Amato's Auto Body, Inc.

★★★★★
  • 3848 Sorrento Valley Blvd

    San Diego, CA 92121

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  • 858-455-6715

About Amato's Auto Body, Inc.

Categories
  • Auto Body Paint & Repair
  • Auto Glass
  • Auto Parts & Accessories
  • Automotive Repair
  • Auto Restoration
  • Truck Repair
Details
  • 18 & Over
  • Audi
  • Porsche
  • Auto Detailing
  • Auto Inspections
Hours
M-F 8am-5pm, Sa-Su Closed
Associations
  • San Diego's A Lists' Best Body Shop Award
Emails
  • amatosautobody@gmail.com
Phones
  • Fax (858-455-1203)
Year Established
  • 1980
Keywords
  • Collision Repair
  • Auto Body Repair
  • Auto Body Shop
  • Auto Glass Shop
  • Windshield Repair
  • Truck Repair
  • Bumper Repair
  • Auto Body Painting
  • Dent Removal
  • San Diego Body Shops
  • San Diego Auto Body
  • Collision Repair San Diego
  • Windshield Repair San Diego
  • Dent Removal San Diego
  • Truck Repair San Diego
Products
  • BMW Color System Spies Hecker
  • PPG & Glasurit Paint Lines
  • Infrared Curing Lights
  • Paint Recycling System
  • Downdraft Heated Spray Cabins w/ Color Corrected Day Lighting
  • Environment Safe Spray Equipment Washer
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Brands
  • Audi
  • Acura
  • Honda
  • GM
  • Nissan
  • BMW
  • Porche
  • Tesla
  • Volkswagon
  • Land Rover
  • Jaguar
  • Infinity
  • Aston Martin
  • Cadillac
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Bentley
Services
  • Coordinate Rental Vehicle Arrangement including Shuttle Service

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Amato??s did excellent job done on repair of my BMW ?? my third visit to Amato??s!

In addition to fantastic body work on the car, it??s definitely worth highlighting how my case was handled by Amato??s staff, Aly and Terry.

They were very professional, courteous, and proactive in providing information about status of repair to my vehicle, from start to end, and was very thankful for that.

Amato??s Auto body shop does an excellent repair job and has an outstanding and very professional staff.

I will definitely recommend Amato??s to friends in case they have the unfortunate pleasure of seeking an auto body shop.

Thanks

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Amato??s did excellent job done on repair of my BMW ?? my third visit to Amato??s!

In addition to fantastic body work on the car, it??s definitely worth highlighting how my case was handled by Amato??s staff, Aly and Terry.

They were very professional, courteous, and proactive in providing information about status of repair to my vehicle, from start to end, and was very thankful for that.

Amato??s Auto body shop does an excellent repair job and has an outstanding and very professional staff.

I will definitely recommend Amato??s to friends in case they have the unfortunate pleasure of seeking an auto body shop.

Thanks

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This is my 3rd experience as an Amato's Auto Body customer. Again they were perfect! From their excellent support staff (Missy) to their highly trained expert professionals in the shop. With the amount of front end damage I never thought it would ever look or drive the same. But I was wrong. It looked show room new and it drove just as smooth as the day I pulled it off the lot. My 2010 Jaguar was completed on the date/time it was promised. I am totally sold on this company and I wouldn't trust my vehicles with any other auto body shop.

And roses too! Talk about a company spoiling their customers.

Thanks again AMATOS for the FIRST CLASS SERVICE!

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★★★★★

This is my 3rd experience as an Amato's Auto Body customer. Again they were perfect! From their excellent support staff (Missy) to their highly trained expert professionals in the shop. With the amount of front end damage I never thought it would ever look or drive the same. But I was wrong. It looked show room new and it drove just as smooth as the day I pulled it off the lot. My 2010 Jaguar was completed on the date/time it was promised. I am totally sold on this company and I wouldn't trust my vehicles with any other auto body shop.

And roses too! Talk about a company spoiling their customers.

Thanks again AMATOS for the FIRST CLASS SERVICE!

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Recently my brand new car was hit in a parking lot. I was referred to AMATO"S auto body by a friend who has had work done to their vehicle by them. What a fantastic experience. Their employees were very helpful and assured me they would help us out with the repairs. They came through just like they said they would. They handled all of the paper work with the insurance company and kept me updated with phone calls as they promised. A very stress free experience as they made me feel I was in good hands. Would very highly recommend them.

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★★★★★

Recently my brand new car was hit in a parking lot. I was referred to AMATO"S auto body by a friend who has had work done to their vehicle by them. What a fantastic experience. Their employees were very helpful and assured me they would help us out with the repairs. They came through just like they said they would. They handled all of the paper work with the insurance company and kept me updated with phone calls as they promised. A very stress free experience as they made me feel I was in good hands. Would very highly recommend them.

