Common Auto body Repairs.

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Common repairs to vehicles in University City

Let’s face it, cars that stay primarily in the city can lead a tough life. Cars parked on city streets may not be moved around as often as other cars and they are magnets for all sorts of damage from paint issues to sideswipes. At Paul Bros. Auto Body, we routinely repair vehicles that suffer from some common ailments, and here are a few answers to some of the most common types of repairs:


Park a car long enough on a Philadelphia city street and there is a good chance it could become the victim of vandalism. We fix theft attempts such as broken glass, broken locks, or other damage from attempted theft. We can fix painting issues like scratches, keying, graffiti, etc. We can replace emblems, mirrors and other car parts lost to vandalism and theft.

Bumper Damage

When cars are parallel parked on side streets the bumpers can really take a beating. We repair scratches and dings, and we can do full bumper replacements as well. Often these repairs are done before a lease trade-in or before the vehicle is put up for sale or traded in. Sometimes a bumper repair is required in order to pass inspection if the damage is more severe. We can typically repair a bumper for $600 and do a full replacement for $1,000 but we need to see the car in order to give you an exact quote.

Paint Issues

Cars parked under trees, such as the ones parked along the cities side streets are often victims of tree sap which can literally eat through the paint causing it to bubble, flake, and peel which starts to happen very quickly once it begins. We have all seen those cars that have entire roof, hood, and fender panels where the clear coat has completely fallen off and the paint below is faded or gone altogether. Don’t let tree sap ruin the value of your car. Come see us at Paul Bros. Auto Body when the damage has first occurred so that we can make the repairs needed to maintain the value of your investment.

Hit on the street

Another unfortunate event that happens all too often to city cars is a sideswipe or hit and run. We understand the frustration you feel when you wake up in the morning, get ready to head out for the day only to discover that your car was sideswiped by a hit and run driver. Maybe you are lucky and the damage is minor such as a broken side mirror, or maybe the damage is more extensive. At Paul Bros. Auto Body we can get your car in and out quickly and make that sideswipe damage disappears. Plus, you can rest assured that the repair will be performed quickly and with Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts performed by trained technicians.

Collision with a SEPTA vehicle

When you have as many trains, buses, and support vehicles on the road as the SEPTA or Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority has, accidents are bound to happen. If you are involved with a minor scrape all the way to a major collision with a SEPTA vehicle, Paul Bros. Auto Body already has a contract in place as a preferred repair facility for all SEPTA caused accidents. As a result, we are able to get you in and get you fixed without delays you might experience at shops that do not have the same contracts in place with SEPTA.

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How do you know if your car was repaired safely?

At Paul Bros. Auto Body, we have been in business since 1905. We have stayed in business this long by always staying ahead of the curve. We have been vigilant in investing in our technician training, the equipment we use, and the processes we follow in order to deliver to you the safest, most accurate repairs in University City, on time and as promised.

When you get your car repaired after an accident, there is no way of knowing what is hiding under the shiny new paint. How do you know if the technician used the right welding procedure? How do you know if the technician utilized all the corrosion protection or if they cut corners in the effort of making a quick repair?

This is why it is so important to do business with an auto repair shop that is committed to doing repairs the right way every time. This is our promise at Paul Bros. Auto Body. You can rest assured that your car was repaired properly, no corners were cut, and your car is as safe as it was when new.

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