Dorn’s Body & Paint is Your MINI Cooper Auto Body Shop Serving Richmond, VA Since 1965
Looking for a high-quality MINI Cooper body shop you can trust? Our factory-trained technicians can repair your MINI to showroom new. We stand behind our auto repairs with a 100% Guarantee!
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MINI Cooper Body Shop in Richmond, VA
Dorn’s has specialized training with Mini Cooper vehicles including the Hardtop, Countryman, Roadster, Coupe, Convertible and Paceman. When your Mini Cooper is involved in an accident, we understand how to properly repair your investment back to Mini Cooper certified requirements for utilizing proper repair technics using certified tooling and equipment that no else in the Richmond area has. It’s not what you see that compromises the repairs to your vehicle; it’s what you CAN’T see. Being the only collision repair facility in the Central Virginia area with OEM certified repair technology, equipment and training to repair your Mini Cooper, no one else can match what we can do.
We understand that when you bring your MINI to us you are under a lot of stress. There are many questions that arise after an accident. Our all-in-one MINI Cooper body shop can handle all of your repair needs. From transportation, to body and mechanical repairs, to refinishing, and even insurance claim management, we have your MINI covered.
This is why Crown Mini of Richmond sends all of their clients to Dorn’s. Whether it is a major accident or minor scratch, they trust us to return your MINI Cooper back to factory standards for performance and safety. All of this comes with a Lifetime Warranty. Ask about our MINI Cooper Valet service.
Preserve the Value of Your MINI
MINI Cooper has developed a large fan base of dedicated drivers. Their vehicles are unique and fun to drive. When your vehicle is damaged you want to know that the value you have invested into your MINI is not lost. At Dorn’s we have dedicated ourselves to performing complete repairs that protect the value of our customer’s vehicle.
Value can mean many things. Our factory-approved repairs keep your MINI’s resale value in check, as well as preserving factory warranties. We also understand that your MINI has more than a dollar value. Our repairs will have your car looking and driving like new. We can achieve this by using factory-approved parts and a repair process dictated by the manufacturer.
Lifetime Warranty on All Repairs!
All of our service comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and a Lifetime Warranty for all repair work.
The Dorn’s Advantage
One-stop automotive specialists, trained and equipped to repair all MINI Cooper models (Ask us about our Auto Spa For Life program!)
100% Guarantee on all services and preservation of factory warranties.
Access to Genuine MINI replacement parts and repair procedures.
Dorn’s Body and Paint only uses original Mini certified parts to ensure consistency and fit when repairing your MINI. Our technicians undergo extensive training on proper techniques and use of equipment, so you know that you’re MINI is in safe hands with us. All of these processes ensure that we provide you with quality repairs that will have your MINI looking like new. Using Specialized Rivet guns to replace structural panels on your MINI is required from the manufacturer. Unfortunately, very few collision repair facilities have these specialized tools. Because we are a certified collision repair facility for many OEMs, we have virtually every specialized tool required by all OEMs.
At Dorn’s when we install new structural components such as a rear quarter panel, rear body panels and frame rails, we use the MINI pneumatic rivet guns, Self-Piecing Rivets, MINI Structural adhesives and MINI Factory Rivet Extractors. Keep in mind these vehicles come from the factory with these panels’ resistance spot and MIG welded however the MINI Factory replacement procedure clearly states to Structurally Adhesive Bond with SPRs. Why? Corrosion and safety. Most all repairers in the area, weld these panels back (Not knowing the procedure and not having the equipment) creating metal fatigue, water leaks, grounding problems and corrosion issues. Insurers look at it “conveniently” as the “norm” because unequipped shops set the market precedence unfortunately. Therefore, some carriers refuse to pay for these procedures placing you and your family safety and your vehicles value in jeopardy.
Another point same insurance carriers go to is that “other” shops do not perform Jig Fixture measuring so why should they pay for the procedures and why does it need to be done? We go through the entire process of why and what will happen if we don’t follow the procedures. First, Mini requires these procedure to qualify for a factory certified collision repair. If not, it will suffer diminished value not to mention the undiagnosed damage that could turn into warranty and or safety issues. Plus, Jig Fixtures are what the vehicle was built on and they are precise down to the millimeter, not like the universal benches that most repair shops use. Mini’s cannot even be mounted on these machines without causing more damage to the bottom of the vehicle.
This is why Crown Mini of Richmond recommends Dorn’s for all Mini collision repair.
I only want to make sure that if anyone questions you about this that you know the reasoning behind what we do. At Dorn’s, we follow documented MINI procedures. In the service repair world, this is a common practice, unfortunately, in the collision repair world, it is far from the normal.
If you want the highest quality repairs done to your MINI, stop by and see why MINI trusts us to maintain the longevity and beauty of your vehicle. Schedule your appointment now or simply call us and we will take it from there.
Our technicians are the most highly trained in the area. They have learned the specific needs of each MINI Cooper model. Modern vehicles require very specific repair procedures in order to preserve their performance and safety features. MINI Cooper has very specific step by step repair procedures in place in order to protect the integrity of their vehicles. Our philosophy is that every vehicle deserves a genuine repair, especially when our customer’s safety is on the line.
We guarantee to never cut corners in a MINI repair. With Dorn’s you will have your car back in pre-accident condition.
We have been dutifully serving high quality vehicle repairs to the Richmond area for over 50 years. We have developed long term relationships with many of our customers because they know that we are a repair shop that they can trust. This is important because no one is ever expecting to get into an accident.
We offer 24/7 towing and on-site car rentals. This way you don’t have to interrupt your busy schedule because of a collision.
We handle all automotive repairs. From engine repair to paint and refinishing, our state-of-the-art facility can take your MINI from totaled to pre-accident condition.
Worried about the insurance claim? Let us handle it! We know how confusing and frustrating it can be to deal with the insurance company. We know how to work with every major provider to ensure that your vehicle gets the full repair it deserves.
Modern MINI Coopers are built with safety in mind. This is also the case at Dorn’s. Our number one priority is making sure our customers leave our shop with cars that are safe to drive. This is a major reason why following factory-approved repair procedures is so important. High tech sensors and structural components must meet very specific specifications in order to function properly. Our technicians follow the factory guideline for repair every time, making sure that the process is handled correctly.
Dorn’s Body & Paint is proud to have certifications from over 20 different vehicle manufacturers. Manufacturers spend millions of dollars every year engineering their vehicles to be safer, more efficient, and comfortable to drive. By following manufacturer procedures we ensure that those systems are restored properly.
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.
Dorn’s has been Richmond’s premiere auto body shop for over 50 years.