Bates Collision Center

799 E. Main Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
United States

Monday 7:30am-5:00pm, Tuesday-Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm, Friday 8:00am-4:30pm, Saturday & Sunday Closed

Working together as a team to get you back on the road, as quickly as possible, with a factory-perfect repair guaranteed.

Our approach to lasting customer relationships is simple…people working to help people. Our people are gifted craftsmen specifically skilled to repair your vehicle as accurately, and precisely as possible to restore your peace of mind. Our ambition here at Bates Collision Center, after 35+ years, is to build customer confidence through hard-work, and a dedication to Customer Service.

Operating since 1985, our 8400 sq. ft. building was built specifically with repairing your vehicle in mind. Our 7400 sq. ft. shop area has 10 work bays, a down draft spray paint booth, paint mixing system, frame straightening equipment, 5 vehicle lifts, 1 overhead lift, and a complete detailing area. Our 1000 sq. ft. office space is welcoming, and the friendly, knowledgeable staff is always willing to assist you with any questions you might have regarding your repairs.

Free Estimates
When we receive authorization for repairs, either by you or your insurance company, we'll set a date to bring your car in and order the required parts. We can also arrange for a rental vehicle and have it ready for you when you drop the car off for repairs. Ask about our free shuttle service that can take you home or to work. If you prefer, use our secure dropbox to leave your keys and drop your vehicle off the night before scheduled service.

Paintless Dent Removal
Through the process of paintless dent removal, we can remove small dents in the sheet metal of your vehicle that are caused by storm debris, hailstones, shopping carts, or door dings. If the paint surface is not compromised, this process is usually a more economical repair than the traditional repair process.

Full Body Repairs
Your vehicle is assigned to a technician who will remove the damaged parts and inspect the vehicle for any additional damage. The initial estimate is based on a visual inspection of your vehicle. If hidden damage is identified, the insurance company is notified by one of our staff and the additional parts are ordered. If you are paying for repairs out of pocket, you will be informed of the additional damage and be able to decide how to proceed.

Paint Process
​Our paint mixing system allows our certified paint technicians to have an unlimited color potential for a perfect paint match every time. Our downdraft paint booth ensures that the final clear coat application will complete the process for a smooth, durable, high-gloss finish that will protect your vehicle through the long winters and for many years to come.

Other Services
Our technicians can boost the value of your car, truck, van, or SUV by installing the addition of running boards, bug shield, spoilers, and mud flaps. We can even enhance the look of your vehicle with painted and custom vinyl graphic stripes. As your vehicle ages, your headlights can become cloudy or hazy. Before replacing your headlights, consider our oxidation removal service.
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