"Reliable and professional staff that will help you every step of the way. Contact us now for a free estimate!"

30 years of experience in the body shop business. Come in and see Jim or Daryl, the Professionals who care.

Collision FAQ

Our shop stands ready to assist you in any of these matters. We will work closely with you to minimize your inconvenience and maximize your satisfaction. This is our pledge to you.

What should I do after I’m in an accident?

1. Determine if the vehicle can be driven safely or must be towed. If it must be towed, be sure to remove all keys (except for the vehicle), cell phone, adaptors, chargers, garage door opener, and any other valuables from the car.

2. Choose Traverse Body and Paint Center as your auto repair specialist. Call us at (231) 929-0744 or email us for an appointment, or stop by from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday to start the process of repairing your vehicle.

3. Call your insurance company representative as soon as possible. Delays can lead to the denial of your claim. Inform them of the accident and your plans for the car, including where it is located. If you prefer, come in and we will contact your insurance company for you. Either way, they will have some questions for you about the accident.

4. We will estimate the repairs using our 30 years of experience in the auto body business. Some insurance companies accept our estimate as is and we can begin work as soon as possible. Some companies require contact with their claims adjuster. If so, we will begin work as soon as the claim is approved.

Did you know?

Some insurance companies will request more than one estimate, but legally you are not required to do so.
You are not required to use a shop selected by a claims adjuster, but insurance companies must be allowed enough time to inspect damages before approving a claim.

The owner of the vehicle is the only person who can authorize work on the vehicle and you have a say in what parts are being installed (factory replacement or aftermarket parts).

If any hidden damage is discovered, we can address this with your adjuster and request a supplement.

5. What about a loaner?
While your car is in our care, we will supply a rental vehicle for your use. Most insurance companies will cover this cost.

6. Rest easy knowing you’ve come to the right place.


When you choose our services, you can rely on quick responses to all questions and concerns. We work on all makes and models of vehicles, and all work is done to factory specifications.

Galaxy Star Rack 360

Galaxy Star Rack 360

Gives us the ability to repair full frame vehicles as well as compact vehicles.

Matrix Paint System

Matrix Paint

Matrix Paint System allows us to restore your vehicles high luster finish.

DeVilbiss Cross Draft Paint Booth

DeVilbiss Paint Booth

Provides a controlled environment to give a top quality clear coat finish.

Challenger 9000lb Lift

Allows us the opportunity to do a full visual undercar inspection.

The Matrix Paint System Solution

The Matrix AccuShade® Intermix Paint System products have been in development for five years. The system uses domestic and import color books along with a high performance line of toners and pearls. Matrix processes allow for color match capabilities and performance equal to world leading paint systems. Matrix System has grown to become a top ranked manufacturer of high quality clearcoats, primers, hardeners, and reducers.

Advanced Paint Booth Technology

Thomas DeVilbiss invented the first atomizer for health care, using the same attention to detail, he developed revolutionary paint and lacquer coating applications. The same technology is applied to the DeVilbiss Cross Draft Paint Booth, which is optimized to virtually eliminate mottling and striping.

Powerful Frame Straightening

Collision damage down to the frame? Not a problem, The Star Rack 360 will raise your vehicle off of the ground and allow technicians to return your frame back to the factory specifications. Hydraulics are used to pull or push the frame. Even small collisions can create frame damage, Traverse Body and Paint Center will ensure your frame is prepared for all of the roads ahead.


We understand that reducing downtime is paramount to the customer and the insurance company. We make every effort to ensure that we achieve and exceed the customers’ expectations.

Lets Face It...

car repair is normally at the top of everyone's "Least Favorite" list. But at traverse Body and Paint Center, we're committed to changing that opinion. From the moment you need auto body help, we're there for you.

            Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00-5:00 pm

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