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Amato's Auto Body is by far the BEST auto body repair facility in all of Southern California. From my initial contact with the very helpful front office personnel who assisted me with getting my vehicle towed to their shop, rental assistance and all the way up to the owner. This was a very pleasant experience. I will continue to use them for any other body shop repair work. To all of the employees at Amato's Auto Body. THANK YOU !!

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★★★★★

Amato's Auto Body is by far the BEST auto body repair facility in all of Southern California. From my initial contact with the very helpful front office personnel who assisted me with getting my vehicle towed to their shop, rental assistance and all the way up to the owner. This was a very pleasant experience. I will continue to use them for any other body shop repair work. To all of the employees at Amato's Auto Body. THANK YOU !!

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So I've written in here before when I had a big Chevy truck... Now I have a gorgeous new BMW that got hit in a parking lot. It was only 32 days old!! The damage was minor, but I was so upset. Having used Amato's before I knew I just had to go back there to get an estimate & eventually repair on my damaged fender. The estimate was reasonable & I didn't even need to involve my insurance on this one. The repair went so smoothly & I had my car back quickly! Thanks again Amato's! I will for sure be telling friends and family about this one-of-a-kind family owned business.

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★★★★★

So I've written in here before when I had a big Chevy truck... Now I have a gorgeous new BMW that got hit in a parking lot. It was only 32 days old!! The damage was minor, but I was so upset. Having used Amato's before I knew I just had to go back there to get an estimate & eventually repair on my damaged fender. The estimate was reasonable & I didn't even need to involve my insurance on this one. The repair went so smoothly & I had my car back quickly! Thanks again Amato's! I will for sure be telling friends and family about this one-of-a-kind family owned business.

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After being involved in a bad car crash - The auto dealership recomended a few places to take my car for the repairs. I am very happy I chose Amato??s - their customer service went above and beyond any expectations I had to repair my car. (Mercedes C300).
Amato's friendly staff is always eager to help in any way and made me feel welcome everytime I called. Their knowledge to deal with car insurances is impressive ?? I am truly grateful.
Rocio M.

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★★★★★

After being involved in a bad car crash - The auto dealership recomended a few places to take my car for the repairs. I am very happy I chose Amato??s - their customer service went above and beyond any expectations I had to repair my car. (Mercedes C300).
Amato's friendly staff is always eager to help in any way and made me feel welcome everytime I called. Their knowledge to deal with car insurances is impressive ?? I am truly grateful.
Rocio M.

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I had rear-ended another car during the busy evening traffic on the PB off-ramp. Damage to my 2007 BMW 335CI was only cosmetic but I was devastated. I needed a new bumper and hood in addition to all the small miscellaneous pieced. I decided on Amato's Auto Body because my gym is across the street and I have seen many very high end cars being repaired there over the past 10 years. They were very professional, courteous, and adjusted their rate to match my insurance. They also kept me apprised of every step and met the delivery deadline. When I wanted to replace the chrome kidney grills with BMW??s optional black M3 style grills it was no problem. In addition, they installed an aftermarket intercooler that I had purchased since the front end was already apart! They went out of their way to make me happy. When I went to pick up my car I was amazed, it looked brand new, I couldn't detect that any accident occurred. The attention to detail was incredible; every little original sticker under the hood was replaced in the exact spot. They returned my car to me fully detailed and in pristine condition, I can??t imagine that even the dealer would be able to detect any work was done. Of course they fully warrant their work for as long as you own the car. I would highly recommend them to anyone in the San Diego area who is in need of high quality body work for their vehicle.

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★★★★★

I had rear-ended another car during the busy evening traffic on the PB off-ramp. Damage to my 2007 BMW 335CI was only cosmetic but I was devastated. I needed a new bumper and hood in addition to all the small miscellaneous pieced. I decided on Amato's Auto Body because my gym is across the street and I have seen many very high end cars being repaired there over the past 10 years. They were very professional, courteous, and adjusted their rate to match my insurance. They also kept me apprised of every step and met the delivery deadline. When I wanted to replace the chrome kidney grills with BMW??s optional black M3 style grills it was no problem. In addition, they installed an aftermarket intercooler that I had purchased since the front end was already apart! They went out of their way to make me happy. When I went to pick up my car I was amazed, it looked brand new, I couldn't detect that any accident occurred. The attention to detail was incredible; every little original sticker under the hood was replaced in the exact spot. They returned my car to me fully detailed and in pristine condition, I can??t imagine that even the dealer would be able to detect any work was done. Of course they fully warrant their work for as long as you own the car. I would highly recommend them to anyone in the San Diego area who is in need of high quality body work for their vehicle.

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I just want to say the work performed on my 2003 Bentley was not up to par. They worked on the right rear (I'm sure they remember as it's a rather rare vehicle). The repaired spot has paint flaws. Further, my friend took a paint gauge to it and found a large amount of filler on the repaired area (which is not a good thing). Poor quality repairs. It's not as good as everyone says.

