Auto Body Painting

Did your New Car get scratched? Or did you just want some detailing updates to your old older automobile?  Addison Auto Body and Glass offers a FULL SERVICE paint department with state of the art equipment to get to your vehicle looking just right again! 


What kind of Paint do you use?

We are proud to announce that we use PPG Paint Products in all our collision shop paint jobs.

How long does it take for my car to be painted?

As with anything we do, we always recommend that you come in for a FREE ESTIMATE so that we can quote you correctly on both a price and a timeframe for repair.  The good news is that we have you color in stock at all times. Our state of the art paint system allows us to match any color imaginable. When it comes to Painting cars in Addison IL, Addison Auto Body and Glass INC are your painting experts,

If you in need of  collision service as well in Addison IL Addison Auto Body and Glass can help put your car back into one piece again.  We also offer paint services and Auto Body Painting in Elmhurst, IL. To reach us, call 630-543-7972.

Dent Removal Services

Dent Removal Services are available at Addison Auto Body and Glass Inc. As the premiere Collision Repair Shop in addison, IL we are excited to now offers Paintless Dent Repair! Spring is on its way and so is the Hail Season in Chicago unfortunately.  Don’t worry, we are you go to in Addison IL get your car fixed right and work with your insurance.  Addison Auto Body & Glass Inc offers expert service Paintless Dent Removal in Addison, IL and surrounding areas for you! Why come to Addison Auto Body and Glass in Addison IL?

paintless dent repair


We have over 80 years of experience between our owners fixing Dents in all years and models of car or truck. We can make most automobiles look like new again.  We have seen it all and then some!


If our 100 5 star google reviews or our 1000 5 star carwise reviews are enough to show you the quality of our work and the communication throughout the process then give us a call and we will start you in the right direction even if you don’t come to us.  We are here to help!



If you are in need of a dent repair service in Addison that offers paintless dent repair services or PDR in Addison, IL, you may call 630-543-7972.

GO BEARS! Division Champs!


Addison Auto Body and Glass Inc. Congratulates Our Division Champion Chicago Bears!

Addison Auto Body and Glass Bears Picture


It has been a great year for both Addison Auto Body and Glass and the Bears in 2018!  This year we have had the most 5 star reviews of any single collision repair center in Chicago!  This combines all the Google, Bing, Yelp, and Carwise reviews we have received.  So to show our appreciation we took some of our employees to a game which you see pictured above. If you need any help with collision repair in Chicago let the Addison Auto Body Family give you 5 star service!

We Do Alignments

Expert Alignment Service





Automobile Alignments are a very important part of Addison Auto Body and Glass collision repair process. After you get into a car accident there is the obvious damage of the outside panels but in most cases your suspension has been compromised as well.  At Addison Auto Body we use Hunter Computerized 4 Wheel Alignment to get your automobile driving the way it should again!  Any Alignment has seven measurements that need to be taken of your suspension.  The Caster, the Camber, and Toe, Thrust Angle, Setback, and Ride Height. We get into a bit more detail on how these measurements work below:

1# Caster

Tire Caster


The caster is the tilt of the steering axis either backward or forward. A backward tilt is measured (+) positive and a forward tilt is measured (-) negative.  The casters main purpose is for the directional control of steering.  A common cause of caster alignments is overloading a vehicle over it recommended weight limit.


2# Camber & Toe


Camber is the measurement of the tilting of the wheels from a front side view of the automobile.  A outward tilt is measured (+) and an inward tilt is measure as (-) negative. Camber also controls direction of your wheel and also is a factor in faster tire wearing.

Toe is a measurement of the relation of the front and rare wheels and how they are turned inward or outward towards each other. An inward tilt measure measurement is (+) positive and and outward tilt measurement is (-). The toe measurement is to make sure that all four of your wheel are parallel to each other 


3# Thrust Angle, Setback, Ride Heights 


Automobile Alignment


Thrust Angle is an angle measurement between the center line and the thrust line.  A thrust angel measurement to the left is considered (-) negative and the the right is considered (+) positive. An issue with the thrust angle is the main cause of a crooked steering wheel.

Setback measurement is between the 2 front wheels and how they are balanced in relation to each other. A right wheel further back from the left is measured (+) positive and a left wheel further back from the right is considered (-) negative.

Ride Height is the distance between the chassis and the ground.


