Here at Body Best Collision Center in Sonoma, CA, we believe that excellent service isn't just repairing a car quickly and efficiently, but also treating every customer like family. We are known as the car shop in Sonoma that everyone comes to for great service and friendly staff.
We believe superior customer service and a warm environment are so important, in fact, that in 2008 we were #1 in Sonoma County with AAA insurance for best customer service. And in 2009, KRON 4 selected us for Best of the Bay.
With I-CAR (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) and ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) certified technicians and staff, we are ready to handle any car problem you throw our way! Our skilled professionals provide quality repairs and will always greet you with a smile. Since we know you want to get back on the road as quickly as possible, we aim for promptness and accuracy to avoid repair delays and rework.
We have invested heavily in state-of-the-art equipment to best serve you, our customer. Four frame racks and a laser measuring system allow us to return your car to pre-accident condition while being minimally invasive.
We specialize in major and minor auto body and collision repairs, as well as hail damage, scratches, or any other blemish your vehicle may encounter. Stop in for a free estimate today! Click here to request an appointment.
Body Best is a state of the art collision center where we will provide the best service with the highest quality. We will go to great lengths to ensure your 100% satisfaction. We want to Wow you! We will also take the stress off of you and get you back on the road again in a timely manner. All the employees love working here and they are like one big, happy family!
We expertly handle all your collision repair needs. While some dealerships might have an auto body repair facility, dealerships mainly specialize in car sales. We, on the other hand, specialize in fixing your car with auto body and collision work. We constantly keep our technicians trained on every aspect of body work so you can be certain your vehicle is in the hands of professionals.
correctly done collision repair brings the car back to the same visual and safety specifications it had when it was built.
An accident will distort the shape of the car, so we start by taking the vehicle apart and getting its chassis back to original specifications.
We then replace or repair any part that is damaged. Since our foremost concern is your safety, we don't use low quality, after-market parts-we only use parts that pass all factory standards. Any rusted parts are also replaced.
Your vehicle's paint is what prevents your vehicle from deteriorating and rusting. There are many types of paint and many ways to apply them.
Some people think that once you purchase a new panel for a vehicle it is ready to be painted. Unfortunately, that is not necessarily the case. Many new panels need to be straightened and their gaps filled, which can be a time-consuming process, but very necessary to achieving a beautiful vehicle.
Existing paint has to be removed with sanding and any filling also needs to be sanded until the body of the car is totally smooth.
The paint process itself is a multi-step procedure. Multiple layers are applied to the vehicle so the paint looks like new and lasts a long time.
The following are some of the layers applied to all vehicles we restore:
The primer is the coating layer that protects the vehicle from corrosion, sunlight, rust, etc. It also smoothes out irregularities on the surface of the car or truck.
The base coat establishes the aesthetics of the car by giving the vehicle a layer of color. Our base coats won't fade for many, many years, so the color of your vehicle will stay vibrant.
The clear coat is the top coating layer that protects all other layers from the elements. Day after day it withstands acids, sunlight, rain, and beatings from normal wear and tear. The clear coat also endows your car or truck with the shine of a new vehicle.
A full-downdraft paint booth definitively delivers the most even, high-quality finish as compared to other style paint booths.
A full-downdraft paint booth also provides a cleaner environment for your paint job.
While your car is in the paint booth, we use a low-VOC European waterborne paint called DuPont Performance Coatings. DuPont Performance Coatings have earned more commercial and automotive OEM approvals than any other paint supplier.
Learn more about our paint and our eco-friendly efforts on our Green Services Page.
All Body Best Collision Center's paint and body technicians are ASE certified to ensure you get the best service. To become certified, a technician must pass difficult tests on the most current methods and car models. Technicians must stay on top of new developments in the industry and re-test every 5 years to maintain the certification.
The I-CAR certification is one of most sought over in the industry. Most of our staff is I-Car certified. Gold Class I-CAR shops are collision repair businesses that have achieved an extremely high level of ongoing training.
Body Best Collision Center now offers Hertz car rental services on-site. Please call us at (707) 996-2470 or email us for more information.
Did you know that after a collision your insurance company probably has the greatest influence on the parts that are used to repair your car. Two out of three independent repair shops say the driving force behind parts decisions is not what they prefer, not what their customers prefer, or what makes the best quality repair—it's the insurance company guidelines!
You may be surprised to learn that there's a very good chance that not all the parts used to repair your vehicle will be OEM parts. In fact, body shops report over 40% of their repairs include aftermarket parts.
And, in addition to the obvious concerns about performance and quality, when one of those parts is replaced with anything other than an OEM part, there's a very real question about how that alternative part will interact with the safety systems and other systems in your vehicle.