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Family Owned & Operated Since 1959

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

Welcome to Gene Townsend Auto Body & Paint, San Diego, CA's Premier Provider of Collision Repairs, Vehicle Restorations, Custom Painting and Modifications, & More

Over 50 Years of Experience -- I-CAR Certified -- Extensive Product & Labor Warranties

Gene Townsend Auto Body and Paint delivers some of the highest quality auto body and vehicle painting services in San Diego County. Serving clients from Lakeside to Lemon Grove, our El Cajon auto body shop has earned tens of thousands of loyal customers over the last five decades by consistently providing superior workmanship, unparalleled service, long-lasting results, and honest billing practices. We enjoy five-star reviews on Yelp, a high referral rate, and the distinction of being I-CAR certified and a direct-repair facility for major insurance companies.

As a full-service San Diego auto body and paint shop, we are capable of providing vehicles of all makes and models any of the following services:

  • Automotive Body Repair & Replacement
  • Automotive Collision Damage Repair
  • Automotive Restoration
  • Bumper Repair & Replacement
  • Custom Automotive Painting
  • Custom Car Modification
  • Exhaust System Repair & Replacement
  • Frame & Structural Repair
  • Front & Rear Suspension Repair
  • Glass & Windshield Replacement
  • Mechanical Repair
  • Paint Touch-Ups
  • Plastic/Dash Repair
  • Stereo System Replacement & Repair
  • Tire & Wheel Alignment & Replacement
  • Upholstery Repair

These services are provided by our team of highly skilled auto body experts, many of whom have 10 to 15 years of experience. Their one goal is to make our clients in San Diego happy by providing flawless auto body services that fully meet the manufacturer specifications with superior customer care.

Locally owned Gene Townsend Auto Body and Paint is licensed, bonded, and insured. We are also certified by the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR), which means our collision and auto body repairs meet the highest levels of quality, safety, and performance, saving our customers money, time, and headaches over the long-run. Our auto body and paint services are available to San Diego customers Monday through Saturday, and we'll happily arrange for after-hours vehicle drop offs.

Gene Townsend Auto Body & Paint
609 South Marshall Avenue
El Cajon, California 92020
Phone: (619) 442-8807

More Reasons to Choose Us: Providing San Diego Customers With Exceptional Auto Body & Paint Services

When you choose us for your auto body service needs in San Diego, you can be sure that you will be treated with the utmost care and respect. We always go above and beyond to provide exceptional auto body and paint services, which is why we also provide our San Diego customers with:

  • Personalized Service
  • Free Preliminary Estimates
  • Free Shuttles
  • Towing Referrals
  • Rental Car Coordination
  • Insurance Assistance
  • Courtesy Car Wash
  • Vehicle Pickup and Delivery

We also do our part to protect client safety by performing a complete vehicle inspection prior to vehicle delivery, topping off essential vehicle fluids, and repairing the vehicle using high-quality car parts and paints. For our efforts, we have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and a stellar reputation throughout San Diego as well as the East County. Call today, or keep reading to learn more.

Menu of Our Auto Body & Vehicle Painting Services - San Diego, CA

Collision Repair in San Diego, California

With free estimates, reasonable rates, bumper-to-bumper vehicle inspections, and flawless workmanship, we are your best choice for collision repair in San Diego. We have more than 50 years of collision repair experience and extensive training from I-CAR, making us experts at repairing minor and major collision damage, no matter the vehicle make or model. We excel at frame realignments, glass replacements, parts replacements, painting, ding repairs, dent repairs, mechanical repairs, wheel repairs, brake repairs, and more. So, call us today for all your collision repair needs in San Diego. We meet the highest of industry standards, and are approved for direct collision repair by most major insurance companies.

Vehicle Painting Services in San Diego, CA

When it comes to your car's paint, it's important to rely on a seasoned vehicle painting specialist, such as Gene Townsend Auto Body and Paint. We have more than 50 years of experience painting thousands of vehicles in San Diego. Our prices are very fair for the quality of our work and the long-lasting, impressive results we are able to achieve. With every paint job, we use Spies Hecker urethane paint, which is backed by a lifetime warranty. We also use the industry's best painting practices, such as spraying fiberglass auto body parts with a gel coat/resin prior to painting it and performing all painting within a county- and state-registered spray booth. Call today to learn more about our custom paint jobs, paint restorations, and color matching services.

Complete Bumper Repair (Dents, Dings, Scuffs, Scratches, Cracks, and Punctures) & Bumper Replacement Services in San Diego, California

Call Gene Townsend Auto Body and Paint today for all of your bumper repair needs in San Diego. We comply fully with I-CAR standards for bumper and collision repairs, and always make sure our bumper repairs yield safe and attractive results. As such, you can rely on us for comprehensive bumper repairs in San Diego, whether you need to repair a ding, scratch, crack, puncture, or dent on your bumper or require complete bumper replacement. As part of our service, we'll also check if additional repairs are needed to fully restore your car to pre-collision condition. Approved for direct bumper repair by major insurance companies, we also have a team of dedicated insurance specialists/estimators who work hard to establish a very streamlined and stress-free bumper repair process for our customers in San Diego.

Auto Body Services in San Diego, CA

At Gene Townsend Auto Body and Paint, we never cut corners. That's because as a locally owned family business, we are committed to excellence in everything do. We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured, and thoroughly experienced at analyzing body damage, using computerized measuring equipment, welding auto body parts, preparing surfaces for refinishing, applying paint, realigning vehicle frames, and more. In addition to providing San Diego's most reliable auto body services, we offer superior customer service, competitive prices, and honest business practices. Call today to learn more about our expert auto body services in San Diego.

Superior-Quality Car Restorations for San Diego Classic Cars of All Makes & Models

Whether you want to restore a classic car for your personal collection or are looking to enter an upcoming car show, call Gene Townsend Auto Body and Paint. For years, our owner Gene restored and modified Corvettes himself under the operating name Gene's Corvette Specialties. The quality of his work was unparalleled, winning him awards and a reputation for having one of the best custom auto body shop in San Diego. Today, he accepts requests on a limited basis (so as to give each car the attention it deserves), and has the expertise to work on nearly any classic car in San Diego and beyond. In fact, our restored cars have won first place at the La Jolla Concours d'Elegance, a high-level competition that demands only the highest level of precision and artistry.

Gene Townsend Auto Body and Paint San Diego, California
Area code (619, 760, 858)
Trusted Auto Body Shop BBB Certified Auto Body Company

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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"I just want to thank Gene and David for the care and workmanship that was given to my family on our '85 El Camino! It's the little things that count most. This car has been in our family for 25 years and will be handed down to my sons. Again, thanks to all who took part.

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