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I just want to say the work performed on my 2003 Bentley was not up to par. They worked on the right rear (I'm sure they remember as it's a rather rare vehicle). The repaired spot has paint flaws. Further, my friend took a paint gauge to it and found a large amount of filler on the repaired area (which is not a good thing). Poor quality repairs. It's not as good as everyone says.

Cons: Poor Quality

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My nearly new Volkswagen EOS was towed to Amato's Auto Body after the front end had been severly damaged by a large piece of metal on the freeway. When I went to pick up my car I was amazed. It looked brand new. I couldn't even detect that an accident had occurred. The attention to detail and the complete professionalism of Amato's was a pleasant surprise. They kept me apprised of every step in the process, met the initial deadline and returned my car to me in pristine condition and perfect running order. I would highly recommend them to anyone in the San Diego area who is in need of high quality body work for their vehicle.

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★★★★★

My nearly new Volkswagen EOS was towed to Amato's Auto Body after the front end had been severly damaged by a large piece of metal on the freeway. When I went to pick up my car I was amazed. It looked brand new. I couldn't even detect that an accident had occurred. The attention to detail and the complete professionalism of Amato's was a pleasant surprise. They kept me apprised of every step in the process, met the initial deadline and returned my car to me in pristine condition and perfect running order. I would highly recommend them to anyone in the San Diego area who is in need of high quality body work for their vehicle.

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Amato's Auto Body is the best shop you could ever take your car too! The whole front end of my car got smashed in a wreck and Amato's took every single step to make sure my car was as good as new. My car was a 2007 BMW 328i. I went by about every other week just to check out my car and boy, I was blown away at their work. They put all their cars on a factory jig to make sure everything goes back the way it should like coming from the factory. Also if you need anything aftermarket done, this is the place to do it. Paul (the owner) helped me out so much on getting a new exhaust and aftermarket bumper for my BMW. After my experience with Amato's, I would not take my car anywhere else!

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★★★★★

Amato's Auto Body is the best shop you could ever take your car too! The whole front end of my car got smashed in a wreck and Amato's took every single step to make sure my car was as good as new. My car was a 2007 BMW 328i. I went by about every other week just to check out my car and boy, I was blown away at their work. They put all their cars on a factory jig to make sure everything goes back the way it should like coming from the factory. Also if you need anything aftermarket done, this is the place to do it. Paul (the owner) helped me out so much on getting a new exhaust and aftermarket bumper for my BMW. After my experience with Amato's, I would not take my car anywhere else!

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Of all the most touted body shops in the San Diego vicinity, including West Coast and Phil Thearles Autowerks, I found not only the body restoration work to be most superior (I am a perfectionist), but the entire "Amato's" experience to be the most professional of any body shop I have ever dealt with in my entire life and would not hesitate to return. I will heartily recommend Amato's to anyone without reservation!

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★★★★★

Of all the most touted body shops in the San Diego vicinity, including West Coast and Phil Thearles Autowerks, I found not only the body restoration work to be most superior (I am a perfectionist), but the entire "Amato's" experience to be the most professional of any body shop I have ever dealt with in my entire life and would not hesitate to return. I will heartily recommend Amato's to anyone without reservation!

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I used to drive by here everyday going to and from my house and always noticed the super high end cars that were there and knew that if something happened to my car it was where I wanted to go. So when my Forester was broken into recently I went there to get the work done. After some issues with replacement doors and my insurance company, I got the car back and they did a great job. I didn't have to do anything or talk to my insurance company after I dropped it off. Missy was great about keeping me up to date with the status and when my rental coverage ran out they loaned me a car which was nice. I was very pleased with the paint and will be going back if I ever have more damage to my car.

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I used to drive by here everyday going to and from my house and always noticed the super high end cars that were there and knew that if something happened to my car it was where I wanted to go. So when my Forester was broken into recently I went there to get the work done. After some issues with replacement doors and my insurance company, I got the car back and they did a great job. I didn't have to do anything or talk to my insurance company after I dropped it off. Missy was great about keeping me up to date with the status and when my rental coverage ran out they loaned me a car which was nice. I was very pleased with the paint and will be going back if I ever have more damage to my car.

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World Class service! This was the most professional transaction I have ever encountered. The front office people were professional, efficient, and very courteous. The job, WOW! Off the chart, Exceptional work. I will recommend Amato's to all my friends. Amato's has an eye for the detail. And to top it off, the job was estimated at taking 7-10 working days, and they finishes before schedule-outstanding!!!!!
Jayne F.

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★★★★★

World Class service! This was the most professional transaction I have ever encountered. The front office people were professional, efficient, and very courteous. The job, WOW! Off the chart, Exceptional work. I will recommend Amato's to all my friends. Amato's has an eye for the detail. And to top it off, the job was estimated at taking 7-10 working days, and they finishes before schedule-outstanding!!!!!
Jayne F.

