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Welcome to Davis Body Shop!

The Auto Collision Specialists

Searching for a reputable auto body repair shop that will baby your vehicle as much as you have? Need professionals you can trust to make your car good as new?

If so, you’ve come to the right place! We are Davis Body Shop, and we specialize in auto body and collision repairs. Accidents are awful. Auto body repair work for your car or truck shouldn’t be. That’s why we pride ourselves in a job well done, and completed quickly, so you can get your wheels back on the road.

How? For over 50 years, we’ve been turning the clock back for our customers’ cars and trucks with state of the art auto body repair equipment and a highly trained, professional auto body repair team. Our auto body repair technicians have a broad and continuing education and are experienced in a diverse array of auto body collision repair work. And, our experienced staff will guide you through each step of the auto repair process; from the moment your car arrives for inspection until we’ve presented it back to you.

If needed, we work closely with your car insurance company to make sure every step of the auto body repair claim procedure goes smoothly. We will always offer to our customers and car insurance partners a better combination of price, product and service than our local auto body shop competition. You’ll know what’s happening and how long it will take. We recognize that’s important, and we share your goal: to return your vehicle to pre-accident condition, or better. We guarantee it!

Most importantly, we want to encourage you to pick up the phone and call today to schedule a free, 30-minute, no-obligation estimate: (805) 466-2446 in Atascadero and (805) 239-8752 in Paso Robles. Our friendly customer care staff are available to discuss repairs for your vehicle, answer your questions and talk about how we can help you.

The history of our Auto Body Repair shop

In 1962, Dave and JoAnn Davis opened Davis Body Shop in Atascadero at its original location on Traffic Way, with just one additional employee. The mission was to make Davis the most trusted auto body collision specialists on the Central Coast. Fifty years later, our mission is still the same.

We grew our auto body business slowly, focusing on providing a better combination of price, product and service than our local competitors. In 1964, we moved the business to its current location at 7420 El Camino Real in Atascadero.  We originally manufactured campers as well, but due to increased demand for our auto body repair services we made the decision shortly after our move to focus on auto bodywork exclusively.

As our business flourished, we needed additional shop space, so Dave purchased a bus-barn structure from San Luis Obispo High School and trucked it over Cuesta Grade to add it to our location. Cuesta Grade sure has changed since then!

Dave and JoAnn’s teenaged son, Brad Davis, joined the business in 1974, working part-time after high school. We’ve always looked for ways to implement leading technology, and Brad has been deeply involved in that effort. In 1980, he became part of the management team and also set up the first computer management system used in a body shop on the Central Coast of California!

In 1983, Davis Auto Body brought the first Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) courses to San Luis Obispo County. I-CAR offers industry recognized state of the art training programs to technicians through a hands-on approach. These courses were offered at the shop after-hours with Dave Davis instructing until 1992. With more than a decade of successful training sessions, we became the first auto body repair shop to receive the coveted I-CAR Gold Class certification in 1993.

Accreditations and Auto Body Industry Involvement:

Along with our growth and success in the business, we’ve received industry-leading accreditations and gained memberships within top organizations:

  • Certification by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, an independent, non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying repair and service professionals.
  • Gold Class Certification by the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, “I-CAR” – an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to training the collision inter-industry.
  • Membership in The California Autobody Association, a non-profit auto body industry trade association that helps its’ members produce quality repairs at fair prices for fair profits.
  • Membership in The Society of Collision Repair Specialists, a non-profit trade association that exists to educate, inform and represent the collision repair professional in all aspects of the industry.
  • Membership in the Automotive Service Association, a 50-year-old not-for-profit trade association for mechanical, transmission and collision shop owners.
  • Membership in the Coyote Vision Group, a highly selective peer management group of collision repair owners across North America.

We’re fanatical about customer and insurance partner satisfaction. That’s why we’ve also added metrics to our performance by incorporating Autochex, an independent company that specializes in customer satisfaction reporting. For instance, we closely monitor “cycle time,” which is the duration it takes to perform repairs, as a key performance indicator. By emphasizing reductions in cycle times, our insurance partners share in satisfied customers… Which translates to better policy retention and decreases in rental car costs.

Davis Body Shop Today and into The Future

Today, Davis Body Shop remains the largest auto body collision specialists in the area. Thanks to over 50 years of loyal, local patronage at both locations, Davis has been rated in the top one percent in the nation for sales and volume. We continue to modernize, staying on the cutting edge of our industry… Not resting too long on past success.

What We Do:


One can assume that most service companies such as Paso Robles auto body shops always accommodate the customer, right? Well not always. At Davis Body Shop, we go above and beyond to accommodate our customers by arranging pickup and delivery of their car or truck when necessary. We arrange for your temporary transportation needs with Enterprise Rent A Car, and take digital photos of the damage to your vehicle. We then send these photos along with the damage estimate to your Insurance Company via the Internet. In order to improve communications and speed approval times and the entire repair process as rapidly as possible, we follow up with your auto insurance company and manage all insurance company approvals to make sure that the finances come together prior to delivery of your repaired vehicle. We also clean up your vehicle prior to delivery and check all fluid levels which are topped off when necessary.


When Davis Body Shop was first established in Atascadero in 1962, the population was just over 3000 citizens! One of Davis’ core beliefs was that we must always out-serve our competition. To that end, we have always been first to purchase the latest in auto body repair equipment. Davis Body Shop was the first to acquire a European heated spraying booth and the first to purchase and implement European repair methodology. We were also the first to integrate computer technology into an auto body shop in San Luis Obispo County.


You will be satisfied. That’s our promise and commitment to our customers and it is how we’ve built a business that has thrived and grown in Paso Robles for over half a century. We do extensive after-repair follow-up in order to refine our service and insure that our customers are completely satisfied. As our warranty states, if anything goes wrong with the body repairs we have performed, we will re-do those repairs for as long as you own your car (please see warranty for specifics).

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