I getting charged a betterment?
A betterment also known as a depreciation is charged when you have a wearable part that has been damaged in an accident. If a tire is damaged in a collision and has to be replaced but it is already 50% used or worn out. The insurance will pay to replace the portion that is still useable and you are responsible for the part that is worn out. Betterments are generally applied to batteries, tires, mufflers or any part that will not last the lifetime of the vehicle.
Is it necessary to replace my airbags after they have deployed in an accident?
Yes, it is actually against the law to not fully restore an airbag system after deployment or to remove or modify the airbag system. Airbags are there for your safety as intended by the manufacture of your vehicle.
Can you repair my vehicles frame?
We have state of the art frame measuring system which is a laser that measures the vehicles frame or unibody in relation to where it should be according the manufactures measurements. This allows us to restore your vehicle to its pre-loss condition with our frame/unibody straightening equipment. Most of todays cars have what is considered a unibody frame, this is where the frame and body of the car is one. Our collision repair technicians are experts in frame and unibody repair.
Is all work needed on my vehicle performed at your shop?
We have expert collision repair technicians at Central Body Shop, we use expert alignment, glass, mechanical, and others that we trust to send your vehicle to if these repairs are needed. They are companies that we have built great working relationships with for years now. They are the same companies we trust to do the repairs on our own vehicles. The repairs done at these shops are also guaranteed.
What parts will be used on my vehicle?
This depends on what insurance company we are working with. Some insurance companies will always look for the cheapest options, LKQ (Like Kind and Quality or Used parts) Aftermarket (parts not made by the manufacture of your vehicle) or New OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). Call or stop by for more information on what parts are available.
Is an appointment necessary?
Appointment are preferred for an estimate and repairs but walk-ins are always welcome. Call us at your convenience and we will assist you.
West Valley: 801-963-8871; Salt Lake: 801-261-1864
Who do I pay my deductible to?
You pay your deductible to Central Body Shop when the vehicle is picked up. Often we will have clients ask us to waive their deductible. On occasion we may be able to offer you an appearance allowance in lieu of repairs to help with your deductible. However, we are unable to waive your deductible. In order for a shop to waive your deductible they have to compromise the repair to your vehicle in some way. If a body shop is willing to cheat the insurance company they will likely cheat you, the customer. We can look at all options to try to help you within the limits of the law.
Do you guarantee your work?
Yes, we will give you a written LIFETIME WARRANTY once the repairs are complete.
Why should a spare tire only be used temporarily?
A spare tire is only designed for low speeds, if you were to drive a vehicle at higher speeds than recommended it could affect the handling of the vehicle and possibly your safety. Also the spare tire may provide support to the rear structure on some vehicles when involved in a rear collision, this is why they suggest only temporary use of a spare tire.
Why is the insurance companies estimate different than your estimate?
There are alot of reasons why the estimates may be different. A repair panel is always a judgement item, one ajuster may assume the repair time will take 6 hours when another assumes 4 or 8. On a panel that needs replacement one adjuster may find a used panel when the other may have replaced it with an aftermarket or new panel. If you just bring the estimate in from the insurance we will work out any differences with the insurance company.
How long will my vehicle be in the shop?
Every repair is different, once you have the estimate from either us or the insurance company please call our office. We will review the estimate, check on the parts status, claim status and determine the length of repair. We understand what an inconvenience it is to be out of a vehicle, we will do all we can to get you back into your vehicle.
Can I get a rental?
We can arrange for a rental if you are eligible, we will also make arrangements with the insurance company for payment. If you are not eligible for a rental we can generally get very good rates for a replacement car while your vehicle is being repaired. Please call our office and let us know that you need a rental and we will take care of the rest.
What if an insurance company suggests another repair facility?
You as the vehicle owner have the right to have your vehicle repaired at the shop of your choice. It is against the law for an insurance company to tell you where you can have your vehicle repaired. We work with every insurance company and WE will guarantee the work we do on your vehicle as long as you own the vehicle.
Do I need more than one estimate?
No, according to state law you are only required to get one estimate to provide to the insurance.