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I just want to give Amato's a thank you for the great work they did on my Honda. It is new again and I want to let all the people out there to know this is the shop you want your car repaired for bodywork. This place is the best and the people that work there are all profesional and very attentive to your needs. 5 stars for you Amatos!!

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I just want to give Amato's a thank you for the great work they did on my Honda. It is new again and I want to let all the people out there to know this is the shop you want your car repaired for bodywork. This place is the best and the people that work there are all profesional and very attentive to your needs. 5 stars for you Amatos!!

Pros: Best body work in town

Cons: NONE!!

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I pretty much totalled my BMW and thought that even if I got it fixed it would never look the same.. Well after Amato's got done fixing pretty much every part of it, it looked AMAZING.
After having no car for a while, and now having a shiny bran new looking one I LOVE RUSH HOUR!

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I pretty much totalled my BMW and thought that even if I got it fixed it would never look the same.. Well after Amato's got done fixing pretty much every part of it, it looked AMAZING.
After having no car for a while, and now having a shiny bran new looking one I LOVE RUSH HOUR!

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THE BEST!!!! Amato's Body Shop is the BEST in San Diego. Top quality, excellent customer friendly service. Convenient, prompt, professional and honest down-to-earth people from the East coast whom I have gotten to form a business relationship with over the years. I would take my vehicle(s) there without question. I HIGHLY recommend Amato's for any repair or paint job.

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★★★★★

THE BEST!!!! Amato's Body Shop is the BEST in San Diego. Top quality, excellent customer friendly service. Convenient, prompt, professional and honest down-to-earth people from the East coast whom I have gotten to form a business relationship with over the years. I would take my vehicle(s) there without question. I HIGHLY recommend Amato's for any repair or paint job.

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I heard from a friend that Amato's Auto Body was the best in town!! She said even though I have a large 2006 Chevy 2500 they would for sure work on it no problem. Although I was so, so mad about my car being damaged & the situation I was in with an apartment complex people (the gate closed on the top of my truck).... Amato's made everything relatively painless for me. I dropped my car off, picked up a rental from Enterprise & was on my way. During the repairs there were some problems directly from Chevy with the parts. The roof of my truck (which was being replaced) had marker lights on the top of it from the factory. Chevy doesn't make that roof anymore so Amato's was having trouble getting a hold of the correct part. What I'm trying to get at is that Amato's kept me up to date on this issue so I wasn't ever wondering what was going on with my car at the time. What's funny is that Amato's actually ended up purchasing a regular roof for my car & cutting the holes in it for the marker lights themselves! What a great idea instead of making me wait for a part that doesn't exist! I really appreciated the great customer service I received. All in all it was a wonderful experience when the last place any person wants to be is in a body shop getting their beloved car fixed. I would for sure recommend this shop to all my friends & family.

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★★★★★

I heard from a friend that Amato's Auto Body was the best in town!! She said even though I have a large 2006 Chevy 2500 they would for sure work on it no problem. Although I was so, so mad about my car being damaged & the situation I was in with an apartment complex people (the gate closed on the top of my truck).... Amato's made everything relatively painless for me. I dropped my car off, picked up a rental from Enterprise & was on my way. During the repairs there were some problems directly from Chevy with the parts. The roof of my truck (which was being replaced) had marker lights on the top of it from the factory. Chevy doesn't make that roof anymore so Amato's was having trouble getting a hold of the correct part. What I'm trying to get at is that Amato's kept me up to date on this issue so I wasn't ever wondering what was going on with my car at the time. What's funny is that Amato's actually ended up purchasing a regular roof for my car & cutting the holes in it for the marker lights themselves! What a great idea instead of making me wait for a part that doesn't exist! I really appreciated the great customer service I received. All in all it was a wonderful experience when the last place any person wants to be is in a body shop getting their beloved car fixed. I would for sure recommend this shop to all my friends & family.

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Thanks Amato's - I appreciate the follow up service from the Manager and the manner in which you care about your customers.

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Thanks Amato's - I appreciate the follow up service from the Manager and the manner in which you care about your customers.

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The head mechanic has a real attitude, he made me get my own parts and screamed down the phone at me when I called back because I was confused at what i needed to order. There a lot of other business' out there that treat their customers with respect ..I won't be recommending these guys to anyone I know.

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The head mechanic has a real attitude, he made me get my own parts and screamed down the phone at me when I called back because I was confused at what i needed to order. There a lot of other business' out there that treat their customers with respect ..I won't be recommending these guys to anyone I know.

Cons: rude!

