• The Right Way to Repair Your Car Following a Collision


    If you’ve recently been involved in a car wreck, there’s probably a lot on your mind. On top of worrying about your insurance claim and any hospital bills resulting from the accident, you’re also anxious to fix your car and get back on the road. Before you go out and take your car to any old car collision repair shop, do your research and find a reputable, insurance-approved collision repair facility that won’t cut corners to make an extra buck. Insist on Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts for your vehicle, as used parts and aftermarket parts can affect your vehicle’s performance.

    For collision repair that you can trust, bring your vehicle to B&L Automotive Repairs, Inc. We offer free collision repair estimates, and all of our work is covered by our famous Lifetime Guarantee. Our technicians are certified, and we offer multiple payment options. To learn why we are one of the most trusted collision repair shops in Chicago, call us today at (773) 463-1622. 

  • The B&L Automotive Repairs Story

    Our Staff

    Bernie Schatz and Lou Stein founded B&L Automotive Repairs in 1978. Just two years later, Peter Rizzo began his career with B L. After mastering the ins and outs of the business, Peter became the owner in 1988. With his wife, Kim, and brother-in-law, Gino, Peter and his team have upheld the high standards that B&L has represented since 1978: a high level of customer service, quality body work, and outstanding value. We are so confident in what we do at B&L that all of our work comes with our Limited Lifetime Warranty. We have over 35 years of experience handling body and mechanical repairs, including painting, dent repair, maintenance, computerized diagnostics, and more.

    To learn more about the B&L Automotive Repairs story, visit our website. There you can read our testimonials and learn about our car collision repair process. For more information or to speak with a friendly and knowledgeable member of our staff, please call us at (773) 463-1622.

  • Understanding Your Auto Repair Options Following a Car Accident

    After a car collision it can be hard to deal with insurance companies and auto repair shops. But at B&L Automotive Repairs, Inc., we are ASE certified and BBB accredited to ensure your satisfaction and give you peace of mind. Read this article to make sense of your auto repair options after a car accident.

    Man And Woman Having Argument After Traffic Accident

    Negligence and Insurance
    To collect any type of damages from another driver or his insurer, you must prove that the other driver was negligent. If the other driver is at fault, his auto insurance policy will only pay up to its limit, even if that limit does not cover all of your damage costs.

    When Repairs Exceed the Value of the Car
    A car insurance company is only required to pay your car’s damages up to the value of the car. If your car’s repair costs are greater than the value of your car, the insurer will declare it a total loss. In this case, the insurer will take your car and give you the fair market value for it.

    Using Your Policy’s Coverage
    If you have collision coverage, you may be able to be reimbursed for the collision repairs through your own policy. This is usually the best option if the other driver did not have enough insurance to cover your damages or if you were at fault in the accident.

    Making a Claim
    After you make a claim, an insurer will be sent out to inspect your car, or you will be asked to drive the car to an inspection station. Though the insurer may recommend a mechanic, it is oftentimes better to use a collision repair shop of your choice instead.

    For more information about your auto repair options after a car accident, call B&L Automotive Repairs of Chicago at (773) 463-1622. We are an with over 35 years of experience. Visit our website for more information about our collision repair services.

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  • Pulling Dents Out of a Damaged Car

    There are two primary ways to remove car dents. The old-school way is to screw a dent puller into the side of the vehicle’s panel, and then pull it in and out to remove the dent. This typically leaves small holes in the side of the panel, which can cause corrosion over time. A better way to repair dents is to perform metal shaping, where a technician uses a stud welder to pull the dent out and shape the panel. Watch the video to learn more about pulling dents out of a damaged car.

    If you were recently in a car collision, call B&L Automotive Repairs at (773) 463-1622. We are an ASE-certified, BBB-accredited, and insurance-approved collision repair shop with a commitment to customer satisfaction and quality repairs. Visit our website for more information about our collision repair services.