Addison Auto Body and Glass employs ASE Certified Technicians that are trained in digital wheel alignment technology.  Get you car worked on correctly by the properly trained staff at Addison Auto  Body and Glass. Call or come in today!

Collision Repair Center

Addison Auto Body and Glass Inc is the Best Collision Repair Center in Addison IL! We will work with you and your insurance to get your automobile looking like new again! We have state of the art equipment and tools that we have our ASE Certified Technicians trained on to better assist you in your time of need.  We also offer FREE coffee and water in our clean lounge to help ease the process of your FREE quote and repair service.  We work with most major insurance carriers and are the preferred collision repair center for Addison.  In this months blog we will take you through our service process from start to finish.  Hopefully this will give you a bit more understanding on the service you should expect from us at Addison Auto Body!


1# Vehicle Quote

Collision Repair Quote

After you get into an accident, you need to get a quote on the repair of your vehicle.  Here at Addison Auto Body we offer free estimates on all repairs. We will work with your insurance company to make sure your service goes as smoothly and as quickly as possible.  One of our estimators are always happy to assist you in assessing the damage to your car and more importantly how to make it right again.  At our front desk our process begins with the taking down of you basic information like automobiles make, model & year.  We also will take down your name and contact information.  We will go outside to our parking lot to assess the damaged hands on and then have you come back inside for the buildup of your quote.  At this time we will give you your repair options, insurance instructions, and time frame for your vehicles repair.  We hope you choose us for the service but you can feel free to take our quote to any insurance adjuster yourself.


2# Vehicle Drop Off

We are so happy that you decided to use our services!  We will need you to remove any belongings that you will need during the repair time frame from your vehicle. When are satisfied that you have your stuff come inside and we will need to take your keys.  All our keys are labeled and kept in a safe location.  We can also help assist you with finding a rental car and even working with your insurance to get it covered if your policy allows for it.  We offer you to sign up for text based status updates or we can give you a call when we expect your automobile to be finished


3# Body Collision Repair

Body Repair

Now the real work begins. We tear down your vehicle to see which parts have been damaged and get the order in for the replacement parts.  In some cases we can get replacement parts quickly in other cases we have to order direct from auto manufacturers to get your body panels which can take some time.  We also have a full mechanic department to fix issues that fall beyond the scope of collision body repair.  All findings are submitted to your insurance to make sure that besides your automobile being repaired quickly it is repaired completely! Mike, our owner, checks every job himself. With his 35 years of experience your vehicle could not be in better hands during this step. We also can take care of quarter panels, bumpers, hoods, roofs, windshield damage, and hail damage.  After we receive your replacement parts we get right to work on repairing your vehicle to its original glory. Once we have your automobile assembled and full intact it is time for an equally important part of our process paint and polishing.


4# Paint and Polishing

Paint Services

Our Paint crew is the best in the business!  We have computer aided state of the art mixing machines and paint booths that our technicians have years of experiences working with in order to restore your car to a factory state.  Mario, our owner, inspects every car that leaves the shop for the quality of the paint work.  He also makes sure that the polish and finishing are impeccable so you have that new car shine when you get it back! This is definitely and important component to the wow factor our all our services. Great Body work is not appreciated with our great paint job!


5# Clean Vehicle

Auto Detailing


To make a vehicle look like new, it needs to be clean!  That’s why with every collision repair we throw in a free interior and exterior cleaning service!  We will clean your dash and your seats and vacuum your floor.  We will clean the wheel wells and give you a full exterior car wash too!  No better feeling then seeing your car restored from the outside and getting into a clean vehicle on the inside as you turn the key!


6# Return your Car with a LIFETIME WARRANTY on most work and a FREE GIFT

Free Gift


All Collision Services come with a free parting gift that include a coffee mug along with other goodies!  You will get this along with our lifetime warranty packet highlighting our stance to the quality of our work. We also can help you with you basic car maintenance in the future since we do have a full mechanic department.



Addison Auto Body and Glass Inc has over 1000 5 STAR Reviews from Google, Yelp, and Care wise.

You can reach us by phone or come in. 

Call 630-543-7972.

