Automotive in Columbia

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Owner of Dents Unlimited, Marc LaFerriere, is a seasoned, Vale-certified technician with a special knack for paintless dent removal. Using a handful of tools, his trained staff pops out dents from the inside out, ridding vehicle exteriors of dings from hailstorms, car accidents, or errant shopping carts without the need for sloppy paint touchups. LaFerriere also specializes repairing damaged autos after major collisions, along with providing window tinting and glass repair. The 17,000-square-foot facility also has space for maintenance services such as oil changes, and a waiting area with wooden floors, leather couches, and kids’ toys. To promote exterior beauty, his will team paint vehicular bodies and seals them with paint protection film.

1004 Big Bear Blvd
Columbia,
MO
US

Williams Enterprises installs window tinting and film to residents and businesses across the region. As part of the residential services, the team helps homeowners reduce their energy costs, eliminate excessive heat, and prevent interior furnishing from fading. In homes and businesses, 3M window film screens out up to 99.9% of UV rays.

3015 David Drive
Columbia,
MO
US

Bryant Mobile Detailing's scrupulous technicians sanitize vehicles at the customer's location with hand mitts, Cyclo polisher, and Meguiar's wax. During the express detail, cars lounge comfortably in their parking spot, driveway, or massage chair as techs prep them with a pressure wash and then perform a hand washing with a gentle wash mitt and mild detergent. After a chamois dry, detailers direct compressed air into any crevices to clear away debris, then coat the exoskeleton with Cyclo polisher and Meguiar's wax, which guards the finish for up to 12 weeks. Next, they dress the tires and wheel wells with a high-silicone rubber and plastic dressing, and blast bits of dust from interior hiding spots with a compressed air gun before sending the car galloping happily down the road.

104 Amanda Drive
Ashland,
MO
US

The eight workstations at The Tuning Spot hum with the staccato clicks of socket wrenches and the soprano whine of air tools. Industrious figures crane their necks beneath a scissor lift and slip under rides in flat bays. The industrious workers aren’t licensed mechanics, though— they are the cars’ owners, learning to baby their own rides in the 7,000-square-foot DIY garage.

Burgeoning technicians gather together in the bustling shop, discussing issues with timing belts and fuzzy dice that only ever come up snake eyes. A team of experienced mechanics stands by, ready to jump in and assist. ALLDATA, an online database of repair tips and specs, also aids students as they learn to care for rides without expensive trips to mechanics.

1800 Burlington St
Columbia,
MO
US

John Caraway is a perfectionist. He's also a certified auto-body technician. At Dent Wrx, located inside of Phillipe's Auto Body, John is able to combine these two traits by restoring dented surfaces back to an overall smooth finish on vehicle exteriors. Caraway and his team of technicians use specially designed tools to massage away dents caused by hail or overzealous rice throwers who got kicked out of the wedding they were attending. Paintless dent repair is also available for customers. Services restore surfaces without the use of putty or additional paint, and they won't damage the finish of existing paint. As an added bonus, Dent Wrx sometimes provides loaner cars so that patrons don't have to ride the family dog to work.

603 buisness loop 70 E
Columbia,
Missouri
US

For 15 years, IntelliDent's paintless dent repair has smoothed away dings without damaging original factory finishes. The specialty technique relies on massaging exteriors from the inside, which activates the metal's memory and restores it to its initial shape. The eco-friendly process can remove dings between the size of a dime and a half dollar that were caused by hail, minor collisions, and forays into car acupuncture.

The shop's team of skilled technicians can also tend to vehicles with more conventional repairs, eradicating all sorts of primarily cosmetic woes. As they work, the staff consults closely with insurance companies to make sure their repairs are cost-effective.

4101 White Tiger Lane
Columbia,
MO
US