Auto Body Repair Mobile Estimate

Auto Body Repair Mobile Estimate

Auto Body Repair Mobile Estimate

Auto Body Shop PleasantonAt California Collision, Pleasanton we pride ourselves in being the only auto body shop and repair facility that offers complimentary mobile estimates in the Tri-Valley area including Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and San Ramon.

We understand and respect your time when your vehicle needs an immediate estimate for collision damage repair.

With our complimentary auto body repair mobile estimates, we value your time and know that you need us now! Getting to you with an estimate on auto body repairs as efficiently as possible is what California Collision Pleasanton is all about.

We will take the pain out of dealing with your insurance company. If you don’t have the time to bring us your vehicle to our Pleasanton body shop, we will come to you and take photos and notes of your accident. We will then upload them to the insurance company once you provide us with a claim number. Your auto body repair estimate will be faxed within 24 hours.

We take your situation to heart and know what’s top of mind for you. We, at California Collision, are just a click or a call away from getting you back home or to the office.

California Collision Pleasanton Auto Body Repair Shop  –  we handle your crash with class!

Car Upholstery Restoration and More

Car Upholstery Restoration and More

Restore your car upholstery at California Collision Center in Pleasanton. Vehicle’s upholstery creates a place for relief and relaxation while driving. Whether leather, vinyl, or cloth, we like our upholstery to remain a source of comfort, and style. Keeping our upholstery in good condition could also result in a higher vehicle resale value.

Car owners need master upholsterers to take repair concerns into thoughtful consideration. When flaws begin, getting your car upholstery repaired immediately makes a tremendous difference. When left unattended, your upholstery is subject to larger imperfections.   

Car Leather Seat Repair

When stress cracks in vinyl or leather occur from vehicle age, weathering, dryness, or an accident happens, California Collision is on it! We provide car upholstery restoration and more.  Our upholsterers are experienced and know what to do immediately.

Taking matters into your own hands will create stress, and a dent in your wallet. California Collision restore car upholstery using only the finest materials, stitching and expertise, saving you frustration, time and money. From normal wear ‘n’ tear to larger holes, or rips, California Collision handles it all expertly. Seats with burn marks can be professionally repaired and dyed to look like new.

California Collision…we treat your vehicle like it’s our own!

Restored Leather Seat

Restored Leather Seat

What our customers say about California Collision upholstery repairs, “You’ll never know.”

Headlight Restoration

Headlight Restoration

Headlight Restoration California Collision PleasantonDo you have trouble seeing at night while you’re driving? This may be caused do to your headlights being yellow and oxidized. The reason why this happens is cause our government is no longer requiring vehicle manufactures to apply a UV protective coating on headlights. You need headlight restoration from your local auto center like California Collision in Pleasanton.

So when you go into your local dealer and try to get this fixed or resolved, hoping that this problem or defect will be covered under your vehicle maker’s warranty they’ll tell you that it’s common wear and tear and the dealer has to replace your headlights.

Sit down cause it only gets better, your dealer will tell you that your headlights replacement cost will be $180.00-$225.00 per headlight plus labor of $150.00 per hour which this process may take an hour and half per headlight and by the way do you know your vehicle is due for it’s 30, 60, 90k mile service.

By the time you leave out of the dealer, what you thought was going to be covered under warranty you walk out of there with a $810.00 bill. Not including if you let the dealer up sell  you for the service bill.

For those of you who drive a Mercedes,BMW or any type of European vehicle add another 35-40%. Here at California Collision we go trough a process which involves us sanding and removing the oxidation with different grit of sand paper and clean it off with alcohol to ensure no contamination gets on your headlights and then spray the UV coating back on your headlights. This process will ensure that your headlights stay nice and clear for years.

We charge $40.00 per headlight regardless of the vehicle you drive. Be on the look out because we have seen auto detail facilities that charge half and all they do is polish your headlights with a little bit of compound and they look great for about a week but then look worse than before. That goes the same for most of these products they sell on TV. Buyer beware!!!

Auto Body Shop or Mobile Auto Repair?

Is it better to bring your car to auto body shop or get mobile collision repair?

I’m not saying that all people that offer mobile collision repair service are bad. I just want you to be cautious, because any time people are in a recession or the economy is going through tough times, you’ll find people preying upon those consumers looking to save a buck.

I can’t count the number of times I’ve had customers come into my auto body shop in Pleasanton for collision repair and told me they only need a quote to get the bodywork on their vehicle painted. When I walked out to the vehicle with the the customer so that they can point out which panel they’re looking to have paintwork performed on, I looked at the fender or door and realize that the butcher who worked on this panel should be castrated for calling himself an auto body repair tech or for hustling this customer out of their money. When i ask my customer who performed this work on their vehicle? They reply with “I had a man approach me in the Walmart parking lot and told me he could save me money by him doing the auto body repair work and leaving it ready for paint”.

