Dorn’s Body & Paint is Your Factory Certified Auto Body Repair Shop Serving Richmond, VA Since 1965
Looking for a high-quality auto body repair shop you can trust? Certified by 19 Vehicle Manufacturers, from Tesla to Ford, we stand behind our auto repairs with a 100% Guarantee!
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Auto Body Shop Repair Shop in Mechanicsville, Serving Richmond
Dorn’s Body & Paint – The Auto Body Repair Shop You Can Trust!
Dorn’s Body & Paint leaves nothing to chance when it comes to the repair of your vehicle. An industry leader in auto body repair for over 50 years, we have certifications from 19 manufacturers.
Our certifications are part of our commitment to keeping up with the latest design technologies in the rapidly-paced automotive industry. This approach ensures your vehicle will be repaired to manufacturer standards, and returned to pre-accident condition.
Your Auto Body Repair Shop in Richmond Since 1965
Established in Mechanicsville and serving the Richmond, VA area since 1965, Dorn’s Body & Paint is proud of its reputation in the community. Our auto body repair shop has grown throughout the years to now include over 35000 sq. ft. of space and over 50 employees.
Our facility includes a full mechanical service center, a transport and towing division, in addition to our state-of-the-art certified collision repair department. Our long-established management team is dedicated to putting our customers first. We realize that we do more than simply work on vehicles. We earn our loyal customers one at a time.
100% Guarantee and Lifetime Warranties
Our confidence in our precise repairs allow us to offer a 100% Guarantee and Lifetime Warranties on any repairs we complete to your vehicle. This will give you the reassurance that any repairs to your vehicle will maintain the integrity of its resale value and the safety of you and your family.
Why Choose Dorn’s Body & Paint?
On-site rental cars and 24/7 towing services available.
Restore your vehicle’s performance with manufacturer-approved repair procedures.
Maintain your manufacturer warranties with a certified repair.
Get the best resale value for your vehicle when you go to sell or trade it in (especially important for those leasing their vehicles).
Ensure your vehicle’s safety systems are fully restored before your car goes back out on the road.
TRAINED TO REPAIR: Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen, BMW, Mini, Toyota, Lexus, Maserati and More!
HoursLocationOur CertificationsFactory-Trained TechniciansInsurance Claims ProcessState of the Art FacilityWhere One Call Does it AllOEM Certified RepairsDuel Layer or Multi-Layer Material Construction
Dorn’s Body & Paint is proud to have certifications from 19 different vehicle manufacturers. Manufacturers spend millions of dollars every year engineering their vehicles the correct function of safety features like airbag timing. By following manufacturer procedures we ensure that those safety systems are restored.
Factory Certifications From:
Your car is the second biggest investment you are likely to make in your lifetime, so make sure you protect that investment. A factory certified repair will uphold your manufacturer warranties and restore the structural integrity of your vehicle. All of this is especially important if you’re leasing your vehicle, as improper repairs will be discovered upon inspection, and will be taken into account when you go to turn your car in.
Modern vehicle construction gets more complicated with every year. It’s not enough to rely on past experience to guarantee the best repair of one of your most expensive investments. Furthermore, the safety of you and your vehicle’s passengers are at stake.
We spare no expense in ensuring our auto body repair shop technicians consistently stay up-to-date with the latest repair procedures, and with the use of use of advanced tools and equipment.
Certified to Repair: Tesla, Porsche Approved, Audi, Land Rover, Jaguar, Hyundai, Honda, Acura, Ford, Chevrolet, Fiat, Nissan, Infiniti, GMC, Chrysler, Ram, Dodge, Volvo, Jeep, and Cadillac.
Trained to Repair: BMW, MINI, Toyota, Lexus, Volkswagen, and Maserati.
We work with all major insurance companies. Getting into an accident can be stressful, and we are here to make sure that the repair process is as stress-free as possible. We will work on your behalf throughout the insurance claims process to make sure your vehicle is repaired to the highest of standards. We also have on-site car rentals available and a 24/7 towing service available for your convenience.
As the auto industry continues to advance, we maintain a state of the art facility equipped to repair the most high-tech cars on the road. From Jaguar to Tesla, aluminum to steel, our body shop is ready to repair any make and model.