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Amatos Auto Body was recommended to me by my close friend(who is crazy picky) I figured I couldn't go wrong with the repair of my Audi RS4 that was hit in a parking lot. I was very surprised with this business. When I arrived for an estimate the office staff greeted me professionally and an estimator helped me immediately. All of my concerns about the repair of my Audi were answered and Amato's handled the insurance claim flawlessly. When my car was completed on my promised date. I came to pick the car up and inspect it. The $6000 repair was absolutely PERFECT. I couldn't find even the most minor flaw in their work. My friend came with me and he was equelly impressed with the body and paint work. Paul Amato was in the office the day I picked up my car, he introduced himself and thanked me for bringing my car to his shop for repairs. He walked out to the car with me and asked if i was pleased with the repairs asked if I had any questions. I was very impressed with all aspects of this shop. They have the reputation of being expensive but the old saying is very true, especially in auto repairs.....You get what you pay for!! I will recommend AMATO'S to everyone needing body work.

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★★★★★

Amatos Auto Body was recommended to me by my close friend(who is crazy picky) I figured I couldn't go wrong with the repair of my Audi RS4 that was hit in a parking lot. I was very surprised with this business. When I arrived for an estimate the office staff greeted me professionally and an estimator helped me immediately. All of my concerns about the repair of my Audi were answered and Amato's handled the insurance claim flawlessly. When my car was completed on my promised date. I came to pick the car up and inspect it. The $6000 repair was absolutely PERFECT. I couldn't find even the most minor flaw in their work. My friend came with me and he was equelly impressed with the body and paint work. Paul Amato was in the office the day I picked up my car, he introduced himself and thanked me for bringing my car to his shop for repairs. He walked out to the car with me and asked if i was pleased with the repairs asked if I had any questions. I was very impressed with all aspects of this shop. They have the reputation of being expensive but the old saying is very true, especially in auto repairs.....You get what you pay for!! I will recommend AMATO'S to everyone needing body work.

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I can only do Amato's justice by saying that my first review posted on 10/23/09 was too harsh and didn't focus enough on the positives or final results of my vehicle. After all was said and done I have to give Amato's a better rating and a higher level of respect that they deserve. The day I wrote my previous review was just one of those tough days and I realized I was focusing on only the small increments of the final product. There were definitely many positives I felt were left out that shouldn't have been. Again, thank you Amato's for bringing my car back to life and working with me diligently to make me completely satisfied. If I had a question or needed something else, they always were there to assist. The bodywork looks great, the paintwork is simply stunning and the people at Amato's are truly on your team to get your car back on the road turning heads once again. The free loaner car for many weeks was extremely generous and very helpful. Being a strict business man, all I can recommend is that they keep vehicles an extra day or two so that all the tiny details a ridiculous car nut like myself would eventually go over are checked out then and dealt with prior to signing off. This would save a lot of time and money amongst other things. I think this would further improve on what is an already great body shop when analyzing only the big picture. My apologies for leaving out some important facts that carried more weight.

Amato's Auto Body just did the repairs to my BMW which was rear ended - front damage from skidding into the car in front was relatively minor. I am a perfectionist and the paint work was exceptional, a 10/10 for sure. I'm still amazed (except they forgot to repaint the door / panel strips when they took them off to blend the paint). I saw the same door ding scratch from before the accident sill there? The Body work was also done well except for the little details that shouldn't have been overlooked before saying my car was completed. They rushed on the small but important factors such as hood lines, headlight alignment and similar related details. After I got the car back, the exhaust had to be evened out, the hood realigned and they had to adjust the headlights to make the body lines match closer to the before picture. I gave the body work an average, fine details gets a poor rating and the overall paint work better than average. They didn't even replace both headlight lens which I thought was ridiculous. $15k+ in damages and they can't put on a $50 part to match the look from side to side (who wants one new lens and one pitted one?).

I would say they definitely used to have a better reputation and they seem to be slipping a little in the attention to details department. I even saw a familiar Porsche Turbo from when I picked the car up back again to have them look at some detail the customer obviously wasn't satisfied with. Overall still a good Auto Body shop compared to others and I would go there again only if my insurance was involved. Definitely not if I was paying for the work out of pocket. If I was driving an Aston Martin and my car came back in the same condition my BMW was returned to me...I would be extremely furious they didn't get it right the first time during those 5+ weeks.

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I can only do Amato's justice by saying that my first review posted on 10/23/09 was too harsh and didn't focus enough on the positives or final results of my vehicle. After all was said and done I have to give Amato's a better rating and a higher level of respect that they deserve. The day I wrote my previous review was just one of those tough days and I realized I was focusing on only the small increments of the final product. There were definitely many positives I felt were left out that shouldn't have been. Again, thank you Amato's for bringing my car back to life and working with me diligently to make me completely satisfied. If I had a question or needed something else, they always were there to assist. The bodywork looks great, the paintwork is simply stunning and the people at Amato's are truly on your team to get your car back on the road turning heads once again. The free loaner car for many weeks was extremely generous and very helpful. Being a strict business man, all I can recommend is that they keep vehicles an extra day or two so that all the tiny details a ridiculous car nut like myself would eventually go over are checked out then and dealt with prior to signing off. This would save a lot of time and money amongst other things. I think this would further improve on what is an already great body shop when analyzing only the big picture. My apologies for leaving out some important facts that carried more weight.

