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How Long Will It Take To Fix My Car?

Auto Body Taping in Portland OR

At McCollum Auto Body, one of the questions we’re asked most often is: How long will it take to fix my car? It’s a totally reasonable question, of course. However, without examining a particular vehicle, it’s not possible to estimate how long it will take our mechanical or body shops to do the work.

The good news: We can tell you that McCollum’s turnaround times typically run two days faster than the market average. That means a shorter wait time for you but still plenty of time for the experts at McCollum to get your vehicle back to its pre-loss condition — and back on the road.

McCollum is the best for a lot of reasons; our swift and efficient turnaround time is just one of them. Another reason: Our EZ Estimate Tool!

McCollum Auto Body Repair Times

Quality, certified work done quickly? Check. A guarantee on repairs and a lifetime warranty? Check and check! Plus: the rigor and precision that’s required to return modern automobiles to pre-loss condition, according to OEM certifications.

Best of all, McCollum has four locations — two in Portland, Oregon, and one each in Eugene, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington — to serve our customers. We’re never too far away!

About Auto Repair Times

Repair times are not an exact science. Even quote-unquote “basic” fender benders require more than just unbending the fender!

Our auto body and collision repair process involves precision laser- and frame-measuring systems that help diagnose the extent of the damage. After all, even a relatively small collision can affect parts of your vehicle that you can’t see with the naked eye.

We often have to take the vehicle apart in order to design a plan of action. This allows us to get a thorough look at any problems. It’s also a step in the process of returning vehicles to their pre-loss condition according to manufacturers’ specifications.

Finally, once we get the car back together, there’s the painting and refinishing.

Throughout the process, we do multiple quality-assurance checks.

Long story short: With McCollum as your Oregon and Washington auto body shop, you can be certain that your car, truck, or fleet vehicle will be rolling like new when it leaves our shop.


With McCollum as your auto body and repair partner, you’ll never be out of the loop. We’ll walk you through each step of the repair process with frequent emails, texts, or phone calls to keep you up to date on our progress.

The amount of time it takes to repair your particular vehicle will vary, whether it’s auto body service or straight mechanical fixes. What doesn’t change, however, is our commitment to quality work and customer service.

We want to make things as stress-free as possible for each and every person who entrusts the care of their vehicle to us. And at McCollum repair shops, we do it with a smile, honesty, and a guarantee. We also offer loaner cars, rental assistance, and towing. We’ll even help set things up with your insurance company.

Contact us today with any questions! We look forward to serving you.