Aluminum certifications within the collision repair industry are rare, requiring a huge investment in training and equipment. We are proud to be certified by manufacturers like Tesla, Land Rover, Jaguar, and Ford for Aluminum Structural Repair.
Mechanical Services & Auto Detailing
Dorn’s Auto Service and Car Care is part of the Dorn’s Body & Paint family, making us your one-stop shop for all automotive services. Every one of our mechanical technicians is ASE certified, and they are trained in the latest, cutting edge technology. So, we can help you maintain the value of your vehicle whether you own, lease, or if your vehicle is part of a Fleet.
Dorn’s also offers the Auto Spa for Life with most every collision repair (some restrictions apply) This means that for as long as you own the vehicle, you can bring it back to your professionals at Dorn’s and we will hand wash and vacuum your vehicle at no charge to you four times per year at your choosing. If you qualify, this is a $1100 value that we give to you at no additional charge. If your repair amount doesn’t qualify, you can always purchase the Auto Spa for Life package from Dorn’s for $1100.
At Dorns we specialize in Hybrid vehicles starting back when the first Honda Insight. Now, some panels are “riveted” with super strong structural adhesives and SPRs (Self Piercing Rivets). These ultra-advanced rivet placement guns can cost over $20000 to purchase and require many hours of certified training to correctly use them. In some cases, it takes several hundred rivets to complete one panel replacement. Not only do you have to know exactly where to place them, but you need to accurately use them precisely as the factory intended in the time frame required. This gives a long lasting repair with no compromise in safety, quality or function of the vehicle both now and in the future. However, less than 1 percent of repair shops across the country have this ability or the training to correctly handle this type of repair.
All of these factors also determine if you’re Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) (Air-Bag and Seat Belts) will function correctly the next time you are in a loss. Many repair shops and consumers never think of improper structural or parts replacement, altering the effectiveness and timeliness of their Air-Bags and seat belts. At Dorn’s we understand this and know that SRS timing in critical to it functioning correctly. If the timing is off by .00011 of a second it can and will affect you and your loved ones safety.
Aluminum is much lighter then steel. Due to the CAFÉ standards now imposed on all OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) manufactures, they all must get much higher fuel mileage and be much more efficient in the future. Therefore all of them must lower the weight of their vehicles and make the engines much more fuel efficient. Some are doing this with lighter weight Ultra High Strength Steel, some with Aluminum (Both Exterior and Structural) and some have started using Carbon Fiber in the vehicle design, such as BMW and Audi. Some are doing this with a mixture of both. At Dorn’s, we are always talking with all the OEM’s and the equipment manufactures to understand exactly what new sub straights are coming out or will be coming out so that we are always in the front edge of all new technology.
Most repair facilities are not set up to repair today’s high strength steel and Aluminum panels. The reason is simple. Equipment and training costs. Purchasing the equipment and tooling is very expensive and keeping them separated is even more time consuming. That’s Dorn’s has a dedicated Aluminum Repair area that is completely isolated from the other areas of the business. Aluminum and Steel cannot mix as this will cause galvanic corrosion which will shorted the life span of your vehicle and cause major safety concerns in the future.
The range of our services at Dorn’s Body and Paint range from Smart Repair-Paintless Dent Removal, all the way to Computerized frame repair and Mechanical and Service. Each factory certification that we have resembles that we have the skills and experience to repair each vehicle to the standards of the manufacturer.
Often in the occurrence of a large accident, we are required to replace panels of the vehicles and repair the frame of the vehicle. During this process, welding is required to reattach body components. However, the level of welding must be up to the manufacturers’ standards in order to leave the body shop with the stamp of approval.
This is where the vehicle has several types of materials in one location. Such as high strength steel, Aluminum and Carbon Fiber. It can also include several different types of each type of material. (I.E. Ultra-High Strength Steel and High Strength Steel. Or Aluminum case and extrusions adjoined. Plus if you add in the different adjoining methods in this area such Bonding, Riveting, Synchro-Pulse Welding and standard application riveting. All of this must be done without any of the sub-straights coming in contact with one another. At Dorn’s, our technicians have been thoroughly trained at the OEM level to understand and complete these types of repairs, without you having to be concerned about the safety and longevity of the repair. Plus, we own the OEM equipment to insure that the repair goes exactly as planned.
Dorn’s has been Richmond’s premiere auto body shop for over 50 years.