28 Top-Rated Auto Body Shops

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Name (address + city) Phone Percentage of customers surveyed who rated shop “superior” for overall quality What you might expect to pay for work priced at $100 at the average Chicago area body shop
A & L Auto Body
1979 W. Dundee Rd.
Palatine

847-991-5620

93 $101
Acacia Park Auto Body
7615 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago

773-625-2110

85 $102
Adams Auto Body
1811 W. Rte. 120
McHenry

815-385-4640

92 $93
Allanson Auto Body
903 Allanson Rd.
Mundelein

847-566-2226

87 $94
Auto Body Village
22W560 Poss St.
Glen Ellyn

630-790-1777

97 $94
Auto Krafters of Des Plaines
1285 E. Golf Rd.
Des Plaines

847-298-1922

93 $96
B & L Automotive Repairs
3830 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago

773-463-1622

97 $89
Belair Auto Collision & Restoration
11320 S. Pulaski Rd.
Chicago

773-238-4565

92 $92
Bob’s Body Craft
8920 47th St.
Brookfield

708-485-3000

95 $96
The Body Shop of Barrington
27W937 Commercial Ave.
Lake Barrington

847-381-6004

97 $101
Burlington Auto Body
310 E. Burlington Ave.
La Grange

708-352-6300

88 $105
Daniels Auto Service
517 4th St.
Wilmette

847-251-3393

94 $96
Dempster Auto Rebuilders
2001 Dempster St.
Evanston

847-864-1101

94 $96
Douglas Auto Body
4015 Eberly Ave.
Brookfield

708-485-7774

98 $104
Downers Grove Auto Rebuilders
721 Ogden Ave.
Downers Grove

630-969-7256

90 $102
Enzenberger & Mitchell
7420 W. 87th Pl.
Bridgeview

708-430-3666

88 $93
Foreign and Domestic Auto Body
1917 Greenleaf St.
Evanston

847-328-7676

98 $105
Green Bay Auto Body Repair
636 Green Bay Rd.
Kenilworth

847-251-9191

85 $99
Guy & Sons Auto Rebuilders
1050 W. Van Buren St.
Chicago

312-421-4700

98 $102
J & W Auto Body
533 Green Bay Rd.
Wilmette

847-251-4230

92 $101
Jay-Kay Collision Center
4915 S. Pulaski Rd.
Chicago

773-582-0880

92 $98
Kubis Auto Body
20 W. Naperville Rd.
Westmont

630-964-5352

98 $97
Lake Side Auto Rebuilders
3101 Central St.
Evanston

847-475-5900

88 $90
Leitherer Body Shop
8327 Niles Center Rd.
Skokie

847-673-6360

98 $93
Owner’s Choice Auto Body
2868 Skokie Valley Rd.
Highland Park

847-681-2299

90 $103
Palmer Collision Experts
10901 S. Central Ave.
Oak Lawn

708-636-6300

89 $96
Rick’s Auto Care & Collision Repair
1500 Old Skokie Rd.
Highland Park

847-831-3165

87 $99
Tredup’s
230 E. State St.
South Elgin

847-695-6300

93 $94

Methodology

In analyzing Chicago-area auto body shops, Checkbook asked area consumers to rate several aspects of their service experience “inferior,” “adequate,” or “superior.” More than 6,000 surveys were compiled. Each of the listed shops was rated by at least 25 customers. The percentage of customers who rated the overall performance of a shop as “superior” is given on our list.

Checkbook also considered complaints on file at the Better Business Bureau for a recent three-year period and with the Illinois Office of the Attorney General for a recent two-year period. None of the shops listed in the chart had any complaints on file during those periods.

To compare prices, Checkbook’s shoppers, without revealing their affiliation with Checkbook, contacted body shops and requested price quotes for specific jobs. Prices were then compared among shops. The chart shows how each shop’s prices compared with the average, which here is scaled to $100. For example, a shop with a price of $90 on the table quoted prices 10 percent lower than the average quoted price.

 

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