Silver Lake


Hollywood


Eagle Rock

323.666.8636
Silver Lake
323.466.0606
Hollywood
323.257.3939
Eagle Rock

ABOUTwho we are
Rick’s Auto Body & Paint, family owned and operated since 1977, provides the Los Angeles community unprecedented quality in automotive collision repair. Rick’s Auto Body & Paint has expanded across Los Angeles, adding a second location in Hollywood in 2012 and a third location in Eagle Rock in 2018. All three locations are managed by I-CAR certified professionals with over 50 years of combined industry experience. Customers come first at Rick’s Auto Body & Paint. We provide immediate and accurate in-person estimates six days a week, and strive to minimize the collision-associated stress for our customers.

We accommodate scheduled pick-ups and drops-offs and have a 24 hour towing service available for emergencies. All three facilities accept and work with ALL insurance companies. We work directly with Hertz and Enterprise rental agencies to have customers back on the road as quickly as possible. Let our family help yours with any collision related concern.
CERTIFIEDtechnical qualifications
Rick's Auto Body & Paint is proud to be a Gold Class® collision repair business. The Gold Class recognition indicates that our technicians are trained in the proper repair techniques and procedures that contribute to the complete and safe repair of your vehicle. As a Gold Class shop, we require each of our technicians involved in collision repair to take ongoing training every year. This includes classes on new vehicle technologies and the latest repair techniques.

Gold Class shops are trained on how to fix your vehicle right; on what can be repaired and what needs to be replaced; and on how to see hidden damage you may not see. It’s your car, your choice. Our professionals will take matters into their own hands.
Know Your Rights:
  • You have the right to go to the repair shop of your choice.
  • Your insurance company cannot require you to go to a particular shop.
  • You are not obligated to go to your insurance drive-in claim center.
  • You have the right to ask your insurance to inspect your vehicle at the shop of your choice.
  • There is no law requiring you to obtain more than one estimate.
Know Your Rights:
  • You have the right to go to the repair shop of your choice.
  • Your insurance company cannot require you to go to a particular shop.
  • You are not obligated to go to your insurance drive-in claim center.
  • You have the right to ask your insurance to inspect your vehicle at the shop of your choice.
  • There is no law requiring you to obtain more than one estimate.

FACILITIESequipment
Rick’s Auto Body facilities are equipped with the latest steel and aluminum Spot and MIG welders, dent pullers and various AC recovery, recycling and recharging machines. From classics to the most modern vehicles, we’re equipped to perform professional repairs in all collision affected areas in-house.
Multiple types of frame measuring and straightening rigs at each facility ensure each job is done using the proper equipment and procedure. No expense is spared on equipment to ensure vehicles are brought back to factory specification following even the toughest of wrecks.
Engine hoists and various types of floor lifts at each facility assist in completing complicated repairs in minimal time. State-of-the-art diagnostic scan tools from industry leaders ensure complicated vehicle electronics systems are all diagnosed and repaired properly per each manufacturer’s recommendation. Outstanding vehicle recall information is also communicated to our customers.
RENTALoptions and partners
In need of a rental vehicle while yours is undergoing repairs? Rick’s Auto Body & Paint is in partnership with Hertz & Enterprise Rent a Car. A large selection of available vehicles combined with the convenience of a fast pick up makes renting a vehicle a hassle-free experience.

Not an insurance repair? No problem. Rick’s customers enjoy discounted rental rates through our partners while their vehicles are repaired.
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F.A.Q.frequently asked questions
  • No, California Law allows the consumer to choose any shop to repair their vehicle. Your insurance company is required to work with the shop of your choice and, in good faith, arrive at an agreed price to repair your car.

  • Legally, you have the right to choose what shop you want to fix your car. Your Insurance company cannot require you to go to a particular shop.

  • The answer varies on a case to case basis. That is really a question only you can answer based on the extent of the collision damage and financial factors. An initial drive-in estimate is typically written as a "visual only estimate." Majority of the time, the price to repair a car goes up (sometimes increasing dramatically) once it is disassembled and closely inspected. This is due to many very expensive components that are situated inside the exterior parts of vehicles that cannot be seen visually unless a vehicle has been taken apart, which is not feasible for a drive-in estimate. Your insurance company has the expertise and is trained to deal with additional damage and part price increases. If you have any questions about handling the claim yourself or turning it into your insurance company, don’t hesitate to ask the shop for advice.

