We are now 1 mile north at 607 N. Vulcan, Suite E., in Leucadia (still Encinitas!). Phone is same, 760 753 5534.
Directions: on Vulcan coming from south, we are first driveway past the RCP Block Enclosure, behind the front office that faces Vulcan, we are the bay on the left, drive back, and we are in the bay to the left, next to the Heiden's Woody Shop.
We are south of Leucadia Boulevard and just 1/10 mile north of Pannikan Cafe across the way on 101, as a landmark.
Reselling your car or trading in can be a trying experience. Lowball, insulting offers, or worse, none at all. However, surveys show that when your auto body is repaired to new condition, you will realize much more on resale or lease turn in. It is also true that the window of timing to sell is narrow. The earliest callers are always the most ready, willing and able to buy, so taking chances with a car imperfect is a costly experiment! We can perfect your car - it may cost less than you think. (We will also tell you upfront if it is NOT worth fixing!)
We welcome a job as small as a little scratch repair, door ding or fender bump, or a large custom restoration of your classic or beloved Woody! We will get it done right. But as they say, the devil is in the details! That is why it is important to make sure to use the most experienced people to repair your automobile. We don't take shortcuts or do a hasty job. It's the crafstmanship, the pride in doing the job right and well that means so much.
Encinitas Auto Body really is different from other auto body shops. Most auto body repair shops have ASE certification, offer free estimates, pickup and delivery, work with your insurance and with the other party to the car accident, as we do, but sadly some in this industry deserve the bad rep they've earned (we think this economy will 'shake yhem out' though). Who hasn't heard the stories or experienced less than ethical treatment? Our passion here however, is community, service and highest ethics. We care deeply about each and every one of our customers and this wonderful community. We are longtime locals who appreciate the business of all who share our values -- whether newcomers or natives - and ask those who don't to pass us by! When you do decide to bring your car in, rest easy knowing that our reputation for integrity is well deserved, and we know a good reputation is priceless. Because Encinitas Auto Body is small, our overhead is lower than the bigger or chain shops, so we don't have as much pressure to overcharge, or rush your body repair work in a shoddy manner. We are the preferred auto body repair shop for many prominent local auto repair shops, because they know their customers will be treated well. We really love what we do, being part of the North Coast community and serving our many friends in Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Cardiff, Carlsbad to La Jolla and beyond. Many customers have told us they like the 'small town' feeling, and especially that a portion of their bill will be donated to the wonderful charity Kiva, that helps struggling entrepreneurs worldwide. These are just a few things that set us apart!
Paying it forward. I stronglyl believe in this concept. Giving back to others what you have received yourself, because giving and receiving are interdependent, one needs to have both to complete the circle. That is one of the reasons I am supporting the charitable organization Kiva. They help small businesses worldwide, people to people. You can choose the donee, based on their track record, or your personal preferences. Let us know if you have a favorite and we will direct a portion of your repairs toward them.
There were a couple very special individuals who went out on a limb years ago and loaned me the money to start my own business, even though at the time I may have appeared to be a sorry prospect indeed. I will be forever grateful for the risks they took on me.
I haven't forgotten how it feels to need a helping hand, and no matter how successful I become I never wish to forget.
My deep thanks to: my customers, my friends, to my community, and to the firefighters who worked so hard recently in the wildfires.
Sometimes part of the business here at Encinitas Auto Body, or at any auto repair or service business, sometimes even at your doctor or dentist's office, is having to give bad news, to individuals who may be in a stressful situation already. That is, the the news is not what you expected to hear.
A repair job may turn out to cost more than the customer anticipated. Maybe they were hit by an uninsured driver and they assumed the fender bump would be two or three hundred to repair when actually it is much more. And I have to explain that.
Ouch!! And yet here at Encinitas Auto Body, our rates are unbeatable locally, and work is guaranteed for as long as you own the car. We love what we do, and we love our customers. That is probably why 90% of our business here at Encinitas Auto Body is repeat and referral.So, that makes it all worthwhile and we hope we can make a stressful situation less so.
A recent customer, a wonderful lady from Del Mar, told us...''I even bump some of my cars on purpose JUST so I can bring them in here!'' of course she was kidding, but the point is made.At Encinitas Auto Body, we take good care of you, at the end of day, that's what it's all about, and I suppose that is why our referral rate is what it is.