Paintless Dent Repair

Addison Auto Body and Glass Inc now offers Paintless Dent Repair.  Its Hail Season in Chicago, and we work with your insurance to get your car fixed right. Did Someone ding your door?  No need to worry! Addison Auto Body & Glass Inc offers expert service Paintless Dent Removal in Oakbrook, IL ans surrounding areas for you!  There are many technical aspects that go into PDR work I will cover a few of them with you: 

paintless dent repair


Yes there is a specialization in auto repair called Dentology.  It is the study of materials and collisions effects on them.  Our expert knows what your car is made of and how to tackle the issue properly so that it is actually a Paintless repair that looks like NOTHING happened!

Mapping Macro and Micro Dynamics

There is a method in how to properly asses the dent and how to properly apply the correct fix to the affected area. These are the main points of that method:


  • Size Factor Mapping (length, depth, location, alloy type, paint)
  • Protruding dynamic denting (rarely do you get dents from the from the interior that show though to the exterior)
  • Perforated Dynamic denting (A dent from the exterior of the car to the interior, ie: Hail)


If you in need of an auto body service in Addison that handles paintless dent repair our team at Addison Auto Body and Glass.  We also offer paint services and PDR in Glendale Heights, IL. To reach us, you may call 630-543-7972.

Windshield Damage? AAB is your Windshield Replacement Shop!

Auto Glass RepairWindshield Damage is a serious safety issue and should be addressed as soon as you can get to a certified auto glass replacement shop.  Addison Auto Body and Glass offer comprehensive  Windshield Replacement in Addison, IL.   From minor glass dings to full on spiderweb of your windshield we work with your insurance deductible if possible to get your vehicle taken care of as soon as possible.  Come in today for a free estimate for your auto glass damage.

Looking for an quick but thorough Glass Repair in Addison, IL ?  Addison Auto Body and Glass Inc is your trusted auto windshield repair and replacement experts!  We work on most makes and models of automobile, here is a short list that we service:

Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Bugatti, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Corvette, Dodge, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, KIA, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, Maserati, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes, Mercedes-Benz, Mini,
Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pontiac, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Rover, Saab, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo

Also here are some common ways that your windshield can get damaged:

  • Improper Installation: “You get what you pay for is the saying” , and it couldn’t be more true when it comes to auto glass repair.  If you go to a windshield replacement company that doesn’t have the 30 yrs of experience that we do all sorts of bad things can happen.  Improper mounting can lead to your windshield FAILING on you while your driving.  Covering of edge cracks can make a cheap defective windshield look like a quality piece of glass to the untrained eye.  Bottomline: If it is the cheapest windshield price you can find do not expect the work or part to last… which leads me to my next point  
  • Low Quality Windshields: Again if the price is too good to be true IT IS too good to be true.  We only order our replacement glass your reputable OEM vendors who specialize in QUALITY parts that WILL LAST!  No cheap Chinese import glass here!  This is how we can give Our Lifetime Warranty that covers you for all part quality & installation related issues. The auto technician is as only good as the parts they are given, this is why we are the best in the business! 
  • Hail Damage: Hail Damage very common this time of year, When you can not have your automobile in a garage during a storm it is absolutely inevitable that your windshield will have hail damage.  If you near Addison, IL and need someone to take a look and give you a FREE Estimate, come on by!
  • Car Accident: Got in a Wreck? Addison Auto Body and Glass can get your car looking like new with our expert body work technicians. We offer windshield repair for all type of cars and trucks.  We can even work with you insurance carrier to get you covered.  Bring in your Vehicle and we will get your auto glass looking like new again!
  • Road Debris: A Rock hits the windshield, it starts as a little nick and slowly cracks into a big issue.  Sound familiar? Letting that windshield damage go can cost you a ton of money if you do not take care of it in a timely manner.  Always be mindful of your surroundings alot of accident can be avoided if you pay attention to the road ahead. Although sometimes there is nothing you can do to avoid road debris and we at Addison Auto Body and Glass are here to service your automobile
  • Vandalism: Getting your windshield smashed in a parking lot is unfortunately a common occurrence in the city of Chicago and surround areas.  In some cases it is to steal your car in others to is just some kid throwing a brick.  Here at Addison Auto Body and Glass Inc we are here to help you recover from your unfortunate event.

It is illegal to drive in Illinois with a damaged windshield, did you know that?  Save your self from a ticket! We are simply one call away, so call us today at (630) 543-7972.