After  I took a few moments to gather my thoughts and told this poor customer on how poor the quality of work this certain individual has performed and they were better off not even having the work done at all. The response was the same “he told me that I was going to save a bunch of money in collision and dent repair work”.  Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth, I then show the customer that all that person did was pound out the metal and glob on a bunch of bondo filler and sand it down somewhat and spray a little bit of spray can primer.  The damage this individual did to the customer’s vehicle will actually cost more than the original damage. Instead of keeping the repair area small they consumed the entire panel obligating me to have to blend in the adjacent panels.

As oppose if they just kept the repair area small, it we could have kept the paint work small with in that same panel and avoid having to blend into the adjacent panels. These are just some of the examples that have occurred. My customer tried to get back the money that this con artist charged him and he replied “sorry no warranty available”. There’s a saying that’s very common “you pay for what you get” sometimes cheaper is not better so buyer’s beware.

Also buyer beware because once you’ve had your vehicle worked on and your not satisfied with the quality of repair that the mobile person has performed. Your insurance will not allow you to file a claim and fix it.  Your insurance will deny the claim and state that you voluntarily chose on your own to have the vehicle fixed.

Makes sure the individual you’re dealing with has a business license and is registered with the B.A.R (Bureau of automotive repair) and has some sort of insurance in the event that they damage your car or don’t repair you vehicle to your satisfaction; you have some sort of legal recourse to go after. When your  dealing with a business that is registered with the B.A.R you have the protection knowing that if that shop or business performs a poor quality repair or fraudulent repair you as a consumer can report them to the B.A.R and have them investigated. If the agent from the B.A.R finds that you have a valid claim they can require the shop or mobile repair to pay you back for your improper repair or even even fine the shop or business. Use your common sense when you deal with individual your who may look or acts suspicious your gut feeling is probably right and decline to have your repairs done.

Just so you know we offer FREE Mobile estimates here at California Collision in Pleasanton so don’t be a stranger and if your car has collision damage or dents and you need an estimate or some advice on how to get your car fixed with out costing you an arm and leg please contact us.


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Located in Pleasanton, the heart of the Tri-Valley, California Collision provides proficiency in auto body repair, offering reliable and trusted customer service. California Collision technicians pride themselves with 28 years of experience in the industry, giving their customers a deserved peace-of-mind. From one-day bumper repair, to windshield and glass replacements, from computerized paint matching, to wheel repair, your vehicle will be brought back to pre-loss condition…guaranteed.

Let the experts at California Collision “drive” away your vehicle anxiety.

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Which auto body shop and collision repair center to go?

Choose your own auto body shop and collision repair, you’re not required to take your vehicle to where your insurance recommends.

Do you know that by California law you’re not required  to take your vehicle to the auto body shop and collision repair shop where your insurance company recommends. Your insurance will tell you to just bring your vehicle  in for an estimate or just drop off at the auto shop they recommend. They use these words to try to convince you or intimidate you to go to one of their preferred collision repair shops for one main reason…. to save them money. It’s not because that auto body shop is better or more efficient than an auto body shop and collision repair center that doesn’t have an agreement with your insurance company. It’s simply because the authorized auto body shop from your insurance company has a signed contractual agreement with your insurance to save your insurance company money by offering them a discount on the labor, parts and materials. How does this help you??? Absolutely nothing, you’ll find your self having to pay your deductible of $500-$1000 to the collision repair shop that your insurance company recommends and the shop can’t afford to help you with that portion because they have already given all the savings to your insurance company. Even if the shop wanted to help you they can’t.

You’ll also hear your insurance company tell you that they can oversee the repairs and if you have a disagreement with that shop they can get involved. The truth is folks that all collision repair shop, including auto body shops and repair centers in Pleasanton California, whether be mechanical of auto body and paint are overseen by government regulated bureau called the B.A.R (bureau of automotive repair) if you have a Wheredisagreement or complaint with that shops repair you can make a phone call to them and they’ll investigate and the claim and if they find a that you have a legitimate complaint they’ll fine the shop owner or even shut them down if the violation is severe enough.

Here at California Collision Pleasanton because we choose not to get a  into a contractual agreement with your insurance company so that we can offer our customer appreciation rebates which can help you with your deductible. We believe that if we’re going to offer any savings it’s to our loyal customers that have always come to us for there auto repair needs not the insurance company. If you hear someone say they can’t pay there deductible or there insurance company is telling them they have to go to the shop there insurance recommends please feel free to contact us and we’ll be more than glad to help them.