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Contact Auto Body & Paint Center 609 S Marshall Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020

Family Owned & Operated Since 1959

San Diego and East County's Best Value
in Auto Body Paint and Collision Repair Since 1959

Auto Body and Collision Repair in El Cajon Since 1959

San Diego Auto Body Repair Auto Body Repair Expert
  • Free Written Estimates
  • Thousands of Satisfied Clients
  • Approved by Major Insurance Companies
  • Quality Work At Fair Prices
  • Computerized Color-Matching Technology
  • Unibody Frame Experts
  • Free Shuttles and Towing Referrals

In business since 1959, Gene Townsend Auto Body and Paint has over fifty years of auto body repair experience that San Diego and East County customers can rely on. We offer auto body repair, painting, restoration, and modification services of exceptional quality that are backed by some of the best warranties you can get on unified body, structural repair, and paint work in San Diego. We are approved for direct repair by major insurance companies and offer outstanding customer service, fair rates, and free estimates.

With an average of 10 to 15 years of hands-on experience, our technicians deliver some of the most reliable auto body services in San Diego. They are I-CAR certified and skilled at using the latest auto body repair techniques and tools. For example, they rely on a laser-based, electronic measuring frame system from Velocity for structural diagnosis of both unibody and full-frame vehicles, which ensures they can detect and correct even the slightest of frame misalignments. They also use computerized color matching technology, wheel alignment systems, and other advanced equipment to achieve flawless, factory-grade results the first time, every time. To ensure that every auto body repair meets our high expectations, our founder and renowned car restoration expert Gene Townsend or his son will carefully inspect all repairs and perform a safety check before allowing a car to be returned to its owner.

At Gene Townsend Auto Body and Paint, we not only provide superior auto body services for cars of all makes and models, but we also go above and beyond to reduce client inconvenience. Accordingly, we provide free estimates, free shuttles, towing referrals, timely service, and a courtesy car wash prior to vehicle delivery. To learn more about our auto body services for San Diego and East County customers, give us a call today at (619) 442-8807.

We've been in car repair business for years, so we know, how to meet the needs, expectations and budgets of every customer. We always have options to offer, and we are as flexible as possible. That’s why we partner with the official dealerships of the major car makers to provide you with the quality OEM parts if that is the way you wish to go in your car repair project. If you want to save a bit, yet get brand-new parts on your car, truck or SUV, we have an alternative. We work with CARiD and can get OE-style brand-new body parts made by Dorman, Replace, TruParts, Auto Metal Direct, etc. If you wish to save as much as possible, we always will help you get used car parts. We work with the major car wrecks, such as Dave's Auto Wrecking, A & B Truck Recycling and many others. We will choose the parts and inspect them for you.

As a full-service auto body shop, we provide San Diego and East County customers with all of the following services:

  • Auto body repairs, restorations, and modifications
  • Body kit applications
  • Bumper repairs
  • Dent removal
  • Exhaust system repair and replacement
  • Exterior styling and detailing
  • Glass and windshield replacements
  • Grill replacements
  • Headlight replacements
  • Mechanical repairs
  • Mirror replacements
  • Plastic/dashboard repairs
  • Paint scratch removal
  • Rear diffuser applications
  • Spoiler modifications
  • Stereo system replacements and repairs
  • Structural repairs
  • Trunk lid replacements
  • Upholstery repairs
  • Vehicle painting
  • Tire and wheel replacements and alignments
  • And more
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Other Services

  • Plastic / dash repair
  • Stereo replacement or repair
  • Upholstery repair
  • Exhaust replacement or repair
  • Tire and wheel replacement
  • Glass & windshield replacement
  • Mechanical repairs

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