Hail to the King! We Are YOUR Hail Damage Expert

Hail storms are known to occur here in the Elmhurst Area more than a few times a year.  When it happens are your car isn’t in a garage your car will probably take some damage.  Whether it is your windshield damaged or your door is dented we are your Hail Damage Experts.  It starts with our Business Manager Jim at the front Desk.  Jim takes your information and your insurance coverage and gets to work.  When available, the owners Mike or Mario can give you an estimate on your cars damage and give you the best service possible  In many cases he can help with your insurance adjuster to make sure your automobile is properly covered and you pay no more than the deductible of your policy. Jim is your Hail Damage Claim Expert!  Then Mike, Mario and the rest of the team will get to work on your automobile and make it look like new!  We also offer Paintless Dent Repair to get your automobile looking like new again . Addison Auto Body & Glass Inc offers premier services in windshield repair in Elmhurst, IL for you! Here are some facts about Hail and how to deal with the aftermath:


Fact 1: Hail Storms outnumber tornadoes 5 to 1

Here in Chicago there are more then a few Hail events a year.  Bottomline, probably a good chance in your vehicle’s life that is will encounter a brush with a Hail Storm.  When you do get damage always come to the experts at Addison Auto Body and Glass Inc. Your Hail Damage Experts!  We offer windshield repair and windshield replacement,Side Mirror Replacement and headlamp repair.



Fact 2:  Common Sizes of Hail

  • Pea = 1/4 inch diameter
  • Marble = 1/2 inch diameter
  • Penny = 3/4 inch diameter
  • Nickel = 7/8 inch
  • Quarter = 1 inch — hail quarter size or larger is considered severe
  • Ping Pong Ball = 1 1/2 inch
  • Golf Ball = 1 3/4 inches
  • Tennis Ball = 2 1/2 inches
  • Baseball = 2 3/4 inches
  • Grapefruit = 4 inches
  • Softball = 4 1/2 inches 



Fact 3: Types of Frozen Parcipitation

Snow forms water vapor turns to ice. If it snows you do not need to worry about your car having hail damage.

Graupel (snow pellets) are small pellets of ice created when supercooled water droplets cover a snowflake. It is rare for your car to be damaged with this type of hail

Sleet (ice pellets) are small, translucent balls of ice They often bounce when they hit the ground.

Hail (time to call addison auto body in addison IL) Hardened Balls of Water that vary in size and damage your vehicle.  


If you do get hail damage, it is best to leave the repair to our team at Addison Auto Body and Glass.  We also offer towing services and windshield repair in Elmhurst, IL. To reach us, you may call 630-543-7972.

On-The-Road Tips to Maintain Your Car’s Condition

Many people often say that “an ounce of prevention is worth pounds of cure”, and this is definitely true when it comes to auto care. Anyone who has been driving on the road for a long time knows that there are a lot of bad drivers out there, and even if you are a good driver, it is just as important to take care of your car. Spending some time and money on your car’s maintenance can end up saving you money down the road. It can also save you stress by helping you avoid a costly breakdown. Although if you do, Addison Auto Body & Glass Inc. offers premier services in auto repair in Elmhurst, IL for you!

By treating your car well with the proper maintenance, it can definitely lead to a rewarding long-term ownership. Below are a few tips you can follow in order to avoid major overhauls for auto repair in Elmhurst, IL:

Tip #1: Get to know your vehicle

When it comes to your car, you will be able to enjoy it the most if you understand it. The car’s manual is a free source where you can learn all there is to know down to the specifics of your vehicle. It can teach you how to check the fluids, how to use the warning lights, and how to troubleshoot common problems.

Tip #2: Have regular maintenance

When reading the car manual, it is important to take note of the maintenance schedule. It can be crucial if you skip this service because it can make your car unsafe to drive. The best ways to avoid preventable problems and costly repairs are by changing the oil and the air filters at the appropriate times and keeping track of when your tires need to be rotated. 

Tip #3: Do not avoid small problems

If you notice any small problems with your car, do not avoid it as they may turn into bigger problems. Once there is something out of the ordinary, have your car checked out so that it can be repaired immediately.

Tip #4: Go the speed limit

When you are driving, you need to pay attention and follow the speed limit. Speeding is never a smart option! This gives you less time to react if someone cuts you off or if there is a sudden obstacle in the way that you did not notice. Not to mention, it could end up killing the gas mileage and it usually does not get you to your destination in a shorter amount of time.