Amato's Auto Body just did the repairs to my BMW which was rear ended - front damage from skidding into the car in front was relatively minor. I am a perfectionist and the paint work was exceptional, a 10/10 for sure. I'm still amazed (except they forgot to repaint the door / panel strips when they took them off to blend the paint). I saw the same door ding scratch from before the accident sill there? The Body work was also done well except for the little details that shouldn't have been overlooked before saying my car was completed. They rushed on the small but important factors such as hood lines, headlight alignment and similar related details. After I got the car back, the exhaust had to be evened out, the hood realigned and they had to adjust the headlights to make the body lines match closer to the before picture. I gave the body work an average, fine details gets a poor rating and the overall paint work better than average. They didn't even replace both headlight lens which I thought was ridiculous. $15k+ in damages and they can't put on a $50 part to match the look from side to side (who wants one new lens and one pitted one?).

I would say they definitely used to have a better reputation and they seem to be slipping a little in the attention to details department. I even saw a familiar Porsche Turbo from when I picked the car up back again to have them look at some detail the customer obviously wasn't satisfied with. Overall still a good Auto Body shop compared to others and I would go there again only if my insurance was involved. Definitely not if I was paying for the work out of pocket. If I was driving an Aston Martin and my car came back in the same condition my BMW was returned to me...I would be extremely furious they didn't get it right the first time during those 5+ weeks.

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I am not the type of person to write reviews but i have to inform the public about this business. I just had my car repair at Amato's Auto Body for the first time after getting hit by someone that ran a stop sign. My car had 10k plus in damages and i could not believe it was the same car when i picked it up. They replace both doors and the back fender panel. You can NOT tell anything was repaired on the car! Actually it looks better that before the accident. My largest concern was the color match which is perfect, undetectable! The customer service and communication throughout the repairs were off the charts! I would recommend Amato's to all my friends needing body repair. It is no surprise that Amato's Auto Body has been rated Best Auto Repair shop in the reader review of RSF,Del Mar and Carmel Valley news. It's nice to see a business that strives to deliver perfection in a trade that has the reputation for never being right again. My Audi is PERFECT again!!

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I am not the type of person to write reviews but i have to inform the public about this business. I just had my car repair at Amato's Auto Body for the first time after getting hit by someone that ran a stop sign. My car had 10k plus in damages and i could not believe it was the same car when i picked it up. They replace both doors and the back fender panel. You can NOT tell anything was repaired on the car! Actually it looks better that before the accident. My largest concern was the color match which is perfect, undetectable! The customer service and communication throughout the repairs were off the charts! I would recommend Amato's to all my friends needing body repair. It is no surprise that Amato's Auto Body has been rated Best Auto Repair shop in the reader review of RSF,Del Mar and Carmel Valley news. It's nice to see a business that strives to deliver perfection in a trade that has the reputation for never being right again. My Audi is PERFECT again!!

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When my car was in a small accident a friend recommended this place. State Farm tried to talk me into using another body shop but the accident wasn't my fault and I found out that by CA law I could choose any body shop I wanted.

SO Glad I did because Amato's was wonderful.

My car looks new- you can't tell at all it was damaged.

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When my car was in a small accident a friend recommended this place. State Farm tried to talk me into using another body shop but the accident wasn't my fault and I found out that by CA law I could choose any body shop I wanted.

SO Glad I did because Amato's was wonderful.

My car looks new- you can't tell at all it was damaged.

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I had bought a New 2008 Black Ferrari F430F1 Spider from and company in the Mid West. I had the clear bra installed, unfortunately they actually cut the clear bra on the car. When I removed it 6 months later I was in disbelief on why they would cut into the car. I had a company in LA repaint the car but when it was returned it had scratches and they botch the paint on the back.I dealt with Chris Amato and the car is BETTER THAN NEW... These guys are the best of the best and they will be getting all of my business moving forward... I have 7 exotic cars and no one else will work on my cars except for the crew at Amatos...

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I had bought a New 2008 Black Ferrari F430F1 Spider from and company in the Mid West. I had the clear bra installed, unfortunately they actually cut the clear bra on the car. When I removed it 6 months later I was in disbelief on why they would cut into the car. I had a company in LA repaint the car but when it was returned it had scratches and they botch the paint on the back.I dealt with Chris Amato and the car is BETTER THAN NEW... These guys are the best of the best and they will be getting all of my business moving forward... I have 7 exotic cars and no one else will work on my cars except for the crew at Amatos...