    1. OEM (Original Equipment Manufactured)- parts provided by your vehicle’s factory supplier.
    2. Aftemarket – parts copied from the original factory part and manufactured by a 3rd party supplier. Mainly manufactured overseas and imported into the US.
    3. Recycled Part - An original factory part taken off of a vehicle that has been retired from service.

  • A visible estimate is written only for what damage the appraiser can see without disassembling the vehicle. No hidden damage is assumed. Normally drive-in estimates (both shop and insurance company) are written as visible only because we do not want to potentially disable a vehicle while drive estimating. Once a vehicle is in the repair shop, we take all damaged parts off the car and inspect for all hidden damage. This is a normal industry practice.

  • A supplement is typically an estimate for hidden or additional damage, not discovered during the initial visible estimate. Supplements and hidden damage are a normal occurrence because today’s vehicles are designed to crush from the “outside-in” in order to protect the occupants. If a shop finds additional damage, it writes a supplement and notifies the insurance company or customer for approval to continue with repairs.

  • The answer is yes, if the frame has not been permanently weakened by a tear or kink. Also, some areas of the crush zone are off limits to repair. Serious damage may require a frame component section or replacement. Today’s light cars are designed with a uni-body frame, meaning most of the vehicle core is part of the frame structure. It is very common and safe for a competent shop to correctly repair a vehicle frame.

  • Waterborne paint is a high solids product where water is the carrier of the color instead of solvents. Waterborne paint is cleaner and generates 25% less pollution emissions than that of solvent paint. Most vehicle manufacturers have or are moving to waterborne paint systems. We use it because it is a better, safer product that helps impact the environment less and insures that we will be able to better match factory colors into the future. It costs a little more and requires strict process compliance.

  • Repair time is typically a function of labor hours on the job. Some makes and models or specific parts might not be available locally and a shop will add in days to acquire those parts, but 4 labor hours per day on the estimates, not including weekends or holidays, is a good guide. Some insurance companies and shops will differ. Please ask your Estimator or Service Representative to explain how your shop sets its repair time.

  • Most vehicle rental companies will require the following:

    1. The renter must be 21 years of age or older.
    2. The renter must carry their own insurance policy.
    3. The renter must present a valid driver's license (check your expiration date) and proof of insurance.
    4. The renter will be expected to provide a major credit card as a security deposit.
    If you have have any additional questions, please contact your rental provider directly
  • Rick’s Auto Body will not need to write another estimate for you, but we will want to review your insurance estimate alongside the vehicle prior to scheduling the vehicle for repairs. This will allow us to gather any information we may need to preorder the exterior parts necessary to repair your vehicle.

  • Rick’s Auto Body will not need to write another estimate for you, but we will want to review your insurance estimate alongside the vehicle prior to scheduling the vehicle for repairs. This will allow us to gather any information we may need to preorder the exterior parts necessary to repair your vehicle.

  • Absolutely. We have PDR (Paintless Dent Removal) teams available at all locations.

  • Rick’s Auto Body will update you on your repair status as much as you can handle. Just tell us when or where and it will happen. During the beginning stage of the repairs you will be asked how often you would like to receive updates.

OUR WORKbefore & after

EMPLOYMENTcareer oportunities
Rick's Auto Body provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

CONTACTget in touch
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Silver Lake
1804 Hyperion Ave., Silver Lake, CA 90027
F: 323.666.8635
E: info@ricksautobodyla.com
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Hollywood
5416 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029
F: 323.466.2626
E: info@ricksabp.com
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Eagle Rock
4685 York Blvd., Eagle Rock, CA 90041
F: 323.257.3999
E: info@ricks3.com
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Silver Lake
1804 Hyperion Ave., Silver Lake, CA 90027
F: 323.666.8635
E: info@ricksautobodyla.com
Contact the Silver Lake Location:
Hollywood
5416 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029
F: 323.466.2626
E: info@ricksabp.com
Contact the Hollywood Location:
Eagle Rock
4685 York Blvd., Eagle Rock, CA 90041
F: 323.257.3999
E: info@ricks3.com
Contact the Eagle Rock Location: