Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience by removing the local economy’s dependence on a single industry. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
As a result, patronizing a local business like this is an act of community building. Check out their website to learn more about the local experience you can discover today.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
Smooth Auto Body
After driving endless miles through dirt, rain, and the occasional monster-truck derby, cars tend to look a little worse for the wear. That's when it's time for them to pay a visit to Smooth Auto Body, where professional technicians repair dents and retouch paint to make vehicles look as good as new. The techs here welcome all kinds of foreign and domestic models, whether they're Italian sedans or Asian war elephants. Aside from repairs and regular maintenance, they offer hand washes and a courtesy shuttle for your convenience.
“Nice people and quality work”
“Perhaps call to make an appointment before you go. They are very nice. It makes sense that auto body shops have to have a small time cleaning facility. They did a...”
“Perhaps call to make an appointment before you go. They are very nice. It makes sense that auto body shops have to have a small time cleaning facility. They did a good job.”
1228 41st Ave
Oakland, California 94601