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I recently was rear ended in my BMW. I called the dealer and they recommended Amato's Auto Body. I asked around about Amato's and heard only good things from people I know in the car business. I had my car towed in the next day and received a call immediately from Terry at Amato's to tell me that the car had arrived safely and she asked me if I had any questions or concerns. I decided to visit them that day by her request. Terry wanted me to be assured that Amato's was the right shop to have my car repaired. I was treated like royalty when I walked in the office and Perry the manager spent a good 15-20 minuted answering my questions and explaining the repair process. They also showed me that they are one of the few BMW authorized shops in S.D. to work on my car. They have BMW trained personnel to repair my car properly. They also assured me they would not use aftermarket or used parts on my car. They negotiated the repair with my insurance company and handled every last detail completing the repair properly. When I came to pick my car up at completion I was again treated great and I felt that I was a very important customer to them. I also met the owner Paul Amato who showed me the back of the shop and how the cars get repaired. Needless to say my car was perfect despite the 15k in repairs. The car looks brand new! I also was given flowers for my wife and a free "dent card" to get any small dent taken out for free on Amato's. What a business! I have my own business and I can appreciate the quality of work and the customer service that they provide. I would strongly recommend this shop to fix your car. They are known for quality and they proved it to me with their workmanship and service to match!!

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I recently was rear ended in my BMW. I called the dealer and they recommended Amato's Auto Body. I asked around about Amato's and heard only good things from people I know in the car business. I had my car towed in the next day and received a call immediately from Terry at Amato's to tell me that the car had arrived safely and she asked me if I had any questions or concerns. I decided to visit them that day by her request. Terry wanted me to be assured that Amato's was the right shop to have my car repaired. I was treated like royalty when I walked in the office and Perry the manager spent a good 15-20 minuted answering my questions and explaining the repair process. They also showed me that they are one of the few BMW authorized shops in S.D. to work on my car. They have BMW trained personnel to repair my car properly. They also assured me they would not use aftermarket or used parts on my car. They negotiated the repair with my insurance company and handled every last detail completing the repair properly. When I came to pick my car up at completion I was again treated great and I felt that I was a very important customer to them. I also met the owner Paul Amato who showed me the back of the shop and how the cars get repaired. Needless to say my car was perfect despite the 15k in repairs. The car looks brand new! I also was given flowers for my wife and a free "dent card" to get any small dent taken out for free on Amato's. What a business! I have my own business and I can appreciate the quality of work and the customer service that they provide. I would strongly recommend this shop to fix your car. They are known for quality and they proved it to me with their workmanship and service to match!!

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I have been hit twice in the last three years in two different cars. The last time, the car was 9 months new and received over $14,000 worth of damage. I highly recommend the shop and the workers in the office. They work with the insurance company. In addition, the employees at Amato's call you back when you call them and are very responsive. The turn around time is good. The quality of the fix to the car is above excellent. I can't say enough good things about this repair shop. The first time I used them was over 10 years ago and you could never tell that the car was repaired cosmetically. They are simply the best in San Diego. It is extraordinary to find the quality workmanship together with pleasant and efficient office staff that Amato's maintains. Needless to say, I highly recommend Amatos. Amy W, San Diego, CA

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I have been hit twice in the last three years in two different cars. The last time, the car was 9 months new and received over $14,000 worth of damage. I highly recommend the shop and the workers in the office. They work with the insurance company. In addition, the employees at Amato's call you back when you call them and are very responsive. The turn around time is good. The quality of the fix to the car is above excellent. I can't say enough good things about this repair shop. The first time I used them was over 10 years ago and you could never tell that the car was repaired cosmetically. They are simply the best in San Diego. It is extraordinary to find the quality workmanship together with pleasant and efficient office staff that Amato's maintains. Needless to say, I highly recommend Amatos. Amy W, San Diego, CA

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I have taken my car to Amato's three times over the past 8 years. The first two times were both years ago while it had a different manager. It was first class serive all the way, no complaints, so I brought my car there last time I needed work done. Not a good idea!

It was nothing short of a NIGHTMARE!! There was absolutly NO follow up, they broke three things on my car, took no resposibility, and made me bring my car back two additional time to repairs the damages they made, but failed to do all of the repairs both times. I expressed my dis-satisfaction with the Manager, and he couldn't have cared less. He avoided my phone calls and left early every day I came to see him. It was just poor, poor service not to mention EXPENSIVE. And I drive a Lexus, so it wasn't a crappy cheap car they were working on. My insurance ended up paying over $8,000 to re-paint my car. I DO NOT RECCOMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE ANYMORE!!

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I have taken my car to Amato's three times over the past 8 years. The first two times were both years ago while it had a different manager. It was first class serive all the way, no complaints, so I brought my car there last time I needed work done. Not a good idea!

It was nothing short of a NIGHTMARE!! There was absolutly NO follow up, they broke three things on my car, took no resposibility, and made me bring my car back two additional time to repairs the damages they made, but failed to do all of the repairs both times. I expressed my dis-satisfaction with the Manager, and he couldn't have cared less. He avoided my phone calls and left early every day I came to see him. It was just poor, poor service not to mention EXPENSIVE. And I drive a Lexus, so it wasn't a crappy cheap car they were working on. My insurance ended up paying over $8,000 to re-paint my car. I DO NOT RECCOMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE ANYMORE!!

