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Hassle-Free Collision Damage Repair

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269-344-4916
3603 S. Burdick
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Business Hours:
Monday-Friday 8a.m. – 5p.m.

Auto Body Paint for Kalamazoo and Portage


At Petersen Body Shop, we are a family-owned business and trusted name since 1951 in the Kalamazoo and Portage, MI area. We do professional auto body paint, and we also offer other quality services. No matter how much work needs to be done on your vehicle, we are here to help you.

More Than Just Paint

Proper paint matching is critical to repairs because it makes a vehicle look showroom new. Today’s base-clear coat applications have unique properties requiring specialized training to apply correctly for a seamless blend with the original finish. Mixing and tinting custom colors to match the initial color is another highly honed skill that Petersen Auto can do in-house with our special equipment. We can properly prepare the surface, and apply finishes correctly to eliminate uneven surface gloss, poor color match, or dull appearance.

All our technicians are certified by I-CAR (Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair), an independent non-profit group, providing information, technical knowledge, and skills that support safe and quality auto repairs fortified by testing and certification as well as environmentally sound water-based finishes.

Body Paint Process and Types

Our technicians are highly trained and are able to paint your vehicle professionally. The body paint process includes:

  • Ordering parts and repairing the existing body
  • Removing surface blemishes and dents
  • Placing a sealer to hold the paint’s shine

We also offer services and they range from:

  • Removing dents, scratches, and chips
  • Restoring original finishes
  • Repairing major collision damage

Going the Extra Mile

Each repaired vehicle is returned with interior cleaned and exterior washed. We’ll pick up and deliver your vehicle within a 29-mile radius of our shop. If you leave your car, we’ll drive you wherever you need to go in Kalamazoo. We’ll also assist you with towing, a short-term car rental, and we’ll cut the paperwork with your insurance company.