We all know word of mouth goes a long way in business. Word of mouth has it that the best independent auto body shop is AP Body Shop. This didn't come to much importance to me until I crashed my car and couldn’t drive it anymore. Unfortunately, my car insurance had lapsed so I had to choose wisely which auto body shop to select. I searched throughout the San Fernando Valley for body shops and I asked around for opinions on where to go. Once I finally reached AP Body Shop and met the owner Andre I knew I was in good hands.
Besides the great reviews, when I first met Andre I knew I was dealing with an honest man. I was impressed how concerned he was that my car be repaired correctly. He told me if there were any other damages besides the one recorded on the quote, he would let me know right away instead of ignoring it and just fixing what was quoted.
Andre's care for cars and customers comes from a long way back. As a child, Andre grew up around cars on a daily basis. His dad owned a small chain of brake and muffler shops in Quebec and at the age of ten his two older brothers would buy, work on, and sell cars. His family and his love for cars extended over to visiting car dealerships every year to learn about all the new car models that came out. His love for cars was embedded in him. When he reached the age of 15, Andre restored his first car, a 1970 Buick Skylark Turquoise. Once he restored the Skylark by himself he knew he had a gift and a passion for cars.
“I grew up literally under cars. I always had a passion for cars. I’ve lived, breathed, worked on and talked about cars all my life. I became the guy who would rescue cars, ” says Andre.
‘But Andre had another passion that led him to Los Angeles in 1986 as a performing artist. He seemed to have had the best of both worlds working as a dancer and on cars, but dancing took over for 15 years and finally Andre settled down and decided to work on cars full time. He opened a one bay shop that fully operated on referrals and business boomed instantly. Since then he has now a full service property body shop that he's owned since 2003.
“I just got tired of travelling and wanted to stay grounded.” Said
Andre. I wanted to put all my energy into cars and my business.,” says
Andre. “People describe me as an artist. I am fully independent. I operate with integrity and feel that it’s my duty to get the fairest deal for my customers. I love putting my twist on older and custom cars. My role model is Chip Foose.”
Andre loves what he does and his passion shows in his work. What’s special about AP Body Shop is it delivers personal attention and care to his customers that are rare to find.
AP Auto Body Shop provides: Auto Body Repair; Custom Painting; Insurance Work; Rental Vehicles; Auto Restoration; Reasonable Cost; AP
AP Auto Body Shop also adheres to California’s regulation of water based base coats instead of the solvent based coats which is better for the environment. AP Auto Body Shop was the third shop in the San Fernando Valley to implement this new system.
During the repair of my car Andre kept in touch with me to let me know what's going on and I liked that. Once my car was finished I was in complete awe. My car looked brand new! It had all new parts: hood, front bumper, headlights, radiator, and rear view mirror. I was so happy with the results.
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I have to watch out for those who want to take advantage of a me as a young woman. Andre has charisma of integrity and I felt assured that I was in good hands. I am very lucky to have heard about AP Auto Body Shop who guarantees satisfaction to all his customers.
Published on Oct 13, 2010