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Since Amato's is geared to do bodywork on the higher end cars, they charge considerably more than others. Many insurance companies limit labor charges to $48.00 per hour. Since Amato's charges $50.00, you must pay the difference out-of-pocket.. For major repairs, this can add up. If you pay this in addition to a deductible, you might reconsider.Overall, they are professional and do better than average work, with a specialty of straightening out poor bodywork done by other hacks.My experience with them is based upon their working on two of my cars on two separate occasions.

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Since Amato's is geared to do bodywork on the higher end cars, they charge considerably more than others. Many insurance companies limit labor charges to $48.00 per hour. Since Amato's charges $50.00, you must pay the difference out-of-pocket.. For major repairs, this can add up. If you pay this in addition to a deductible, you might reconsider.Overall, they are professional and do better than average work, with a specialty of straightening out poor bodywork done by other hacks.My experience with them is based upon their working on two of my cars on two separate occasions.

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This is the third times that we have our cars serviced here in last 4 years. What can I say; my wife and I are lousy drivers, but nothing major. This place is busy. You have to wait for weeks to get your car service started. The waiting is worth the quality of workmanships that your car gets. This is what gets us back time after time.
I can imagine that this place is expansive. They work mostly on luxury cars. But if your car insurance is paying for the rest of payment after deduction, why not having your car get serviced here.
I am sorry to hear that one of the reviewers got bad services. I like one the ladies in the office. She is very friendly and always giving me great services.

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This is the third times that we have our cars serviced here in last 4 years. What can I say; my wife and I are lousy drivers, but nothing major. This place is busy. You have to wait for weeks to get your car service started. The waiting is worth the quality of workmanships that your car gets. This is what gets us back time after time.
I can imagine that this place is expansive. They work mostly on luxury cars. But if your car insurance is paying for the rest of payment after deduction, why not having your car get serviced here.
I am sorry to hear that one of the reviewers got bad services. I like one the ladies in the office. She is very friendly and always giving me great services.

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I wish I could give this shop negative stars. By far the worst service I've experienced in a long time. I will never bring my vehicle here and will tell everyone I know not to bring their vehicle here.

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I wish I could give this shop negative stars. By far the worst service I've experienced in a long time. I will never bring my vehicle here and will tell everyone I know not to bring their vehicle here.

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The prices are high, the quality is on par with others - so ultimately I'd say you're paying too much for what you get. My experience with the rececption area staff was appalling. They were not sure if my late model Honda Accord was 'worth fixing the bumper' - it was about only $750 of work - but "just a Honda." They made fun of the other customer with an Audi that requested a car wash ("A little Audi like that, and the guy thinks he's a prince.") The receptionists were two older women who needed to have more work assigned instead of gossiping and looking down on the clients without ultra-luxury automobiles. My advice: go somewhere else where ALL paying customers are treated with respect.

PROS: quality work up to par
CONS: snooty and arrogant

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The prices are high, the quality is on par with others - so ultimately I'd say you're paying too much for what you get. My experience with the rececption area staff was appalling. They were not sure if my late model Honda Accord was 'worth fixing the bumper' - it was about only $750 of work - but "just a Honda." They made fun of the other customer with an Audi that requested a car wash ("A little Audi like that, and the guy thinks he's a prince.") The receptionists were two older women who needed to have more work assigned instead of gossiping and looking down on the clients without ultra-luxury automobiles. My advice: go somewhere else where ALL paying customers are treated with respect.

PROS: quality work up to par
CONS: snooty and arrogant

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This place services some higher-end luxury vehicles so you would think they are good (the day I went a Lamborghini that had extensive bodywork done was parked out front). The customer service associates are very communicative and attentive to the customers needs. Most importantly, the quality of the bodywork is pretty good. They did a good job colormatching a tough paint color on my vehicle. Overall if youre lucky enough to have an insurance company paying the tab this is probably one of the better shops to go to, although if youre paying your own way I bet they charge a pretty penny.

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This place services some higher-end luxury vehicles so you would think they are good (the day I went a Lamborghini that had extensive bodywork done was parked out front). The customer service associates are very communicative and attentive to the customers needs. Most importantly, the quality of the bodywork is pretty good. They did a good job colormatching a tough paint color on my vehicle. Overall if youre lucky enough to have an insurance company paying the tab this is probably one of the better shops to go to, although if youre paying your own way I bet they charge a pretty penny.

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We've been in business for 36 years. We are Factory Certified with Tesla, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Aston Martin, Audi, Mercedes, Nissian, VW, and Honda. We're also an I-Car Gold body shop, as our technicians have undergone extensive and ongoing training to remain experts in their field amidst the rapidly changing technology within the automotive industry. Your safety is our commitment, and our promise!

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