Tip #5: Do not tailgate the car in front of you

Tailgating another person’s car will simply not make you go any faster. As obnoxious drivers can be, try to resist the urge to drive any faster. While it can be frustrating, the last thing you want to do is get into an accident or pay for unnecessary auto repairs. Stay safe!

Tip #6: Pay attention to your dashboard warning lights

Do not ignore your dashboard warning lights. Ultimately, they light up for a reason! If you ignore the signs it could end up costing you money on a new engine replacement leaving you thousands of dollars poorer.

Tip #7: Stay calm

This is the key to defensive driving. The best thing to do on the road is to stay calm, and do not get angry. Otherwise, it may end up making you even more anxious and aggressive. If you cannot control your emotions when driving, pull over, and take a break. This way you can spend a moment taking a deep breath so you can get yourself back on the road.

Using these tips can prevent any problems on the road and help you avoid getting an expensive auto repair. If you do encounter any problems, it is best to leave the job to the professionals. Our team at Addison Auto Body offers affordable towing services and auto repair in Elmhurst, IL. To reach us, you may call 630-543-7972.

What to Expect from a Reputable Towing Company

There is nothing worse than being stranded on the side of the road due to vehicle troubles. This is not only stressful, but it can also be dangerous for any driver and passenger. If there is one thing that any driver should never worry about, it is calling up a towing company in Addison, IL. Unfortunately, this is not always the case because there are several unreliable companies who provide terrible services. While towing companies usually provide basic services, there are some things that can set reputable companies apart.

Looking for an honest and reliable towing company in Addison, IL is possible. By doing your research, it can give you peace of mind knowing that a high-quality towing service is willing to help you in case of an emergency. You may start by getting referrals, checking online reviews, and asking friends and family about their personal experiences. To help you avoid unreliable services, below are a few aspects that you can expect from a good towing company:

  • Roadside Assistance: While you might be looking for towing services, it is important you find a company that can offer much more than that. Many towing companies offer a wide range of services including roadside assistance. Some of these jobs include battery repair, jump-starting, fuel delivery, and replacement services such as your car tires. If the towing company does not offer these services, you may want to think twice about hiring them.
  • 24/7 Towing Services: Since vehicle accidents or breakdowns can happen at any time, the last thing you would want is not being able to get a tow because of the time of the day. Almost any reputable towing company will offer 24/7 services whether it is during the day, night, or a Sunday. Reliability is one of the most important aspects to consider when hiring a towing company.
  • Certified: When it comes to any type of service, you will want to make sure that they have some level of qualification for the job. Professionals in their respective industries must have a clear sign of quality as they hold strict standards and codes of conduct. A reputable towing company will be certified in providing their services which can ensure you that they are legitimate.
  • Experience: When looking for a towing service, a reputable company will have a team with plenty of experience. If they have been in the industry for a long period of time, all the more likely they have been through all types of situations and can guarantee you a positive outcome and good advice.
  • Equipment: A good towing company will have the proper equipment for the job on hand. If you are in need of heavy hauling services, a company that specializes in heavy hauling will end up doing the job. However, if you decide to go with a company that specializes in towing smaller vehicles when you are in need of heavy hauling services, this could lead to an accident. No matter what kind of tow you need, you can expect a company that has experience with all kinds of tow truck services to be your best option.
  • Covers a Wide Area: Breakdowns do not always happen at the most convenient time, but they also can happen at the worse possible location. A vehicle’s main job is to travel long distances, so it would make sense for a towing company to offer their services to a wide coverage area. If they do not, then it may be a clear sign that the company does not offer the same standard as high quality and reputable towing companies.
  • Prices: While fees will be one of the main factors to consider when choosing a towing company, you must also be smart about your decision. It is common for unreliable and dishonest companies who offer their services at extremely low rates to have hidden fees such as charging for miles traveled at an inflated rate. As tempting as this may be, always be wary of the prices if they are too low compared to others.

Now that you know what to expect from a reputable towing company, you may now have a clearer perspective in order to make your decision. Addison Auto Body & Glass can provide you with top-notch towing services. Our towing company in Addison, IL will get your vehicle safe and back on the road in no time. We are simply one call away, so call us today at (630) 543-7972.